Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

  1. July 7, 2015

    Expanding state Medicaid stems growth of uncompensated care

    New research from U-M shows that Connecticut’s Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act has led to a decrease in uncompensated medical care.

  2. June 2, 2015

    Poll shows most Americans support renewable-energy standards

    Despite recent state-level attempts to repeal or weaken renewable-energy requirements, a U-M poll finds that a majority of Americans support such mandates.

  3. May 18, 2015

    Ford School graduate students prompt discourse on race in video

    A 20-minute video created by and featuring graduate students from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy puts their direct, personal experiences with racism in focus.

  4. March 18, 2015

    Stronger ethics policies needed, local leaders say in poll

    A new poll shows a majority of local officials in Michigan think their peers are mostly ethical, although just less than half would say the same about state legislators.

  5. October 27, 2014

    Ford School of Public Policy celebrating a century of impact

    Faculty, students, alumni and staff of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy this weekend will celebrate the 100th anniversary of America’s first graduate training program in public administration.

  6. October 3, 2014

    Robert Axelrod awarded National Medal of Science

    Robert Axelrod, a U-M professor of political science and public policy, has received the National Medal of Science by President Obama.

  7. June 16, 2014

    If global warming is real, why was it so snowy last winter?

    More Americans view global warming by what they see outside their windows and not scientific evidence, according to a University of Michigan survey.

  8. June 4, 2014

    Fracking rare in Michigan but still generates concern, survey shows

    An estimated 6 percent of Michigan’s local jurisdictions report fracking operations or activity to expand them, but the topic generates significantly more debate, a U-M survey finds.

  9. March 28, 2014

    Public support wanes for state climate change policies

    Public support for some state climate change policies such as increasing fossil fuel taxes has significantly declined in the past five years, according to a University of Michigan survey.

  10. February 7, 2014

    U-M poll: Detroit bankruptcy was the right decision

    Despite concerns about Detroit’s bankruptcy, 56 percent of local government officials in Michigan said it was the right thing to do, according to a poll by the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.