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Barry Rabe quoted in Detroit Free Press article on renewable energy issues in Michigan

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Barry Rabe commented on the costs and benefits of changes to Michigan's renewable energy policy in a Detroit Free Press article on the debate surrounding a proposed amendment to the state constitution. The amendment would require utilities to produce 25% of electricity from renewable sources by 2025.

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New Facebook page provides preview, supplement to Marina v.N. Whitman's forthcoming memoirs

Friday, June 29, 2012

Many know the Ford School's Marina Whitman as an accomplished economist, business executive, and professor. But before she began her own impressive career she was Marina von Neumann, the only daughter of John von Neumann, who was often hailed as the greatest mathematician of the 20th century and even as the greatest scientist after Einstein.

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Horwitz, Levy: SCOTUS decision on Affordable Care Act "gave us the green light" to address high health care costs

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling Thursday upholding most aspects of the Affordable Care Act, Jill R. Horwitz and Helen Levy penned an op-ed for CNN.com, "Obamacare will help drive down health care costs."

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Raising HIV/AIDS awareness: alum continues dedication as White House intern

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Dilara Üsküp (BA '11) put in a lot of hard work in her final semester as a Ford School student—just not at the Ford School. The new alum spent her final semester as a White House intern in the Office of National Aids Policy (ONAP). While there, she helped co-author a presidential memo "Establishing a Working Group on the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence Against Women and Girls, and Gender-related Health Disparities"—another step in President Obama's National HIV/AIDS Strategy to organize federal departments and agencies around a disease that is still widespread and disproportionately affects women of color.

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Mark your calendars: Worldwide Ford School Spirit Day is July 12

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

In the spirit of this summer's Olympic games, come celebrate your Ford School pride, blue and gold style, in a city near you. RSVP today!

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Ann Lin discusses SCOTUS immigration ruling for "Policy Points"

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Ann C. Lin discussed the significance of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling Monday on Arizona's immigration law for a Ford School video series, "Policy Points."

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Dynarski: "There's never been a worse time not to be a college graduate"

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The median income of college graduates has not increased significantly in many years, but it still pays to go to college in spite of rising costs, Susan M. Dynarski told the Lansing State Journal for its article on college finances.

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Courant surprised by ouster of UVa president Sullivan, his successor as U-M provost

Monday, June 25, 2012

The abrupt dismissal of University of Virginia president Teresa Sullivan has spurred students and faculty to rally for her reinstatement.

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U-M Regents formally approve James S. House as 2013 Henry Russel Lecturer

Friday, June 22, 2012

James S. House, a world-renowned scholar who has been a leader in recognizing and demonstrating that health and illness are influenced by psychosocial processes, has been selected as the Henry Russel Lecturer for 2013 — one of the university's highest honors for a senior member of its active faculty.

House is the Angus Campbell Distinguished University Professor of Survey Research, Public Policy and Sociology; professor of sociology, LSA; and professor of public policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

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CLOSUP poll on frequency of data-driven decision-making appears in Michigan news

Friday, June 22, 2012

The results of a Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) poll of local government leaders on the incidence of data-driven decision-making within their administrations appeared in several Michigan news sources, including CBS Detroit and Detroit City and Press, as well as several science news sources, including MyScience and PhysOrg.

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Yu Xie quoted in Christian Science Monitor article about growth in Asian-American immigration

Friday, June 22, 2012

Yu Xie commented on the American economy's shift away from manufacturing and the impact of that shift on immigrant demographics in a Christian Science Monitor article, "How Asians displaced Hispanics as biggest group of new U.S. immigrants."

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Thomas Ivacko quoted in Crain's Detroit Business article on small businesses

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Thomas Ivacko discussed economic gardening in Michigan in Crain's Detroit Business: "How government and business scrambled to save a U.P. paper company." The article focused on Manistique Papers, a paper company in Manistique, Michigan.

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CLOSUP survey: More local governments in Michigan using data to make decisions amid fiscal crisis

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Just over two-thirds of Michigan's local governments say they use "data-driven decision making" as they try to cut costs and boost efficiency amid tough economic times, a new University of Michigan survey reports.

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Matthew Davis quoted in Live Science about top concerns in child health

Monday, June 18, 2012

Matthew Davis was quoted in a Live Science story about what American voters consider the highest priority in child health in the 2012 election. The article focused on the findings of a C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health of which Davis is the director.

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John R. Chamberlin quoted in AZCentral Article on costs of feuds in Maricopa County

Monday, June 18, 2012

John R. Chamberlin commented on a string of highly political investigations and lawsuits in Maricopa County, Arizona, for an article on AZCentral, observing that the investigations would damage voters' confidence in their elected officials. So far the investigations are estimated to have cost 28 million dollars.

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Michigan to recognize Gerald R. Ford as Michigan Football Legend

Friday, June 15, 2012

Former United States President and Ford School namesake Gerald R. Ford will be recognized, alongside Ron Kramer and Bennie Oosterbaan, as a "Michigan Football Legend" during the 2012 football season. Ford played center and linebacker while at Michigan as the star player in Michigan's undefeated 1932 and 1933 seasons, during both of which the team won national titles.

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June edition of 'the Ford School feed' - Alumni-led Worldwide Spirit Day on 7/12, refreshed Ford School website, the "hype" on college debt, more

Thursday, June 14, 2012

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

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CNNMoney publishes Susan M. Dynarski op-ed about college loan debt

Thursday, June 14, 2012

An op-ed co-authored by Susan M. Dynarski and University of Virginia economics professor Sarah Turner was published by CNNMoney. "Ignore the debt hype. College is a great investment," attacks the idea that avoiding student loan debt by skipping college completely is a sensible thing to do.

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Phil Potter awarded grant by DoD's Minerva Research Initiative

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Minerva Research Initiative, a Department of Defense-sponsored, university-based social science research initiative, has awarded funding for a research project led by Ford School assistant professor Philip B. K. Potter.

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Sarah Pendergast (BA '10) to attend United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Sarah Pendergast (BA '10) has been selected as one of 25 youth delegates to participate in the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, a conference to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from June 20-22. The conference will readdress issues and commitments brought up at the 1992 Earth Summit in the same city. Pendergast will attend as an "Agent of Change" through SustainUS, an environmental justice non-profit run entirely by youth and volunteers.

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