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Detroit Free Press cites CLOSUP findings in editorial on state finances

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Detroit Free Press cited a recent Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS) in an editorial arguing that the well-being of Michigan cities must be considered when balancing Michigan's state budget.

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Detroit Free Press profiles Harding course on urban policy and "The Wire"

Sunday, February 24, 2013

A graduate-level public policy course taught by David Harding was featured in a Detroit Free Press article for its use of the popular television show "The Wire" in exploring the challenges associated with urban decay in post-industrial American cities.

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NPM partners with Education Pioneers for 2013 Social Impact Challenge

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

On February 21, the Nonprofit and Public Management Center (NPM) will host Education Pioneers CEO Scott Morgan as part the organization's annual Social Impact Challenge. The NPM event is an annual case competition that offers U-M students the opportunity to address managerial and program challenges in the real world by collaborating with a nonprofit organization focused on social impact.

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Tompkins-Stange receives Once Upon a Time grant for course on philanthropy

Monday, February 18, 2013

The Once Upon a Time Foundation (OUAT) has awarded a $50,000 grant to support a new Ford School course proposed by Megan Tompkins-Stange entitled, "Philanthropic Foundations in the Public Arena."

The new course will focus on the merits and processes of charitable giving. Students will also look at challenges foundations face in balancing competing priorities, such as generating concrete outcomes while also using processes that incorporate input from affected communities. Students in the course will also gain firsthand experience with philanthropy by directing actual grants to nonprofit organizations.

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Global Michigan post on Lieberthal Policy Talks lecture

Thursday, February 14, 2013

A new Global Michigan post highlights Kenneth Lieberthal's lecture on Chinese foreign policy at the latest event in the Ford School's Policy Talks series. Lieberthal, a leading expert on China and a professor emeritus at the University of Michigan, spoke at length about China's relationships with the United States, Japan, and North Korea.

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Orszag cites Dynarski in Bloomberg column on college enrollment

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

In his regular column for Bloomberg View, former director of the Office of Management and Budget Peter Orszag drew upon the work of Susan Dynarski in suggesting ways to raise college enrollment and graduation rates.

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Rusty Hills op-ed on GOP State of the Union response published in the Washington Times

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

In an op-ed for the Washington Times, Rusty Hills proposes breathing new life into the Republican Party's response to President Obama's State of the Union address. The response, which is given by the opposition party immediately following the State of the Union each February, receives notoriously little media coverage.

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Tom Ivacko's guest column in Bridge magazine proposes dialogue on funding for local governments

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

In a guest column for Bridge Magazine Tom Ivacko makes the case for a statewide discussion about how local governments are funded in Michigan. The most recent Michigan Public Policy Survey from the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy found that 58 percent of local leaders in Michigan believe the state's funding system is broken.

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President Ford statue unveiling, dedication

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Join us on Tuesday, April 16 at 4:30 for the unveiling of a scaled model of the statue that appears in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. Featured guests include General Brent Scowcroft (ret.), Mike Ford, and Susan Collins, with introductions by Ingrid Tighe (MPA '13). [More]

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Justin Wolfers interviewed on NPR about happiness in America

Friday, February 8, 2013

NPR's Morning Edition interviewed Justin Wolfers in a segment about happiness in America and whether the U.S. should add such a measurement to its list of national statistics like GDP and unemployment.

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Sheldon Danziger named new president of Russell Sage Foundation

Friday, February 8, 2013

Sheldon Danziger, the Henry J. Meyer Distinguished University Professor of Public Policy and director of the National Poverty Center, has been appointed the tenth president of the Russell Sage Foundation.

Russell Sage is the premier foundation devoted exclusively to social science research. Danziger will join the foundation on September 1, 2013.

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MPPS findings show desire for funding reform, Tom Ivacko tells Michigan Radio

Friday, February 8, 2013

The latest poll in the Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS), conducted by the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP), received coverage from Michigan Public Radio and other area media outlets for shedding light on issues of government funding in Michigan.

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A fair day in court: how one alumna works toward an impartial judicial system

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Many Americans believe that justice is for sale—that judges, and their rulings, can be bought by special interests. It's a cynical view of the American judiciary, sure. But according to statistics compiled by Justice at Stake (JAS), a nonpartisan organization that works toward fair and impartial courts, there's good reason to worry.

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U-M moves up on Peace Corps' annual top colleges rankings

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

For the thirteenth year in a row, the University of Michigan has earned a spot on the Peace Corps' annual list of the top volunteer-producing large universities across the country.

With 93 graduates currently serving as Peace Corps volunteers, the university moves to No. 4, up a spot from last year, and remains a solid source of alumni committed to making a difference at home and abroad.

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Ford School mourns the loss of Michael D. Cohen

Monday, February 4, 2013

Michael D. Cohen, a professor emeritus of public policy and of information, passed away on February 2, 2013 at the age of 67.

Michael was a founding faculty member of the Ford School's predecessor, the Institute of Public Policy Studies (IPPS), as well as the University of Michigan's School of Information. He retired from the university in August 2012.

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NRC appoints Barry Rabe to steering committee on shale gas development

Monday, February 4, 2013

The National Research Council (NRC) has appointed Ford School Professor Barry Rabe to a steering committee that will organize two workshops examining the social and decision-making issues related to identifying, assessing, and managing risk in shale gas development.

In the first workshop, experts and practitioners will identify key issues regarding shale gas development and discuss the state and limits of scientific knowledge on those issues. In the second workshop, social scientists from several disciplines will apply a variety of insights about risk management institutions to the shale gas case, while interacting with each other and with practitioners.

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Policy Talks @ the Ford School lecture by Ken Lieberthal: Feb. 13

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Join us as Ken Lieberthal returns to the University of Michigan on Wednesday, February 13 at 4 p.m. for a lecture on current U.S-China relations under President Obama's new foreign policy team.

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New York Times quotes Justin Wolfers on Fed's performance

Friday, February 1, 2013

Justin Wolfers was quoted in a New York Times article about efforts by the Federal Reserve Board to reduce unemployment and increase U.S. economic growth. While some economists have argued that the Fed has done all it can to improve the economy, Wolfers argues that it has not done enough.

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Rabe speaks with Bloomberg Businessweek on climate change perceptions

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Bloomberg Businessweek interviewed Barry Rabe in an article about the impact of Hurricane Sandy on oceanfront home purchases in New Jersey where damage from the storm was great. According to the article, home prices along the East Coast have continued to rise, despite the risk of damage posed by future storms.

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Ann Lin discusses latest bipartisan immigration reform for "Policy Points"

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The latest installment of "Policy Points," Ann C. Lin discusses new immigration reform legislation unveiled last week by a bipartisan group of eight Senators.

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