1. A message to the University of Michigan Faculty Senate

    September 15, 2020

    Dear Colleagues: A number of you have asked questions or expressed frustration or disappointment over the decisions that went into offering in-person instruction this semester, the process that went into making those decisions, and the amount of information we’ve shared about our COVID-19 plans. Additionally, I know that many of you have asked for more Read more


  2. Statement on Graduate Employees’ Organization strike

    September 14, 2020

  3. Live conversation with President Schlissel and Provost Collins

    To All Members of the Campus Community: On Friday, Provost Susan M. Collins and I wrote to you and pledged to engage and to listen more in order to enhance trust and share information in our community. Today we write to invite you to view a live conversation the two of us will have with Professor Scott Read more


  4. Weekly U-M Ann Arbor COVID-19 Update

    September 11, 2020

    To All Members of the Campus Community: During the semester, I am providing weekly COVID-19 updates to our community. You may also view the University Record for the latest stories and the Campus Maize and Blueprint site for updates. We have modified the design of the Maize and Blueprint site based on community feedback to make it easier to Read more


  5. Engaging with our community during challenging times

    Dear Students and Colleagues: We write to you today out of a deep concern for our university community – one that feels fractured, with some expressing frustration, anger and distrust.  This comes in the context of an extremely high level of anxiety and uncertainty due to the many national crises we are grappling with – Read more


  6. U-M faculty, staff and students to receive Arts Initiative’s Exploration Pilot Grant Awards

    September 4, 2020

  7. Weekly U-M Ann Arbor COVID-19 Update

    September 3, 2020

    To All Members of the Campus Community: The fall semester is underway here at the university, and I want to reach out and thank everyone for the impressive amount of preparation that it took to get us to this point. During the semester, I’ll be providing weekly updates to our community. Additionally, the University Record’s Read more


  8. Fall 2020 Welcome Email

    August 31, 2020

    TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN COMMUNITY: Welcome to a new academic year at the University of Michigan. This year more than ever, we are called upon to care for one other. Our campuses will look and feel different as we share in the responsibility for following the public health guidelines that will Read more


  9. Message on virtual town hall remarks

    August 28, 2020

    President Schlissel sent this message Aug. 25, 2020, in response to concerns raised by the Queer Advocacy Coalition. Thank you for reaching out to me regarding remarks I made during a virtual town hall meeting. I sincerely apologize for my comments and for the hurt they have caused. My comments were intended only as a Read more


  10. Safeguarding our semester together

    August 24, 2020

    Dear Students: The beginning of the academic year is a week away, and many of you are moving to Ann Arbor or settling in to your new homes for the semester. We know that this is an exciting time for you, and we share your enthusiasm and hopes for a successful fall semester. All of Read more