The University of Michigan will start the fall semester on Aug. 31 at its Ann Arbor campus with a mix of in-person and online classes, President Mark Schlissel said in a video Monday.
“Thanks to the thoughtful and deliberate efforts of hundreds of members of the U-M community, our cautious optimism about the fall has coalesced into a path forward,” Schlissel wrote. Read More
In response to new restrictions on Chinese students and researchers in the U.S., recently announced by President Donald Trump, the University of Michigan issued a statement vocalizing the school’s opposition to the Republican administration’s latest move.
Signed by the college’s President, Interim Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Research and Dean at Rackham Graduate School, the letter says that these restrictions have “led to understandable worry.” They express resistance to the restrictions on the grounds that “our Chinese students, post-doctoral scholars and faculty have enriched our institution through teaching, learning, research and impact on society.” Read More
Public and private universities across the country are increasingly offering diversity-oriented certificates that are often costly for students and sometimes faculty. Read More
Student activists at the University of Michigan issued a wide-ranging list of demands Monday to the school’s administration, accusing top officials of choosing their “financial interests over the well-being of students.” Read More
Its press release doesn’t mention it, but the Faculty Senate noticed. Read More
The University of Michigan (UM) will pay at least $2.5 million to host a 2020 presidential debate next year, the Detroit News reports. Read More
The University of Michigan (UM) will not reinstate its Bias Response Team, according to a settlement with a Washington-based nonprofit, Speech First, which sued the university alleging its policies violated free speech on campus. Read More
University of Michigan alumni issued an open letter to Miami Dolphins owner and Trump supporter Stephen Ross Wednesday asking him to “disavow his support for Trump.” Read More
by John Hasson A University of Michigan professor and Harvard University visiting professor recently claimed that the #MeToo movement would not have occurred if Hillary Clinton were president. Catharine MacKinnon, a UMich law professor and Harvard visiting professor, made the remark at the University of California, Berkeley’s annual #MeToo… Read More