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Two Ford School alumni awarded Strong Cities Strong Communities Fellowship

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Ford School alumni Chris Dorle (MPP '07) and Betsy Palazzola (MPP '12) are recipients of the inaugural Strong Cities Strong Communities (SC2) Fellowship, which places highly-skilled professionals in U.S. cities to assist with planning and implementing socioeconomic policies.

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Detroit Free Press, others cover Michigan Merit Curriculum study

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Detroit Free Press reported on a new study from the Michigan Consortium for Educational Research , of which the Ford School Education Policy Initiative is a member, assessing the impact of the Michigan Merit Curriculum.

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Marketplace quotes Justin Wolfers on "too big to fail"

Monday, October 22, 2012

American Public Media's Marketplace spoke with Justin Wolfers in a segment about whether some insurance companies might be "too big to fail."

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Michigan Merit Curriculum gives small boost to best students, with little or negative impact on lower achievers

Monday, October 22, 2012

The class of 2011, the first group of students exposed to the Michigan Merit Curriculum for their entire high school careers, saw mixed results.

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Crain's Detroit Business selects Lisa Katz (MPA '01) as a "40 Under 40" for 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

Crain's Detroit Business profiled Ford School alumna Lisa Katz (MPA '01), a 2012 recipient of its "40 Under 40" award. The award honors individuals under the age of 40 with an exceptional record of business achievement and social impact in Southeast Michigan.

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Michigan celebrates Willis Ward Day

Friday, October 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.

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Sheldon Danziger opinion featured in New York Times forum addressing the question: "Shrink Inequality to Grow the Economy?"

Friday, October 19, 2012

In response to the New York Times' Room for Debate forum question, "Shrink Inequality to Grow the Economy?," Sheldon Danziger crafted the op-ed "All Growth is not Created Equal," Sheldon Danziger, which argued that reducing inequality in America can help spur economic growth.

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CLOSUP's Michigan Public Policy Survey on union concessions appears in Bridge Magazine, MLive.com, more

Friday, October 19, 2012

Bridge Magazine and MLive.com outlined key findings from a new Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS) published by the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP).

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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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