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

Education & Society

  1. Call for honorary degree nominations

    Nominees will have advanced their field of endeavor in significant ways or made compelling contributions to society. Past recipients include alumnus Sanjay Gupta and economist Robert J. Shiller.

  2. Roadmap for teachers: U-M online free learning platform paves the way

    Collabrify Roadmaps provides teachers with customizable templates; the system guides students through the day, points them to the resources they need to complete their work, and enables them to collaborate with teachers and each other.

  3. Fight the policy, not the politician

    The presidential election is near, but it’s no time to ease up on Black Lives Matter and other social movements, says Mary Frances Berry, PhD ’66/JD ’70/HLLD ’97. The author of ‘History Teaches Us to Protest’ says the fight to change policy is just beginning.

  4. Schlissel, Collins explain fall semester virus testing plans

    Reopening plans are based on recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the state of Michigan, and experts from public health, education, medicine, engineering, and more.

  5. Meeting unprecedented challenges

    President Schlissel presents the latest news re: Fall 2020, including customized services provided by experts and students in U-M’s School of Public Health.

  6. July 2020: Coronavirus and U-M

    From making drug discoveries to fighting pandemic-related food insecurity, here is a roundup of the latest news, features, and other campus updates regarding COVID-19.

  7. Cruel, cruel summer

    The mental health toll of caring for COVID-19 patients will require long-lasting attention, experts predict. And the summer surge is blazing.

  8. The COVID-19 curve has unflattened. Fast. Now what?

    Pandemic historians who showed the power of efforts to ‘flatten the curve’ say it will take all-out effort by individuals, industry, and elected officials to reduce death and suffering until vaccines are available.

  9. Schlissel, Collins outline fall plans to faculty at town hall

    U-M will test students for the coronavirus, allow highly at-risk faculty to teach remotely, and implement other measures aimed at keeping people safe while preserving a quality education that includes as much in-person instruction as possible.