Ford Students Focus on Environment with Action-Group Internships

Clockwise from top left: Nora Gaffney, '20, Elle Jansen, '19, Beau Brockett, '19
Of course, we should all pick up trash, recycle paper and conserve electricity. But environmental activists know that real change lies in the hands of politicians, policymakers and the people who elect, educate and support them. Read about three Ford Institute students who share unique views of environmental policy action in Michigan, via three very different summer experiences.

Creating Opportunities for Current and Future 'Fordies'

Robinson Hall
Thanks to the support of alumni from the Gerald R. Ford Instituite for Leadership in Public Policy and Service, a new professional development fund to help current and future “Fordies” is taking shape.

At Home with the Foreign Service: Alina Holmstrom, '18, Does State Dept Internship

Alina Holmstrom, '18
My job was to cry. I was to go up to the nearest foreign service officer and start bawling uncontrollably about my dying brother in the United States who I had to see just one last time. The officer's job? To decide whether or not to approve my visa.

New AAUW Student Organization Set for Impactful Year

Albion College AAUW students in Washington, D.C., June 2017
Earlier this summer, 12 Albion College students and two staff members attended the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders at the University of Maryland, College Park. The conference, organized by the national office of the American Association of University Women, has a legacy of more than 30 years and annual attendance of about 1,000 participants from around the country and world.

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