Messages of outrage and hope

June 2, 2020

Members of the University of Michigan community have watched and read in horror the reports of the death of George Floyd in Minnesota and the protests that have followed throughout the nation. Leaders on all of our campuses have shared messages of outrage and of hope for the future. Here are links to those messages.

President Mark Schlissel: The appalling pestilence of racism

President Mark Schlissel: We need to bring about change

Chief Diversity Officer Rob Sellers: I am so tired

UM-Dearborn Chancellor Domenico Grasso: Reaching out in this time of crisis

UM-Flint Chancellor Deba Dutta: UM-Flint commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Michigan Medicine leaders: A stark reality

Division of Public Safety & Security: Message to the community 

Office of Research

Alumni Association President and CEO Steve Grafton

A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning Dean Jonathan Massey: Seeking spatial justice 

College of Literature, Science, and the Arts Dean Anne Cuzan: We stand together 

College of Engineering: Help eradicate the virus of racism

College of Pharmacy Dean Jim Dalton

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Dean Michael Barr

Michigan Law School Dean Mark D. West: Our community

Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design Dean Guna Nadarajan

Rackham Graduate School Dean Mike Solomon: Our resolve to confront racism

School of Dentistry Dean Laurie McCauley

School of Education Dean Elizabeth Moje: Must commit to anti-racist action

School of Environment and Sustainability Dean Jonathan Overpeck

School of Information: We will stand up against violence and racism

School of Kinesiology Dean Lori Ploutz-Snyder 

School of Music, Theatre & Dance leaders: We support you

School of Nursing Dean Patricia D. Hurn

School of Public Health Dean DuBois Bowman: Recent acts of racism and violence

School of Social Work Dean Lynn Videka: Take a stand against the structures that perpetuate and tolerate killings of Black Americans

Stephen M. Ross School of Business Dean Scott DeRue: Standing together and supporting each other

Aerospace Engineering Department Chair Tony Waas: Time for change 

APID/A Staff Association statement in opposition to anti-Blackness

Biological Station Director Knute Nadelhoffer: We stand in solidarity with the black community

CAPS Counseling and Psychological Services

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science: Stand against racism

Frankel Cardiovascular Center

Institute for Social Research: We Hear You. We See You. We Support You.

International Center: A message about racism 

Men’s Basketball Coach Juwan Howard: We must do better

Men’s Soccer Coach Chaka Daley: Together we can achieve great things

University of Michigan Library: Work against systemic racism

University of Michigan Museum of Art Director Tina Olsen: A call to action

William L. Clements Library Director Paul Erickson: Statement on Injustice