Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 7:07pm

The Daily spoke with Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., on July 24 about his re-election campaign to the U.S. Senate, the federal government’s COVID-19 response and racial inequality. John James is the Republican nominee running against Peters for the Senate seat in this November’s election. The James campaign declined multiple requests for an interview.

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

TMD: Why should young people, and college students in particular, be excited about your campaign?

Friday, August 7, 2020 - 2:45pm

The WilmerHale investigation into allegations of sexual assault by former University of Michigan Doctor Robert Anderson can now continue, the Eastern District Court of Michigan ruled Thursday. Judge Victoria Roberts had previously issued a stay in the investigation after University President Mark Schlissel sent a letter inviting about 300,000 alumni from the late-1960s to the mid-2000s to provide information to WilmerHale.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 1:45pm

Contested primary winners:

3rd District 

Republican Ken Siler is a retired engineer and farm operator. He believes public transportation and housing deficiencies are the biggest problems facing the county, and says he’d like to reduce millage costs for property tax payers. After defeating Jacob Ehrman (R) with 55 percent of the vote, Siler will face off against incumbent Democrat Shannon Beeman. 2018’s 3rd District general election was decided by 200 votes — by far the county’s closest. 

4th District 

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 11:13pm
A polling location inside the Union Tuesday afternoon.

As Ann Arbor received a record number of absentee ballot requests ahead of Tuesday’s primary elections, in-person voting dwindled. Throughout the day, The Daily visited multiple precincts and found few voters at many locations. Ann Arbor’s online Election Day line tracker reported little to no wait times. 

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 12:26pm

University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel responded to the WilmerHale report on allegations of sexual misconduct against former University Provost Martin Philbert in an email to the University community early Monday.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 11:43pm

University of Michigan Students for Biden held a virtual roundtable where over 25 people discussed foreign policy under a potential Biden administration Wednesday night. Co-hosted with D.C., Maryland and Virginia Students for Biden, the event featured Ambassador Dennis Ross, Georgetown professor Andrew Bennett and Middle East Institute scholar Alia Awadallah as panelists.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 2:33pm

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order Wednesday allowing Michigan’s colleges and universities to move forward with converting large spaces for instruction without approval or inspection from the Bureau of Fire Services. The order will make it easier for education to continue while maintaining safe distancing, Whitmer said in a press release. 

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 2:40pm

A lawsuit filed in the District Court of Nebraska Monday alleges Tamiko Strickman, director of the University of Michigan’s Office of Institutional Equity, mishandled student reports of sexual assault and violated sex discrimination and civil rights laws at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Strickland served as an investigator, deputy Title IX coordinator, Title IX coordinator and director of the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance at UNL from 2015 to 2019.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 4:47pm

Effective immediately, the University of Michigan will require all students, staff, faculty and visitors to wear a face covering while anywhere on campus grounds, University President Mark Schlissel wrote in an email to the campus community Wednesday afternoon.

The new policy will apply to community members inside buildings, outdoors and on University transportation. While homemade masks, scarves, bandanas and handkerchiefs are acceptable, the policy recommends face coverings that seal as tightly as possible to the face.

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 12:39pm
‘U’ to file amicus brief supporting Harvard, MIT lawsuit against ICE restrictions

The University of Michigan will sue the Trump administration over its July 6 guidance forcing international students to leave the United States if their college only offers online classes in the fall.

The University will join Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology lawsuit as a friend of the court, University spokesperson Rick Fitzgerald confirmed in an email to The Daily Thursday.