President Mark Schlissel said Tuesday he wanted to clarify his comments regarding student-athletes, the athletics department and their focus on academics and rules compliance. He said it became clear that his remarks during a faculty governance meeting Monday did not provide the full picture of the situation.
President Mark Schlissel announced Friday that he was appointing James Hackett, the recently retired chief executive officer of Michigan-based Steelcase Inc., as interim athletic director for the university.
The Board of Regents extends its gratitude to Dave Brandon for his years of service as the university's athletic director. We recognize Dave's unwavering commitment to our student athletes and coaches. He leaves the athletic department on firm financial footing and with greatly improved facilities for our student athletes.
Good afternoon and thank you for coming.
This morning I accepted the resignation of Athletic Director David Brandon.
Thank you President Schlissel.
I appreciate those kind remarks. I would like to make a few specific comments.
First, I'd like to thank Dave Brandon for his commitment to Michigan.
A video opens with a young couple sitting in a car. The woman turns to the man and in a gentle, reassuring voice says, "This doesn't change who you are. And this is something a lot of people go through."
Perhaps no truer words than her last sentence have been spoken when it comes to students and mental health, experts say.
U-M students will pay less for season football tickets next year and facility rental fees will be eliminated for student groups with a charitable focus as part of a collaborative agreement announced Thursday between Central Student Government and Michigan Athletics.
President Mark Schlissel said he was "deeply disappointed" with the athletic department's initial response and handling of quarterback Shane Morris' mild concussion, but he also said he would focus on four key goals as he takes the time to understand the broader issues affecting athletics.
The Athletic Department will implement enhanced player-safety measures starting with Saturday's football game at Rutgers.
As the leader of our university community, I want to express my extreme disappointment in the events surrounding the handling of an on-field injury to one of our football players, Shane Morris.
Ultimate responsibility for the health and safety of our student-athletes resides with each team's coach and with me, as the Director of Athletics. We are committed to continuously improving our procedures to better protect the health and welfare of our student-athletes.
The Board of Regents Sept. 18 approved the Athletics South Competition and Performance Project, located along South State Street on the Stephen M. Ross Athletic Campus. This project addresses needs identified at the launch of the athletic department’s portion of the Victors for Michigan campaign last fall.
The University of Michigan on Thursday announced the creation of the Och Initiative for Women in Finance in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business.
The initiative is made possible through a significant gift by Jane C. and Daniel S. Och of Scarsdale, New York, through the Jane and Daniel Och Family Foundation.
Football fans will see not fireworks displays during home football games against Miami (Ohio) on Sept. 13 and Penn State on Oct. 11. A request for the use of fireworks at Michigan Stadium for those games was denied Thursday by the Board of Regents.
Although both are U-M alumni, neither Rich Postma nor Mary Petrovich played varsity golf while at the University of Michigan. But the sport of golf has played a pivotal role in both of their lives.
It has been said many ways: Being a student-athlete is as much about the mind as it is about the body.
But what happens when the extra pressures of winning, juggling packed schedules and keeping up with schoolwork and other demands prove to be too much?
The U-M Athletic Department presented a $151 million budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year during Thursday's Board of Regents meeting on the Ann Arbor campus.
For the seventh year in a row, the U-M Men's Rowing Team captured the American Collegiate Rowing Association National Championship.
As part of the Victors for Michigan Campaign, J. Ira and Nicki Harris, through the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Foundation, have made a leadership gift of $10 million to U-M for the benefit of the athletic department.