Wolverine Caucus

Wolverine Caucus members are University of Michigan alumni including legislators, lobbyists, staff, and advisors working in and around State of Michigan government. They meet with U-M experts on timely, relevant public policy subjects during the legislative session. Our mission is to provide diverse forums at which U-M friends can meet one another, enjoy fellowship, exchange views and learn from the world-class talents of U-M faculty and administrators.

The Caucus is informal, with no dues, no elections, no organizational chart. Please join us at a Wolverine Caucus event soon! A delicious lunch is provided, prepared with locally grown produce. Vegetarian meals are available.

To receive announcements of upcoming programs, call the U-M Lansing Service Center at amccullu@umich.edu and ask us to add your name or the names of associates.

2021 Wolverine Caucus Events

  • Electric Vehicles – Will Michigan be Left Behind? -

    Friday, December 10th, 2021

    10:30am - 12:00pm

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    The future of mobility is dynamic - new advancements are happening every day. Increasing funding and emphasis on electric vehicles will have a direct impact on the State’s economy by expanding much needed educational infrastructure to engage, reskill/upskill and educate more students at all levels, while also supporting innovation in essential areas: advancing the state-of-the-art for range and charging; transforming the capabilities for future battery packs through research on new materials, manufacturing methodologies; etc. The University of Michigan has a robust track record of collaboration and partnership that lead to high value outcomes. A strategic investment is critical for positioning the State of Michigan as the leader in EV related research and workforce development, and ensuring the State’s competitiveness and leadership position in the future of mobility for the near- and long-term.

  • Wolverine Caucus: The Great Lakes Water Levels and Where We Go From Here -

    Friday, April 30th, 2021

    10:00am - 11:30am

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    Overview of the short-term and long-term changes in the Great Lakes water level variability, including pathways through which climate change impacts the major components of the Great Lakes water balance. Outlining a long-term conservation-based public policy argument for certain and specified uses of Great Lakes water during periods of high water levels in the Great Lakes.

  • Wolverine Caucus: Moms and their Kids – Identifying disparities in care and Supporting Better outcomes -

    Wednesday, March 24, 2021

    9:30am - 11:00am

    Discussion on the critical periods from pregnancy through early childhood is an especially sensitive time for mitigating the multi-generational effects of inequity, trauma, and adversity and promoting mental health. A collaboration across the University of Michigan and the State of Michigan communities to outline a portfolio of research, treatment, training, and advocacy initiatives.

  • Wolverine Caucus: Loneliness Among Older Adults -

    Friday, February 26, 2021

    10:00am - 11:30am

    The National Poll on Aging taps into the perspectives of adults age 50-80 from throughout the United States and communicates the public’s voice on a variety of topics, including loneliness, that affect the health and well-being of older Americans and their families. The COVID-19 Coping Study reviews the estimated prevalence of loneliness among US older adults during the early phase of the pandemic, and identifies key sociodemographic characteristics, employment factors, living circumstances, and health-related factors that are associated with loneliness.

Archived Wolverine Caucus events here.