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. A statement of support for our Asian community during the COVID-19 pandemic

    May 4, 2020

    To All Members of the University Community, In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, President Mark Schlissel announced sweeping measures on March 13 to protect the health and safety of our entire community. In the seven weeks since this announcement, we have seen our “curve” flatten, a positive impact of social distancing reported by Michigan Medicine. Read more


  3. U-M taking new steps to fight coronavirus

    March 14, 2020

    This article by Jamie Iseler originally appeared in The University Record on March 13, 2020 The University of Michigan is implementing additional measures to stem the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, including new workplace policies for faculty and staff, and the cancellation of all Spring Commencement ceremonies. In an all-campus email sent March 13, President Read more


  4. Call for Nominations for the 2020 Chang-Lin Tien Leadership in Education Award

    February 3, 2020

    The Chang-Lin Tien Leadership in Education Award recognizes Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) who have achieved significant academic accomplishments and demonstrate the potential to advance to the highest leadership levels in higher education or has shown the capacity to grow and move from a high-level position. The recipient will receive a $10,000 grant to Read more


  5. Angela Davis celebrates movement’s unsung heroes in MLK keynote

    January 21, 2020

    Activist, scholar and author Angela Davis told a University of Michigan audience Jan. 20 that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. would agree the civil rights movement was far bigger than just one person.


  6. DEI Summit 2020: Student Advisory Planning Group

    January 11, 2020

    BACKGROUND The Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Summit is held annually in October to celebrate the progress of U-M’s Five-Year DEI Strategic Plan and to encourage ongoing efforts. An estimated 1,200 students, faculty, and staff attended the Community Assembly & Discussion on October 7, 2019 at Hill Auditorium, featuring keynote speaker Van Jones, a panel Read more


  7. 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.


  8. Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award team winners (2019)

    December 6, 2019

    Recipients of the 11th annual Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award for University of Michigan staff were celebrated Wednesday at a breakfast ceremony at the Michigan League.


  9. Giving Blueday with ODEI

    December 2, 2019

    Under the leadership of Robert Sellers (Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion & Chief Diversity Officer), the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) leads and supports university-wide initiatives focused on the recruitment of a diverse faculty, staff and student body, while fostering an inclusive and equitable university community. We greatly appreciate your support this Read more


  10. 2020 MLK Symposium’s theme is ‘The (Mis) Education of US’

    October 29, 2019

    To commemorate the legacy of civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the University of Michigan’s 2020 MLK Symposium will focus on the complexities associated with diversity and highlighting the diversity within marginalized communities.