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.

Saturday, July 4, 2020 - 12:39pm
University makes statement on leaked passwords and emails

A list of University of Michigan usernames and passwords making rounds in the University community Friday is a compilation of older, previously published lists from third-party data breaches, such as Chegg, Zynga, LinkedIn and others, according to an Information and Technology Services advisory.

No U-M systems or accounts were breached, but a large number of U-M email addresses were included in the list. ITS will reset a small number of passwords included on the list and will contact owners of those accounts to let them know what happened, the advisory said.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 11:11pm

Over 40 University of Michigan students met virtually Tuesday night to discuss the possibility of student representation and voting rights on the University’s Board of Regents.

Organizers of the newly-formed Coalition to Elect Students to the Board of Regents said they were disappointed
to see the board vote to raise tuition and attach a COVID fee in a special meeting Monday without public comment.

Monday, June 22, 2020 - 10:15am

The University of Michigan announced on Monday some in-person classes will resume on all three campuses this fall. However, all classes will be delivered remotely after Nov. 20 and fall break is canceled.

The University launched a Campus Maize and Blueprint website that contains information and updates regarding reopening for all three campuses and Michigan Medicine. In addition to other scheduling changes such as the elimination of spring break, students will be expected to wear face coverings in public spaces and indoor social gatherings are limited to 10 people.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 1:05pm

Martin Philbert, the former University of Michigan  provost who was removed from his executive position in March over sexual misconduct allegations, will step down from his tenured faculty position June 30, according to the University Record.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 4:37pm
Protestors gathered in Ypsilanti Saturday afternoon.

Last weekend, The Michigan Daily reporters went to 11 different protests, driving 269 miles and speaking to almost 100 people in 10 cities about why they came out. Some said it was their first time protesting. Many more said they were used to protests in big cities, but they never expected protests of this magnitude — or even protests in general — in their suburban hometowns. When asked if not before, why now, almost everyone had the same answer: People are tired, and they want change. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 2:46pm

Thomas Easthope, University of Michigan’s associate vice president for student services from 1970-88, will be deposed in July as part of lawsuits against the University involving alleged sexual abuse by the late Dr. Robert Anderson, according to the Detroit News. Easthope told police he fired Anderson in 1979 after hearing reports that Anderson had been abusing patients. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 11:08am

After a week of marches in Washtenaw County and across the country rallying against police brutality and racial injustice, Monday’s protest on the University of Michigan Diag brought more than 1,000 students, activists, elected officials and police officers to the center of campus and through the streets of downtown Ann Arbor in a peaceful protest organized by the non-profit Survivors Speak. 

Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 2:56pm

Saturday afternoon, hundreds of community members gathered at the University of Michigan Diag and marched through Ann Arbor in protest of recent incidents of police brutality against Black Americans that shook the nation. In his opening address to the crowd, Ann Arbor resident Myles McGuire, the sole organizer of the event, called it a “civil rights protest.”