Sunday, August 30, 2020 - 12:34pm
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The Michigan Daily conducted a demographics survey during the summer of 2020 to gain a better understanding of the barriers to access in our newsroom. After keeping the anonymous survey open for one month, 282 staffers responded to the survey out of 488 staffers total in both the Editorial and Business halves of The Daily, a 57.8 percent response rate. 

Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 8:53pm
West Quad confirms two cases of COVID-19 during freshman move-in week.

Two cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in a University residence hall as students move onto campus. Two residents in West Quad Residence Hall who also visited South Quad Dining Hall tested positive for the virus, according to a notice from Danielle Sheen, executive director of the Environment, Health & Safety Department, which was dated Aug. 26 and taped in West Quad.

University spokeswoman Kim Broekhuizen confirmed the two “unrelated” cases in an email to The Daily. She wrote that both students have returned to their permanent residences to isolate. The posting said the two students, who lived on the first and fourth floors, left West Quad Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 10:12pm
A group of girls dressed for a night out walk near campus Monday night.

The Daily’s reporters saw multiple parties near campus and many maskless groups walking around dressed for a night out last Sunday and Monday.

With classes set to begin on Monday, the issue of off-campus parties has turned students against one another, prompting heated debates on social media and in group chats of University students.

Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 4:04pm
Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a "corridor for connected and autonomous vehicles" in Southeast Michigan Thursday afternoon.

A 40-mile road will be built between Ann Arbor and downtown Detroit for autonomous vehicles, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office announced in a press release Thursday.

The “first-of-its-kind” road will connect locations along Michigan Avenue and Interstate 94 such as the University of Michigan, Detroit Metropolitan Airport and Michigan Central Station. It is designed “to improve transportation for communities in Southeast Michigan,” the press release said.

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
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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
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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.