1. 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


  2. 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


  3. 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


  4. 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


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

    June 4, 2021

  6. 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


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

    May 21, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: Here are the main updates at-a-glance: We’re examining all of the changes in the State of Michigan and CDC guidance on gathering sizes, distancing and face coverings. We’re also waiting for guidance from Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA), which still has workplace health and safety measures Read more


  8. U-M will achieve carbon neutrality across all greenhouse gas emissions scopes

    May 20, 2021

    To All Members of the University Community: In March, the President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality issued its final report and recommendations, after two years of thorough analysis, community engagement and expert input. The commission’s report, along with the tremendous advocacy and passion in our community, lead us to be confident in the major commitments we announce today to address Read more


  9. Statement on U-M carbon neutrality at May 2021 Board of Regents meeting

    In March, the President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality issued its final report and recommendations, after two years of thorough analysis, community engagement, and expert input. The recommendations were designed not only to help the University of Michigan achieve carbon neutrality –but also to be financially responsible, environmentally just, and scalable and transferrable to help other Read more


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

    May 14, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: Here are the main updates at-a-glance: COVID-19 vaccine supplies are plentiful, and anyone who wishes to be vaccinated can do so readily and at no cost. The vaccine is highly effective and safe. Don’t miss your shot, as we continue to strive to return to a more residential Read more