Willis Ward

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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...

NPR explores defining moment in the life of the young Gerald Ford

Jul 14, 2013
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Gerald Ford, Don Gonyea of NPR's "All Things Considered" examines an incident at the U-M in 1934. Ford was a student and football player at the time, and the incident—and its outcome—not only reveals...
State & Hill

A look back at Grutter v. Bollinger

Apr 22, 2013
Ten years after the U.S. Supreme Court heard Grutter v. Bollinger, we look back at President Ford's defense of affirmative action in higher education This June marks the 10th anniversary of the United States Supreme Court's decision in Grutter v....

Greetings from the Dean

Jan 30, 2013
Dear Alumni and Friends: The holiday season has passed, taking with it the first half of the school year. Last semester was a whirlwind of activity, and we’re expecting even more excitement this semester, if January is any indication. Many of...

Black and Blue documentary film screening and panel discussion

Jan 22, 2013
The Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy, the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the Center for Public Policy in Diverse Societies will host a screening of the documentary titled Black and Blue: The Story of Gerald Ford, Willis Ward,...

Michigan celebrates Willis Ward Day

Oct 19, 2012
As football fans look forward to tomorrow's U-M-MSU annual gridiron clash, Michigan residents also will celebrate one of the first African American football players at the University of Michigan.Last month, the state Senate passed a resolution...

Private film screening of “Black and Blue: The Story of Gerald Ford, Willis Ward, and the 1934 Michigan-Georgia Tech Football Game"

Sep 24, 2014, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom
The Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) will host a private screening of the documentary titled  Black and Blue: The Story of Gerald Ford, Willis Ward, and the 1934 Michigan-Georgia Tech Football Game.   The screening is open to ALL Ford School students, staff, and faculty.  Pizza and soda provided.
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