1. 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.


  2. 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.


  3. Second Annual First-Generation Student Week

    October 28, 2019

    The University of Michigan will host it’s second annual First-Gen Student week, October 28 – November 1. The week-long series of events are in support of first-generation college student success.


  4. University of Michigan Receives First Forward Designation for Commitment to First-Generation Student Success

    June 14, 2019

    The Center for First-generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and The Suder Foundation, recently announced the University of Michigan as part of their inaugural cohort of First Forward Institutions. The First Forward designation recognizes institutions of higher education who have demonstrated a commitment to improving experiences and Read more


  5. University of Michigan to Host 33rd Annual MLK Symposium

    January 7, 2019

    The University of Michigan will host the 33rd annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium on Monday, January 21, 2019 beginning at 10 a.m. at Hill Auditorium. This year’s theme, “Unravel,” will feature keynote speakers Tim Wise, author and educator, and Julia Putnam, principal of the James and Grace Lee Boggs School. Wise is Read more


  6. Michael Turner, Hector Galvan Honored as Distinguished Diversity Leaders

    December 12, 2018

    Recipients of the 10th annual Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award for University of Michigan staff were celebrated Monday at an afternoon ceremony at the Michigan League.


  7. University Launches New Website for Undocumented and DACA Students

    April 26, 2018

    In the continuing effort to cultivating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment on campus, the University of Michigan has launched a new website, undocumented.umich.edu, to serve as a supportive resource for undocumented and DACA students. “We hope that the website reinforces the university’s commitment to welcoming students of all ethnicities and nationalities, and help them Read more


  8. 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


  9. MLK Symposium Keynote Lecture at the University of Michigan

    January 19, 2017

    Golden Globe-nominated actress Issa Rae and “Democracy Now!” host Amy Goodman deliver the 31st Annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium keynote memorial lecture.


  10. IN THE NEWS: SuccessConnects aims to assist underrepresented new students

    September 8, 2016

    The SuccessConnects program held its orientation for its over 150 student scholars Wednesday in the Student Activites Building. SuccessConnects is a program guided by the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives that works with underrepresented freshman students to help them sort their way through the pool of resources available to them, as well as the academic Read more