Schlissel addresses immigration, endowments at annual D.C. breakfast

President Mark Schlissel talks with U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (left) at the annual U-M Congressional Breakfast in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.
(Photo by Brandon Ebenhoeh)

By Mike Waring, U-M Washington Office

President Mark Schlissel told a Washington, D.C., audience Wednesday that the University of Michigan continues its longtime commitment to be a leading international community of scholars.

Speaking at the 66th annual U-M Congressional Breakfast, Schlissel said the university's ability to attract the best students and faculty from around the globe “enhances our teaching, learning, research and societal impact” and is a major reason for U-M’s standing as an outstanding research university.

Schlissel said U-M is working with other universities to make sure foreign students and faculty can continue to enrich the excellence of U-M. "This is also an issue of competitiveness for our state," he added. "Preparation for that competition requires our students to have the skills and experiences best acquired through collaboration with diverse groups of people."
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