1. Our National Election May Be Over, But There is Still Much Work To Be Done

    November 4, 2020
    Pen-Paper-Desk

    To the University Community, The 2020 election has been a significant moment in American history and one that will continue to provoke strong emotions and reactions from across the political spectrum. The run-up to the election sometimes led to painful and inappropriate dialogue from political candidates that have resulted in a general sense of uncertainty Read more


  2. DEI Summit speakers focus on role of art in social justice

    October 27, 2020

    The presenters at U-M’s 2020 DEI Summit highlighted the intersection of art and social justice as they encouraged people to use their voices and talents as mechanisms for change. “Art is not entertainment,” actor Wendell Pierce, a University Musical Society Digital Residency Artist, said during the Oct. 26 event. “It’s a place where we reflect Read more


  3. DEI Summit & Year 4 Report Information

    October 25, 2020

    Engage in this year’s DEI Summit on Monday, October 26 from 10-11:30am and learn about our progress over the past year in the Year 4 Report. ENGAGE: DEI Summit website WATCH: Summit site | Gateway | YouTube LEARN: DEI Year 4 Report (available beginning Mon. Oct. 26 at 10am EST)


  4. George Floyd Memorial Scholarship Fund

    October 21, 2020

    ABOUT THE FUND: Gifts to this fund will support student scholarships to those who have demonstrated commitment to bettering their community through social justice. Through the grassroots campaign and more long term the scholarship fund, we hope to bring the Michigan community together in advancing racial justice in education. Preference will be given to those Read more


  5. Slouching Toward Equity: The lonely task of the chief diversity officer

    September 15, 2020
    building

    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


  6. U-M president on black enrollment: ‘We’ve got a lot more work to do’

    June 5, 2020
    President's Initit. Funds, Allison Correll

    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


  7. OP-ED: I Am So Tired

    May 29, 2020
    coffee-writing

    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


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

    May 4, 2020
    Pen-Paper-Desk

    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


  9. Student Advisory Board Message from Robert Sellers

    April 27, 2020

    


  10. U-M taking new steps to fight coronavirus

    March 14, 2020
    Michigan Photography, Roger Hart

    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