1. Tabbye Chavous named next vice provost, chief diversity officer

    May 20, 2022
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    This article originally appeared the the Friday, May 20, 2022 edition of The University Record The University of Michigan has named Tabbye M. Chavous as the university’s vice provost for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, following a national search, campus community engagement efforts and public presentations from the final candidates. Chavous, a recognized Read more


  2. Voices of Victors Season 2, #2: Authentic Allyship

    April 14, 2022
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    What is authentic allyship? We discuss topics such as performative allyship and the white-savior complex with Professor Angela Dillard, ’92, PHD’95, and Dr. Deborah Willis, ’93, PHD’07.


  3. SELLERS/HARMON: Statement on the War in Ukraine

    March 28, 2022
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    To the University Community, Each day, the Russian invasion of Ukraine brings reports of loss, destruction, and hardship. The impact of this is felt in every corner of our world, including in our own community. As the conflict abroad continues to escalate, so do the tensions and safety concerns from members of our U-M community. Read more


  4. Wolverine Pathways Celebrates its First College Graduates

    March 17, 2022
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    The promise of a full, four-year tuition scholarship to the University of Michigan is certainly an enticing offer. When the college preparatory program Wolverine Pathways (WP) launched for high school students in the Southfield and Ypsilanti public school districts in 2016, students jumped at the opportunity to participate in the rigorous program, which included Saturday Read more


  5. SELLERS: We Stand in Solidarity with HBCUs

    February 4, 2022
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      The University of Michigan, a fellow institution dedicated to the educational uplift of humanity, condemns the recent and continued bomb threats that have been levied against several Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). We condemn these acts and stand in solidarity with our valued peers and partners. As a proud graduate of Howard University, Read more


  6. SELLERS: GEAR UP Program Supports Student Success in Postsecondary Education

    December 1, 2021
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    As we quickly approach the end of the academic semester and calendar year, I would like to take a moment to update our community about the GEAR UP program—Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs. Operated by the Center for Educational Outreach (CEO), this multi-year, federally-funded, national grant program is designed to support and Read more


  7. Message from President Mark Schlissel and Vice Provost Robert Sellers

    November 24, 2021
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    To All Members of the Campus Community: As we take a break from the daily rhythm of classes and work to gather with loved ones this week, some of you also may be struggling with emotions surrounding the recent trials for those found responsible for the death of Ahmaud Arbery, and for Kyle Rittenhouse who Read more


  8. First-Generation Student Week to Celebrate Accomplishments, Challenges

    November 1, 2021
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    The University of Michigan will host the fourth annual First-Gen Student Week, November 1 – 4. First-Gen Week celebrates both the accomplishments and challenges that are unique to first-generation college students. A community of over 4,000 students, First-Gen Week events offers an opportunity for community building while raising awareness of this student population on campus. Read more


  9. DEI climate survey for Ann Arbor campus scheduled to launch Oct. 28

    October 29, 2021
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    The University of Michigan is partnering with SoundRocket — an independent, third-party, research and survey methodology company — to administer a diversity, equity and inclusion climate survey to the Ann Arbor campus community.


  10. Committee seeks input in search for next chief diversity officer

    October 8, 2021
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