Written by: Abbey Frazier
Primary Source: Michigan Policy Wonk Blog, February 13, 2017
Our weekly roundup of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research
- ‘Children Are Not Blueberries’ What A Trump/DeVos Administration Would Mean For Local Schools (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate David Arsen discusses the potential impact of a DeVos nomination on school funding.
- Black History Month: MSU Scholar Explores Impacts Of Oppression On U.S. Innovation (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Lisa Cook discusses the impact of oppression on innovation for African American investors.
- Special Report: Sexual Assault Survivors Speak On Title IX Experiences (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Rebecca Campbell discusses different responses to sexual assault.
- Where You Live Affects Your Personality, Study Says (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate William Chopik’s study reveals character variations among states.
- Personality Traits ‘Contagious’ Among Children (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Jennifer Watling Neal finds that preschoolers influence one another’s personalities in new study.
- Record-High Profit Sharing For GM Union Workers (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Charles Ballard comments on the effect of bonuses for GM workers in the local economy.
- How Much Change Can Betsy DeVos Make At State’s Schools? (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Kristi Bowman is quoted on DeVos’s influence on civil rights complaints in schools.
- Michigan Matters: Michigan Political Leadership Program (link is external) IPPSR Director Matt Grossmann discusses the Michigan Political Leadership Program on Michigan Matters, on
- E.L., State Weigh Immigration Ban Implications (link is external) MPLP Alumni and House Democratic Leader Sam Singh comments on the new presidential administration’s immigration ban.
- Dems To Challenge ‘Partisan Gerrymander’ In Michigan (link is external) MPLP Alumni and State Representative Jeremy Moss introduces legislation that would create a nonpartisan commission to draw district lines.
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Abbey entered the Masters in Public Policy program in the fall of 2016 and she currently works as a policy fellow for Michigan State’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR). She has also worked as a budget & policy analyst for the State Budget Office covering health and social welfare policy and financing since 2014. Abbey received her B.A. in economics from Michigan State in 2013.