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A History of Activism

In 1985, the Minority Organization of Rackham was formed. Now called Students of Color of Rackham (SCOR), the group continues to expand support and advocacy for the academic, professional, and social needs of graduate students of color.

The New Normal

School of Public Health Ph.D. candidate Sarah Rozenblum looks at what lessons the United States can learn from how European countries have approached reopening their economies in the wake of COVID-19.

Our Resolve to Confront Racism

In an open letter to the graduate student community, Rackham Dean Mike Solomon decries recent examples of racism and violence, and pledges Rackham’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Driving Toward Sustainability

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen great reductions in travel, a major source of the carbon emissions that drive climate change. Sustainable systems master’s student Nate Hua is working to help the university reduce its own travel impact in the future.

Going the Distance

Our recent Ph.D. graduates share their experiences with defending their dissertations remotely, and how they might advise future Ph.D. candidates to prepare for it.

Congratulations, Rackham Graduates!

View a page with the names of all of our 2020 graduates, in addition to messages from Dean Mike Solomon, fellow students, and others. Share your messages of congratulations using the hashtag #RackhamGrad!

Rackham’s Strategic Vision for Graduate Education

Rackham is leading a charge to reenvision graduate education at U-M in a way that is student centered and faculty led, and that emphasizes a holistic view of graduate training.

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Wed 15

Coffee Chats for Ph.D. Students: Interviewing Tips and Strategies

Wednesday, July 15, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm EDT
Fri 17

Building Your Credit During Graduate School

Friday, July 17, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Tue 21

Creating A Compelling Resume

Tuesday, July 21, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Fri 24

LEAD: Bridging the Divide—Uniting Against Racism

Friday, July 24, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Aug 28

Fall Welcome

Friday, August 28, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Wed 15

Coffee Chats for Ph.D. Students: Interviewing Tips and Strategies

Wednesday, July 15, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm EDT
Fri 17

Building Your Credit During Graduate School

Friday, July 17, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Tue 21

Creating A Compelling Resume

Tuesday, July 21, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Fri 24

LEAD: Bridging the Divide—Uniting Against Racism

Friday, July 24, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Fri 24

LEAD: Bridging the Divide—Uniting Against Racism

Friday, July 24, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Aug 28

Fall Welcome

Friday, August 28, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT

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Discover Rackham

Stories, blog posts, and more illuminating the experiences of graduate life and highlighting the impact of our students’ critical research.

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Open Mike: A Message to Rackham Students About Proposed Homeland Security Policy

Dean Solomon responds to a preliminary announcement about online study eligibility for international students for the fall 2020 semester.

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COVID-19 Lays Waste to Many U.S. Recycling Programs

In a new article, Rackham student Julie Rieland explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on recycling programs across the United States.

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Career Exploration Through the Lens of Equity

In a new article, Rackham Professional and Academic Development Program Lead Deborah Willis shares practical strategies for career exploration with a focus on equity.

Rackham Dean to Participate in Research Reengagement Town Hall

The town hall will address U-M’s approach to safely ramping up research and scholarship in accordance with public health guidance and state regulations.

Rackham by the Numbers

Browse statistics and interactive visualizations of the activity and culture of our graduate programs, including data on enrollment, funding, completion rates, and placement.

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