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Ford School welcomes 2020 alumni to Comeback celebration

May 13, 2022
The Ford School welcomed back the Class of 2020 at a reception in their honor at Weill Hall, in conjunction with the University of Michigan Comeback Commencement Ceremony. Some 100 alumni, faculty, staff and families attended the...
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Welcome newly-elected 2022 Alumni Board members

Dec 16, 2021
Six Ford School alumni have been elected to serve on the Alumni Board by their peers. The newly elected members are all engaged alumni, bringing experience from numerous fields, including environmental work, philanthropy, consulting, government, and...
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Ammara Ansari (MPP ‘19) serves Detroit youth through evaluation

Jul 14, 2021
Ammara Ansari (MPP ‘19) never imagined working on youth education and wellness policy or conducting evaluations—but in a joint fellowship with The Skillman Foundation and the Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF), that is exactly what she’s doing....
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Sharon Dolente (MPP/JD ‘04) expands ballot access in Michigan

Jul 13, 2021
Instrumental in passing Proposal 3, which heavily expanded access to the ballot in Michigan, Sharon Dolente (MPP/JD ‘04) is an expert at creating voting rights policy. “Although Americans identify in our tribes, or our camps, or our political...
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Kristy Hartman (MPP ‘13) informs and supports state energy policy

Jun 28, 2021
Before she took a position at the Nuclear Energy Institute as the director of stakeholder strategy & engagement, Kristy Hartman (MPP ‘13) served as the energy program director at the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). NCSL’s energy...
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Spring 2021 Class Notes

Jun 10, 2021
Alan Miller (MPP/JD ‘74) coauthored a new book, Cut Super Climate Pollutants Now!, with Durwood Zaelke and Stephen O. Andersen (April 2021, Changemakers Books). Maureen Donohue Krauss (MPP ’85) was recently named president/CEO of the Detroit...
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Dream big, listen, and know when to compromise

Jun 10, 2021
Elected and newly appointed alumni on public leadership We asked four seasoned pros what they’ve learned about leadership, overcoming governing challenges, and what public servants can do to succeed in a contentious political landscape. State...
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Leadership grounded in service

Jun 10, 2021
By David Pratt Paula Lantz completes remarkable term as associate dean Diversity, equity, and inclusion. Curricular overhaul and creation of a new master’s program. A leadership initiative. Helping students, faculty, and staff through a...
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Ford alum secures Peter Harbage Fellowship

May 21, 2021
For the first time ever, the Peter Harbage Fellowship has chosen a Ford School or University of Michigan alumni. Named in honor of Peter Harbage (MPP ‘93), the one-year fellowship provides fellows with “a year-long experience to deepen learning and...
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Kalena Thomhave (MPP ‘21) awarded the Peter Eckstein Prize

May 10, 2021
Recent Ford School graduate Kalena Thomhave (MPP ‘21) is the 2021 winner of the Peter Eckstein Prize for Interdisciplinary Research for her comprehensive analysis of the challenges faced by the U.S. Unemployment Insurance (UI) system during the...
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Interview with MPP, STPP alum Melvin Washington II

Mar 4, 2021
Melvin Washington is an alumnus of the Ford School’s Master of Public Policy Program and the Science, Technology, & Public Policy Graduate Certificate Program. In his role as a Program Associate at the Vera Institute of Justice, he puts this passion...
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Action on campus, in Congress, and across the globe

Dec 9, 2020
Ford School Currents: Perspectives from students, faculty, and alumni    Dr. Menna Demessie (PhD ‘10)  is the senior vice president of policy analysis and research at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, which advances research and...
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Fall 2020 Class Notes

Dec 9, 2020
Patrick Larkey (MPP ‘71, PhD ‘75) is living the dream at Ariel Pointe of Sachse, Texas where he is writing an unredacted, personal history of the public policy field from its outset. Any old-timers willing to share vivid or not so vivid...