News & Communications

  1. Important information regarding ongoing labor negotiations at U-M

    March 24, 2023

    Dear Members of the University of Michigan Community,  As you may already know, the university is in contract negotiations with the union representing graduate student instructors (GSIs) and graduate student staff assistants (GSSAs).  The union just concluded a strike authorization vote. We are disappointed that the Graduate Employees’ Organization (GEO) has decided to take this …

  2. Statement at March 2023 Board of Regents

    March 23, 2023

    (As prepared for delivery) I’d like to begin by congratulating Regent Ilitch for her recent appointment to the State of Michigan’s Investment Board. Governor Whitmer made an outstanding selection, and Regent Ilitch, we’re delighted to see your new service in such an essential position. I’m also delighted to offer my most sincere congratulations to my …

  3. Congratulations to Earl Lewis on Receiving the National Humanities Medal

    March 20, 2023

    It is with a full heart that I offer my most sincere congratulations to Earl Lewis on becoming the first U-M faculty member to receive the National Humanities Medal. Dr. Lewis is a distinguished scholar, an award-winning author and an educational leader, as well as a longstanding mentor and dear friend. As Vice President for …

  4. 100th Annual Honors Convocation

    March 19, 2023

    (As prepared for delivery) It is truly a pleasure and honor to be with all of you this afternoon. Our student speakers and musicians have been fantastic – thank you. I’d also like to thank our faculty and staff and leadership team – it is so much more to your credit than mine that we …

  5. Record: Francis Medal recipient says nations must learn from pandemic

    March 14, 2023

    As cases of COVID-19 across the globe begin to decline and nations begin to recover, it is crucial to learn from the mistakes made throughout the pandemic to better prepare for the future. That is what Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, urged everyone to consider as he accepted the University of …

  6. Video: Inauguration day

    March 9, 2023

    The U-M community, and guests from around the world, celebrated with Santa J. Ono for his official inauguration as the 15th president of the University of Michigan.

  7. Record: In his inauguration, President Ono calls for era of change at U-M

    March 7, 2023

    While universities typically evolve gradually over time, they may also see periods of sudden, rapid change that open new horizons and set them on a decisive trajectory. In his inauguration as the University of Michigan’s 15th president, Santa J. Ono said he plans to usher in one of those eras of change.

  8. Inauguration Address

    (As prepared for delivery) Paul, thank you. I’m so grateful to you and the Board of Regents. Thank you all for joining us, whether online or in this magnificent auditorium. Thank you again for your faith in me. It is such a privilege and honor to be inaugurated today to serve all of you as …

  9. February 2023 video message

    February 28, 2023

    President Santa J. Ono’s February 2023 message to the students, faculty and staff at the University of Michigan.

  10. Statement at February 2023 Board of Regents

    February 16, 2023

    (As prepared for delivery) I’d like to begin by offering our most profound sympathies to the loved ones of those who were wounded and lost on Monday night at Michigan State University. We’ve lowered the flags across our campuses to half-staff, and in coordination with the vigil on the Diag last night, we lit the …