Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 6:54pm

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced on May 1 the state will allow construction businesses to resume work again under certain guidelines and practices starting on May 7.

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 5:51pm
Governor Gretchen Whitmer extended her stay at home order until June 12.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that the Michigan stay-at-home order would be extended through June 12 this Friday evening.

The order will keep movie theaters, gyms, casinos and other public spaces closed. However, beginning May 26, retail business and auto dealerships will be able to reopen, given that customers shop by appointment. Starting May 29, doctors and dentists will be able to treat non-emergency patients. Lastly, Whitmer announced groups of 10 or less may gather as long as social distancing is being practiced.

Monday, May 18, 2020 - 6:13pm
SACUA holds weekly meeting via Zoom

The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs met virtually Monday afternoon with Rebecca Cunningham, vice president of research at the University of Michigan, to discuss the pilot phase in the reopening of research labs amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.


Monday, May 18, 2020 - 11:45am
Trump is visiting Ypsilanti Thursday

Ford Motor Company released a statement Sunday night confirming President Donald Trump is visiting the Ford Rawsonville Components Plant in Ypsilanti on Thursday, May 21. 

Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 12:18pm

In an email sent Saturday, University President Mark Schlissel announced that laboratory research will begin to resume with restrictions, citing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order which allows research activities to resume.

In the email, Schlissel said all lab work that can be done remotely must continue to be done remotely. As Whitmer detailed in the MI Safe Smart Plan, some economic work can begin in phases. The University plans to follow a similar plan with a gradual return, beginning with some in-person lab work.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 3:47pm
Debbie Dingell hosts virtual town hall tuesday morning

In a virtual town hall held Tuesday morning, U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., discussed the implication and effects of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act and answered a variety of other questions.

In addition, Dingell discussed the stay-at-home orders in Michigan, particularly pointing to the challenge of where to draw the line between protecting individual rights and the common good as Michigan considers reopening.

Monday, May 4, 2020 - 10:18pm
Ann Arbor City Council discusses

City Council hosted a virtual meeting Monday evening to discuss several city resolutions regarding financial concerns for the city amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Friday, May 1, 2020 - 7:32pm

According to an email sent to faculty, students and staff from Susan M. Collins, interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, the University will implement a coordinating committee and six topic-focused committees to work on specific guidelines and principles for the fall term.

In addition, the email echoed sentiments from University President Mark Schlissel sent earlier this week that the administration is “cautiously optimistic” that they will be able to deliver a public-health informed in-person fall semester.

Friday, May 1, 2020 - 7:30pm

Hundreds walk out to protest Spencer event, march on campus

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Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 8:59pm
Governer Gretchen Whitmer extends Michigan State of Emergency through May 28.

This Thursday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed three new executive orders to extend Michigan’s state of emergency and disaster through May 28.

The move comes after criticism from protesters, as well as the Republican-controlled legislature denying an extension on the emergency and disaster order which expired on April 30.