It’s a short 15-minute drive from his office in downtown Ann Arbor to Ypsilanti High School, University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel told a room full of promising prospective college students recently.
As part of the plan UM has broken ground on a new $10 million multicultural center at the heart of campus and approved funding for the Wolverine Pathways program, which helps increase under-represented students as it creates a pipeline to the university for students from the Ypsilanti and Southfield communities. The program expanded to Detroit in fall 2017.
In an interview with The Daily, University President Mark Schlissel discussed the progress of the DEI plan and his feelings on current campus climate. He articulated his excitement regarding a few of the upcoming initiatives in relation to diversity and inclusion, such as Wolverine Pathways, which works with secondary-school students in Detroit, Ypsilanti and Southfield, and provides a path to University admission and a scholarship — as well as the Go Blue Guarantee, which allows any in-state students whose households earn below $65,000 to have their tuition completely covered by the University.
Starting in January 2018, any current or future in-state student whose family makes $65,000 or less a year will be eligible for free tuition for four years. That’s worth about $60,000 for those four years total.
The University of Michigan announced Tuesday in a press release it will join 30 other colleges and universities in the…
The University of Michigan announced Tuesday in a press release it will join 30 other colleges and universities in the American Talent Initiative, an alliance targeted at increasing the overall enrollment of middle and low-income students in higher education. The initiative aims to attract, enroll and graduate 50,000 lower-income students by 2025.