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March 26, 2019

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

March 11, 2019

U-M part of network to build public interest technology field

The University of Michigan has joined the Public Interest Technology University Network, a new partnership of 21 colleges and universities dedicated to building the nascent field of public interest technology and growing a new generation of civic-minded technologists.

January 28, 2019

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Ford School joins public affairs schools in Diversity Alliance

December 3, 2018

Ford School launches new degree that builds on work experience

The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy is launching a new degree in the 2019-20 academic year geared toward students with some professional work experience who are passionate about public affairs and looking to deepen their skills to enhance their careers.

April 25, 2018

Power Foundation gift funds new policy engagement program

A new program at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy will encourage partnerships among University of Michigan faculty and students, and people and organizations outside the university, who are actively working on — and have the capacity for changing — public policy.

April 19, 2018

Knight Foundation grant to help project amplify Detroit voices

To help Detroit leaders better craft programs and policies that respond to community needs, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded $761,000 to help University of Michigan researchers collect and report Detroit residents' opinions on the city's most pressing and interesting policy issues.

January 22, 2018

South African scholar recounts anti-apartheid work

Yazier Henry's experiences growing up in South Africa, working actively against apartheid state-sanctioned violence, along with his later work with survivors of apartheid have inspired his scholarship.

December 12, 2017

Researchers recommend 'pay-for-success' intervention elements

A set of seven recommendations for "pay-for-success" interventions identified by researchers at the University of Michigan can help governments and private investors work together to effectively use this emerging financing model that has bipartisan support.

November 6, 2017

Statewide survey explores election problems, potential reforms

A statewide survey of local officials shows a majority are very confident in their jurisdiction's ability to administer accurate elections. However, those in Michigan's largest cities and townships — which hold nearly half the population — were more likely to report having experienced election-related problems recently.

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