May 16, 2021

Detroit

  1. April 1, 2021

    Philanthropist challenges donors to invest in Detroit youth

    A new gift to the School of Education focused on serving Detroit youth and their teachers will fuel the teaching and learning already underway at a recently launched K-12 public school in northwest Detroit.

  2. March 8, 2021

    Mutual benefit guides U-M’s work with Detroit partners

    U-M’s decades-long commitment to engagement in its founding city of Detroit has grown stronger in recent years, leading to the desire for a more cohesive approach to university engagement.

  3. March 8, 2021

    Detroit partnerships, initiatives on the rise during pandemic

    U-M ramped up its collaborations on a multitude of projects in the city of Detroit during the pandemic, including outreach to residents on issues ranging from unemployment to the COVID-19 vaccine.

  4. March 4, 2021

    Task force examining U-M’s engagement in Detroit

    The task force that examined U-M’s engagement in Detroit was chaired by Robert Sellers, vice provost and chief diversity officer, and composed of representatives from all areas of campus:  Susan Alcock, former special counsel to the president, now provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, UM-Dearborn Stein Brunvand, associate dean and professor of education,…
  5. February 22, 2021

    Segregation, income disparity fueled high COVID-19 numbers

    The growth rate of COVID‐19 cases and deaths was higher for U.S. metropolitan areas that exhibited greater Black and white or Hispanic and white segregation, a new U-M study shows.

  6. February 15, 2021

    U-M study links Detroit’s home repair program, housing stability

    New research supported by Poverty Solutions at U-M shows a home repair grant program in Detroit has helped homeowners with low incomes complete major home repair projects.

  7. December 5, 2020

    Hollywood in the house: UM-Dearborn couple hosts film crew

    UM-Dearborn faculty members Dale and Anne Thomson recently turned their northwest Detroit home over to a film crew that used it for scenes in Steven Soderbergh’s new movie.

  8. December 2, 2020

    University, community partners tackle energy insecurity

    A new U-M-led project will work with residents of 200 low- and moderate-income households in three Detroit neighborhoods to improve home energy efficiency and to lower monthly utility bills.

  9. November 23, 2020

    Majority of Detroiters unlikely to get COVID-19 vaccine

    Sixty-one percent of Detroiters say they are unlikely or very unlikely to get a government-approved COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available, according to U-M’s Detroit Metro Area Communities Study.

  10. October 26, 2020

    U-M’s Detroit River Story Lab to amplify waterway’s narratives

    The Detroit River Story Lab at U-M lifts off this semester with grant-funded partnerships and multidisciplinary courses devoted to the international waterway’s long and deep store of sustaining narratives.