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August 21, 2019


May 15, 2019

NCID mobilizes staff and faculty to address social issues

Eight new efforts supported by the National Center for Institutional Diversity will bring together University of Michigan faculty and staff this year to tackle social issues and advance diversity, equity and inclusion on campus and beyond.

April 8, 2019

U-M to celebrate opening of Trotter Multicultural Center's new home

The new William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center on Central Campus was created and designed to be an inclusive environment.

The interior walls of the first-floor lounge are lined with screen-printed images of student activism on campus that dates back to the 1960s.

March 11, 2019

Army-Navy wheelchair hoops clash at Crisler March 30

There’s another major hoops matchup this March, and it’s happening at Crisler Center.

The University of Michigan Army vs. Navy Wheelchair Basketball Game returns March 30, celebrating its 14th year. The game is open to the public at no charge with free parking, and tickets are not required.

January 14, 2019

Julie J. Park to discuss Harvard affirmative action lawsuit

Julie J. Park, a University of Maryland, College Park associate professor, will discuss a recent Harvard University affirmative action case and how Asian Americans fit into the debate about race-conscious college admissions.

December 11, 2018

2018 DDLA team awards

Comprehensive Gender Services Program Team

From left: Stephen Rassi, Sara Wiener, Liz Rooney

October 8, 2018

University recognized for diversity and inclusion efforts

The University of Michigan is among 96 colleges and universities to earn the 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award.

Award recipients were announced recently by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. It is the largest diversity magazine and website in higher education.

October 8, 2018

Actress Diane Guerrero discusses immigration issues, voting at summit

Actress and activist Diane Guerrero discussed the lasting emotional impact of her parents’ deportation, and the importance of voting and civic engagement in creating change at the kick-off event for the University of Michigan’s annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit.

September 19, 2018

U-M faculty discuss reclaiming oppressive language

A group of University of Michigan faculty members recently gathered at the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library for a panel discussion focused on the commercial use of derogatory terms used against targeted groups.

September 14, 2018

NCID marks 10 years of supporting early career diversity scholars

Ten years after it was started to promote and support the work of diversity scholars across the globe and on campus, the National Center for Institutional Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program can point to a clear influence in higher education.

August 22, 2018

U-M seeks Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award nominees

Nominations are being accepted for the 10th annual Distinguished Diversity Leaders Awards. The awards recognize staff members who demonstrate extraordinary dedication to fostering diversity in its broadest sense at the University of Michigan.

May 22, 2018

Carla O'Connor named director of Wolverine Pathways

Robert Sellers, vice provost for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, has announced the appointment of Carla O'Connor as director of Wolverine Pathways. She will replace the program's founding director, Robert Jagers, on June 1.

April 23, 2018

Six receive 2018 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Awards

Six faculty members whose service contributes to the development of a culturally and ethnically diverse University of Michigan community have received 2018 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Awards from the Office of the Provost.

The recipients are:

• Sara Ahbel-Rappe, LSA.

• Elizabeth R. Cole, LSA.

February 8, 2018

Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award nominees sought

Nominations are being accepted through March 23 for the Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award, and can be submitted by faculty, staff and students.

All submissions must include a nomination letter, which should not exceed 2,000 words.

January 9, 2018

Army-Navy wheelchair basketball rolls into Crisler Jan. 27

Celebrating 13 years of spirited competition, the University of Michigan Army vs. Navy Wheelchair Basketball Game returns to Crisler Center on Jan. 27.

The game is open to the public at no charge and tickets are not required. The Crisler Center doors open at 4 p.m. with tip-off at 5 p.m.

December 5, 2017

2017 diversity award for staff recognizes 10 individuals, five teams

Recipients of the ninth annual Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award for University of Michigan staff were celebrated Tuesday at a breakfast ceremony at the Michigan Union.

The award recognizes individual staff members and teams for their extraordinary commitment and dedication to diversity at U-M.


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