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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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Census report on poverty rate shows stimulus worked, Sheldon Danziger says

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

National Poverty Center director Sheldon Danziger had an optimistic view of the U.S. Census Bureau's report on the poverty rate, which remained at an all-time high but did not increase as many anticipated.

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A lot at stake in South China Sea standoff, Ciorciari tells NPR

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

National Public Radio quoted John D. Ciorciari about the territorial dispute between China and the Philippines over islands in the South China Sea.

"I think what makes this situation particularly intractable is that China's economic and strategic interests broadly coincide in the South China Sea," Ciorciari said.

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Gen. Michael Hayden on al-Qaida, career, and the importance of policy analysts

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Four-star general Michael Hayden, retired U.S. Air Force, delivered the Ford School's annual Josh Rosenthal Education Fund Lecture last Friday, September 7—closing out the first week of fall 2012 semester at the Ford School. Former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the National Security Agency (NSA), General Hayden spoke on "Law, policy, and the war on al-Qaida: An emerging consensus" to an audience of more than 200 students, faculty, and U-M community members at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.

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"Choices for federal spending and taxes," a lecture by Doug Elmendorf

Monday, September 10, 2012

"Choices for federal spending and taxes," a Policy Talks @ the Ford School lecture by Doug Elmendorf.

Thursday, September 20, 2012
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Stock market, resurgent since '08, indicates Americans are better off, say Stevenson and Wolfers

Monday, September 10, 2012

Ford School economists Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers argue a resurgent stock market indicates Americans are in better shape than they were in September 2008, which marked the height of the U.S. banking and financial crisis.

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Sheldon Danziger says U.S. Congress must do more to alleviate poverty

Friday, September 7, 2012

In the latest installment of "Policy Points," Sheldon Danziger predicts a rise in the poverty rate for 2012. The U.S. Census Bureau will announce the latest poverty figures next week.

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