1. Become a Michigan Ambassador

    Mark Rivett posted August 27, 2020

    Learn more about becoming a Michigan Ambassador here

    Read more about Michigan Ambassadors and the Culture of Care on the Record

    In support of the University of Michigan in delivering on its mission while protecting the health and safety of our community, the “level 2” Michigan Ambassador position will assist with proactive outreach in the community to communicate and remind students about public health best practices. Individuals in this position will have a visible presence in the community that promotes health and safety and will work to address concerns via peer and community-based interventions, elevating concerns to appropriate other resources as needed. To join this team and receive a Michigan Ambassador pin, T-shirt and face covering, you will need to complete five training modules ranging in topics from COVID-19 to de-escalation, bystander intervention and canvassing.

    Laura Blake Jones, Ph.D., Dean of Students

    “The success of this program will require a communitywide effort with everyone — particularly students — taking an active role in encouraging others to practice the appropriate safety measures,” said Laura Blake Jones, dean of students.

    On August 26th, Community Relations team members Mike Rein and Mark Rivett teamed up with Bryan Baker from DPSS for a Michigan Ambassador shift. In many cases, the presence of ambassadors wearing Michigan Ambassador shirts reminded members of the campus to wear a mask.

  2. United Way COVID-19 Community Relief Fund

    Mark Rivett posted March 24, 2020

    Donate to the COVID-19 Community Relief Fund and 100% of your gift will be used to help agencies meet the needs of vulnerable populations. Donor Advised Fund managers are encouraging release of funds to support agencies responding to the COVID-19 crisis. Ways to give include online, stock, DAF, and mailing in a check payable to United Way of Washtenaw County at 2305 Platt Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.

  3. U-M teams win honors in DIA Plaza Student Design Summit

    Mark Rivett posted February 1, 2019

    Read full article here

    Three teams from the University of Michigan swept the honorable mention categories, which included interactive design, product design and overall design. Participants came from U-M’s School of Information and the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

    The multi-school competition was funded by U-M, and organized by Paul Fontaine, a lecturer at the Taubman College and program manager of the Michigan Engaging Community through the Classroom Initiative.

    Vice Provost for Global and Engaged Education; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; Professor, Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences

    James Holloway, vice provost for global engagement and interdisciplinary academic affairs, said the university got involved as a way to engage students.

    “We supported this project first because it was a terrific opportunity for student learning, to work in parallel with the professional design competition on a real project with authentic stakeholders who are truly invested in the outcome,” Holloway said “And also because we saw it as a way to further connect the schools of higher education — including U-M, Wayne, the College of Creative Studies, and others — and the institutions in the cultural district.”