On Tuesday, the Washtenaw County Health Department issued a stay-in-place order for University of Michigan undergraduate students following an uptick in campus COVID-19 cases. Here’s what you need to know.
Who is impacted by the stay-in-place order?
The order affects University of Michigan undergraduate students living on and off-campus.
Heather Bruegl, a citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, spoke about the history of Native American activism and policy at an event Sunday evening. The event was held by the Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs and Native American Student Association in anticipation of Native American Heritage Month in November.
“The underlying goal of every policy was assimilation and a Euro-centric lifestyle,” Bruegl said.
LSA sophomore Sammi Sannieniola is the chief operating officer for the new nonprofit Project4Prosperity, an organization founded in July that provides financial support to minority-owned businesses. Sannieniola and Evan Goldman, a high school senior who serves as founder and executive director, are both Washington D.C., Metropolitan Area natives and wanted to do something to help those in underserved communities. They were inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement and its resurgence this summer.
Stephen Ward, professor in the University of Michigan’s Residential College, opened his portion of the “Radical Roots, Contested Place: African American and African Studies at U-M” webinar Thursday evening playing the Nina Simon song “To Be Young, Gifted and Black.”
In an attempt to find a compromise between a COVID-19 safe environment and in-person schooling, Washtenaw County Health Department and Washtenaw Intermediate School District released a call to action on Oct. 12, emphasizing the importance of a joint community effort to bring kids back to schools safely.
The University of Michigan community has experienced at least two instances of “Zoom-bombing” — an unwanted and uninvited interruption to a Zoom call, usually involving harmful language and inappropriate imagery — since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. With the University’s move to fully remote in March and 80% of coursework remotely this fall, Zoom and other online platforms have become tools for clubs and classes to run remotely amid the ongoing pandemic.
Seven business school deans from across the country gathered on Tuesday for a live webinar to discuss issues concerning diversity, equity and inclusion in education. The event, hosted by the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, comes on the heels of growing concerns over a lack of diversity among students and faculty at the Business School.