1. Slouching Toward Equity: The lonely task of the chief diversity officer

    September 15, 2020
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    We will remember this summer. To remember it will hurt, because what we have gone through, what we are still going through, involves a lot of pain. It is that very pain that has pushed the summer of 2020 deep into the soft tissue of our collective memory, that has made it stick to the Read more


  2. U-M president on black enrollment: ‘We’ve got a lot more work to do’

    June 5, 2020

    The University of Michigan acknowledged its campuses are not immune to systemic racism, and president Mark Schlissel said one solution is recruiting more prospective black students. Schlissel made the remarks in a one-hour virtual town hall broadcast Friday on YouTube. “We need to be smarter about ways to grow the black student population,” he said. “We need Read more


  3. Political activist Angela Davis to keynote University of Michigan’s 34th annual MLK Symposium

    January 17, 2020

    The University of Michigan will be holding its 34th annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium at Hill Auditorium on Jan. 20 starting at 10 a.m. Known for her work in the fields of social, racial, economic and gender justice, political activist, author and educator Angela Davis will be delivering the keynote address.


  4. Michigan shares insights from a decentralized diversity accountability structure

    December 18, 2019

    University of Michigan shares insights from its decentralized diversity accountability structure, in which individual academic and administrative units have their own diversity officers.


  5. Author and activist Angela Davis named keynote speaker of 2020 MLK symposium

    December 17, 2019

    Angela Davis, an author, professor and political activist, will be the keynote speaker at the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium at the University of Michigan, Vice Provost Robert Sellers announced Monday afternoon.


  6. New Gift will Help U-M Provide Opportunities for Youth in Detroit

    September 25, 2019

    A new $5 million gift from Joan and Sanford Weill’s Family Foundation to the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan will help bolster education and create workforce opportunities for disadvantaged and underrepresented youth in Detroit.


  7. WORKING HARDER FOR DIVERSITY: Michigan’s Robert Sellers shares insights on faculty diversity

    May 20, 2019

    When trying to solve a problem, would you seek help from four other people who know exactly what you know, or would you invite four people who know different things and have diverse experiences to help you find the solution? It was the thought-provoking question Robert Sellers posed to a room of administrators, faculty and Read more


  8. IN THE NEWS | A More Diverse University of Michigan Benefits All

    January 15, 2019

    The Detroit News editorial (“Students pay high price for UM diversity goals,” Jan. 9) mischaracterizes our efforts to enhance the quality of the university and promote broader access to life-changing education through our investments in diversity, equity and inclusion.


  9. 5 takeaways from UMich’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts

    October 9, 2018

    Measuring progress ANN ARBOR, MI – The University of Michigan has completed year two of its five-year diversity, equity and inclusion strategic plan and is sharing its progress on key initiatives in the plan. On Monday, Oct. 8, UM kicked off a week-long DEI summit with remarks from President Mark Schlissel and Chief Diversity Officer Read more


  10. Minority Serving Institutions Disciplinary Hub Plenary to Cultivate Relationships and Develop Strategic Goals

    September 25, 2018

    Robert Sellers, the vice provost for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, opened the Minority Serving Institutions Disciplinary Hub Plenary and Reception at the Ross School of Business Tuesday afternoon. The event, attended by dozens of students and faculty, was the conclusion of a conference between the University of Michigan and minority-serving institutions intended Read more