University leaders Issue Statement Following Chauvin’s conviction in George Floyd’s Murder

Addressing the U-M community following Derek Chauvin’s conviction in George Floyd’s murder, the Board of Regents and top university administrators wrote, “No single verdict represents the end of the journey that must continue. … The larger questions we face are crucial and inescapable for all who want a better world.” The statement also includes resources for discussion and support, and  reminds the university community of U-M’s commitment to continue to work as a public university community to exercise our power to change society for the better, which is further encouraged in Chief Diversity Officer Sellers’ message. This tragic event sparked movements and conversation around the globe.  We would also like to remind you of the IC’s earlier message and resources as another way to continue to learn about combating racism, in order to become a better society. We are all in this together.