McLean: COVID-19 Adds Stress to Local Governments' Bottom Line

Patrick McLean, director of the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service at Albion College
In a May 7 op-ed piece in the Detroit Free Press, Patrick McLean, Albion College’s director of the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service, writes about how the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on Michigan cities and how already struggling local governments will need to find new sources of revenue.

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Tunnicliff Fellow Isabel Allaway, '20, Shares South Africa Experience

Isabel Allaway, '20

Isabel Allaway at the ocean in Durban, South Africa
"I chose to go to South Africa in part because I didn’t want to go somewhere 'easy'—another campus inside a different version of a college bubble or a European country where I wouldn’t be challenged to examine my race, privilege, and implicit biases," says Isabel Allaway, '20, of her off-campus semester as this year's Kim Tunnicliff Fellow.

Latrell Crenshaw, '21, Looks at Lobbying Work Through Internship

Latrell Crenshaw, '21

Latrell Crenshaw, '21
Even among students of public policy, the work of lobbying firms isn’t always recognized. But Latrell Crenshaw, '21, spent the fall 2019 semester understanding their many functions as an intern with Michigan Legislative Consultants.

Eryn Star, '21, Works for Disability Rights Through Washington Internship

Eryn Star, '21

Eryn Star, '21
"When I began embracing my autistic identity and getting involved in disability rights, I didn’t know what I wanted to contribute and where my place should be," writes the sociology and English double major and Brown Honors Program and Ford Institute member. "This summer, the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) ended up being the perfect place for me to explore those questions."

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