1. Campus COVID-19 Update: Vaccination data details & other updates

    September 17, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: This week, a few important indicators have stabilized as we’ve moved past the beginning of our semester. As reported on our COVID-19 data dashboard, case numbers and our quarantine housing usage have flattened. At the same time, we are an increasingly vaccinated community. Currently, 95% of students, 94% of Read more


  2. Two decades after Sept. 11, our commitment continues in a changed world

    September 11, 2021

    It was early in the morning when I learned about what had happened in New York City, just a few miles from Brooklyn, where I had grown up. I was living in Northern California and working at the University of California–Berkeley at the time. I was driving to campus early that morning and listening to Read more


  3. U-M leaders’ Campus COVID-19 Briefing video available

    September 10, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: This morning’s Campus COVID-19 Briefing focused primarily on the current conditions on our campus, discussed them in the context of evolving public health understanding and guidance, and shared how some of our foremost experts are thinking about campus life now and going forward. We also addressed questions and Read more


  4. Global Climate Change and the University of Michigan’s Path Forward

    September 9, 2021

    Last month, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its most daunting report to date, detailing how precarious the situation is for humanity as it grapples with the climate crisis. Among the report’s conclusions: that human-induced climate change is contributing to extreme events all around the world, that global warming of at Read more


  5. U-M Ann Arbor COVID-19 Update

    September 3, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: It’s been wonderful to see students back on campus, classes back in person, residence halls full, and teaching, learning and research at levels we haven’t experienced in 18 months. The residential education experience we’ve long taken pride in has returned. I again commend the thousands of faculty, staff Read more


  6. Record: U-M updates metrics used to monitor spread of COVID-19

    August 31, 2021

  7. Fall 2021 Welcome Email

    August 29, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: Welcome to a new academic year at the University of Michigan! Learning and research have always been the most fundamental components of a U-M education, and as I welcome you to the fall semester in Ann Arbor, I also welcome the return of a more traditional residential experience. As Read more


  8. Video and additional Q&A: Aug. 27, 2021, Campus COVID-19 Briefing

    August 27, 2021

  9. U-M leaders’ Campus COVID-19 Briefing video available

    To All Members of the Campus Community: I know there are a lot of questions about our approach to promoting health and safety in our community. We held a Campus COVID-19 Briefing this morning to share information and address concerns before our semester begins next week. A video of the briefing is now available on Read more


  10. Fall term COVID-19 health and safety update

    August 25, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: The University of Michigan’s fall term begins next week, and I want to update you on the work we’re doing to prepare for a vibrant residential educational experience for our students, their instructors and the staff who support these efforts. Thousands of you deserve the credit for these Read more