Messages to the Community

  1. President Schlissel, 47 other university presidents ask President Trump to “rectify or rescind” order on immigration

    February 2, 2017

    Download PDF of letter with signers February 2, 2017 President Donald J. Trump The White House United States of America Dear President Trump: We write as presidents of leading American colleges and universities to urge you to rectify or rescind the recent executive order closing our country’s borders to immigrants and others from seven majority-Muslim …

  2. Welcome to the University of Michigan’s Bicentennial

    January 5, 2017

    HELP US CELEBRATE 200 YEARS OF THE LEADERS & BEST The new year brings a monumental moment in the life of our university — our Bicentennial celebration. I am excited to introduce you to what we have planned to commemorate our 200 years of achievement. Over the course of 2017, we will be celebrating U-M’s …

  3. Statement in Support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program and our Undocumented Immigrant Students

    November 21, 2016

      Update (Sept. 3, 2017): President Schlissel urges the White House to preserve the DACA program for our students and our nation.   President Schlissel and more than 600 college and university presidents signed a statement calling for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to be “upheld, continued, and expanded.” The statement below statement …

  4. A message from U-M administrators and faculty and student leaders

    November 13, 2016

    To All Members of the University Community: In the days since last Tuesday’s election, people in our community have experienced hateful attacks, both on an individual level and as members of groups.  As leaders of our campus, we want to speak out against these behaviors and express our hopes for moving forward. We saw a …

  5. 2016 Election Message

    November 9, 2016

    To All Members of the University Community: As I’m sure many of you did, I watched the election coverage late into the night, and had the opportunity to visit with students and staff at a results-watching event sponsored by the Ginsberg Center at the Michigan Union. It will take quite some time to completely absorb …

  6. Kelli Trosvig appointed as VP for information technology and CIO

    October 20, 2016

    Dear Colleagues: I am pleased to announce the appointment of Kelli Trosvig as the University of Michigan’s first vice president for information technology and chief information officer. The Board of Regents approved the appointment at today’s meeting. Ms. Trosvig will oversee information technology strategy, systems and services for our entire university. The Board created this …

  7. Conversations and support for our community

    September 28, 2016

    To All Members of the Campus Community: Earlier this week, our community discovered hateful fliers in a variety of places on our campus. We do not know who posted them, but these racist, discriminatory and offensive fliers were hurtful to our community. On a more personal level, I am both angered and frustrated by this …

  8. An inalienable forum for discovery, debate and discussion

    September 7, 2016

    The beginning of a new semester here at the University of Michigan provides a wonderful opportunity to appreciate the amazing educational environment we share, surrounded by outstanding faculty members, expert staff and extraordinarily talented students. Thanks to you, every moment at U-M provides a precious opportunity to learn. Learning takes place in our classrooms, labs, …

  9. Fall 2016 welcome email

    September 2, 2016

    To All Members of the Campus Community, It is an honor to welcome you to a new academic year at the University of Michigan, with a light-hearted look at our amazing campus and its students, faculty and staff. Our community is a vibrant and dynamic place. U-M researchers launch a new company every 20 days, our health …

  10. William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center

    May 1, 2016

    A Message from President Mark Schlissel: I want to reach out regarding questions that have arisen recently about the new William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center and be clear on an important point: While its location will be different, the name, legacy and mission of the William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center will remain unchanged. The Trotter …