Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 8:22pm
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The ResponsiBLUE application has been updated and expanded for the Winter 2021 semester. The University of Michigan first launched ResponsiBLUE during the Fall 2020 semester to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, aid in circulating public health knowledge and ensure student safety.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 4:30pm
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the new Michigan COVID Recovery Plan Tuesday afternoon.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the new Michigan COVID Recovery Plan Tuesday afternoon aimed at helping Michigan’s economy recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan has a strong emphasis on distributing vaccines, supporting small businesses and reinstating in-person learning. 

In a press release Tuesday, Whitmer said she was ready to implement these new policies. 

Saturday, January 16, 2021 - 4:10pm
A resident of Washtenaw County has contracted a new variant of COVID-19.

A Washtenaw County woman has contracted the new B.1.1.7. COVID-19 variant, the first known case in the state of Michigan, according to a press release from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The woman recently traveled to the United Kingdom, where the variant first appeared. Two new COVID-19 cases have been identified from close contacts with the woman, but it is not yet known whether they are caused by the variant.

Friday, January 8, 2021 - 5:58pm
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University of Michigan community members are calling for the resignation or recall of Regent Ron Weiser (R) from the University’s Board of Regents, condemning Weiser for not specifically denouncing President Donald Trump for inciting violence at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. 

Friday, January 1, 2021 - 6:16pm
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About 30 community members gathered on the steps of Angell Hall Thursday evening to demand that the University of Michigan engage on solutions for the Ann Arbor unhoused community.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020 - 6:28pm
The Urban Outfitters on State Street is being replaced by a Target.

Grocery shopping will soon be steps away from the University of Michigan with the opening of a Target in the former location of Urban Outfitters on State St., Target spokesperson Jill Lewis confirmed in an email to The Michigan Daily.

“We are excited to bring an easy, safe and convenient shopping experience to new guests in the community with this new Target store,” Lewis said.

Monday, December 14, 2020 - 11:27am
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Michigan Medicine will begin vaccinating employees Monday after receiving 1,950 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Monday morning, Michigan Medicine spokesperson Mary Masson confirmed in an email to The Michigan Daily.

“Michigan Medicine has mobilized its best and brightest faculty and staff, many of whom are leaders in their respective fields, to develop and execute a robust vaccine distribution program,” Masson wrote.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 8:25pm
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The Michigan Daily has elected a new Editor in Chief and group of Managing Editors to lead the paper in its 130th year. Staff-wide elections chose the Editor in Chief, while each section held individual elections to determine their managing editors. 

The Daily’s management desk chose the new managing editor, The Daily’s first ever digital managing editor and a new editor of Statement, the paper’s weekly magazine. The management desk also approved Access and Inclusion as a new section in the newsroom.

Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 8:22pm
The University of Michigan Board of Regents met virtually Thursday afternoon to approve the hiring of Guidepost Solutions, who will help the University enact WilmerHale's suggestions.

The University of Michigan Board of Regents gathered virtually Thursday afternoon to announce the hiring of Guidepost Solutions — a New York-based consulting firm — to help implement recommendations from WilmerHale’s report on former Provost Martin Philbert’s sexual misconduct. The regents also said goodbye to outgoing administrators and approved a new president for the University of Michigan Health System. 

Friday, November 20, 2020 - 6:24pm
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In the weeks since the University of Michigan Board of Regents election on Nov. 3, regents and community members have contemplated the effects of Republican Sarah Hubbard ousting Democratic Shauna Ryder Diggs, bringing the board’s Democratic majority down from 7-1 to 6-2.