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Students highlight their practical policy engagements

Dec 17, 2020
Ford School students engaged in real problem-solving in the fall 2020 semester, tackling some of the most important issues facing Michigan. The undergraduate and graduate students participated in research and analysis projects as a part of the...
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Students Learn & Explore Careers in Detroit

Nov 16, 2018
MPP students got the opportunity to explore careers in Detroit over fall break through a trip sponsored by Graduate Career Services. On Tuesday, October 16, around 25 Ford School students gathered at the U-M Detroit Center, at the southwest corner...
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Prepared to lead: Jeff S. Barnes (MPP '09)

May 12, 2012
It's a sure bet that running a political campaign isn't as difficult or dangerous as leading 500 soldiers into combat during two tours in Iraq. But when former army captain Jeff Barnes was offered the chance to join Rick Snyder's Michigan...
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Greetings from the Dean

Sep 8, 2011
Dear Alumni and Friends, I’ve recently returned from Jackson Hole, Wyo., where I participated once again in the Federal Reserve Bank’s annual Economic Policy Symposium. This year’s focus was long-term global economic growth. With volatile financial...
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Greetings from the Dean

Sep 8, 2011
Dear Alumni and Friends, I’ve recently returned from Jackson Hole, Wyo., where I participated once again in the Federal Reserve Bank’s annual Economic Policy Symposium. This year’s focus was long-term global economic growth. With volatile financial...
State & Hill

Political novice leads "tough nerd" to victory

Dec 6, 2010
Jeff Barnes (MPP '09) had never run a political campaign before Michigan gubernatorial candidate Rick Snyder promoted him to campaign manager in August. The choice made sense for Snyder, a technology entrepreneur running for his first public office....
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Greetings from the Dean

Jun 15, 2010
Dear Alumni and Friends,This edition of the feed offers news about a number of exciting activities at the Ford School. We have pictures from our 2010 Commencement celebrations. President Barack Obama, of course, delivered the University address, and...

Metro Detroit COVID-19 Policy and Health Update

May 7, 2020, 11:30 am-12:50 pm EDT
Zoom event.
Join the Program in Practical Policy Engagement as we host Detroit City Council President Pro Tem Mary Sheffield and Detroit Health Department Chief Public Health Officer Denise Fair for a discussion and updates on how COVID-19 is impacting Metro Detroit and its residents.

Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project Showcase

Oct 17, 2019, 5:00-8:00 pm EDT
University of Michigan Detroit Center 3663 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
The University of Michigan's Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project is hosting its first Small Business Showcase. Meet some of the 30 Detroit small business owners who are working with University of Michigan marketing, communications, law, design, and accounting students this fall -- and a few of our superstar alumni businesses, too!  

Policy Pitch Competition

Sep 12, 2018, 6:00-7:15 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium (1120)
Returning Ford School Master's students completing summer internship experiences will have the opportunity to reflect/and pitch their policy impact and skills gained during their summer internship experience to a panel of esteemed judges.
Practical Community Learning Project

Detroit Police and Community Relations

September 2020 - December 2020
Five students partnered with Peace and Justice in Detroit to support the organization’s grassroots efforts to improve police and community relations in the City of Detroit.  The students reviewed the Detroit Police Department’s policies and provided recommendations that included  the use of more intensive de-escalation and trauma training for both police officers and...
Research fellow projects

Workforce Development Research Assistant

December 2020 - April 2021
Student research assistant is helping with the design of a comprehensive, integrated service delivery system for workforce development by integrating workforce and essential skills programming....