1. 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


  2. 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.


  3. College Ready: Wolverine Pathways Paved Way to Higher Ed for Kids Unsure How to Get There

    September 10, 2019

    The middle and high school students who are part of the University of Michigan’s Wolverine Pathways program have the smarts to get to college. They have the desire. They see themselves as college students. But seeing the path to get there and stay there isn’t always clear. Wolverine Pathways formed just over three years ago Read more


  4. Carla O’Connor Named Director of Wolverine Pathways

    May 23, 2018

    By Mike Morland Robert Sellers, vice provost for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, has announced the appointment of Carla O’Connor as director of Wolverine Pathways. She will replace the program’s founding director, Robert Jagers, on June 1. “Carla has been an exceptional leader throughout her career,” Sellers says. “I’m confident that she will Read more