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Examining UM’s record-breaking $5.28 billion fundraising campaign

Among the $1.71 billion donated to programs, UM received its largest donation in the history of its health system. The $150 million commitment from longtime donors Richard and Susan Rogel was intended to boost innovative cancer research.

It also helped establish the Wolverine Pathways program, which offers a full four-year scholarship to UM to students from Ypsilanti, Southfield and Detroit who actively participate in 90 percent or more of program activities and maintain a 90 percent or better school attendance rate.

UM efforts to aid lower-income students begin to bear fruit

The Go Blue Guarantee is one of three full-tuition initiatives UM is pursuing to increase the school’s diversity. Also arriving in the fall are the first students enrolled in UM’s Wolverine Pathways, a program launched by UM in 2015. It offers current sixth- and ninth-grade students the opportunity to join the program as they begin the seventh and 10th grade in Ypsilanti and Southfield.

Application Deadline Extended Through April 10

Application Deadline Extended Through April 10 Student applications for the Wolverine Pathways program have been extended through April 10, 2018. All applicants must live within the boundaries of the city of Detroit, Southfield Public or Ypsilanti...

University of Michigan president honored for Go Blue Guarantee

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.

DEI Office surveying U-M staff’s views on campus climate

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.