1. Statement at Regents Meeting on U-M Felony Disclosure Policy

    March 28, 2019

    President Schlissel discussed the U-M Felony Disclosure Policy during the March 28, 2019, Board of Regents Meeting I next want to acknowledge the dissenting views around the University of Michigan’s recently announced policy on disclosing felony charges or convictions. University leaders believe that information about a faculty or staff member’s criminal activity helps us maintain a safe Read more

  2. Statement at Regents Meeting on U-M’s Commitment to Carbon Neutrality

    President Schlissel discussed U-M’s commitment to carbon neutrality during the March 28, 2019, Board of Regents Meeting We appreciate the urgency our students and others feel regarding climate change. I share that sense of urgency. Last fall, when I committed U-M to carbon neutrality, I knew that we would not be content with simple solutions, Read more

  3. The County Press: U-M president discusses college affordability at Economic Club luncheon

    March 27, 2019

    President Schlissel spoke about the importance of affordability and direct state aid for students during remarks at the Economic Club of Lapeer County on March 20, 2019.

  4. Duty to report

    March 26, 2019

    Dear Deans, Directors and Department Heads: The University of Michigan strives to uphold the highest ethical standards and expectations of honesty and integrity across our community of faculty, staff and students. An important component of these values is a commitment to reporting suspected criminal activity and the knowledge that retaliation for making a report is Read more

  5. A message from President Schlissel on March 16 emergency alert

    March 25, 2019

    To All Members of the Campus Community: Over the past week, student leaders and other members of our community, the university’s leadership team, and I have spent a great deal of time examining and discussing the March 16 reports of an active shooter on campus and how the campus responded. While many aspects of our Read more

  6. Statement on tragedies in New Zealand

    March 15, 2019

    We have viewed with horror and sadness news reports following the sickening shootings at two mosques in New Zealand where dozens of innocent lives were taken. On behalf of the University of Michigan Family, I extend my sympathies to all affected by this tragedy and share my disgust that places of worship were again targeted Read more

  7. Grand Rapids Business Journal story on direct-to-student need-based financial aid

    March 4, 2019

  8. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education

    February 14, 2019

    (As prepared for delivery) Chairman VanSingel and members of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education, thank you for the opportunity to speak with you. It’s a pleasure to see all of you today. I am especially pleased to meet the members of the committee who are serving in their first term and serving on Read more

  9. Crain’s Detroit forum: College affordability, attainment and economic prosperity are inseparable

    February 11, 2019

    If we want our state to be among the most prosperous in the nation, we have to be among the most educated. Two numbers illustrate my point: Michigan ranks 30th in the nation in per capita income and 35th in college attainment.

  10. Statement by President Schlissel on passing of John Dingell

    February 7, 2019

    John Dingell’s resolute devotion to the people of Michigan and our nation set a high standard to which we should all aspire in public service. He fought for legislation and led change that made our state and nation better for all Americans – including civil rights, access to quality medical care, and clean air and Read more