1. Statement on Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping

    September 26, 2020

    The University of Michigan is committed to creating a culture that reinforces the values of diversity, equity and inclusion so that all members of our community feel valued and can thrive. To reach that goal we must be willing to acknowledge and commit to dismantle those structures that contribute to racial inequality. The executive order Read more

  2. Weekly U-M Ann Arbor COVID-19 Update

    September 25, 2020

    To All Members of the Campus Community: Now that we are a month into the semester, University of Michigan Chief Health Officer (and Michigan parent) Preeti Malani reports that cases have been increasing the last two weeks and shares updates on our campus and how we can prevent the spread of COVID-19. Her video is Read more

  3. Weekly U-M Ann Arbor COVID-19 Update

    September 18, 2020

    To All Members of the Campus Community: Faculty, students and staff continue to share their concerns about the need for greater testing resources, more detailed and timely information about cases in our university community and other ways to help them stay safe. We’re working hard to put these ideas into action. This week’s update contains Read more

  4. Statement on Big Ten decision to resume football season

    September 16, 2020

    I want to share my support for the Big Ten decision to begin football competition next month. I join Athletic Director Warde Manuel and everyone at Michigan Athletics in offering appreciation for all the athletes and coaches, the fans and the families who have been preparing for the possibility of playing in the Big House Read more

  5. A message to the University of Michigan Faculty Senate

    September 15, 2020

    Dear Colleagues: A number of you have asked questions or expressed frustration or disappointment over the decisions that went into offering in-person instruction this semester, the process that went into making those decisions, and the amount of information we’ve shared about our COVID-19 plans. Additionally, I know that many of you have asked for more Read more

  6. Statement on Graduate Employees’ Organization strike

    September 14, 2020

  7. Live conversation with President Schlissel and Provost Collins

    To All Members of the Campus Community: On Friday, Provost Susan M. Collins and I wrote to you and pledged to engage and to listen more in order to enhance trust and share information in our community. Today we write to invite you to view a live conversation the two of us will have with Professor Scott Read more

  8. Weekly U-M Ann Arbor COVID-19 Update

    September 11, 2020

    To All Members of the Campus Community: During the semester, I am providing weekly COVID-19 updates to our community. You may also view the University Record for the latest stories and the Campus Maize and Blueprint site for updates. We have modified the design of the Maize and Blueprint site based on community feedback to make it easier to Read more

  9. Engaging with our community during challenging times

    Dear Students and Colleagues: We write to you today out of a deep concern for our university community – one that feels fractured, with some expressing frustration, anger and distrust.  This comes in the context of an extremely high level of anxiety and uncertainty due to the many national crises we are grappling with – Read more

  10. U-M faculty, staff and students to receive Arts Initiative’s Exploration Pilot Grant Awards

    September 4, 2020