1. COVID-19 vaccination requirement

    July 30, 2021

    To all members of the university community: Widespread vaccination is the primary and most effective tool that will bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control and it is the key to a vibrant and engaging academic year for all of us in the University of Michigan community. We’re seeing the rate of COVID-19 going up around Read more

  2. Announcement of actions and changes at July 15, 2021, Board of Regents meeting

    July 15, 2021

    (As prepared for delivery) For the next portion of our meeting, the Regents and I will be joined by several members of our community to share the actions we are taking to enact systemic changes that will transform how U-M prioritizes the principles of care, support, and education in the prevention and adjudication of sexual Read more

  3. Prioritizing care, support, education and prevention

    To All Members of the University Community: Today, members of the Board of Regents and I announced several actions that will systemically change how the University of Michigan prioritizes the principles of care, support and education in the prevention and adjudication of sexual misconduct. Our goal is simple: to transform our university and its culture Read more

  4. U-M Ann Arbor COVID-19 Update

    July 6, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: We are looking forward to everyone enjoying a vibrant in-person experience this fall on our campus. Our dorms will be alive and at near full capacity, and our dining services will offer both eat-in and carry-out services. About 93 percent of undergraduate classes will be offered in person, Read more

  5. Changes to university spending restraints and budget update

    June 18, 2021

    Dear Colleagues: The University of Michigan Board of Regents passed a budget yesterday that increases the minimum wage of permanent employees to $15 per hour, includes contractual increases for bargained-for employees, provides modest salary programs for faculty and staff, and allows us to responsibly lift the campuswide spending constraints we implemented in April 2020 in Read more

  6. Remarks on U-M Budget at June 17, 2021 Board of Regents Meeting

    June 17, 2021

    (As prepared for delivery) On our agenda this month are the annual budget presentations for the university. All of the deans, executive officers and their teams have focused on strategic investments that enhance the mission of our great university. This year’s budget proposal will serve the people of our state and the U-M community by Read more

  7. U-M Ann Arbor COVID-19 Update

    To All Members of the Campus Community: To support our return to more traditional residential campus activities, we’re changing our masking policies and adding a number of new tools for members of our community. Many are the result of your feedback and suggestions, and we appreciate your engagement in the health and safety of our Read more

  8. Supporting one another during the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    June 9, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: I first want to acknowledge the tremendous pain and suffering experienced in the University of Michigan community stemming from the violence of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The conflict is felt on a deeply personal level for many of our students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni and retirees. As Chief Diversity Read more

  9. Record: U-M to establish new Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention

    June 4, 2021

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

    May 28, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: Here are the main updates at-a-glance: COVID-19 cases related to campus remain very low. Cases in the surrounding community have decreased significantly over the past several weeks, with average daily rates now below the response metric threshold. We are continuing to evaluate the U-M face covering policy and our distancing Read more