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Monday, December 16, 2013

As the University launches a major fundraising initiative, "Victors for Michigan," State & Hill speaks with the co-chairs of the Ford School's campaign, Jim Hudak (MPP '71) and Jim Hackett (BGS '77).

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Crowdfunding guides prepared by Ford School students circulated by Crowdfund Insider

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Documents prepared by Christopher Falcone (MPP '14), Matthew Papadapoluos (MPP/MA '13), Erin Sullivan (MPP '14), and Jessica Teng (MPP '14) detailing the basics of equity crowdfunding and a framework for potential investors and businesses to consider circulated after crowdfunding legislation is passed in the Michigan Senate.

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Wolfers and McIntyre featured in roundup of most important economic stories of 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Ford School professor Justin Wolfers and current masters student Adrianna McIntyre (MPP/MPH '15) among 43 economists, journalists, and think-tankers asked by The Atlantic to select charts they think best represent the year in economics.

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Whitman praises "pioneering" selection of Mary Barra as General Motors CEO

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

In an interview with Business Insider, Marina v.N. Whitman explains why choosing Mary Barra as the first female chief executive of a major auto company was a brilliant move by General Motors. Whitman was vice president and group executive of Public Affairs for GM in the 1980s, at that time the highest-ranking female in the traditionally male-dominated industry. She notes that the choice of Barra shows that GM "is pioneering again" and gives women "a goal to strive for."

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Give the people a centrist party, says Whitman

Monday, December 9, 2013

Marina v.N. Whitman, professor at the Ford School and the Ross School of Business, likes to say that she didn't leave the Republican Party, it left her. She and a vast number of her fellow Americans want a more centrist political party. So what about a Moderate Majority party?

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Stevenson quoted in Detroit Free Press article on impact if emergency unemployment benefits are not extended

Thursday, December 5, 2013

An article in the Detroit Free Press outlines the impact for Michigan if federal emergency unemployment benefits are not extended. The program is set to expire on December 28th unless Congress takes action. House and Senate Democrats have proposed a one-year, $25 billion extension. In the article, Betsey Stevenson, a Ford School professor and member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, notes that the long-time unemployment rate is 2.6 percent, which is more than double "any other time that we have allowed benefits" to end.



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Alyssa Mouton heads to U.N. to learn advocacy skills at Commission on the Status of Women Conference

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Alyssa Mouton (MPP/MPH '14) will gain experience in the art of advocacy at a practicum held March 8 – March 15, 2014 in conjunction with meetings of the United Nation's Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the principal global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to gender equality and the advancement of women. Mouton is one of 20 women students chosen from across the nation to participate in the practicum, which offers an opportunity to observe how the United Nations works to address issues requiring multilateral engagement and coordinated action.

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Jacob receives Walton Family Foundation grant to study online learning

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Brian Jacob, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Education Policy and co-director of the Education Policy Initiative, has received a $200,000 grant from the Walton Family Foundation to study the effectiveness of online learning in the K-12 sector.

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Online ordering now available for Ford School apparel

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Like to surf the web? Online ordering for a select number of Ford School Spirit Store items is now available via Michigan-based Underground Printing. Orders can be placed online through December 8 and all items will be shipped in time for the holidays.

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Wolfers hired for New York Times data driven website

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Justin Wolfers will be brought on as a contributing columnist for an upcoming New York Times venture focused on analytical coverage of opinion polls, economic indicators, politics, policy, education, and sports. The new site will be overseen by David Leonhart, who will move from his current position as Washington D.C. bureau chief. In addition to Wolfers, the site has hired Amanda Cox, who will anchor the graphics coverage, Michael Beschloss, a historian who will serve as a contributing columnist, and Nate Cohn, who will join as a correspondent from The New Republic.

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Gerber co-writes op-ed on potential for investment crowdfunding in Michigan

Friday, November 22, 2013

In a Detroit Free Press opinion article, Elisabeth Gerber writes that pending legislation that would allow nonaccredited investors to purchase shares of Michigan companies could provide a great tool to help small businesses raise capital and spur local economic development. The op-ed was co-written with Daniel Gilmartin, executive director and CEO of the Michigan Municipal League, and Chris Miller, downtown development authority and economic development coordinator for the city of Adrian, Michigan.

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Levitsky interviewed on implications of relaxed marijuana restrictions

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

On an episode of Michigan Radio's Stateside program, Melvyn Levitsky discusses the history of relaxed marijuana restrictions, as well as the federal and global implications of this trend. Levitsky, who has served as Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics Matters and on the International Narcotics Control Board, argues that the federal government's failure to challenge changes in marijuana laws at the state level means the United States is ignoring its constitutional and international obligations.

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Whitman speculates about the priorities of a political party appealing to moderates

Thursday, November 14, 2013

In Detroit Free Press op-ed , Marina v. N. Whitman asks "what would a political party that appeals to moderates look like?" Whitman writes that a party representing the moderate majority would stand for fiscal responsibility and social inclusiveness and restore the language and behavior of bipartisanship.

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Rabe discusses state's low recycling rate on Michigan Radio

Thursday, November 14, 2013

With a recycling rate of less than 20 percent, Michigan falls far below both the regional and national average. In an interview on Michigan Radio's Stateside program, Barry Rabe discusses why Michigan has such a low recycling rate and what policies can be put in place to incentivize behavioral change.

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Cast your vote for the 2013 Ford School Alumni Board

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Voting for the six open seats on the Ford School Alumni Board open through November 19, 2013.

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Catfish inspection program could impact ability for U.S. to get trade concessions, says Ciorciari

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

John Ciorciari was quoted in a New York Times article on the potential for a pending catfish inspection program to complicate a major trade agreement between the U.S. and 11 Pacific nations, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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Davis quoted in New York Times article on effects of warning labels on children's medicines

Monday, November 11, 2013

A new study from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that reforms made surrounding children's cough and cold medicines, including labels which warning that they should not be given to children younger than 4, have had a strong positive effect. Since 2007 when the labels were enacted, there has been a significant decrease in emergency hospital visits by toddlers and infants with suspected medical problems after using these medicines. In a New York Times article on the labels, Dr. Matthew Davis comments that the curb in misuse of cough and cold medicines for children under 4 is the first part of positive story but that there is more progress to be made.

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Danziger pens Huffington Post op-ed on persistent effects of the Great Recession

Thursday, November 7, 2013

In a Huffington Post opinion article, "Ravages of the Great Recession," Sheldon Danziger writes that Congress's dysfunction, in particular its preoccupation with slashing the federal deficit, is prolonging economic pains. Danziger cites a new study in the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science which finds that, for many Americans, the impact of the recession will last through their working lives and into retirement.

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Danziger comments on what we can learn from change in poverty rate under revised census measure

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Sheldon Danizger quoted in Associated Press and CNN Money articles on the release of the 2012 poverty rate under the supplemental poverty measure, which calculates the number of poor people in America as 3 million higher than the official count.

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Dynarski-Kreisman plan for student loan repayment reform cited in Wall Street Journal

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A proposal by Sue Dynarski and Education Policy Initiative postdoctoral research fellow Daniel Kreisman for a single loan repayment system was highlighted in the Wall Street Journal article "How to Overhaul the Student-Loan System." Under the Dynarski and Kreisman plan, each borrower's monthly payments would be set as a percentage of income.

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