1. UMich protest over racist incidents ends with fight near Michigan Union

    September 22, 2017

    ANN ARBOR, MI – A protest over recent racist acts of vandalism on the University of Michigan campus ended in a fight outside the Michigan Union on Wednesday, Sept. 20. Following a 7:30 p.m. protest on the steps of the Union, approximately 150 students marched up the stairs into the Union’s Rogel Ballroom, where they met with UM administrators, Read more


  2. Statement on the Racist Incidents on Campus, West Quad

    September 17, 2017

    To the African American Community at the University of Michigan, As many of you know, incidents of hate occurred on our campus over the weekend, including a racist statement directed toward our black community at the West Quad residential hall. The University of Michigan Department of Public Safety and Security (DPSS) has met with the Read more


  3. SuccessConnects links underclassmen to campus resources

    September 11, 2017

    SuccessConnects — a University of Michigan program aimed at connecting students to helpful campus resources — hosted an orientation for first- and second-year students at Rackham Auditorium on Sunday afternoon. The program featured a series of speakers, workshops and engaging activities for new students to begin building peer relationships and get a glimpse of what SuccessConnects has planned for Read more


  4. Statement to the U-M Latinx Community

    September 2, 2017

    To the Latinx Community at the University of Michigan, As many of you know, an incident occurred near our campus yesterday where a racist statement, directed toward Latinos, was written on the Rock. First and foremost, I’m sorry for the pain and anger that has occurred by this expression of hate. These actions do not Read more


  5. Nominations sought for 9th annual Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award for staff

    August 23, 2017

    Do you know a member of the staff, or an entire work team that stands out by demonstrating extraordinary commitment and dedication to diversity at the University of Michigan? Share your story by making a nomination for the Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award.


  6. Statement on the Charlottesville Incident

    August 14, 2017

    In the wake of racially charged violence and terror over the weekend, I would like to extend my deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers to the Charlottesville community. Activist Heather Heyer, as well as Virginia Police Officers Lieutenant H. Jay Cullen and Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates, all lost their lives. Additionally, several others were injured due to Read more


  7. Seven receive 2017 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award

    April 24, 2017

    Seven faculty members whose service contributes to the development of a culturally and ethnically diverse U-M community have received the 2017 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award from the Office of the Provost. “The University of Michigan is incredibly fortunate to have such an outstanding group of recipients this year. Their commitment and contributions make Read more


  8. DE&I Chats – Episode 02: Graduate Students and the DEI Strategic Planning Process

    April 11, 2017

    In this episode of DE&I chats, Robert Sellers discusses the significance of graduate students at U-M and their role in the diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic planning process.


  9. Op-Ed: DEI work is critical at the University

    April 10, 2017

    The work required to make the University of Michigan campus a more diverse, more equitable and more inclusive community of scholars requires a long-term commitment. That’s why, when we developed and launched our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategic plan last fall, it was a five-year plan. And, like with any plan of this magnitude and Read more


  10. Celebrating Diversity With Rob Sellers, U-M’s Chief Diversity Officer

    March 29, 2017

    Headlines is culminating Black History Month with a Q&A featuring U-M Chief Diversity Officer Rob Sellers, Ph.D. Sellers provides some perspective about ongoing initiatives, as outlined in the university’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategic plan, and the future of DE&I at Michigan Medicine. Read on for more.