Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

From left, Ethan Hardy, Sylvie Swerdlow and Carter Malnaik play hopscotch during Field Day recently at the U-M Children’s Center.

Poverty expert discusses need for
long-term strategy

The Obama administration has made some short-term changes to federal poverty policy, but Sheldon Danziger, Henry J. Meyer Distinguished University Professor of Public Policy, suggests a long-term federal strategy is vital in the effort to cut U.S. poverty levels. Danziger discusses the situation in a podcast.

U-M names new retail merchandising partner
The university has selected eSports Partners Inc. as its new, exclusive, on-site retail merchandising partner for Intercollegiate Athletics. The M Go Blue Shop, located online at, opens Wednesday.

Professor involved in report on K-12 accountability
A new report, released by a committee co-chaired by Susan Neuman, professor of educational studies, suggests an enhanced, comprehensive view of accountability for U.S. K-12 education. The committee is part of the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education Campaign.

The Michigan Difference

Persistent poverty
Moving from welfare to work doesn’t necessarily lift one out of poverty. Laura Lein, dean of the School of Social Work, as well as faculty members Sandra Danziger and Sherrie Kossoudji are among those who have conducted research into the problems of the working poor. Their work is profiled on Page 4 of the current edition of Ongoing, SSW’s magazine.