Friday, May 1, 2020 - 7:33pm
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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
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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
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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
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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. 

Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 4:21pm
All Washtenaw County buildings and non-essential operations will close through April 5 and will reopen on April 6 to limit the spread of COVID-19.

All Washtenaw County buildings and non-essential operations will close through April 5 and will reopen on April 6 to limit the spread of COVID-19, Washtenaw County Administrator Gregory Dill announced on Sunday.

Dill sent a letter to county staff Sunday afternoon stating that individual departments will reach out to non-essential staff who will be required to remain home. Those who are ordered to stay home will continue to be paid their standard salary. 

Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 4:05pm
University President Mark Schlissel and the Board of Regents announced in a statement Saturday that the school would cease to work with an attorney at the law firm Steptoe and Johnson LLP.

University President Mark Schlissel and the Board of Regents announced in a statement Saturday that the school would cease to work with an attorney at the law firm Steptoe and Johnson LLP.

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 8:22pm
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When University Provost Martin A. Philbert was placed on administrative leave on Jan. 21 following allegations of sexual misconduct, the University hired WilmerHale, a law firm based in Washington, D.C., to investigate the claims against him.

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 9:31pm
Engineering senior Logan Vear holds a sign to encourage divesting from fossil fuels at the Regent's meeting at the Richard L. Postma Family Clubhouse Thursday afternoon.

During the University Board of Regents meeting this Thursday, Regent Mark Bernstein (D) announced that the board would be looking into the University’s policy on investments in fossil fuel companies.

In addition, they announced that no new investments into fossil fuel companies would be made during this time.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 2:47pm
University Provost Martin Philbert was placed on administrative leave for allegations of sexual misconduct.

University of Michigan administrators and faculty were aware of several complaints about Provost Martin Philbert while he served in various roles within the School of Public Health, according to The Detroit Free Press. Philbert was placed on paid administrative leave on Wednesday, Jan. 22 following several allegations of sexual misconduct.