Monday, November 16, 2020 - 5:26pm

The University of Michigan’s fiscal year 2020 research expenditures were estimated to be $1.62 billion, according to a report released by the University on Monday, Nov 9. Though work at various non-critical labs had to be ramped down due to the pandemic, the University’s research community saw a surge in new projects because of the pandemic.

Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 6:11pm
LSA Student Government hosted a candidates forum for the upcoming Fall 2020 elections Friday evening.

The LSA Student Government hosted a candidates forum for the upcoming Fall 2020 elections Friday evening via Zoom, giving candidates an opportunity to share their platforms. The elections will take place Nov. 18-19 and students will be able to vote at While there are 26 LSA SG candidates vying for 15 spots, only 19 students presented at Friday’s forum. 

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 3:12pm
Undergraduate students talked about their military experience and college life during a Veterans Week panel on Wednesday.

Current and former military personnel who are University of Michigan undergraduate students discussed their experiences in the armed forces as part of the school’s Veterans Week programming at a panel discussion held Wednesday.

Philip Larson, program director of Veteran and Military Services, said there are approximately 415 veteran or military students on the Ann Arbor campus. About 130 of them are undergraduates. Larson also said it’s not always easy to tell if a student has military experience.

Monday, November 9, 2020 - 8:01pm
At Monday's SACUA meeting, members canceled a Faculty Senate town hall originally scheduled for Dec. 7.

The University of Michigan’s Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs met virtually Monday afternoon to discuss recent COVID-19 Council activity, preparations for the upcoming Faculty Senate and town hall meetings, and recent developments among the individual committees SACUA members oversee. 

Sunday, November 8, 2020 - 10:37pm
University students and Ann Arbor residents light candles at the vigil for Aura Rosser downtown Sunday evening.

Six years after police shot and killed Aura Rosser, a Black woman, in her boyfriend's Ann Arbor home, hundreds of students and community members gathered in front of city hall for a vigil in her memory.

Deborah Carter, Rosser’s mother, spoke publicly for the first time since her daughter’s death. Surrounded by family members including Aura Rosser’s cousins and daughter, Carter described Rosser as an artist and a very lovable person. 

Sunday, November 8, 2020 - 7:05pm
University of Michigan President Mark S. Schlissel notified students of a new plan for the Winter 2021 semester Friday afternoon.

Administration informed students of campus plans for the winter semester on Nov. 6 — days after the 14-day stay-in-place order ended and amid the ongoing stress of the 2020 election.

Saturday, November 7, 2020 - 11:39am
The Associated Press called the race for Joe Biden on Saturday.

Former Vice President Joe Biden will be the 46th President of the United States, according to the Associated Press on Saturday. Biden claimed Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral college votes, leaving him with 273 –– more than the 270 needed to win the presidency, according to Decision Desk