• Bentley project uncovers untold history of African-Americans at U-M

    Nine decades ago, Vivian Deborah Wilson arrived at the University of Michigan with dreams of dedicating her life to teaching Latin. That year, Wilson became part of the legacy of African-American students who attended U-M. At the time, Wilson was one of about a dozen African-American women enrolled at U-M. Recently Bentley Historical Library archivists Read more

  • Graham Sustainability Institute uses fellowship application to stress DE&I focus

    While a number of schools, colleges and Student Life units develop and shape their individual diversity, equity and inclusions plans around the expressed needs of their constituents, several other units face unique challenges because of the structure of their work. Take, for instance, the University of Michigan’s Graham Sustainability Institute. The institute engages and supports Read more

  • NSF awards alliance $4.25M to enhance minorities in STEM fields

    A consortium of Michigan universities and community colleges — including the University of Michigan — has been awarded a five-year, $4.25 million grant by the National Science Foundation to help increase participation and graduation rates among underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering and math fields. The consortium, the Michigan Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, Read more

  • SELLERS VLOG: Graduate Students and the Strategic Planning Process

    In this episode of DE&I chats, Robert Sellers discusses the significance of graduate students at U-M and their role in the diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic planning process.

  • Op-Ed: DEI work is critical at the University

    The work required to make the University of Michigan campus a more diverse, more equitable and more inclusive community of scholars requires a long-term commitment. That’s why, when we developed and launched our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategic plan last fall, it was a five-year plan. And, like with any plan of this magnitude and Read more

  • ‘Community of Cultures’ event will celebrate diversity as part of UMich200 Spring Festival

    On Friday, April 7, from 3-6 p.m. in Pierpont Commons and the Duderstadt Center, experience a festival of art, culture, community and unity. There will be performances, exhibits, cultural food samples, conversation circles, TED-style talks, Title IX presentation, information and activity stations, a Cube art project, photo booth, giveaways and University VIPs! List of Participating Organizations, Read more

  • ‘Stumbling Blocks’ bicentennial exhibition to tackle U-M’s history, look to future

    An upcoming pop-up art exhibition on campus will explore challenges throughout the University of Michigan’s history and serve as a resource to guide U-M through its third century. Titled “Stumbling Blocks,” the exhibition will consist of seven large, provocative art installations that will tackle important challenges and ethical questions that U-M has faced during the Read more

  • Video: Muslim women share experiences through ‘Hijabi Monologues’ forum

    In collaboration with the School of Social Work, 18 University of Michigan students participated in “Hijabi Monologues: Halfway Hijabi” on Feb. 3, 2017. The event provided Muslim women the opportunity to teach about the hijab through their lived experiences both on and off campus. The women used stories and poems as a way to translate Read more

  • U-M students of color host community dialogue with local police

    Conversations are the catalyst for an improved social climate. That was the premise for the second annual Students of Color & Police Dialogue, co-hosted Saturday by Students of Color of Rackham, Graduate Rackham International, Latinx Alliance for Community Action, Support & Advocacy, and the Division of Public Safety and Security. Other law enforcement agencies, including Read more

  • Boys secure in their racial identity seek more diverse friendships

    Kids often seek answers from parents, friends and media to better understand their racial identity. Middle school boys who feel secure about their race during this ongoing information gathering will likely befriend diverse people, according to a new University of Michigan study. Read the full story