1. Future U Podcast – Visiting Michigan: Balancing Local Impact with Global Reach

    November 28, 2023

    Jeff Selingo and Michael Horn take their conversation on the road with another stop on the Future U. Campus Tour, this time visiting the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. They sat down with president Santa Ono to discuss the future of higher education and Michigan’s role in the local and global communities. Following that …

  2. Chronicle of Higher Education: Colleges Should Share Lessons Learned on Increasing Diversity Without Affirmative Action

    July 14, 2023

    To the Editor: “New occasions teach new duties,” wrote poet James Russell Lowell in This Present Crisis. It’s a sentiment shared by many of us in academic leadership following the Supreme Court’s recent ruling against affirmative action. At the University of Michigan, we faced a similar crisis in 2006, when the state of Michigan passed …

  3. Stevenson, Cortina Celebrated at Public Engagement Awards Ceremony

    April 4, 2023

    University of Michigan faculty members Betsey Stevenson and Lilia Cortina were awarded the 2022 presidential awards for public engagement at a ceremony on April 3, 2023. The awards recognize the recipients’ demonstrated commitment to public service, contributions to significantly impact society through national and state leadership, and efforts to address the challenges communities face every …

  4. Record: Francis Medal recipient says nations must learn from pandemic

    March 14, 2023

    As cases of COVID-19 across the globe begin to decline and nations begin to recover, it is crucial to learn from the mistakes made throughout the pandemic to better prepare for the future. That is what Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, urged everyone to consider as he accepted the University of …

  5. Video: Inauguration day

    March 9, 2023

    The U-M community, and guests from around the world, celebrated with Santa J. Ono for his official inauguration as the 15th president of the University of Michigan.

  6. Record: In his inauguration, President Ono calls for era of change at U-M

    March 7, 2023

    While universities typically evolve gradually over time, they may also see periods of sudden, rapid change that open new horizons and set them on a decisive trajectory. In his inauguration as the University of Michigan’s 15th president, Santa J. Ono said he plans to usher in one of those eras of change.

  7. Record: Arts Initiative receiving $20M to boost campus, regional efforts

    January 26, 2023

    The University of Michigan will allocate $20 million over five years for its Arts Initiative to expand access with new programs and projects to engage university audiences, bring more artists to campus, and support and amplify the arts across the state and region.

  8. January 2023 video message

    January 17, 2023

    President Santa J. Ono’s January 2023 message to the students, faculty and staff at the University of Michigan.

  9. Record: President to create central office for campus compliance

    October 21, 2022

    As one of his first acts in office, President Santa J. Ono announced the University of Michigan will create an independent central ethics, integrity and compliance office for the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses, including Michigan Medicine.

  10. Regents appoint Santa J. Ono as University of Michigan’s next president

    July 13, 2022

    Santa J. Ono, Ph.D., is president-elect of the University of Michigan. He will begin a five-year term as the university’s 15th president on Oct. 14, 2022. Ono, 59, currently is the 15th president and vice chancellor of the University of British Columbia, where he has served since 2016. He is an experienced vision researcher whose pioneering work …