Coleman addresses U-M community after Schlissel’s removal

President Emerita Mary Sue Coleman speaks from the podium

President Mary Sue Coleman said she is confident students, faculty, staff, and alumni will come together “to advance the values and the excellence that define the University of Michigan” as it moves forward after the removal of former president Mark Schlissel.

  1. U-M combats residential flooding in Detroit

    The city’s aging infrastructure is no match for the severe effects of climate change. But with $1 million from the Kresge Foundation, U-M’s School for Environment and Sustainability will work with local partners to mitigate flooding and other concerns.

  2. Willis Ward: More than the game

    When Fielding Yost infamously benched Michigan’s best player during one football game in 1934, he set in motion a one-dimensional narrative about the athlete. Now a digital exhibit at the Bentley explores Willis Ward’s expansive and complicated legacy.

  3. Career quandary: Engineering or opera?

    Sebastian Catana, BSE’95, was close to completing a doctorate in chemical engineering when he made the life-changing decision to pursue a career in opera. Wonder if audiences in Italy’s Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova know that ‘Pagliacci’s’ Tonio is a would-be scientist.

  4. Shop til you stop

    Consumers, flush with money they did not spend last year, want to splurge in 2021. So what are the present realities for the second holiday shopping season affected by the pandemic? Michigan Ross experts weigh in.

  5. Judy and Fred Wilpon Family Foundation: $40 million to support first-generation students

    The new gift will support U-M’s Kessler Presidential Scholars Program, which has seen an increase in graduation rates, sense of belonging, and other success outcomes for first-generation college students.

  6. Wallenberg Fellowship celebrates a decade of ‘transformational experiences’ abroad

    From Kenya and India to South Africa and Peru, nine U-M graduating seniors — one each year since 2013 have had the opportunity to study abroad, immerse themselves in a new culture and go beyond a purely academic experience.

We are the champions

“It’s great to be a Michigan Wolverine,” right? And it’s so true for football fans in 2021. Enjoy these action shots from the team’s decisive win over Iowa to take the Big Ten Championship. Read the full recap of the game. (These images are by Michigan Photography; captions were sourced from mgoblue.com.)

  • Game MVP

    Senior defensive end and captain Aidan Hutchinson finished second in the 2021 balloting for the Heisman Memorial Trophy, which was presented Dec. 11 in New York. Hutchinson is the 23rd Wolverine to finish in the top 12 of the balloting. Though he didn’t take that particular trophy, the Academic All-American has picked up quite a few others, including the 2021 Lott IMPACT trophy.

    Aidan Hutchinson hoists trophy
  • League-leading 43rd

    The Big Ten title is the Wolverines’ league-leading 43rd and the first since the conference switched to the two-division alignment in 2011. It was a decisive victory to be sure with Michigan beating Iowa 42-3.

    Wolverines pile on Iowa
  • Runaway

    The Wolverines reeled off four touchdowns in five drives for 28 unanswered points. No wonder they ran away with the Big Ten title.

    No. 7 is on the loose
  • 13th sack and counting…

    The Michigan defense throttled the Hawkeyes throughout the game. They limited Iowa to a single field goal in three red-zone possessions, and allowed conversions on just five of 19 third downs throughout the game, and none in the fourth quarter.

    Aidan Hutchinson
  • 42 for 42

    The 42 points matched the jersey number 42 worn by Tate Myre, one of four victims of the tragic school shooting at nearby Oxford High School. The Wolverines wore multiple decals on their uniforms to honor the victims, and were joined on the field for the pregame coin toss by Myre’s family.

    Player displays patch for Tate Myre
  • Outside the margins

    The 39-point margin of victory was the Wolverines’ most lopsided win over the Hawkeyes since a 63-7 victory in 1971.

    Harbaugh and the team celebrater
  • We came to play

    The win over Iowa brought Michigan its first Big Ten championship in 17 years, and the team spent a lot of time in the endzone right off the bat. They capitalized on back-to-back explosive touchdown plays in the first quarter to jump out to a 14-0 lead.

    Touchdown by No. 25!
  • Coach of the year

    Coach Jim Harbaugh led Michigan to a 12-1 record this season. Harbaugh recently was named AP Coach of the Year, alongside U-M Coach Juwan Howard, who earned the same honor for basketball.

     

     

     

     

     

    Coach Harbaugh gets doused