• James Jackson to receive Distinguished Diversity Scholar Career Award

    James S. Jackson, a leading researcher into the life and health of African Americans, has been named the inaugural recipient of the University of Michigan’s Distinguished Diversity Scholar Career Award. The new, annual faculty honor recognizes and supports the university’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion — including the complexity of this work in the Read more

  • Defining Excellence video series highlights Michigan’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

    On October 6, 2016, the University of Michigan introduced its five-year diversity, equity and inclusion strategic plan to the University community through a day-long series of events and discussions. In support of this effort, a cross-section of the U-M campus has highlighted their progress in the video series, “Defining Excellence: Michigan’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Read more

  • Library launches visual resources kit for collection accessibility

    With the support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the U-M Library and Press have released a new collection of resources that will support the efforts of authors, editors, publishers, and arts organizations seeking to make their publications and collections more accessible to people with visual impairments and other print disabilities. This collection of resources, Read more

  • Investing in Ability continues discussion of disability and diversity

    For a second year in a row, the University of Michigan Council for Disability Concerns’ Investing in Ability series of events will explore disability as a dimension of diversity. The 2017 theme, “Diversity Includes Disability,” was retained by the committee to continue the conversation about the benefits of being responsive to those with disabilities. Investing Read more

  • Rackham Graduate School Creates New Role to Strengthen Partnerships with Minority Serving Institutions

    Rackham Graduate School is thrilled to announce the hiring of Edmund Graham as the School’s first Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) Coordinator. In this role—which is believed to be the first of its kind in the nation—Graham will assist with the strategic development of partnerships between the University of Michigan and other MSIs in an effort Read more

  • Summer proves to be busy time for Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    With most students away from campus, summer usually provides schools, colleges and units an opportunity to break from the rigorous pace of the academic year. That’s not been the case for the University of Michigan’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. All summer long, the staff has been hard at work preparing for a busy Read more

  • LSA Laptop Loan Program helps low-income students succeed

    The University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science and the Arts is about to start the third year of a pilot a program aimed at helping students overcome the digital divide. Susan Perreault, director of student recruitment for the LSA, and Gretchen Kopmanis, Information Technology specialist with LSA, have been the driving force behind the multiunit team Read more

  • Survey shows varying political leanings among U-M freshmen

    With the backdrop of a tumultuous presidential election and a tense political climate both locally and nationally, a recent survey by University of California-Los Angeles revealed that more than one-third of University of Michigan freshmen consider themselves in the “middle of the road” when it comes to their political orientation. The Freshman Survey is an Read more

  • Go Blue Guarantee will provide free tuition to in-state undergrads with family income less than $65k

    The University of Michigan will launch a new financial aid program for in-state students that offers a “Go Blue Guarantee” of free tuition for up to four years for students with family income of up to $65,000. Read the full story

  • School of Information chooses four recipients for inaugural DE&I awards

    Four individuals, two students and two members of the staff and faculty in the University of Michigan School of Information, have been honored with the first-ever UMSI Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards. Read more at the School of Information