TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN COMMUNITY:
Welcome to the new academic year at the University of Michigan! I am pleased to share with you a few glimpses of our special academic and campus life in this year’s Welcome Back Video.
This fall, we are welcoming thousands of new students, about 350 new faculty members, and new deans in four of our 19 schools and colleges. U-M’s legacy of academic excellence and societal impact stretches back more than two centuries, constantly renewing itself and achieving new heights because of the talented individuals we recruit to our campus. Thank you all for choosing to be part of our spectacular community.
I invite all students to check out information from our Edward Ginsberg Center on the Big Ten Voting Challenge. U-M last year helped to launch the nonpartisan Challenge to encourage voting by college students at our universities.
The Big Ten Voting Challenge is a competition that will recognize the campus with the greatest overall turnout in the November elections and the campus with the greatest growth in turnout. It is a collaboration between our Central Student Government, the Ginsberg Center in Student Life and many others.
I wish all of you a wonderful academic year, and I hope to see you on campus! Until then, I invite you to watch our new welcome video. I hope you enjoy it, and as always, Go Blue!
Mark S. Schlissel