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Ford School launches alumni-in-residence program

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Graduate Career Services and Alumni Relations have launched an alumni-in-residence program where graduates spend a half-day at the Ford School providing professional development support for students through resume reviews, mock interviews, career conversations, and/or office hours.

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Self-nominations now being accepted for Ford School Alumni Board

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Ford School Alumni Board members Elle Beard (BA '09), Kate Brady-Medley (MPP '01), and Daniela Pineda (PhD '10) issued a call for self-nominations for six open board seats. The Alumni Board supports the activities of the Ford School through alumni networking, career services, student recruitment, and fundraising activities. Self-nomination forms will be accepted for the five graduate program alumni seats and the one undergraduate program alumnus seat through October 23, 2013 at 5 p.m. EST.

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CLOSUP poll on Michigan's fiscal health covered by multiple news outlets

Friday, October 4, 2013

A recent survey of local government leaders conducted by the Center for Local, State and Urban Policy on the financial state of local jurisdictions appeared in a wide variety of Michigan news sources.

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MPPS report: more local leaders say finances on upswing, but struggles remain

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The fiscal health of Michigan's local government units has improved, but many—particularly small jurisdictions—still struggle to meet their financial needs, according to a University of Michigan survey.

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New faculty members join the Ford School in fall 2013

Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Ford School is delighted to welcome five new members to its faculty, starting this fall: Anmol Chaddha, Catherine Hausman, Joshua Hausman, Mara Otstfeld, and Joy Rohde.

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Photo of Sen. Debbie Stabenow earns top prize in President Ford button contest

Thursday, September 12, 2013

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Ford School's 2013 Centennial Button Contest: Liam and Mike Householder. The Householders submitted a photo of U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) wearing a centennial button in front of the statue of President Ford that stands in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

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Welcome back returning Fordies!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Summer vacation is never long enough—whether you're working an internship, reading a great book on the beach, or hanging out in Ann Arbor.

Nevertheless, fall semester is upon us. As Weill Hall fills with the sound of returning Fordies, here's a look back at a few highlights from the summer of 2013:

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September 12: Policy Talks @ the Ford School with Alan Bersin

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Join us for a Josh Rosenthal Lecture, "Managing global borders: In defense of big data," with the Assistant Secretary of International Affairs, Alan Bersin, at 4:30 p.m.

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September 19: Policy Talks @ the Ford School with Olympia Snowe

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Join us for a Citi Foundation Lecture, "What's gone wrong in Washington, and why it doesn't have to be this way," with Senator Olympia Snowe at 4:00 p.m. [More]

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Local leaders split over Gov. Snyder's job performance, state's direction

Monday, August 12, 2013

Just over half, or 51 percent, of Michigan's local government leaders say Republican Gov. Rick Snyder is doing a good or excellent job, while 45 percent say his performance is just fair or poor, according to a University of Michigan survey.

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Welcome to the Ford School!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

The Ford School is pleased to welcome its newest PhD, master's, and BA students.

Welcome Week and Orientation (August 26–August 30) marks the official start of the academic year at the Ford School and gives new PhD, master's, and BA students the opportunity to meet and engage with peers, faculty, and staff, and begin the process of preparing for the academic year.

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Michelle Jones joins the Ford School as Diplomat in Residence

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Ford School is pleased to welcome new Diplomat in Residence (DIR), Michelle Jones, for the 2013-14 academic year. Jones is a seasoned Foreign Service officer whose most recent post was in Kabul, Afghanistan, where she oversaw the Fulbright academic and International Visitors Leadership programs and 18 Lincoln Learning Centers throughout the country.

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A Ford School tradition and a glimpse at the future of public policy: PPIA 2013 Summer Institute

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

When she was a University of Texas junior, Cortney Sanders, as a member and chair of the Black Student Alliance and in conjunction with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, filed an amicus brief in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin—a recent Supreme Court case challenging the legitimacy of affirmative action. The Ohio State University student William Crawford spent a semester as a White House intern in the Office of Scheduling and Advance. And now that Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Summer Institute has ended, Patrick Smith is going to leave University of California, Berkeley, for a semester to study French literature and international policy in Lyon, France.

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Education Policy Initiative launches new website

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Education Policy Initiative (EPI) has launched a new website that now makes its applied policy research even more accessible to lawmakers, education practitioners, and other researchers. From the website, EPI disseminates information on current and recent projects within the broad areas of K-12 education, postsecondary education, and the social context of schooling.

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NPR explores defining moment in the life of the young Gerald Ford

Sunday, July 14, 2013

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Gerald Ford, Don Gonyea of NPR's "All Things Considered" examines an incident at the U-M in 1934. Ford was a student and football player at the time, and the incident—and its outcome—not only reveals the character of the future president but also served as an ethical benchmark for his thinking, decades later, on affirmative action.

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A year of reflection, engagement at the Ford School characterize President Ford centennial

Sunday, July 14, 2013

July 14 is the 100th anniversary of the birth of President Ford, and throughout the year, the Ford School has celebrated the legacy of his remarkable life.

After decades of public service in the U.S. Congress, Gerald Ford took on the role of president during a politically tumultuous era. He led the country through that tumult with values that became the enduring hallmarks of his presidency: integrity, humility, and courage. This year-long celebration at his namesake school has provided a number of opportunities to reflect on President Ford's impact on public life and to engage with his family, friends, and colleagues.

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Photos, video from Ford Centennial celebrations

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Click the links below to watch videos of President Gerald R. Ford from the school's naming ceremony, Weill Hall site dedication, and see recent videos and photos honoring his legacy.

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Fordies turn out for 3rd Annual Worldwide Spirit Day celebrations in 11 cities

Friday, July 12, 2013

They raised a glass in San Francisco. They networked in Detroit. They shared a laugh in Tokyo.

July 14 is President Ford's centennial, and on July 11 Fordies from around the country and the globe came together in their respective cities to show school pride during the 3rd annual Worldwide Ford School Spirit Day. This year, Spirit Day gatherings were held in 11 cities—Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Lansing, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Tokyo, and Washington, DC—with informal get-togethers and well wishes coming in from several other locales (including Bulgaria!).

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Ford Centennial button contest ends Aug. 23

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Wear one, share one, and send us a photo with a prominent policymaker to win 2 tickets to a 2013 U-M home football game plus $500 cash! [More]

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Sharon Maccini new director of Ford School BA program

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Congratulations to economist Sharon Maccini, who becomes the new director of the Ford School's undergraduate degree program in public policy on July 15. Maccini follows predecessor Edie Goldenberg after two significant years of leadership.

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