diversity equity and inclusion
March 16, 2022
Trachette Jackson joins OVPR to lead DEI research efforts
Trachette Jackson, University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor and professor of mathematics, will join the Office of the Vice President for Research to lead strategic research endeavors around diversity, equity and inclusion.
February 23, 2022
Rackham to stop using GRE test in its Ph.D. admissions
The Rackham Graduate School will discontinue using the Graduate Record Examination general test in Rackham Ph.D. admissions decisions, beginning with the 2022-23 admissions cycle.
January 31, 2022
Short news items from around the University of Michigan.
December 1, 2021
University Diversity and Social Transformation Professors discuss their work
In these videos, four of the 19 U-M faculty members who have been recognized as University Diversity & Social Transformation Professors discuss their work to promote diversity, equity and inclusion.
November 3, 2021
U-M issues statement following classroom incident
The university has issued a statement saying it strongly supports free speech and academic freedom, and also works hard to establish an inclusive and supportive learning environment for all students.
October 20, 2021
DEI climate survey for Ann Arbor campus scheduled to launch Oct. 28
U-M is partnering with SoundRocket — an independent, third-party, research and survey methodology company — to administer a diversity, equity and inclusion climate survey to the Ann Arbor campus community.
October 11, 2021
Journalist urges audience to ‘opt in’ to confront ‘twin plagues’
Award-winning journalist and entrepreneur Soledad O’Brien said COVID-19 and racial injustice are “twin plagues,” with the pandemic magnifying longstanding inequalities that need to be confronted.
October 11, 2021
Progress report highlights ongoing DEI commitment
Despite the challenges of a global pandemic and nationwide racial unrest, U-M’s Year Five Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Progress Report charted milestones of institutional success.
October 8, 2021
Committee seeks input in search for next chief diversity officer
The university is seeking community feedback on the role of chief diversity officer as a national search proceeds. Robert Sellers, who currently holds the position, has agreed to stay on through the search process.
October 7, 2021
Reflecting on U-M’s anti-racism initiatives a year later
Nearly a year after several new anti-racism initiatives were announced, students, staff and faculty have had opportunities to discuss, listen and learn about how to build a more equitable and inclusive community.