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It’s here! The 2015 BA Yearbook is ready for you to view and download. Check it out and join the conversation: http://myumi.ch/6nbpx #fordschool15
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Check out the great #urecord story about the creation of the #walkingthelineofblackness video. http://myumi.ch/aAxY5
"Walking the Line of Blackness," 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.  Their intent is to contribute to the national discourse about race, here and throughout academia in the U.S. "I'm proud of the students who created this film," said Ford School Dean Susan M. Collins. "They bravely share deeply personal, often p...
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Head over to the Rackham Amphitheater to hear @JoyRohde moderate the "Experiences in Engagement" panel @ 5:15 http://myumi.ch/LovKN #AcaEng
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Join @JoyRohde at 5:15 as she moderates "Experiences in Engagement" panel at the Michigan Meeting. Info: http://myumi.ch/LovKN #AcadEng
Agenda. Michigan Meeting Academic Engagement in Public and Political Discourse Rackham Amphitheater 915 East Washington Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Wednesday May 13. What is the normative problem? What is public and political engagement? Why should we be doing it?
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Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 2015 Commencement

On Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Rackham Auditorium, the Ford School proudly celebrated the achievements of the graduating classes of 2015. The Charge to the Class was delivered by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI).  Members of the platform party included Senator Stabenow, Dean Susan M. Collins, John Ciorciari, Alan Deardorff, Carl Simon, Janet Weiss, Kim Meinert (MPP ’15), and Laurel Ruza (BA ’15).

More information: http://fordschool.umich.edu/events/2015/2015-ford-school-commencement
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Read applied policy paper on the #naturalresourcecurse in Papua New Guinea by our students and Adam Heal of @UNESCAP http://myumi.ch/6wljq
The Applied Policy Seminar puts Ford School master's students to work completing commissioned policy research projects for public-sector clients. Not only is the experience beneficial for students pursuing policy careers, but a good number of these projects have influenced discourse and ...
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BAs and newly-minted grads: if we’re being honest, the opportunity cost of missing the 2015 BA Yearbook can’t be measured with derivatives or regressions. Be sure to keep an eye on your inboxes this week for a special delivery. #fordschool15 #goblue
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Susan Collins to discuss institutional obsticles to policy engagement Fri. at 10:30; @BarryRabe to moderate. http://myumi.ch/LovKN #AcadEng
Agenda. Michigan Meeting Academic Engagement in Public and Political Discourse Rackham Amphitheater 915 East Washington Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Wednesday May 13. What is the normative problem? What is public and political engagement? Why should we be doing it?
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Students win grant to identify sustainable slum redevelopment challenges in #India. http://myumi.ch/6erB5
Michelle Hindman and Sneha Rao, master's of public policy students and 2015 Dow Sustainability Fellows, have won a $5000 seed grant from the Dow Distinguished Awards competition to explore sustainability challenges in slum redevelopment in India. Hindman and Rao are part of a six-member ...
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Join @JoyRohde at 5:15 as she moderates "Experiences in Engagement" panel at the Michigan Meeting. Info: http://myumi.ch/LovKN #AcaEng
Agenda. Michigan Meeting Academic Engagement in Public and Political Discourse Rackham Amphitheater 915 East Washington Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Wednesday May 13. What is the normative problem? What is public and political engagement? Why should we be doing it?
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The Last Lecture (presented by Gamma Rho Phi)

The Last Lecture, held April 24, 2015 in Annenberg Auditorium, brought together some of the BA cohort’s favorite professors to give short talks, imparting words of wisdom on policymaking, careers, and life.  The event featured lectures from Ambassador Mel Levitsky (ret.), Megan Tompkins-Stange, Joe Schwarz; Joy Rohde; and Emad Ansari (JD/MPP ’15).

The Last Lecture was organized and presented by Gamma Rho Phi, a professional, co-ed fraternity named in honor of President Gerald R. Ford and dedicated to increasing opportunities for undergraduate policy students outside of the formal classroom environment.
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Did not make it to Commencement? Want to replay it again (and again)? Watch video online at: http://myumi.ch/6QApg #fordschool15
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The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan is one of the nation's top policy schools. Our mission is to offer outstanding education for leadership in public policy analysis and public management and to excel in social science research that illuminates public policy issues and promotes better public policy.

We offer rigorous education to policy analysts and public managers, confident that those who are well trained in the analysis of economic, political, and organizational issues will be best able to address public concerns. Our interdisciplinary faculty, leaders in their fields, is committed to the effective use of the social sciences to understand public problems and contribute to their solution.

Degrees offered: Masters in Public Policy; Masters in Public Administration; dual masters degrees with schools/departments across the University of Michigan; joint PhDs with Economics, Political Science, or Sociology; and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy.