1. Campus COVID-19 Update: Briefing video, travel recommendations

    October 8, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: We have seen a leveling off of COVID-19 cases among students, and overall activity in the surrounding community has been increasing slightly. We’re still not seeing clusters beyond the one off-campus cluster we reported a few weeks ago, and this is something we continually monitor. COVID-19 positivity rates Read more


  2. 2021 Leadership Address

    October 7, 2021

    (As prepared for delivery) Good morning, colleagues, students and friends, here in the Ross School of Business and watching on the live stream. It’s a pleasure to welcome you to this year’s leadership address – my seventh since beginning as president. Can you believe it’s been seven-plus years? This is the eighth year of my Read more


  3. An announcement about the future from President Mark S. Schlissel

    October 5, 2021

    To All Members of the University of Michigan Community: This is the eighth year of my presidency and an important time to strategically consider the future for our university. We are emerging from an historic global pandemic and adjusting to new and still evolving ways of working, learning and living, both as individuals and as Read more


  4. Threat from web posting has been mitigated

    October 3, 2021

    UPDATE (7 p.m. Sunday): DPSS has shared further information from the FBI, along with additional context. “DPSS is confident that any threat from the post has been addressed and mitigated. In collaboration with our partners, we have conducted an assessment of the individual who made the post,” said DPSS Executive Director Eddie L. Washington, Jr. Read more


  5. Campus COVID-19 Update: Fewer cases, surplus testing capacity

    October 1, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: The weekly number of COVID-19 cases among students, faculty and staff is decreasing, continuing the trend since nearly the beginning of the semester. This same pattern is being seen at a number of peer institutions that, like ours, have been able to achieve a very high level of Read more


  6. A message to the University of Michigan Faculty Senate

    September 30, 2021

    Dear Colleagues: I am writing today to discuss the five motions being considered at Monday’s Faculty Senate meeting. I would like to provide additional context and information that you may want to consider before the two days of voting. Provost Susan M. Collins and I will also be speaking at the meeting. Both of us Read more


  7. Campus COVID-19 Update: Observations one month in

    September 24, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: I want to share a few observations and facts from the first month since we resumed activities as a residential campus. Our campus is fully populated, we’re teaching and learning in person, and we’re enjoying a more traditional Michigan experience. Public health measures are working at the University Read more


  8. Campus COVID-19 Update: Vaccination data details & other updates

    September 17, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: This week, a few important indicators have stabilized as we’ve moved past the beginning of our semester. As reported on our COVID-19 data dashboard, case numbers and our quarantine housing usage have flattened. At the same time, we are an increasingly vaccinated community. Currently, 95% of students, 94% of Read more


  9. Two decades after Sept. 11, our commitment continues in a changed world

    September 11, 2021

    It was early in the morning when I learned about what had happened in New York City, just a few miles from Brooklyn, where I had grown up. I was living in Northern California and working at the University of California–Berkeley at the time. I was driving to campus early that morning and listening to Read more


  10. U-M leaders’ Campus COVID-19 Briefing video available

    September 10, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: This morning’s Campus COVID-19 Briefing focused primarily on the current conditions on our campus, discussed them in the context of evolving public health understanding and guidance, and shared how some of our foremost experts are thinking about campus life now and going forward. We also addressed questions and Read more