Monday, June 22, 2020 - 11:16pm
Screenshot of the town hall

Alec Gallimore, University of Michigan dean of engineering, and Laura Blake Jones, dean of students, held a town hall with various student groups involved in plans for the upcoming school year on Monday afternoon following University President Mark Schlissel’s announcement regarding fall semester earlier in the day.

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 8:15pm
Protestors gather in Livonia Sunday afternoon.

In the fourth installment of a four-part series on police brutality protests across metro Detroit, 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.

While 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.

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 10:59pm
Protesters march down the streets of Ann Arbor Thursday afternoon.

Ann Arbor’s protest on Thursday was one of many held throughout the week in response to the killing of George Floyd. Around 300 predominantly white community members gathered at West Park for a protest against police brutality and racial injustice.

Organized by local activist Ethan Ketner, the event featured speakers and a march through the surrounding neighborhoods, despite the almost 90 degree heat. Ketner and about 50 volunteers, including designated medics, handed out free water and snacks to attendees throughout the event. Protesters stopped traffic at one point at the Maple Road and Jackson Avenue intersection.

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 10:18pm

With the luxury shopping mall Somerset Collection as a backdrop and across the street from a boarded-up Saks Fifth Avenue establishment, approximately 500 predominantly young protesters of all races broke the typical calm of a Monday afternoon in the Metro Detroit suburb of Troy, Mich., chanting, “No justice, no peace, no racist police.”

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 9:06pm

Following last week’s newly released Department of Education Title IX guidelines and regulations, over 300 members of the University community have signed a petition which includes seven demands in regards to University sexual misconduct policy.

The petition was created by LSA senior Morgan McCaul, a sister survivor and sexual violence prevention advocate, alongside student-run non-profit Roe v. Rape, a survivor empowerment organization. They are asking University administration to agree to commit to their demands in a written statement before June 1.

Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 2:43pm
A still from a YouTube video of the Michigan Difference Student Leadership Awards ceremony held on Friday night.

Students, faculty, alumni and family members from the University of Michigan community gathered virtually Friday evening to celebrate the 2020 Michigan Difference Student Leadership Awards. Held through a YouTube video by the Office of Student Life, the annual awards ceremony honors student leaders and groups that have displayed incredible accomplishments in Michigan, around the country and around the world. 

This year, about 300 students and organizations were nominated. Nominees were selected by a committee of students and faculty.

Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 2:12pm

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, University of Michigan summer student orientation, which is mandatory for all first-year and transfer students, is moving online. 

Monday, April 13, 2020 - 6:51pm
Though U-M is largely empty, essential workers are still keeping it running.

The University of Michigan feels like a ghost town.

In any normal year, April might be one of the most active months on campus. As the weather warms up, students cautiously come out of hibernation. The Diag comes alive with picnickers and hammockers, resembling stock photos of an idyllic college campus. This is when freshmen venture down to Blank Slate to get their first ice cream scoops of the calendar year and when seniors frolic in caps and gowns, showing their families around a campus they have called home for four years. 

Sunday, April 12, 2020 - 3:20pm

Students and community members attended a virtual webinar event on reproductive, environmental and criminal justice Saturday afternoon. Students for Reproductive Rights and Justice in conjunction with Earth Day 2020 hosted the event. The webinar featured speaker Siwatu Salama-Ra, an advocate for the liberation and dignity of women, an organizer for environmental justice and a prison abolitionist. 

Sunday, April 12, 2020 - 1:02pm
Four University of Michigan student teams competed virtually in the first prize competition, titled Reimagining Nuclear Waste, to address the social, political and economic challenges facing the advancement of the clean energy economy on Friday afternoon.

Four University of Michigan student teams competed virtually in the first prize competition, titled Reimagining Nuclear Waste, to address the social, political and economic challenges facing the advancement of the clean energy economy on Friday afternoon. 

Co-sponsored by the University’s Center for Entrepreneurship, the competition hoped to encourage college students to brainstorm ways to alter the perception of nuclear waste in a society that currently distrusts the market.