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.
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 vote.umich.edu. While there are 26 LSA SG candidates vying for 15 spots, only 19 students presented at Friday’s forum.
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.
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.
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.
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.