1. Allegations of sexual misconduct

    January 22, 2020

    To All Members of the U-M Ann Arbor Community: The University of Michigan has received and acted on allegations of sexual misconduct against Martin A. Philbert, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. With the endorsement and full support of the U-M Board of Regents, I have placed Dr. Philbert on administrative leave, effective Read more

  2. Detroit News Opinion: Michigan’s three research universities fight the opioid crisis

    January 16, 2020

    The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that 2,033 people in Michigan died of overdose deaths involving opioids in 2017, a rate of 21.2 deaths per 100,000 persons, higher than the national rate of 14.6 deaths per 100,000. Michigan now ranks in the top third nationally for drug-related deaths, with over half due to synthetic Read more

  3. 2019 Winter Commencement

    December 15, 2019

    (As prepared for delivery) Congratulations, University of Michigan graduates! I join Acting-Provost Dittmar, and our faculty and staff in offering my utmost congratulations to you, graduates of the University of Michigan, as well as to your families and friends, and everyone else who made this day possible. Class of 2019, today you graduate from a Read more

  4. Record: Commission on Carbon Neutrality interim report explores methane leakage, indirect emissions

    December 2, 2019

    The President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality is pushing ahead with efforts on methane leakage, indirect carbon emissions and other initiatives in its ongoing effort to guide the University of Michigan toward carbon neutrality.

  5. The University of Michigan’s Detroit Ecosystem

    November 21, 2019

    While the University of Michigan’s formal mission statement relies on more lofty language, at its core, U-M’s mission is to serve the public through education and research. A few weeks ago, we announced that U-M will serve as the anchor of the Detroit Center for Innovation to be built in downtown Detroit. The goal of Read more

  6. Record: Wallenberg medalist Safa Al Ahmad says her subjects are the courageous ones

    While working as a journalist and filmmaker in Yemen, Safa Al Ahmad met a woman whose sons were playing outside when a missile struck. Afterward, the woman went out to look for her children – and found only an earlobe. She wrapped it in a napkin and put it in her pocket. That harrowing story Read more

  7. President Schlissel’s Op-Ed in the Economic Times – India and the University of Michigan: A rich history and an exciting future

    November 4, 2019

    For more than a century, India and the University of Michigan have shared a commitment to quality education and mutual prosperity. Now our future has even more potential for success because of our shared commitment to innovation and technology.

  8. Announcing the Detroit Center for Innovation partnership

    October 30, 2019

    To All Members of the University of Michigan Community: As a great public research university, the University of Michigan has a responsibility to focus our academic strength on the challenges and opportunities that face the public we serve. For an institution with a more than 200-year history of driving growth and opportunity in our state, Read more

  9. DEI progress report: U-M has made gains, has more to do

    October 17, 2019

    The University of Michigan has made great strides in its effort to become more welcoming and inclusive but still has work to do. That was the key message as Robert Sellers, vice provost for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, provided an update Oct. 16 on U-M’s five-year Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategic Plan.

  10. U-M seeks input on comprehensive sexual misconduct policy; AAU survey results shared

    October 15, 2019

    To All U-M Ann Arbor Students, Faculty and Staff: I want to update everyone on a few of the ongoing comprehensive actions we are taking to prevent and address sexual and gender-based misconduct and support survivors at the University of Michigan. The actions further our goal of ensuring a safe and respectful community for all, and I Read more