• Student Impact: Making Voices Heard

    Isa Gaillard, undergraduate student in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, speaks about the importance of connecting students to administrators and decision makers to share ideas and receive feedback, to create transparency in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion planning efforts. This video is part of a series — presented periodically throughout the summer Read more

  • U-M Alumni Discuss Detroit Impact at Hall of Fame Induction

    Three University of Michigan alumni and Detroit natives were honored for their career achievements and nationa
  • New Frankel Institute fellows will explore diverse Israeli cultures

    Israelis and Palestinians. Ashkenazim and Mizrahim. Hasidim and Zionists. All are part of the cultural diversity that will be explored by new fellows of the Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies. The 2016-17 fellows will gather around the theme of “Israeli Histories, Societies and Cultures: Comparative Approaches.” Read the full story here

  • Walking the Lines of Blackness

    One year ago, 16 Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy students published the video “Walking the Lines of Blackness,” which focused on their personal experiences with racism. The intent of this production was to contribute to the national dialogue about race. Here’s a look back at this conversation.

  • Faculty Leadership: Teaching Courageously

    In this first in a series of videos, Martha Jones, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, professor of history and Afroamerican and African studies; and co-director Michigan Law Program in Race, Law & History, explores the role faculty play in creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable U-M.

  • Seven receive Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Awards

    Seven faculty members who have shown dedication to developing cultural and ethnic diversity at the University of Michigan have received the 2016 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award from the Office of the Provost. Read the full story

  • 2016 Lavender Graduation Touches on Themes of Communication, Justice, and Authenticity

    The Spectrum Center’s 21st Lavender Graduation Ceremony took place on Thursday, April 28 at the Michigan Union. Over 150 guests came together to honor the accomplishments of this year’s graduates, with dynamic and influential speakers, laughter, music, and cake. Students, family, friends, alumni, staff, and faculty applauded and recognized the tremendous strength and passion displayed Read more

  • Pride & Prejudice: The story of gay rights pioneer Jim Toy

    Jim Toy stood on the front lines of the gay rights movement in its earliest days, when physical harm, arrest, and harassment were par for the course. Now 85, the equality pioneer has donated his papers to the Bentley, showcasing years of perseverance that changed the face of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Read more

  • Staff, faculty, student engagement helps shape diversity plans

    All across the Ann Arbor campus, in schools, colleges and other units — 50 in all — thousands of students, staff and faculty have participated in more than 200 community engagement activities since President Mark Schlissel announced the five-year diversity, equity and inclusion strategic planning initiative last fall. Read the full story

  • Paula Lantz on testing ‘an ounce of prevention’ with private-sector funds

    Professor Paula Lantz has spent her career focused on how to improve population health and reduce health disparities. “I think it’s shameful that we live in a very wealthy society, yet our population health indicators are terrible when compared to other developed nations,” she says. Read the full story