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. OP-ED: I Am So Tired

    May 29, 2020

    By Robert M. Sellers Growing up the son of a minister and two civil rights activists, one of my favorite gospel songs is “I don’t feels no ways tired.” That song, like so many other songs from my African American culture, evokes an everlasting optimism about tomorrow that is built on “the faith that our Read more


  4. 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


  5. Student Advisory Board Message from Robert Sellers

    April 27, 2020

    


  6. 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


  7. 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


  8. 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.


  9. 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.


  10. 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