Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

Campus Life

  1. U-M overhauls its approach to addressing sexual misconduct

    A new multidisciplinary unit — the Equity, Civil Rights and Title IX Office — will house many of the critical functions around equity and civil rights work, including Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other forms of discrimination. 

  2. U-M extends Go Blue Guarantee to all campuses

    Beginning this fall, full-time, high-achieving in-state undergraduate students attending UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint will automatically qualify for the award if they have a family income of $65,000 or less and assets less than $50,000.

  3. University lifts spending restraints imposed during pandemic

    The decision follows the approval June 17 of the University’s consolidated budget plan for the coming fiscal year. That budget includes funding for a modest salary program for University employees and a $15-an-hour minimum wage for regular U-M employees on all campuses.

  4. ‘No laughing matter’

    Nearly 100 years before the 2020 coronavirus pandemic would unleash a wave of anti-Asian bias, a smaller but similar prejudice rippled across the U-M campus. It started with the 19th annual production of the Michigan Union Opera’s musical comedy, ‘Tickled to Death.’

  5. U-M is top U.S. public university in QS World Rankings

    U-M was ranked as the top U.S. public university in the latest QS World University Rankings for 2021. The University has maintained its top ranking since 2016, and ranked 21st overall among more than 1,000 institutions on the list.

  6. Connecting generations, U-M students fight loneliness, establish strong ties

    Every Tuesday, no matter what is happening that day, University of Michigan student Madison Ebstein has a date with 74 year-old Adeline, who lives in a memory care facility in Ann Arbor.

  7. Committee recommends Yost name for removal; feedback sought

    The U-M community is invited to provide feedback on the recommendation by the President’s Advisory Committee on University History to remove Fielding H. Yost’s name from Yost Ice Arena.

  8. U-M commits to carbon neutrality universitywide

    President Schlissel at May 2021 Regents meeting: U-M will achieve carbon neutrality across all greenhouse gas emission scopes, committing to geothermal heating and cooling projects, electric buses, and more.

  9. ‘A student I knew well was getting skinnier before my eyes’

    Transplant surgeon Michael Englesbe assumed anxiety was causing his research associate’s weight loss. But it was poverty. So he enlisted a crew to create the Shield Fund to support struggling medical students.