U of M’s Faculty of Education is in a state of limbo after the university announced it will be taking the controversial decision to end its graduate programs, including the medical school, which it had planned to offer.
It was the second time in the last six months that U of L had announced the end of its graduate program, after a similar announcement in January, but it comes as a shock to many graduate students and their families who are excited to get back into their careers.
In a statement, the university said that the decision was not the result of any faculty member’s decision to leave the university.
“While we are committed to ensuring a safe and welcoming environment for all our students and faculty, we are aware of the concerns and the fact that our graduate program has been affected by this change,” the statement said.
Students, faculty and alumni gathered on campus to hear the news and to discuss the decision.
There were many emotions, but some expressed hope that U. of L would return to the medical program.
University of Michigan President Michael Drake issued a statement saying that he was confident the school will return to graduate programs.
I’m confident that the university will be a stronger, more productive institution as a result of this decision, he said.
“The U of l faculty and staff have a long history of success at U of m, and we know the importance of bringing the university to new heights.”
Dr. Michael T. Osterman, a U of R professor and co-director of the School of Medicine, told the Associated Press he was very proud of the university for not only keeping its graduate medical programs, but also the medical schools at other institutions.
“I’m really proud of U of lls leadership,” Ostermen said.