1. Support to all who cherish peace, tolerance, equality, and unity

    August 18, 2017

    To All Members of the University of Michigan Community: The University of Michigan is preparing to begin another academic year while members of our community and nation are processing the tragic events in Charlottesville, Va. last week. As the aftermath of that hateful and deadly violence continues to unfold, I want to express my support Read more


  2. Federal proposal threatens U-M research

    July 10, 2017

    Dear Colleagues: We write today to address a serious and disturbing federal proposal that threatens the future of our work as the nation’s most productive public research university. The proposal would reduce research funding by slashing reimbursements for facilities and administrative costs (F&A, also called indirect costs or overhead), forcing universities to cut jobs and Read more


  3. Bridge Magazine: Enhancing U-M’s public mission with the Go Blue Guarantee

    June 23, 2017

    The University of Michigan is a public university, founded 200 years ago with the sole purpose of serving the public good. Last week, we were proud to announce an initiative that enhances our public mission by guaranteeing free tuition to in-state students with the greatest financial need. About half of the families in Michigan may Read more


  4. Detroit News letter to the editor: U-M easing burden on middle-class students

    June 21, 2017

  5. Stateside Interview: University of Michigan unveils “Go Blue Guarantee,” free tuition for some students

    June 16, 2017

  6. Remarks on U-M’s commitment to environmental sustainability at June 15, 2017 Board of Regents Meeting


  7. Remarks on U-M’s commitment to environmental sustainability at June 15, 2017 Board of Regents Meeting

    [Remarks made upon appointment of Jonathan Overpeck as dean of the School for Environment and Sustainability at U-M Board of Regents Meeting] Thank you, Interim Provost Courant, for the terrific job you’ve done to recruit these outstanding individuals to lead our schools. I want to take a moment to discuss one of them, because his Read more


  8. Record: Martin Philbert approved as next U-M provost

    June 15, 2017

  9. Record: U-M unveils Go Blue Guarantee tuition program


  10. Remarks on U-M Budget at June 15, 2017 Board of Regents Meeting

    (As prepared for delivery) On our agenda this month are the annual budget presentations for the university, and that brings me to a very special announcement for the Ann Arbor campus. The University of Michigan has a longstanding and extraordinary commitment to providing need based financial aid to in-state students seeking to better their lives Read more