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New episode - 2024 Election Issues

May 17, 2024
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Episode 3: Podcast test

May 16, 2024
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Greetings from the Dean - The Briefing, November 2023

Nov 15, 2023
Dear friends, Bringing in diverse voices on a variety of policy issues is an important way to deepen our understanding and expertise. Over the past two weeks alone, we’ve hosted former NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio about smart cities and artificial...

MPP students explore Michigan’s state and local government

Oct 31, 2023
Each year, approximately 20 percent of Ford School master’s students explore policy at the local or state levels through their required 10-week internship, and this summer was no different. Ford School faculty and staff helped students find...

Workshops help students communicate with clarity and impact

Oct 30, 2023
As policy professionals, Ford School graduates will need to expertly convey new ideas, propose policy to higher ups, lead teams toward a shared goal, build support among factions, present data, and respond to questions ‘on the spot.’  Much like the...

Lantz and Young honored with prestigious U-M awards

Oct 27, 2023
Ford School professors Paula Lantz and Alford A. Young Jr., were among 29 faculty recognized by the University of Michigan provost for their scholarly contributions, teaching, and service at an awards ceremony on October 23, 2023. Lantz and Young...

Raimondo addresses labor market changes

Oct 24, 2023
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo addressed labor market challenges in a conversation with Ford School economics professor Betsey Stevenson. She noted the vast number of people and agencies within the Department of Commerce –  nearly 47,000...

Undergraduate workshop prepares students for the future of work

Oct 18, 2023
This October, the Ford School’s Leadership Initiative and Career Services team hosted the second annual Deloitte Future of Work Institute (FoWI).  Undergraduate students from the Ford School and the U-M Leadership Certificate program participated in...

Michigan Governor Whitmer cites her time at the Ford School

Oct 10, 2023
In an editorial for Education Week, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer urges teachers to move to Michigan, promoting what she calls, "a state with a positive vision for public education."  She begins the article citing her time and mission when she...