1. Statement on U.S. Department of Education announcement on campus sexual misconduct and Title IX

    September 13, 2017

    Update (Sept. 22, 2017): The University of Michigan student sexual misconduct policy currently in place is consistent with the interim guidance issued today by the U.S. Department of Education. No immediate changes are necessary. Dear Students: A safe environment for all is our No. 1 priority, and we want to assure all U-M students that Read more

  2. A message from President Mark Schlissel and Provost Martin Philbert on the federal DACA decision

    September 5, 2017

    Dear Students: We are deeply disappointed in today’s announcement that the administration will end DACA, the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program. We want to assure everyone in the University of Michigan family that we are working to understand all of the implications of this change, the timelines we face, and how members of our Read more

  3. Statement on DACA from President Mark Schlissel

    September 3, 2017

    I stand with hundreds of universities across the country – and Congressional, state, business, and community leaders from both parties – to urge President Trump to continue the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program so our students can continue to dream and contribute to our nation’s intellectual and economic leadership. Yesterday, the Association of Read more

  4. Remarks at 2017 New Student Convocation

    September 1, 2017

    (As prepared for delivery) Good evening to you, the great Class of 2021. Before I begin, I want to extend the sympathies of the University of Michigan to all members of our community who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. We have worked with our students from the area to assist with scheduling and housing Read more

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

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

    June 21, 2017

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

    June 16, 2017

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