1. Statement at March 2023 Board of Regents

    March 23, 2023

    (As prepared for delivery) I’d like to begin by congratulating Regent Ilitch for her recent appointment to the State of Michigan’s Investment Board. Governor Whitmer made an outstanding selection, and Regent Ilitch, we’re delighted to see your new service in such an essential position. I’m also delighted to offer my most sincere congratulations to my …

  2. Congratulations to Earl Lewis on Receiving the National Humanities Medal

    March 20, 2023

    It is with a full heart that I offer my most sincere congratulations to Earl Lewis on becoming the first U-M faculty member to receive the National Humanities Medal. Dr. Lewis is a distinguished scholar, an award-winning author and an educational leader, as well as a longstanding mentor and dear friend. As Vice President for …

  3. Statement at February 2023 Board of Regents

    February 16, 2023

    (As prepared for delivery) I’d like to begin by offering our most profound sympathies to the loved ones of those who were wounded and lost on Monday night at Michigan State University. We’ve lowered the flags across our campuses to half-staff, and in coordination with the vigil on the Diag last night, we lit the …

  4. Statement on Michigan State University Shooting

    February 14, 2023

    Dear U-M community, Our hearts are broken with the Michigan State University family following last night’s horrific shooting. We wish for a speedy recovery of the wounded, and we pray for comfort and grace for the loved ones of those so suddenly lost. I know many in our community are reeling from this event as …

  5. Arts Initiative Announcement

    January 26, 2023

    (As prepared for delivery) Thanks for that introduction Provost McCauley, and thank you again for your fantastic partnership. I’d also like to thank: In addition, I’d like to thank all of you here today who have been so engaged in the startup phase of this initiative, and who will be essential in seeing it grow …

  6. Conversation on Climate Event with Vice President Kamala Harris

    January 12, 2023

    Statement delivered by Provost Laurie McCauley for Santa J. Ono President Ono truly wanted to be here with us today. However, he recently tested positive for COVID. So following U-M protocol, he is isolating. President Ono is in good spirits, resting, and eager to return. These remarks are intended to express his thoughts, but reflect …

  7. Statement at December 2022 Board of Regents

    December 8, 2022

    (As prepared for delivery) It’s a pleasure to be with all of you for our second board meeting together. I’m so honored to be serving as President of the University of Michigan, and I’d like to thank all of you again for your confidence in me.  I’d also like to note that, fulfilling a commitment …

  8. Statement on the Iranian Situation

    November 30, 2022

    As a University committed to human dignity, freedom of speech and freedom of intellectual inquiry, we are proud to join in support and solidarity with the Iranians fighting for their fundamental rights. Public demonstrations have cascaded across Iran’s streets and universities since the death of 22-year old Mahsa Amini after she was detained by the …

  9. Statement on Stadium Tunnel Incident

    November 23, 2022

    At the University of Michigan we appreciate the thoughtful, deliberate approach from the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office to this unfortunate incident. We also want to express our concern for all the players involved, especially those who were injured. The University of Michigan will continue to cooperate fully with any additional reviews of this matter.

  10. Statement on Outcome of Proposal 3

    November 9, 2022

    The voters of Michigan have approved Proposal 3. This ends the period of uncertainty faced by people across the state since the overturn of Roe v. Wade, including those engaged with the University of Michigan and Michigan Medicine for their reproductive healthcare, and for their education and training. The health, safety and wellbeing of the …