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Internet Access and Connectivity across the Urban-Rural Spectrum

May 1, 2021
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Julie Rubin
Broadband internet is a faster and more efficient way to access online services and information than traditional dial-up or satellite services. While broadband is becoming increasingly ubiquitous across the United States, there remains a “digital...
Student Working Papers

Vote Share Analysis Findings

April 30, 2021
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Chris Campbell
Each spring, the Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS) asks officials from Michigan’s cities, townships, counties and villages about a range of topics concerning their jurisdictions’ administrative, fiscal, and social health, as well as other...
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Zoning Codes and the Adoption of LEED in Michigan Cities

May 1, 2020
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Michael Ngan
Because of an absence of federal policies in the US mandating green building certification, this paper aims to explore if local policy efforts can, as an alternative, effectively drive sustainable design and increase the number of green buildings....
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Housing Affordability in Michigan: Public and Private Sector Tradeoffs

March 1, 2019
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Jacob Murray
Housing is becoming increasingly unaffordable. The for-profit housing market is failing working class and low-income families. As a lingering effect of the 2007 foreclosure crises, over 36% of households now rent their home. 1 Rent continues to...
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Improving Michigan School Discipline Practices

March 1, 2019
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KeAndra Hollis
Over the recent years, many studies have attempted to shed light on the negative impacts and gaps of exclusionary discipline practices within Michigan schools. Research shows that students who face suspension and expulsion are as much as 10 times...
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Is Affordable Housing Attainable?

March 1, 2019
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Miranda J. Pearson
Growing up people often spend time dreaming of their perfect home, in hopes that one day if they work hard enough and put enough money aside, that their dream will become a reality. A perfect home where one can raise their children and grow old in,...