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

    November 20, 2020

    To All Members of the Campus Community: I want to wish all members of our community a safe Thanksgiving recess and express my appreciation to everyone who is helping to slow the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing, avoiding social gatherings, and being diligent in wearing face coverings. These are not the circumstances any Read more


  2. State of Michigan Gatherings and Face Mask Order

    November 16, 2020

    To All Members of the Campus Community: The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued a new order that takes effect Wednesday and affects some parts of our campus. The order calls for additional safety measures around certain activities and is designed to address the rapidly increasing number of COVID-19 cases throughout the state. Read more


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

    November 13, 2020

    To All Members of the Campus Community: Highly concerning increases in the incidence of COVID-19 are happening throughout our surrounding community and state, as we are seeing across much of the nation. Increasing disease activity is placing much greater burdens on county and regional medical resources, including U-M’s hospitals. These challenges are discussed in a video Read more


  4. More testing and remote learning options for our winter semester

    November 6, 2020

    To All Members of the Campus Community: Our current semester has been like no other, with our students, faculty and staff exhibiting innovation and resilience as we taught, learned, advanced research, cared for patients and served our communities under the most challenging of circumstances. We studied in tents, wore PPE in our labs, worked from Read more


  5. Record: Winter term plans grounded in campus engagement efforts


  6. Record: Plans announced for winter semester academics, housing, increased testing


  7. Election Day has passed. Every vote must be counted.

    November 4, 2020

    To All Members of the Campus Community: Every vote must be counted. Election Day has passed, but we do not yet know the results of the presidential race and many others on the ballot. That was to be expected, given the high turnout, increased use of absentee ballots, and procedures in many states that do Read more


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

    October 30, 2020

    To All Members of the Campus Community: Over the past week, there have been increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases in our region throughout the state and in most parts of the country. This remains a concern for all of us, as the higher levels of virus activity are not limited to campus. Wherever we live Read more


  9. Our right to vote is precious

    October 28, 2020

    Assuring the right to vote for all citizens is a critical and timely issue for our nation. Four years ago, I posted to On the Agenda on the right to vote in the United States and how many American adults have not always been eligible to cast ballots as part of our democratic process. There Read more


  10. Reminder – Election Day is Nov. 3

    October 27, 2020

    The privilege and responsibility to vote is a hallmark of our engagement as citizens of a democracy. If you have not registered already, I strongly encourage you to register and participate in this process by voting on or before Election Day, Tuesday, November 3. You can register and vote up to 8 p.m. on Election Day at your city Read more