Monthly Archives: October 2012

By Nabih Haddad Economic globalization has caused a fracturing of regulatory ascendency, furthering the tensions between public and private governance at the local, regional, and international levels. This result of globalization has produced an atmosphere where transnational actors can now operate beyond the scope of any one regulatory environment (Backer, 2010; Ruggie, 2007).  In response, […]

By Kelly Finzer Hello everyone!  I am Kelly Finzer, a first year Master’s student at CSHPE, and I joined the Finance and Stewardship (F&S) Team at the National Forum this past July.  In addition to my F&S duties, I have been researching corporate philanthropy strategies for the Ford Motor Company Fund and working with our […]

By Kyle Southern As the baby boom generation moves into retirement, immigrants and their children will account for the entirety of U.S. labor force growth between 2010 and 2030.  A recent report by the Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education (CCCIE) cites this finding of the Migration Policy Institute to highlight the importance of improved […]

By Marisol Ramos Last Wednesday, the Supreme Court began to hear oral arguments in the Fisher v. Texas case as part of a decision whether to limit or rule out taking race into account in college admissions. Of stake in the Fisher v. Texas case is the ability of public universities to fulfill missions to diversity and […]

Recently, this article in the Charlotte Observer regarding a new scholarship program for undocumented students came to our attention. The news article discusses the inability of undocumented students to receive any federal financial aid because they are not American citizens. Because most of these students come from low income backgrounds, it is almost impossible for them […]

My name is Alexandra Goltz and I am currently a senior at the University of Michigan.  I am a dual-major in Communications and Sociology, and until almost a year ago, I was uncertain about how I could connect my two areas of study.  Here at the National Forum, I have had the great opportunity to […]

We are a people of the story.  As long as humans have been being, we have used stories to communicate our history, our experiences, and our hopes and dreams.  From cave drawings to the Jewish oral tradition to 140-character tweets — homo sapiens has always been fascinated by the power of story. It is not […]

My name is Gina Gallagher and I am a Master’s student at the Center for Postsecondary and Higher Education here at the University of Michigan.  Prior to coming to Ann Arbor, I earned undergraduate degrees in Political Science and English from Indiana University and a Master’s degree in English from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.  I […]