News & Communications

  1. February 2024 video message

    February 21, 2024

    Hello colleagues and friends across the U-M community! These wintry days are a time to reflect on where we’ve been, who we are, and what we aspire to be. That’s what makes the Inclusive History Project so important to me. The IHP is charged with telling a more complex and more inclusive history of our …

  2. January 2024 video message

    February 12, 2024

    Dear colleagues and friends across the University of Michigan community, As 2024 continues to open, it’s a moment to mark an important milestone. This year, we are celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. For the past century, the school has been committed to the idea that together, we can …

  3. Statements Regarding Coach Harbaugh’s Departure for NFL

    January 24, 2024

    University of Michigan President Santa Ono We have been in talks with Jim Harbaugh for the last several weeks and have tried our best to retain him as our football coach. Jim called me today and let me know that he has made the difficult decision to leave Michigan and join the Los Angeles Chargers …

  4. U-M Principles on Diversity of Thought and Freedom of Expression

    January 16, 2024

    Dear Students and Colleagues, In a special session held today, the University of Michigan Board of Regents voted to adopt a new set of principles to reaffirm the institution’s commitment to free speech. The “University of Michigan Principles on Diversity of Thought and Freedom of Expression” are a clear reminder, both to those in our …

  5. Statement at January 2024 Board of Regents

    January 16, 2024

    (As prepared for delivery) Good afternoon. I’d like to thank all of you for coming together for this special meeting of our Board of Regents. I wish I could be there in person, but am at a meeting in D.C.  We’ve come together for the purpose of adopting the University of Michigan’s Principles on Diversity …

  6. 2024 MLK Symposium

    January 15, 2024

    (As prepared for delivery) Thanks so much for BLKBOK for your simply beautiful opening and even more inspiring life. Tabbye, I’d also like to thank you as well as for the outstanding job you are doing in leading our Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. I’d also like to express my gratitude to our distinguished …

  7. Welcome to the start of the new semester

    January 8, 2024

    Dear colleagues, friends and students and scholars across the University of Michigan community. Happy New Year, and welcome to the start of the new semester! Whether you just joined us, or are anticipating commencement this spring, we have much to look forward to together, we have much to do, to dream, to achieve. We have …

  8. 2023 Winter Commencement

    December 17, 2023

    (As prepared for delivery) Good afternoon! Congratulations graduates! You’ve made it – you’re finally through! After the endless hours of study, the presentations, the papers and the projects and the exams, your persistence, your excellence, is now crowned with success. I’m so proud of you. And not only you, but your families, your friends, your …

  9. Statement at December 2023 Board of Regents

    December 7, 2023

    (As prepared for delivery) It’s a pleasure to be with all of you this afternoon, for our final meeting of 2023.  We’ve had a fantastic year together.  To be sure we have had our challenges. But we have also had a year of sustained growth and inspired achievement.  To offer just one example, at our …

  10. U-M statement regarding CSG resolutions and ongoing campus tensions

    December 5, 2023

    Dear students, faculty, and staff, As the violence in Gaza and Israel enters its third month, many at the University of Michigan are truly hurting. Some have seen friends or family members killed. Others with ties to the region worry what the future will look like after so much suffering. Still others in our community …