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Three Ford School students elected to Michigan Daily's 2012 class of editors

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Congrats to three Ford School BAs—Joseph Lichterman, Bethany Biron, and Zach Bergson—on their election to the Michigan Daily's 2012 class of editors. Junior Joseph Lichterman was elected the new editor in chief, junior Bethany Biron was elected the managing news editor, and Zach Bergson, also a junior, was named the paper's online editor.

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Inside Higher Ed interviews Susan M. Dynarski in "The 'Boy Problem' Examined"

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Susan M. Dynarski spoke to Inside Higher Ed about her research on the widening gap between the college entry and completion rates of the rich and poor. The data Dynarski and co-author Martha Bailey used from the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth also revealed an interesting gap between men and women.

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Growing income and gender gaps in college graduation

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A new study shows that the gap in rates of college completion between students from high-and low-income families has grown significantly in the last 50 years.

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Two Ford School students interviewed in Michigan Daily article, "Peace Corps alumni discuss AIDS education"

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Two Ford School students, Scott Burgess (MPP '12) and Christina Hajj (MPP '13), were interviewed by the Michigan Daily in an article about their Peace Corps work with HIV/AIDS education and the commemoration of World AIDS Day.

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Ford School announces results of Alumni Board elections

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Six new members have been elected to the Ford School's Alumni Board. The Alumni Board strives to help increase the visibility of the Ford School; strengthen the alumni network; and assist the school with student recruitment, career services, and alumni relations activities.

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CLOSUP's Michigan Public Policy Survey cited in Center for Michigan article, "'Shadow tax cut' deepens local budget crises."

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Data from the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy's (CLOSUP) latest Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS) report was cited in a Center for Michigan article, "'Shadow tax cut' deepens local budget crises."

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New Ford School spirit store item available for online purchase

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Alumni, want to help "spread the word" about the Ford School? Then order a new, embroidered quarter-zip sweatshirt from our online store and wear it proudly!

The Ford School is offering this new item via an online spirit store for one week only. This warm quarter-zip sweatshirt arrives just in time for the holidays and is available for order only until Thursday, December 8, so make your purchase today.

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Christian Science Monitor interviews John D. Ciorciari in article, "Historic Burma trip for Hillary Clinton: Enough focus on human rights?"

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

John D. Ciorciari was quoted in a Christian Science Monitor article about how and why U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will address political, economic, and human rights issues during her 3-day visit to Burma (Myanmar).

"Secretary Clinton's visit can help improve human rights in Burma if U.S. engagement is carefully and deliberately linked to policy reforms," Ciorciari told the Christian Science Monitor. "It's possible, but it's not automatic."

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Agence France-Press (AFP) interviewed John Ciorciari in article, "In Myanmar trip, U.S. seeks clout on China doorstep"

Monday, November 28, 2011

John Ciorciari was interviewed for an Agence France-Press (AFP) article, published by Yahoo! News, about U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's upcoming visit to Burma, the first of a senior U.S. official since 1955.

According to the article's author, the prospect of a relationship between the U.S. and Burma, a close neighbor to China, is a key factor for Clinton's visit. As Ciorciari explained, Burma's "strategic importance to the United States is closely connected to concerns about rising Chinese influence."

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Updates on National Poverty Center Michigan Recession and Recovery Study

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Ford School's National Poverty Center's Michigan Recession and Recovery Study (MRRS) is analyzing data from its second collection wave, which was completed in August 2011, and planning for its third wave of collection scheduled for spring 2013.

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Susan M. Dynarski's research on college graduation rates cited in New York Times editorial

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Research by Susan M. Dynarski was cited in a New York Times editorial called "The Poor, the Near Poor, and You." The editorial discusses various measures of poverty within the U.S., and suggests that measures of poverty could be expanded to include whether children receive a good education, which a key path to upward mobility.

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National Poverty Center job, research opportunities

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The National Poverty Center (NPC), located within the Ford School of Public Policy, has a number of job and research opportunities. The NPC was established in 2002 as a university-based nonpartisan research center. The NPC conducts multidisciplinary, policy-relevant research on the causes and consequences of poverty; provides mentoring and training to emerging scholars; and informs public discourse on the causes and consequences of poverty.

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Detroit Free Press spoke with John Chamberlin in article, "Shelby Twp. clerk retiring to become Auburn Hills clerk"

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Detroit Free Press spoke with John Chamberlin about ethics and the retirement of Shelby Twp. Clerk Terri Kowal.

According to the article's author, Kowal ended her 21-years of working for the Shelby Twp. government under allegations of mishandling FOIA requests (allegations she denies) and a lawsuit brought on by the township supervisor (later dropped).

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Barry G. Rabe named J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Regents of the University of Michigan have approved the appointment of Barry G. Rabe as the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, for a five-year renewable term, effective November 1, 2011 through October 31, 2016.

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13WHAM-TV in Rochester, NY cites CLOSUP's poll on hydrofracking

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Upstate New York is one of the regions where the emergence of hydrofracking technology—the use of chemicals to maximize the extraction of natural gas deposits from vertical and, due to their potential environmental impact, increasingly controversial horizontal wells—has become a hotly contested public debate. In Rochester, NY, 13WHAM-TV recently reported on a series of public meetings on the issue.

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CLOSUP report: Pennsylvania citizens doubt media, environmentalists, scientists, governor in 'fracking' debate

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Pennsylvanians have significant doubts about the credibility of the media, environmental groups and scientists on the issue of natural gas drilling using "fracking" methods, a new poll says.

Those surveyed also believe the state's governor, Tom Corbett, is too closely aligned with companies involved in fracking in Pennsylvania, which is on the frontline of a growing national and international debate about the industry.

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Sheldon H. Danziger quoted in Wall Street Journal article, "Income Ladder's Sticky Steps"

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) spoke to Sheldon H. Danziger about the complexity of ranking American's income mobility. According to the article's author, Americans tend to shift income categories rather frequently, but are doing so less often than counterparts in Canada and Western Europe. "Yes, the U.S. has a lot of mobility," Danziger explained to the WSJ. "But we also have a lot of inequality, and particularly a lot of stickiness at the top and at the bottom."

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Detroit News interviews Rick Hall, "Michigan in GOP debate spotlight"

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Detroit News spoke to Rick Hall about anticipated topics of discussion at Wednesday's Republican presidential debate, hosted by Oakland University. Eight Republicans are slated to debate including Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, and Rick Santorum.

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Sheldon Danziger spoke with the Philadelphia Inquirer in the article, "New census measure shows aid programs are helping poor children"

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Sheldon Danziger spoke with the Philadelphia Inquirer about updated poverty data and social welfare programs.

According to a supplemental poverty measure released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Monday, the number of children in poverty in 2010 is lower than what was reported in September. Using the traditional method of calculating poverty, 22.5 percent of children under 18 were in poverty but using a new type of measurement, that number drops to 18 percent.

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