Monday, October 19, 2020 - 8:01pm
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The University of Michigan Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs met virtually to further discuss the name and charges for the proposed Faculty Senate Committee on Anti-Racism Monday afternoon. The Committee also outlined discussions on new Title IX employee-advisor training for next week’s Senate Assembly meeting. 

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 8:53pm
The Michigan Daily uncovered one previously undisclosed cluster in fraternity and sorority life, as some chapters continue to party and recruit freshmen amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Editor’s Note: The Michigan Daily has used several anonymous sources to report this story. As stated in the article, we are honoring our sources’ requests to be quoted anonymously due to fears of retaliation from their sorority houses or the greater fraternity and sorority life community, which is commonly referred to as Greek life.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 8:02pm
University alum Maggie Li and LSA senior Emily Serhan meet with their team on Zoom to discuss their new mental health screening app "Nois."

While the pandemic brought restrictions on social interactions, it also provided time for students to explore their passions. During the past six months, some University of Michigan students tried their hand at new projects and even started their own small businesses.

Monday, October 12, 2020 - 8:57pm
Reverend Wendell Anthony, president of the Detroit branch of the NAACP, talked about the importance of voting at a virtual panel hosted by the Ford School Monday afternoon.

 

Four local voting rights advocates discussed existing suffrage challenges that Michigan citizens still face today at a virtual panel Monday afternoon. The University of Michigan Women and Gender Studies, LSA and the Ford School of Public Policy hosted the event.

Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 1:33pm
The Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development announced Tuesday that 10,000 free, reusable masks would be given out to low-income communities and the elderly.

Ten thousand free, reusable masks will be given to low-income communities and the elderly, the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development announced in a press release Tuesday. 

Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 12:07pm
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When students returned to campus in August amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many socialized outdoors at a safe distance. As the weather becomes colder, students are faced with an important question: how can they socialize now?

Rackham student John Gearig said he’s worried about colder weather, as he doesn’t think it’ll be as safe to spend time with friends indoors. 

“If weather permits, I prefer to be with people outdoors, but it’s not very possible,” Gearig said. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 11:07pm
The Ford School of Public Policy held a virtual event on growing federal deficit Wednesday night.

The Ford School of Public Policy hosted a virtual discussion on the sustainability of the United States’ federal deficit Wednesday night. The deficit is posed to reach a record $3.3 trillion in 2020, largely due to increased government spending as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 9:01pm
U-M added COVID-19 tests administered outside of University Health Services to its total case number for the U.
 

The University of Michigan added outside testing counts to its COVID-19 dashboard on Thursday, more than doubling the total number of positive cases at the University since the start of the fall semester. 

Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 2:09pm
U-M students organize a Dance For Floyd performance on State Street Saturday afternoon.

Music, Theatre & Dance sophomore Brooke Taylor organized an improvisation dance performance Saturday in tribute to George Floyd, the Black man killed by a white police officer in May whose death sparked protests for the Black Lives Matter movement across the country. 

Taylor said the idea came to her after she interned at the International Association of Blacks in Dance this past summer. It took Taylor around a month to prepare for Saturday’s performance. 

Sunday, August 30, 2020 - 4:31pm
Student ambassadors patrol campus with a DPSS officer on August 25.

Sworn or armed police officers will not walk and ride around campus to regulate student behavior in an “adjusted” Michigan Ambassadors program, the University of Michigan confirmed on Twitter Sunday afternoon. The change came in response to community concerns,” according to the announcement.