Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 10:55pm
Protestors walk through Ann Arbor to in reaction to police brutality in Washtenaw County.

Hundreds of community members engaged in a protest against police brutality following the release of a video showing a white Washtenaw County sheriff’s deputy appearing to punch Sha’Tenia Grady El, a Black woman, in the head multiple times during an arrest early Tuesday morning in Ypsilanti Township.

With a national spotlight focused on race and policing in the wake of George Floyd’s death, community members organized to demand change.

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 10:59am

University of Michigan Interim Provost Susan Collins said in a virtual town hall Thursday she is “very optimistic” about the University having a “public health-informed, in-residence academic year.” 

Collins said she hopes for as much in-person engagement as possible while adhering to changing guidelines and conditions.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 3:46pm
Protesters gathered Tuesday afternoon after Washtenaw County deputy punched woman in Ypsilanti Township.

Protesters gathered at the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office in Ypsilanti Township on Tuesday afternoon after a video emerged of a white Washtenaw County sheriff’s deputy appearing to punch a Black woman in the head multiple times during an arrest early Tuesday, according to MLive. 

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 10:42pm

Live streamed on both the University’s website and YouTube, the Board of Regents held its third meeting of the year via Zoom on Thursday to approve recommended revisions to the Regents’ bylaws and address ongoing changes in University operations amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The board unanimously approved changes to the bylaws concerning the dismissal, demotion, termination and severance pay of tenured faculty. The changes include refusal of severance pay in cases of alleged misconduct.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:47pm

An application for federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act emergency funding through the University is now available on the student self-service page in Wolverine Access. The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor received $12.6 million for student aid from the federal CARES Act.

The one page application asks students to describe their reason for requesting emergency funds. Students must also list a cost for each COVID-19-related expense they seek assistance for.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 6:32pm

Each month, The Daily sits down with University President Mark Schlissel to discuss the most pressing questions about University policy, developments and challenges.

This month, Schlissel discussed COVID-19 and the fall semester, University finances as well as the University’s response to sexual misconduct allegations against former sports physician Robert Anderson.

Sunday, April 26, 2020 - 10:05pm
Ann Arbor mayor Christopher Taylor speaks at virtual town hall Sunday evening.

Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor hosted a virtual town hall on Facebook Live Sunday evening to discuss COVID-19, basic services, the Ann Arbor budget and the city’s carbon neutrality plan, A2Zero. He answered questions from the approximately 60 community members watching. 

Friday, April 24, 2020 - 11:58am
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer extends her stay at home order Friday morning.

At a press conference Friday morning, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced an executive order extending Michigan’s Stay Home, Stay Safe order through May 15. The new order requires residents to wear homemade face coverings — such as scarves, handkerchiefs or clothes — in enclosed public spaces, including grocery stores and pharmacies. Whitmer said while face covering is crucial to protecting the public and critical employees, no one will be subject to criminal penalty for not wearing one. 

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 10:31am
Breakfast and brunch restaurant Wilma’s unexpectedly closed permanently Tuesday after nine years in Ann Arbor.

Breakfast and brunch restaurant Wilma’s closed unexpectedly Tuesday after nine years in Ann Arbor. An announcement on the East Washington Avenue restaurant’s website alerted customers to the closure and thanked them for their support.

“Due to… well, you know… we are saying goodbye to this location as we prepare for an even more delicious future and new ways to serve you,” SavCo and the Wilma’s Team wrote.