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BA Information Session

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Q: Rising inequality. Voting rights. The Arab Spring. Education reform. Congressional gridlock. The Eurozone crisis. Obamacare. Prison reform.

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Michigan Daily article cites CLOSUP panel on Proposition 3

Thursday, October 18, 2012

An article in the Michigan Daily, entitled "Michigan voters divided on Proposition 3," cited a panel discussion hosted by the Ford School of Public Policy's Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy. The event, "25% by 2025: Michigan's Renewable Energy Ballot Proposition," examined the proposed Constitutional amendment that would require energy providers in the state of Michigan to use renewable energy for 25% of their services by 2025.

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Trey Williams honored with 2012 University of Michigan Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Trey Williams was honored with a 2012 University of Michigan Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award (DDLA) by the Office of the Provost and University Human Resources.

"Diversity is a thread woven into the tapestry of the university," said Anthony Walesby, associate vice provost and director of the Office of Institutional Equity, at the breakfast awards ceremony. "The staff members we honor as Distinguished Diversity Leaders strive to make our university community a place of inclusion. Their efforts strengthen the university for all, and for that we are grateful."

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Dick Costolo, CEO Twitter

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Join us for a Policy Talks @ the Ford School lecture by Dick Costolo (BS '85), CEO of Twitter, on Friday, November 16.

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Self-nominations now being accepted for Ford School Alumni Board

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Ford School Alumni Board Vice-Chair Pete Fritz (MPP/MBA '10) issued a call for self-nominations for six open board seats. The Alumni Board supports the activities of the Ford School through alumni networking, career services, student recruitment, and fundraising activities. Self-nomination forms will be accepted for the five graduate program alumni seats and the one undergraduate program alumnus seat through October 23, 2012.

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WXYZ TV 7 covers presidential debate viewing at Ford School

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

ABC affiliate WXYZ TV 7 covered a viewing party for the second presidential debate held in the Ford School's Annenberg Auditorium.

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MPPS report: local leaders report that unions made most concessions in contract negotiations

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Local government leaders in Michigan report that their employees' unions made concessions in negotiations this year more frequently than the jurisdictions did on pay, benefits, staffing and work rules, according to a University of Michigan survey.

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Carl Simon receives 2012 Rackham Distinguished Faculty Award

Monday, October 15, 2012

Carl Simon has received a 2012 Rackham Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award for his long-time commitment to research and teaching.

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Sheldon Danziger appointed to U.S. Census Bureau advisory committee

Friday, October 12, 2012

Sheldon Danziger was appointed to the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations.

The new advisory committee, whose members are appointed by the director of the Census Bureau, will provide expertise and knowledge on issues and statistical data regarding hard-to-count populations.

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U-M and Ford School pay tribute to the life and legacy of Betty Ford

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Gerald R. Ford School for Public Policy sponsored a 90-minute tribute to the late first lady, Betty Ford, who died July 8, 2011, at age 93. Betty Ford was remembered as a feminist, a pioneer in breast cancer awareness, and an advocate for addiction treatment.

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October edition of 'the Ford School feed' – Betty Ford tribute, open Alumni Board nominations, new faculty hires, more

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The latest edition of the Ford School feed, an email news source for alumni and friends of the school, arrived in inboxes yesterday.

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Race, inequality, cultural deficiency narratives, and schooling: a lecture by Angel Harris

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Angel Harris, associate professor of sociology and African American studies at Princeton University, will give a lecture on "Race, inequality, cultural deficiency narratives, and schooling" on Friday, October 19, 2012.

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Fingerprints for finance: Improving micro lending in Africa

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Some called it "witchcraft." Others just watched in awe as their scanned fingerprints were used to pull up their records on a computer.

They were paprika farmers in Malawi participating in a new study that shows fingerprinting can help encourage borrowers to repay their loans.

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Everyone Loves a Comeback: How Two Alums are Successfully Selling Detroit

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Most experts agree that Detroit is undergoing a nascent revitalization, but the city still needs to continue attracting new business to the region. Positive shifts are clearly visible, however, with business and non-profit sectors leading the way. Several Fortune 500 companies have relocated their headquarters to the central business district. Venture capitalists and non-profit interests have virtually transformed the downtown and midtown districts, ushering in technology companies, putting much-needed dollars into real estate development, and even providing seed money to entrepreneurial upstarts with bright ideas.

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Bloomberg op-ed by Betsey Stevenson, Justin Wolfers cites markets to argue "Romney's Party Isn't Fiscally Reliable"

Monday, October 8, 2012

Economists Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers have opined in a column for Bloomberg View that if markets are any indicator, the Republican Party is not the party of fiscal responsibility.

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Barry Rabe quoted in Detroit Free Press on Proposal 3

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Job creation is often a point of contention when states—such as Michigan—consider implementing new clean energy standards, Barry G. Rabe told the Detroit Free Press in, "Proposal 3 would put state out front in dash to renewable energy."

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Elisabeth Gerber appointed Jack L. Walker, Jr. Professor of Public Policy

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Elisabeth Gerber was named the Jack L. Walker, Jr. Professor of Public Policy, a collegiate professorship, effective September 1, 2012.

A collegiate professorship is awarded by the Board of Regents of the University of Michigan for exceptional scholarly achievement in a field of study. It is one of the highest honors the university can bestow on a faculty member.

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Michigan Public Policy Survey reflects divide amongst local leaders over the state's emergency manager law

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The latest poll from the Michigan Public Policy Survey reflects divided opinions over the state's emergency manager law, the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News have reported.

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Marina Whitman interviewed by American Public Media's Marketplace about her book, "The Martian's Daughter"

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Marina Whitman discussed her new book, "The Martian's Daughter", on American Public Media's Marketplace, which is carried on hundreds of NPR stations nationwide.

In her book, Whitman, who served on the president's Council of Economic Advisors and was later vice president and chief economist at General Motors, talked about her success in reaching positions previously inaccessible to women.

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