Candidates seeking to fill two seats on the University of Michigan Board of Regents presented their views during a forum Monday on a variety of topics, including college affordability, diversity, academic freedom of the faculty and the relationship among the three U-M campuses.
The University of Michigan Board of Regents on Thursday announced plans to extend President Mark Schlissel’s contract for an additional five years after commending him for continually “knocking the ball out of the park.”
President Mark Schlissel said Thursday that a faculty member’s refusal to provide a previously promised letter of recommendation for a student because she was seeking to study abroad in Israel is not the position of the university.
The University of Michigan is acting on a new set of recommendations, including the development of custom training for all faculty and staff, that focus on understanding and reducing sexual and gender-based misconduct.
To the Editor,
University of Michigan Regent Andrea Fischer Newman shared this additional statement following the publication of a story today in the Detroit Free Press:
University of Michigan leaders are reaffirming support for the university’s investment practices while refuting new claims by the Detroit Free Press that imply wrongdoing on the part of the university and its regents in regard to interactions with university donors.
The University of Michigan has in place a meaningful series of controls for its investment functions, a conclusion that is based in part on a review of specified non-financial investment functions performed by accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Revisions to the University of Michigan Board of Regents’ Bylaws have been proposed and are now being posted for public comment.
These bylaw amendments incorporate changes presented at prior meetings of the board.
By Anthony Guarnieri
Facilities and Operations
and Safiya Merchant
The University Record
The following items were approved by the Board of Regents at its July 19 meeting.
The next dean of the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health will be F. DuBois Bowman, a distinguished researcher whose scholarship focuses on improving mental health and neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and depression.
David A. Gier, professor and director of the University of Iowa School of Music, has been appointed dean of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.
His appointment, approved July 19 by the Board of Regents, is effective Oct. 1 and runs through Sept. 30, 2023.
The University of Michigan will prioritize strategic investments in undergraduate education and increased access and affordability for Michigan residents in the coming fiscal year, according to the 2019 general fund budget for the Ann Arbor campus approved June 21 by the Board of Regents.
Michigan Medicine reported fiscal year-end results June 21, with an anticipated 2.4 percent — or $103 million — operating margin on budgeted operating revenues of $4.3 billion for the University of Michigan’s academic medical center.
The University of Michigan Athletic Department expects a budget surplus of $2.5 million for the 2017-18 fiscal year, and projects a $2.5 million surplus in the 2018-19 fiscal year.
Greater financial aid resources and campuswide technology upgrades to support student success highlight the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s fiscal year 2018-19 budget.
The Board of Regents approved the $155 million plan June 21.
The University of Michigan-Flint will invest in a comprehensive strategy to transform its curriculum and learning environment using a student-centric perspective, according to a budget approved June 21 by the Board of Regents.
The $115.5 million general fund budget outlines spending for the 2018-19 fiscal year, which begins July 1.
Regent Andrew Richner of Grosse Pointe Park will chair the Board of Regents for a one-year term beginning July 1. Regent Ron Weiser of Ann Arbor was named vice chair.
Michael J. Solomon, professor of chemical engineering, has been appointed dean of the University of Michigan’s Rackham Graduate School and vice provost for academic affairs-graduate studies.
His five-year appointment, approved June 21 by the Board of Regents, is effective July 1.
Bradford Orr has been appointed associate vice president for research-natural sciences and engineering in the University of Michigan Office of Research.
His three-year appointment, approved June 21 by the Board of Regents, is effective Sept. 1.