Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 12:24pm
A cook in the dining hall of East Quad Residence Hall at the University of Michigan has tested positive for COVID-19.

A cook in the dining hall of East Quad Residence Hall at the University of Michigan has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to an email sent by Alasia Tardy, East Quad MDining assistant manager, to employees of East Quad’s Blue Café.

“The rumors are true … a cook in EQ tested positive for the virus,” Tardy wrote.

Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 9:22pm
 Students still attended parties and went out to bars in the nights following the University’s decision to move classes online on Wednesday and in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday.

Despite numerous warnings from University of Michigan officials and public health authorities, some students still attended parties and went out to bars in the nights following the University’s decision to move classes online on Wednesday and in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday. 

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 9:35pm
A case of COVID-19 was confirmed at the Vic Village-North.

The first case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was confirmed at the Vic Village-North apartment building this Friday. It is the first case to be discovered at either student on-campus or off-campus housing at the University of Michigan.

In an email from the leasing office sent to residents, the office confirmed the case while outlining various guidelines and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on minimizing exposure and spread of the virus.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 11:42am
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Editor's Note: This article has been updated to reflect the cancellation of all summer study abroad programs on Thursday afternoon. All spring study abroad programs were canceled Wednesday afternoon.

One of the two people confirmed to have COVID-19 in the state of Michigan by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Tuesday night is an inpatient at Michigan Medicine, according to an update from Michigan Medicine.

Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 8:30pm
Al Gore gives a lecture on Global Climate Change at the Power Center in 2005.

Al Gore, vice president to former President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 2001, will speak at the University of Michigan Spring Commencement May 2 at Michigan Stadium.

In 2000, Gore was the Democratic candidate for president and lost to Republican George W. Bush. 

A University press release announcing his appearance emphasized Gore’s environmental work. In 2007, Gore was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize alongside the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for highlighting climate issues.

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 6:22pm
Prior to the press conference featuring three men alleging sexual assault against former University doctor Robert E. Anderson, survivors of Larry Nassar and their legal team, photos of the University of Michigan Board of Regents are on display.

“What happened in Ann Arbor is a horror story, and it went on for over 25 years. Serial sexual assaults conducted by Dr. Anderson in his exam room,” said University of Michigan alum Robert Stone, the first person to publicly accuse former University doctor Robert E. Anderson of sexual assault.  

Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 2:05pm
Students celebrate Arab culture at the Arab Xpressions event at the Power Center Saturday night.

The Arab Student Association at the University of Michigan hosted its annual Arab Xpressions showcase Saturday at the Power Center for the Performing Arts. Around 1,300 students, families and community members attended the show to see other students perform choreographed dabke dances, comedic skits and Arabic music. 

The ASA, which serves as an umbrella organization for various Arab student groups on campus, worked with the Arabesque Dance Troupe, which organized and choreographed the dances at the showcase. 

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 10:31pm
The University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability hosted the 2020 Michigan Environmental Justice Summit at Rackham Auditorium Thursday.

The School for Environment and Sustainability hosted the 30th annual Michigan Environmental Justice Summit this Thursday.

Featuring several panelists from around the country, the event discussed and honored environmental activists’ progress since the first summit in 1990.

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 10:30pm
LSA sophomore Victoria Minka speaks at the "From Fear to Reality" teach-in in South Quad Thursday.

Approximately 30 students gathered in the Yuri Kochiyama Lounge in the South Quad Thursday evening to attend “From Fear to Reality: Yellow Peril Anxieties Over Coronavirus,” hosted by the United Asian American Organizations.

This event was designed to educate students about how diseases have historically propagated discrimination against Asian Americans and address how racially charged anxieties due to the coronavirus outbreak reflect American ideals on health and immigration. 

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 7:56pm
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For the fourth year in a row, the Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center has partnered with Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan to provide funding for projects seeking to develop policy to alleviate urban poverty.