On the Agenda

Thoughts from President Schlissel

  1. Ending Sexual Misconduct on Campus

    March 31, 2015

    I am committed to providing the safest possible environment for students at the University of Michigan, and addressing and preventing sexual misconduct is a vital part of this commitment, and of our work together. I have spent a great deal of time engaging with the campus community on this issue. Students have spoken openly and Read more


  2. Times Higher Education: Trust exercises

    March 11, 2015

    I am pleased to share a piece I wrote for the Times Higher Education’s latest world rankings. It talks about the University of Michigan’s approach to global engagement, which results in long-term positive impact through collaboration and a focus on mutual benefits for our faculty and students, as well as the people and communities we Read more


  3. Sloan Fellows

    February 25, 2015

    I am very pleased to congratulate the six outstanding early career University of Michigan faculty members who earned Sloan Research Fellowships this year. The Sloan Fellowship program is targeted to early career tenure track faculty in the natural and physical sciences, computer science, economics, and mathematics. Its fellows are considered “rising stars, the next generation Read more


  4. Thank you

    February 2, 2015

    I want to thank all of the University of Michigan employees who kept our critical functions up and running, particularly those who worked to ready our campus for the return to full operations Monday at 6 p.m. This was my first major Michigan snowstorm, and my reaction to your response over the last two days Read more


  5. Planet Blue Ambassadors

    January 29, 2015

    At the University of Michigan, we have the knowledge and power to leave future generations with a planet that has the same potential to support life and human activity as the one we all inherited. At Michigan, we can address the issue of sustainability from a very broad base of research perspectives, as well as Read more


  6. Office Hours for Students

    January 16, 2015

    I very much enjoyed speaking with students during my first semester on campus. The Fireside Chats, tours of student facilities, campus social events, and individual and group meetings gave me opportunities to hear the remarkable stories of students from Michigan and all over the world and helped me begin to appreciate the student experience at Read more


  7. End of Fall Semester 2014 letter

    December 17, 2014

    Dear Members of the University of Michigan Community, My first semester as president has been busy, enlightening and invigorating. It has been a true pleasure getting to know the faculty, staff, students, alumni, parents and supporters of this outstanding university. I have spent much of my time listening so that I could get a detailed Read more