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Research by Susan M. Dynarski cited in Center for American Progress article about income difference on U.S. college campuses

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Research by Susan M. Dynarski was cited in a Center for American Progress article called, "Race and Beyond: Income Differences Divide the College Campus in America."

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Barry Rabe presents at Northwestern University climate change symposium

Friday, March 9, 2012

Barry Rabe's presentation at Northwestern University's Third Annual Climate Change Symposium was cited in a Medill Reports article, "Climate change needs lots of action – fast." During Rabe's Session, "Can we tax carbon? Lessons from American states and Canadian provinces," he discussed the pros and cons of carbon taxes.

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The Nation cites National Poverty Center report in post about welfare reform

Friday, March 9, 2012

Greg Kaufmann, a blogger for The Nation, cited a National Poverty Center (NPC) report in his post, "This Week in Poverty: Welfare Reform—From Bad to Worse."

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Joe Schwarz pens MLive op-ed about the GAIN (Generating Antibiotic Incentives Now) act

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Joe Schwarz wrote an op-ed for MLive encouraging lawmakers to approve the GAIN (Generating Antibiotic Incentives Now) act to combat drug-resistant bacteria.

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National Poverty Center study cited in "Off the charts" blog

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A National Poverty Center study, "Extreme Poverty in the United States," was cited in a series of blog posts from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

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Schwarz: "Outside money defeated me"

Monday, March 5, 2012

Party primaries for Michigan's state and federal legislators are not until August, but the fundraising by out-of-state interest groups is well underway. As a result, the primary season has becoming increasingly dangerous for incumbents with moderate records, according to an article by Michigan Radio.

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Helen Levy reflects on her time as an Obama White House advisor

Monday, March 5, 2012

Helen Levy, Ph.D., a research associate professor at the Ford School, is one of four active University faculty members who has served in an official advising capacity for the Obama Administration. She reflected on her time in public service for Concentrate, an online magazine covering Washtenaw County.

Levy, whose focus is health economics, served as the senior economist on the Council of Economic Advisers at the height of the healthcare reform debate. The CEA is an independent advisory body consisting of expert economists on leave from other institutions.

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NSAPOCC findings on public opinion of global warming receive international attention

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The National Survey of American Public Opinion on Climate Change (NSAPOCC), which reports that more Americans are beginning to believe in global warming, has received attention in media outlets across the globe since it was released earlier this week.

The Associated Press story on the findings was published in dozens of online and print publications across the United States, including the Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune and Washington Post, as well as MSNBC.com.

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NSAPOCC reveals belief in global warming is on the rise

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The National Survey of American Public Opinion on Climate Change (NSAPOCC), co-authored by Barry Rabe, has been published in the February 2012 edition of "Issues in Governance Studies" by The Brookings Institution.


The latest installment in the three-year survey, which was conducted in December 2011, reveals that a growing number of Americans believe global warming is occurring. The 62 percent "belief" mark is the highest level recorded since the fall of 2009. Last year, 58 percent of respondents believed in evidence of global warming.

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Rabe: American energy demand is low; states are reducing production

Friday, February 24, 2012

Canada could experience an energy surplus in the near future, but exporting this energy to the United States may not be an easy sell, Barry Rabe told iPolitics, an Ottawa, Canada-based political news service.

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Extreme poverty: 2.8 million children in the U.S. live on $2 per day

Friday, February 24, 2012

A new report indicates that one in five households with children in poverty are surviving on the cash equivalent of a half gallon of milk per person per day in a given month.

The National Poverty Center has just released a report that examines poverty trends between 1996 and 2011. The number of households with children who are in extreme poverty in a given month—living at $2 or less in income per person per day— in 2011 totaled roughly 1.46 million households, including 2.8 million kids. This number is up from 636,000 households in 1996, nearly a 130 percent increase.

The study finds that in-kind public programs are having an effect, though. The number of children living in extreme poverty is cut in half to 1.4 million in 2011 when the statistics take into account benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program).

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Cooperation, Coordination, and Conciliation: John D. Dingell spells out what's lacking in Congress

Thursday, February 23, 2012

"Congress is an extremely well-designed institution," observed Rep. John D. Dingell at the Ford School event "What's gone so wrong with Congress?" on February 22. "But it's unfortunately run by human beings." Nearly 200 people attended the conversation with Dingell, which was hosted by Ford School professor Richard L. Hall.

Dingell fielded questions from Hall, and audience queries presented by MPP students, on a range of policy issues from the Affordable Care Act to whether gay marriage should be a part of the 2012 DNC platform. He also noted more than once that Congress should try to diffuse partisan bitterness and work across the aisle.

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Voice of America quotes John Ciorciari about funding for the Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Voice of America reports that the Khmer Rouge Tribunal has requested $92 million from a group of 15 donor countries to cover operational costs the next two years.

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Michigan Radio interviews Richard L. Hall, Joe Schwarz about campaign funding, lobbyists, and term limits

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Richard L. Hall and Joe Schwarz spoke with Michigan Radio's Lester Graham in a story called "Money and politics: when the fix makes it worse."

The problem, as explained by Graham, is "[c]ampaign contributions and cozy relationships with lobbyists make voters wonder if their elected officials have their best interests at heart."

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Joe Schwarz interview by Michigan Radio, "Money Talks: But is it free speech?"

Monday, February 20, 2012

Michigan Radio's Michigan Watch interviewed Joe Schwarz, a lecturer at the Ford School and former member of Congress, about how a recent Supreme Court decision to remove the cap on political ad spending will affect voters.

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Lavelle: Women more likely than men to lose health insurance after divorce

Friday, February 17, 2012

Women are at greater risk than men of losing health insurance after a divorce, according to a new study led by Ford School doctoral candidate Bridget Lavelle.

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Jacob discusses MEAP results on "The Craig Fahle Show"

Thursday, February 16, 2012

WDET talk show host Craig Fahle interviewed Ford School professor of education policy Brian A. Jacob about the recent Michigan Education Assessment Program results and their implications for Michigan.

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Rabe: "Wild West-style energy extraction" contrasts with residents' views

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Ford School professor of environmental policy Barry G. Rabe has co-authored an op-ed for The Philadelphia Inquirer responding to new legislation in Pennsylvania concerning natural-gas extraction.

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Schwarz pens Free Press op-ed, "MSU's insurance mandate makes healthy sense"

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Michigan State University's new policy to require incoming students to have health insurance or enroll in a university-provided plan has been criticized by some state lawmakers.

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