News & Communications

  1. 2023 Spring Commencement

    April 29, 2023

    Good morning! Graduates, congratulations – you’ve made it! After all the classes, exams, and uncertainties, you’re through! And not only you, but your families and friends too! They’ve come right alongside. They’ve been with you at each step. They celebrated with you on the day you were accepted at Michigan. When you had difficulties and …

  2. April 2023 video message

    April 12, 2023
  3. Importance of Reporting

    Dear Deans, Directors and Department Heads: At the University of Michigan, we are devoted to the highest ethical standards. As university citizens, each of us has an essential role in fostering, sustaining, and strengthening our ethos of honor and integrity.  An important component of these values is our commitment to reporting suspected criminal activity, and …

  4. 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 …

  5. Important information regarding ongoing labor negotiations at U-M

    March 24, 2023

    Dear Members of the University of Michigan Community,  As you may already know, the university is in contract negotiations with the union representing graduate student instructors (GSIs) and graduate student staff assistants (GSSAs).  The union just concluded a strike authorization vote. We are disappointed that the Graduate Employees’ Organization (GEO) has decided to take this …

  6. Statement at March 2023 Board of Regents

    March 23, 2023

    (As prepared for delivery) I’d like to begin by congratulating Regent Ilitch for her recent appointment to the State of Michigan’s Investment Board. Governor Whitmer made an outstanding selection, and Regent Ilitch, we’re delighted to see your new service in such an essential position. I’m also delighted to offer my most sincere congratulations to my …

  7. Congratulations to Earl Lewis on Receiving the National Humanities Medal

    March 20, 2023

    It is with a full heart that I offer my most sincere congratulations to Earl Lewis on becoming the first U-M faculty member to receive the National Humanities Medal. Dr. Lewis is a distinguished scholar, an award-winning author and an educational leader, as well as a longstanding mentor and dear friend. As Vice President for …

  8. 100th Annual Honors Convocation

    March 19, 2023

    (As prepared for delivery) It is truly a pleasure and honor to be with all of you this afternoon. Our student speakers and musicians have been fantastic – thank you. I’d also like to thank our faculty and staff and leadership team – it is so much more to your credit than mine that we …

  9. 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 …

  10. 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.