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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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The University of Michigan tribute to Mrs. Betty Ford

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A trailblazing First Lady who brought candor and integrity to our national conversation.

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"How money corrupts Congress," a lecture by Lawrence Lessig

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

"How money corrupts Congress," a Policy Talks @ the Ford School lecture by Lawrence Lessig.

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Policy Points: Thomas Ivacko discusses Michigan Public Policy Survey on the state's emergency manager law

Monday, September 24, 2012

In the latest installment of "Policy Points," Thomas Ivacko says less than half (38 percent) of Michigan's local leaders support the state's emergency manager law, while about a third (30 percent) oppose it and the rest are neutral or unsure, according to a University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy survey.

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Local leaders split over state's emergency manager law

Monday, September 24, 2012

Less than half (38 percent) of Michigan's local leaders support the state's emergency manager law, while about a third (30 percent) oppose it, and the rest are neutral or unsure, according to a University of Michigan survey.

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New York Times: NPC research shows majority of parents still providing financial boost to young-adult children

Friday, September 21, 2012

In its article, "From Parents, a Living Inheritance," The New York Times cited a research finding by Patrick Wightman that 62 percent of young adults age 23 to 25 receive some type of financial help from their parents.

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Barry Rabe interviewed by Michigan Radio in segment, "Muddying the Michigan Constitution?"

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Barry Rabe spoke with Michigan Radio about why some interest groups pursue policy change through amendments to the Michigan Constitution rather than through legislation.

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Median household income shrinking as low-paying job sectors grow, Danziger tells Chicago Tribune

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Chicago Tribune quoted National Poverty Center director Sheldon Danziger in its article, "Illinois sees more people living in poverty."

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Increased food stamp usage warranted as Metro Detroit poverty rises, Danziger says

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Detroit News quoted Sheldon Danziger on food stamps and retirement income in its article on the rise of poverty in Metro Detroit suburbs.

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Baby boom generation: "the first generation shifting the cost of college to their kids," Dynarski says

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Student Loan Ranger, an Equal Justice Works education blog hosted by U.S. News & World Report, cited Susan M. Dynarski's research in its latest post, "Pervasive Student Loan Debt Penetrates Middle Class."

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Michigan's smoking ban did not substantially cut bar, restaurant sales, Levy study finds

Monday, September 17, 2012

The Detroit Free Press reported Monday that a study by Helen Levy indicates Michigan's 2010 smoking ban did not lead to sales declines at bars and restaurants across the board.

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"America's retirement crisis," a lecture by Roger Ferguson.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

"America's retirement crisis," a Policy Talks @ the Ford School lecture by Roger Ferguson.

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