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First-gen students on putting their passions first


Here are the stories of three first-generation college students at UMSI and the unexpected places their passions have led them.

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“Detroit JCS Podcast. How CCSI helps bring new students to information studies. Devon Keen, Director of Inclusion, Equity and Outreach. Sandra Lopez, DEI Outreach Coordinator. UMSI.”

Dismantling barriers for transfer students at UMSI


UMSI Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Office staff members Devon Keen and Sandra Lopez discuss the ways that the school’s Community College Summer Institute empowers students to make confident decisions about transferring.

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“UMSI DEI Winter Community Reads. Viral Justice by Dr. Ruha Benjamin. A series of discussions and read-togethers throughout January-March. Lecture by author, March 14.” Portrait of Dr. Ruha Benjamin. Cover of “Viral Justice: How We Grow the World We Want” shows silhouetted face covered by rainbow flowers and foliage.

UMSI community reads “Viral Justice”


Students, faculty and staff are invited to join UMSI community discussions of Ruha Benjamin’s book “Viral Justice.” All discussions will include recaps or read-togethers.

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“Congratulations 2022 UMSI Staff Award Recipients. Amy Homkes-Hayes, Outstanding Staff Award. Michael Hess, Peer-to-Peer Award.”

UMSI staff awarded for outstanding work and peer-to-peer mentorship


UMSI celebrates Amy Homkes-Hayes and Michael Hess for sharing their skills to uplift students and colleagues, helping the community sustainably navigate change.

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Website showcases UMSI progress on diversity, equity and inclusion


The University of Michigan School of Information has developed a new website highlighting DEI initiatives that took place from 2016 to 2021.

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"Congratulations 2022 UMSI Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards Recipients."

UMSI announces 2022 DEI Awards recipients


Learn about this year's UMSI DEI Awards recipients and their far-reaching, positive effects on the school’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

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UMSI’s Community College Summer Institute: 5 reasons the information-curious should apply


What’s it like to earn a STEM bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan School of Information? Community college students can spend June 9-11 on campus learning about the study of information at UMSI and exploring student life — stipend included.

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Message to the UMSI Community

A message in follow up to the Derek Chauvin trial verdict


A message to the UMSI community in response to the Derek Chauvin trial verdict.

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UMSI releases DEI committee summer reading list 


The UMSI DEI Committee has compiled a summer reading booklist that explores issues of race, gender and social justice with a focus on books related to technology and academia. 

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Devon Keen

UMSI announces new Director of Inclusion, Equity and Outreach


Keen joins the school’s management team and will play a leadership role in the development and implementation of UMSI’s outreach and DEI initiatives.

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