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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. Continue Reading UM efforts to aid lower-income students begin to bear fruit

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. Continue Reading University of Michigan president honored for Go Blue Guarantee

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

Wolverine Pathways making U-M more accessible to Ypsilanti, Southfield, Detroit youth

Classrooms at Ypsilanti Community High School are usually quiet and empty on Saturdays, but they haven’t been for the past month. Instead, students from several middle schools and high schools across the district have been examining the nutritional content of snack foods, organizing presentations about alternative energy and learning how to invest money. These are… Continue Reading Wolverine Pathways making U-M more accessible to Ypsilanti, Southfield, Detroit youth

University joins intercollegiate initiative to boost low-income student enrollment

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. Continue Reading University joins intercollegiate initiative to boost low-income student enrollment