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Tracking the issues

May 22, 2020
Before COVID-19 began to consume our daily news coverage, we asked nine Ford School faculty what policy topics 2020 political candidates should be talking about. Javed Ali, Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence: There is a lot more we can...
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A man of enormous integrity: How the Ford School got its name

Nov 14, 2019
In December 1977, at the annual party of the Institute of Public Policy Studies (IPPS), a young graduate student named James McIntire (MPP ’78) found himself chatting with the Institute’s director, the political scientist Jack L. Walker, Jr. Out...

Ford School faculty well represented at annual Awards Dinner

Oct 30, 2019
Five Ford School faculty are among the thirty-six University of Michigan faculty members who will be honored on October 30 at the annual Faculty Awards Dinner, which recognizes notable contributions in the areas of teaching, service and...
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Mary Corcoran and Paul Courant on gender wage discrimination

Oct 1, 2019
The gender pay gap is notoriously alive and well, decades after women entered the workforce in large numbers. Mary Corcoran and Paul Courant explored this issue together many times over the years. In one important study, published in 1993, the...
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Mary Corcoran: A force of nature

Apr 24, 2018
Being a tough editor... helping find financial resources needed to stay in school... lending support and encouragement: as a mentor Professor Mary Corcoran did all of that and more for the lives and careers of hundreds of alumni. Now, as she...
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The Power of Policy

Dec 17, 2014
Public policy is a principled guide to action, designed to lead to the greater good. As we celebrate our centennial as America’s first graduate-level training program in public administration, we take a moment to reflect on the powerful role policy...
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Catalysts for change-themed Fall edition of State & Hill published

Dec 17, 2013
On critically important policy issues, members of the Ford School community have catalyzed real and lasting change—enriching understanding, building consensus, and mobilizing action. This edition of State & Hill features stories about the extended...
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PPIA: 30 Years of Preparing Leaders

Jan 5, 2012
Bright, energetic, and compassionate, Tosha Downey—one of more than 4,000 graduates of the national Public Policy and International Affairs program—is deeply engaged in Chicago's south side renaissance, and in dramatically improving educational...

Ford School celebrates 30 years of PPIA

Sep 8, 2011
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) program-a program designed to build diversity in public service.The University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy has proudly supported...