January 16, 2024
U-M has adopted principles on diversity of thought and free speech, “guided by the letter and spirit of the First Amendment” and “consistent with our commitment to nurturing a diverse, equitable and inclusive community.”
January 15, 2024
The Board of Regents will conduct a special meeting at 4 p.m. Jan. 16 to vote on a statement regarding free speech. It follows a public feedback period on a draft statement of principles.
November 12, 2023
Jonathan Friedman of PEN America highlighted the impact on higher education of increased legislation censoring the teaching of race, gender and sexuality in public schools.
October 19, 2023
Text of the statement outlining U-M’s principles on diversity of thought and freedom of expression.
October 13, 2023
In a message to the U-M community, President Santa J. Ono said that in the wake of Mideast violence, students, faculty, staff and visitors should be assured their safety is a top priority.
March 14, 2022
Censorship of discourse about Palestine on college campuses and elsewhere was the topic at U-M’s Davis, Markert, and Nickerson Lecture on Academic and Intellectual Freedom.
November 3, 2021
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.
September 27, 2020
President Mark Schlissel and Provost Susan M. Collins have issued a statement in response to the Trump administration’s recent executive order on combating race and sex stereotyping.
September 19, 2018
A group of U-M faculty members recently gathered for a panel discussion focused on the commercial use of derogatory terms used against targeted groups.
August 21, 2018
Staff members recently participated in an event focused on cultivating an environment for respectful conversations among people with opposing views on important social and political topics.