Mara Ostfeld

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Flint high school students glimpse college life with 23Express

Jan 16, 2024
Michael Williams describes himself as a “closeted nerd.” Growing up in Flint, Michigan, he felt like he had to disguise his love of learning in order to blend in with his peers. “It wasn’t ‘cool’ to like school,” he explains. “You could be smart,...

Post-Affirmative Action ruling: Understanding the implications

Jul 6, 2023, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
On October 31, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases about the consideration of race in college admissions, and on June 29, 2023, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Students for Fair Admissions, thereby striking down the Supreme Court's 1978 Regents of the University of California v. Bakke ruling. Join for this virtual event to hear from Mara Ostfeld - political scientist and Research Director of the Center for Racial Justice - and Judge Laurel Beatty Blunt -  10th District Court of Appeals Judge for the State of Ohio and Ford School Towsley Policymaker in Residence - on the legal, social, and political implications of the ruling.

The local impact of safety nets on communities of color

Apr 1, 2022, 10:00-11:30 am EDT
Dr. William Lopez, Kat Stafford, and Charles E. Williams II with moderator Dr. Mara Ostfeld will discuss the local impact of safety nets on communities of color during the COVID-19 pandemic. Opening Remarks by Provost Susan M. Collins.