Dave Dempsey

Michigan Author Award goes to UMP writer

by Heather Newman August 26, 2009

The Michigan Center for the Book announced Monday that Dave Dempsey is the recipient of this year’s Michigan Author Award.

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Dave Dempsey in The Detroit News

by University of Michigan Press August 7, 2009

Dave Dempsey, a senior policy adviser for the Michigan Environmental Council and author of several University of Michigan Press titles including Great Lakes for Sale: From Whitecaps to Bottlecaps, Ruin and Recovery: Michigan’s Rise as a Conservation Leader, and William G. Milliken: Michigan’s Passionate Moderate, was in The Detroit News yesterday with Despite Federal Protection, Great Lakes Remain Troubled Waters. From www.detnews.com: If there’s one sure bipartisan thing in the environmental politics of Michigan, it’s this: The message to anyone outside the state is “hands off” the waters of the Great Lakes. No Michigan politician would dare advocate exporting Great […]

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UMP Author Dave Dempsey Petitions to Name State Forest in Honor of Gov. Milliken

by University of Michigan Press May 12, 2009

Michigan’s forest giants include the majestic white pine, which fueled Michigan’s initial boom and bust economy of the 1800s. But the biographer of Michigan’s longest-serving governor wants to honor another forest giant still standing tall — the conservation partnership of William and Helen Milliken.

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Op-Ed: What President Obama Can Learn from Gov. Milliken

by January 26, 2009

President-Elect Barack Obama has been making conciliatory gestures to those who opposed him since he won the election in November, bringing to mind the governing style of Michigan’s longest-serving chief executive: William G. Milliken. Obama will take the Presidential oath in the same month that marks the 40th anniversary of Milliken’s swearing-in. Are there lessons the new President–and we–can draw from the moderate Republican Milliken’s nearly 14-year span as governor? The answer is a qualified “yes,” despite the change in political style, tone and substance between 1969 and 2009. Milliken was able to do two things at once–something that modern […]

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