News & Communications

  1. Update on the Strategic Visioning and Campus Planning Process

    January 31, 2023

    Colleagues and friends across the University of Michigan community, At my Leadership Welcome speech last November, I announced that we would initiate a strategic visioning process for our Ann Arbor, Flint and Dearborn campuses, one that would sharpen our impact and determine who we are, what we want to stand for, where we want to …

  2. Record: Arts Initiative receiving $20M to boost campus, regional efforts

    January 26, 2023

    The University of Michigan will allocate $20 million over five years for its Arts Initiative to expand access with new programs and projects to engage university audiences, bring more artists to campus, and support and amplify the arts across the state and region.

  3. Arts Initiative Announcement

    (As prepared for delivery) Thanks for that introduction Provost McCauley, and thank you again for your fantastic partnership. I’d also like to thank: In addition, I’d like to thank all of you here today who have been so engaged in the startup phase of this initiative, and who will be essential in seeing it grow …

  4. January 2023 video message

    January 17, 2023
  5. Conversation on Climate Event with Vice President Kamala Harris

    January 12, 2023

    Statement delivered by Provost Laurie McCauley for Santa J. Ono President Ono truly wanted to be here with us today. However, he recently tested positive for COVID. So following U-M protocol, he is isolating. President Ono is in good spirits, resting, and eager to return. These remarks are intended to express his thoughts, but reflect …

  6. 2022 Winter Commencement

    December 18, 2022

    (As prepared for delivery) Good afternoon! Congratulations, graduates! You’ve made it! And not only you, but your families and supporters have too. They’ve come right alongside. They celebrated with you when you were accepted here at Michigan… and on the day you did better than you imagined on an exam or paper. They were also …

  7. December 2022 video message

    December 12, 2022

    Well-Being Collective

  8. Statement at December 2022 Board of Regents

    December 8, 2022

    (As prepared for delivery) It’s a pleasure to be with all of you for our second board meeting together. I’m so honored to be serving as President of the University of Michigan, and I’d like to thank all of you again for your confidence in me.  I’d also like to note that, fulfilling a commitment …

  9. Statement on the Iranian Situation

    November 30, 2022

    As a University committed to human dignity, freedom of speech and freedom of intellectual inquiry, we are proud to join in support and solidarity with the Iranians fighting for their fundamental rights. Public demonstrations have cascaded across Iran’s streets and universities since the death of 22-year old Mahsa Amini after she was detained by the …

  10. Statement on Stadium Tunnel Incident

    November 23, 2022

    At the University of Michigan we appreciate the thoughtful, deliberate approach from the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office to this unfortunate incident. We also want to express our concern for all the players involved, especially those who were injured. The University of Michigan will continue to cooperate fully with any additional reviews of this matter.