• Sep 18, 2013
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Join the National Forum’s Educate the Future social media campaign by uploading a brief video of yourself to Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram completing this sentence:   “I will use education to change…” #educatethefuture   For a chance to be featured in the social media campaign centered around the premiere of  THE GRADUATES/LOS GRADUADOS on Monday, October [...]

  • Sep 18, 2013
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According to recently released U.S. Census data compiled by the Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project, the higher education enrollment rate of 18- to 24-year-old Latino high school graduates reached 49 percent in 2012, surpassing that of White high school graduates for the first time. However, there are numerous reports that indicate that although Latinos [...]

This summer, I had the privilege of teaching a group of teenage girls in Humjibre, Ghana for three weeks. The organization I volunteered through is the Ghana Health and Education Initiative (GHEI). Their aim is to enable community members to improve their children’s health and education. By having these focuses, GHEI seeks to improve the [...]

by Lara Kovacheff Badke, PhD candidate The University of Michigan’s Interdisciplinary Committee on Organizational Studies (ICOS) recently offered its inaugural “Big Data Research Camp”, in which I had the opportunity to participate.  Before this intensive weeklong experience, I happily completed five years of doctoral studies without ever having to give much thought to the research terms [...]

Ally Goltz What was your most memorable moment at UM/the Forum? I think my most memorable experience at the University of Michigan was being a member of the Michigan Dance Team.  I got to experience so many great games in the Big House and it is something I will never forget. What was your greatest [...]

Natasha Brower is an upcoming sophomore at Ithaca College. She is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Communications Management and Design. She is the advertising chair on the committee for the Ballroom dance team and is a current Residential Assistant at Ithaca College. Natasha is from Norwich, New York but will be in Michigan for the summer. This [...]

With generous support from the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation, this study was undertaken during a pivotal year in modern U.S. higher education history. We conducted our analyses of revenues and expenditures at the end of a decade (1999-2009) during which colleges and universities experienced enormous financial challenges and just as the national economy was [...]

By Amy Puffenberger So often, our perceptions of reality and the world that surrounds us, our very culture, is formed and influenced by the messages we see in the media.  Some may argue that these messages are harmful, others helpful, some educational, but most often so many messages are, at the very least, impactful.  Media [...]

The National Forum’s Access to Democracy project brought together community leaders, local residents, and civic organizations across the state to discuss college access and educational attainment. This project outlines the knowledge gained in working in Brightmoor and other Michigan communities with the support of the Kettering Foundation. It describes the evolution of the work in [...]

By Lara Kovacheff Badke, PhD What’s your image of Detroit?  Is it of the city’s revitalization?  Does the word ‘Detroit’ conjure up impressions of urban energy, young creative talent, a vibrant riverfront, and trendy neighborhoods?  If it doesn’t, your image of Detroit might be outdated.  Or it might be based on negative and inaccurate portrayals [...]