The Power of Purchasing: Using University of Michigan Procurement to Promote Social Change
December 2, 2015
By Trevor Dolan, Julius Goldberg-Lewis, Ruby Kirby, Steven O’Neill, Alec Ramsay-Smith, Dominic Russell, Michael Spaeth, Ashley White
The University of Michigan, as a public university, has an inherent responsibility to serve the interests of the community it represents. The institution purchases more than $1 billion of goods and services each year, and how the university chooses to spend that money shapes the structure and values of Ann Arbor and Southeastern Michigan as a whole.