1. 2018 Spring Commencement

    April 28, 2018

    (As prepared for delivery) Class of 2018, Congratulations! I join your professors, family members and friends in expressing my utmost pride as we celebrate your accomplishments as the newest graduates of the University of Michigan. Graduates, you made it! Commencement signifies an important new beginning for all of you, but our ceremony today also provides Read more


  2. Volker Sick receives president’s international education award

    April 26, 2018

    As a young researcher at the University of Heidelberg in his native Germany, Volker Sick worked with universities and schools in several different countries, which helped him understand the value of collaboration between people with different experiences and viewpoints.


  3. NPR interview: Top Colleges Push To Recruit More Low-Income Students

    April 20, 2018

    President Schlissel discusses the American Talent Initiative and U-M’s work to provide greater opportunities for low-income students.


  4. Remarks on March 29 naming reconsideration requests

    March 29, 2018

    (As prepared for delivery) Today, I am requesting that the Board of Regents consider two very important items brought forward by members of the University of Michigan community. Two separate requests ask us to reconsider the names of Alexander Winchell House in the West Quadrangle Residence Hall and the Clarence Cook Little Science Building at Read more


  5. Record: Rogels’ $150 million commitment will transform cancer research, care and education

    Richard and Susan Rogel are on a mission to boost innovative cancer research and develop the next generation of cancer pioneers — and they are committing $150 million to the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center to realize that vision.


  6. Record: U-M to remove names from campus facilities

    The University of Michigan is changing the names of a campus building and a house within a residence hall on the Ann Arbor campus after the legacies of the namesakes were called into question.


  7. Record: African Studies Center marks decade of cultural collaboration

    March 20, 2018

    At a symposium celebrating the first decade of ASC and beyond, President Mark Schlissel announced that the Office of the President is renewing its support of the unique programs launched by ASC – U-M African Presidential Scholars Program. UMAPS brings an early-career African faculty for 4-6 month research residencies in Ann Arbor and pairs them Read more


  8. U-M remains committed to helping all students succeed

    March 2, 2018

    The University of Michigan remains committed to taking all necessary steps to assure every student on our campus has the opportunity to succeed. The U.S. Supreme Court has recently decided not to take up a key case related to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. By declining to immediately consider the case, a prior Read more


  9. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education

    March 1, 2018

    (as prepared for delivery) Chairwoman Schuitmaker, Senator MacGregor and Senator Hertel, thank you for the opportunity to speak with you. It’s a pleasure to see all of you today. I am honored to be here representing the University of Michigan. Addressing Sexual Misconduct I want to begin by addressing an issue we are all concerned Read more


  10. Record: U-M will review sexual misconduct policies and procedures

    February 15, 2018

    President Mark Schlissel said Thursday the University of Michigan would engage an outside expert to review its policies and practices to be sure U-M is doing all it can to prevent and respond to reports of sexual misconduct in all aspects of the university community.