Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 6:53pm
Regents and Administration wear masks on zoom call as a symbolic gesture of personal responsibility in confronting the pandemic

The Board of Regents failed to approve a budget for the University during the 2020-2021 academic year on Thursday, dividing evenly over the issue of proposed tuition increases across all three campuses and additional funding for the Flint and Dearborn campuses. 

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 7:19pm

The University of Michigan reported that emergency student funding from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act has been awarded to approximately 5 percent of eligible students as of Tuesday.

The CARES Act, which offered emergency grants to institutions of higher education to counteract the effects of the pandemic, provided $25.2 million to the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, with the condition that at least half of the allocated funds be distributed to students for emergency financial aid.

Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 3:48pm

As most University of Michigan operations and travel remain disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, findings from one of the analysis teams for the President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality suggests there are opportunities to reduce University travel in order to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 3:38pm

As Michigan Medicine continues to treat COVID-19 patients, hospital residents, who are currently serving as frontline workers in the pandemic, are pushing for wage increases, voicing their frustration with administrators ahead of their collective bargaining contract expiration date in late June.

Monday, May 11, 2020 - 11:26pm

LSA announced in a press release Tuesday morning the Kessler Presidential Scholars Program, a scholarship program that currently supports first-generation students at the University of Michigan and Cornell University, will expand to four additional institutions of higher education including Johns Hopkins University, Queens College, St. Francis College and Syracuse University.

The six universities form the Kessler Scholars Collaborative as part of an initiative to foster a community of first-generation students through research and access to campus resources.

Friday, May 1, 2020 - 7:33pm

On Friday, a caravan of approximately 100 cars drove across Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti to disrupt traffic and protest the exploitation of undocumented immigrants in essential businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Movimiento Cosecha, a nonviolent national movement advocating for the respect and protection of undocumented immigrants’ rights, organized the protest as part of a nationwide movement of demonstrations in Michigan, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Indiana and Georgia.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 4:16pm

In a press release Wednesday night, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the creation of the Futures for Frontliners program to provide essential workers a tuition-free pathway to a college degree or technical certificate to support those working during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Monday, April 20, 2020 - 8:50pm

In 2013, journalist and environmental activist Bill McKibben argued in a Rolling Stone article that college students would convince their administrations to sell off their investments in fossil fuel stocks, both to shift the political consensus away from the fossil fuel industry and to stop institutions from profiting off of environmental degradation.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 9:41pm
University President Mark Schlissel speaking at the Board of Regents Meeting at the University golf course Thursday, September 20.

The Board of Regents held its second meeting of the year remotely on Thursday to vote on firing David Daniels, a former Music, Theatre & Dance professor accused of sexual misconduct, and address the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on University of Michigan operations. All Regents and public commenters called in online and the meeting was live-streamed.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 8:08pm

At the Board of Regents meeting in February, Adam Simon, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of earth and environmental sciences, presented a faculty and staff petition urging the University of Michigan administration to take specific actions on campus to mitigate the climate crisis.