1. Our collective efforts in response to COVID-19

    June 12, 2020

    Dear Colleagues: As we see different sectors of our state and economy resume activities and state and local restrictions relaxed, I want to remind all of us that unless specified by your supervisor, everyone who can work from home must continue to do so. This is consistent with the governor’s most recent executive order. I am Read more

  2. June 10 statement on campus movements

    June 10, 2020

    (updated June 10 at 10:35 a.m.) Advancing justice, peace and equality is one of our most crucial responsibilities as members of a public research university community. I applaud all who are working and demonstrating to create a better world, where it is clear to all of us that Black Lives Matter. The important movements and Read more

  3. Open letter in support of Chinese students, scholars and faculty

    June 5, 2020

    To all members of the U-M community, The University of Michigan welcomed its first Chinese students 128 years ago. Since that time, our Chinese students, post-doctoral scholars and faculty have enriched our institution through teaching, learning, research and impact on society. Our principles of international engagement and cross-cultural understanding have been a foundation of our Read more

  4. A new phase in our COVID-19 recovery

    June 2, 2020

    To All Members of the University Community: I am writing today to share the good news that our state has entered a new stage in our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Monday that she has rescinded the Stay Home, Stay Safe order for all parts of our state and we are Read more

  5. The appalling pestilence of racism

    To All Members of the University Community: The persistent and appalling pestilence of racism continues to take lives in our nation’s communities, and far too many of our colleagues, classmates, friends and loved ones do not and cannot feel safe. I am disgusted by the sickening actions that caused the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Read more

  6. We need to bring about change

    May 29, 2020

    I have watched and read in horror reports of the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. Many members of the University of Michigan community have reached out to me to express their heartache and anger that another unarmed African American has been killed by police, who have violated their duty to protect and serve. I Read more

  7. U-M Faculty and Staff Virtual Town Hall Video

    In an online session with faculty and staff May 28, President Mark Schlissel, Interim Provost Susan M. Collins and Simone Himbeault Taylor, interim vice president for student life, reinforced the hope that U-M students can return to campus this fall and addressed issues including finances, what the fall semester may look like, the university’s broad Read more

  8. Michigan Radio Stateside: President Schlissel discusses COVID-19

    May 28, 2020

  9. Fox2 Detroit: University of Michigan president talks fall semester, re-opening the Big House

    May 19, 2020

  10. President Schlissel on MSNBC: The Class of COVID-19

    May 16, 2020