1. Office Hours for Students

    January 16, 2015

    I very much enjoyed speaking with students during my first semester on campus. The Fireside Chats, tours of student facilities, campus social events, and individual and group meetings gave me opportunities to hear the remarkable stories of students from Michigan and all over the world and helped me begin to appreciate the student experience at Read more

  2. Statement on the Douglas column

    December 19, 2014

    In response to recent media accounts referencing a column authored by Professor Susan Douglas, University of Michigan President Mark S. Schlissel has shared the following statement: The article written by Professor Douglas reflects her own opinion and not that of the University of Michigan. Professor Douglas has publicly apologized for offending many in our community Read more

  3. End of Fall Semester 2014 letter

    December 17, 2014

    Dear Members of the University of Michigan Community, My first semester as president has been busy, enlightening and invigorating. It has been a true pleasure getting to know the faculty, staff, students, alumni, parents and supporters of this outstanding university. I have spent much of my time listening so that I could get a detailed Read more

  4. End of Fall Semester 2014 Letter

  5. Provost Martha E. Pollack recommended for extended appointment

    December 15, 2014

    Dear Colleagues: I am pleased to announce that I am recommending an extension of the appointment of Martha E. Pollack, Ph.D., as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, pending approval by the Board of Regents later this week. The appointment extension would be effective July 1, 2015, and continue through June 30, 2018. Read more

  6. Provost Martha E. Pollack’s appointment extended

  7. Remarks at 1,000 Pitches Welcome Ceremony

    December 1, 2014

    Note: As prepared for delivery First of all, I congratulate all of the student entrepreneurs who submitted pitches this year. Making a difference always begins with an individual or group of individuals having an idea, and I applaud your initiative. You are showing that innovation and creativity are not just alive and well, but thriving Read more

  8. Dr. Marschall Runge appointed as executive vice president for medical affairs

    November 24, 2014

  9. New EVPMA Recommended to the Board of Regents

    Dear Colleagues: I am pleased to announce that I am recommending Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D., to serve as U-M’s next executive vice president for medical affairs, with the formal appointment pending approval by the Board of Regents in December. Dr. Runge brings significant experience and a track record of great success in multiple aspects Read more

  10. Remarks at MCubed Symposium

    October 9, 2014

    Note: As prepared for delivery It’s an honor to be here to celebrate the success of MCubed and the researchers and students who have brought this exciting new dimension to discovery at the University of Michigan. I especially want to thank Provost Pollack and the schools, colleges and external groups that have given their support Read more