1. Empathy and Understanding

    July 8, 2016

    The grief and heartbreak I feel today is a reflection of our collective sadness and anger over this ongoing national tragedy. The victims of the shootings this week in cities around our nation are our brothers, fathers, sons and neighbors. Our friends. The men and women who bravely protect and defend us. In this time Read more


  2. Statement on U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin

    June 23, 2016

  3. Roger Cone named director of Life Sciences Institute

    June 16, 2016

  4. Requiem for Orlando

    June 14, 2016

    (as prepared for delivery) Our hearts reach out in sympathy to those who were affected by the awful acts of violence in Orlando, from the friends and family members of the victims to all of us here and around the world who feel their pain and share in their mourning. In the wake of such Read more


  5. Opening Our Hearts to Orlando

    June 13, 2016

    On behalf of the University of Michigan community, I express my deepest sympathies to everyone affected by the horrific nightclub attack in Orlando. The tragic loss of so many innocent lives is unfathomable. We have been called upon far too frequently in recent months to reach out to help one another following terrible acts of Read more


  6. WGVU Newsmakers interview with President Schlissel, GVSU President Haas

    May 24, 2016

  7. 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 Read more


  8. 2016 Spring Commencement Address

    April 30, 2016

    (As prepared for delivery) Thank you, Dean Martin for the introduction, and thank you Regents, colleagues, students, supporters, friends and family members for being here today to celebrate the Class of 2016. A Michigan degree is a truly remarkable accomplishment. Well done, graduates, and congratulations families and friends! What a terrific day to be a Read more


  9. A message from Presidents Mark S. Schlissel and Cooper Charlton

    April 8, 2016

    Dear Students: The end of our academic year is a tense time for many students in the University of Michigan family. Final exams, papers, projects and reports can be very stressful, and we wanted to reach out to all of you to share information about the resources that are available to help. Adding to the Read more


  10. A message from Presidents Mark S. Schlissel and Cooper Charlton