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Keeping in Touch: Alumni News

RSVP now: 3rd Annual Worldwide Ford School Spirit Day on Thursday, July 11, 2013 More »

Join us: Washington, DC alumni reception at APPAM annual conference Friday, November 8, 2013 More »

Save the date: Centennial Reunion Weekend October 31-November 1, 2014

State & Hill: Spring 2013 issue now available. More »

Stay connected: Join other alumni on Facebook, LinkedIn, and InCircle. More »

Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein: 
It's even worse than it looks Commencement 2013 video: The Honorable Paul O'Neill delivers Charge to the Students. Watch »

A CLOSUP team discusses solutions from Michigan Public Policy Survey. Funding local government in Michigan: A broken system? A CLOSUP team discusses solutions from Michigan Public Policy Survey. Watch »

Commencement 2013 photos: Graduation Open House and Ford School Commencement. View »

Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft: Dedicates statue of President Ford with special guests.
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Policy Points – Shobita Parthasarathy: Does gene patenting hurt the public interest? Watch »

Helene Gayle: CARE priorities and services here and abroad.
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During the 2013 Gerald Ford Centennial we honor a citizen, public servant, and leader. Learn more about celebration activities, including our button contest (with an amazing prize). More »

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Gifts to the Ford School support realists and idealists deeply committed to a better world. Join us and make a gift today. Learn How »

Meet 2012 annual fund intern Mackenzie Knowling (MPP '13)
Meet 2012 annual fund intern Mackenzie Knowling (MPP '13) to see your gifts in action. Read More »
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Greetings from the Dean

Dean Susan M. Collins on Worldwide Ford School Spirit Day, the Honorable Paul O'Neill and Commencement '13, and the first Raoul Wallenberg Fellow—a BA alum. more »

Alumni News

Celebrate President Ford's centennial at 3rd-annual, alumni-led Spirit Day

Inaugural Wallenberg Fellow to study conservation practice in Kenya

New alum Zachary Petroini (BA '13) receives first-ever $25,000 Raoul Wallenberg Fellowship. more »
2013 Integrated Policy Exercise takes on Regional Transit Authority

After 40 years with EPA, Daniel Steinborn (MPP '71) reflects on water challenges past and present ... more »

Grant Erwin (MPP '09) talks Chicago teacher's strike, teacher evaluations, and assuming success in the classroom ... more »

Faculty News

Robert Axelrod to receive 2013 Johan Skytte Prize Axelrod Stevenson

Robert Axelrod to receive 2013 Johan Skytte Prize

Recognized for his contributions to the discipline, Axelrod was named the winner of one of the most prestigious prizes in political science. more »

Betsey Stevenson to join Council of Economic Advisers (CEA)

The White House has named Stevenson to the CEA, President Obama's primary source of analysis and advice on economic policy. more »

Susan Waltz reflects on United Nations General Assembly international Arms Trade Treaty ... more »

Education Week cites Megan Tompkins-Stange's research on charter school funding ... more »

Around the school

2014 Bohnett Public Service Fellows named

2014 Bohnett Public Service Fellows named

Incoming MPP/MBA students Brian Garcia and Brian McMillan to receive prestigious David Bohnett Foundation Leadership and Public Service Fellowship. more »

Education Policy Initiative talks with community college partners about how their students fare in the labor market

Led by Peter Bahr, Susan M. Dynarski, and Brian A. Jacob, research will help schools better tailor their programs. more »

Applied Policy Seminar students reimagine GM Powertrain Plant Facility and Willow Run Airport

In April, Patrick Leonard, Tyler Sawher, Dan Trubman, presented proposals to local officials, community leaders, and residents to repurpose facilities. more »

Ford School Charity Auction receives U-M Forever Go Blue Award for excellence in philanthropy ... more »

2013 Ford School Staff Retreat scavenger hunt inspired by President Ford centennial celebration ... more » | Contact Us
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