Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 2:44am
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March 11 — the day the University of Michigan announced classes were going to be online for the rest of the semester — was a whirlwind. We knew it was coming. I sat restlessly through three classes, paying no attention and completely abandoning my self-imposed rule to put my phone away during class. I checked my texts every five minutes, waiting for the news to break. When the class finally ended at around 3:15 p.m., I bolted straight for the newsroom — not bothering to think about the rapidly approaching deadlines of midterms or papers.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 3:07pm
Michigan Medicine received 22,000 defunct masks.

In accordance with their efforts to combat the impacts of COVID-19, the federal government shipped 700,000 surgical masks to Michigan, with 22,000 being allocated to Michigan Medicine.

However, according to a report from the Detroit Free Press, both the 2,000 masks initially distributed, along with the remaining 20,000 in the stockpile were all defunct and unusable.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 3:39pm
The Michigan State Legislature has extended the State of Emergency by 23 days in a vote held Tuesday afternoon.

The Michigan state legislature convened in Lansing on Tuesday and voted to prolong Michigan’s state of emergency. 

The extension is 23 days, until April 30, instead of 70, as Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said last week was her desired extension. However, under the Emergency Management Act, she needs the legislature to vote to extend the declaration.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 3:30pm
The University of Michigan is preparing to turn the indoor track field into a hospital due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a virtual press conference Tuesday afternoon, Michigan Medicine presented research and projections identifying when the state would experience the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak.

In addition, Michigan Medicine announced plans to convert an indoor University of Michigan track facility into a field hospital to accommodate for projected cases.

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 9:29pm
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Daily News Editor Emma Stein sat down virtually with Schlissel to discuss questions about University policy, challenges and commitments.

In The Daily’s monthly interview with the president, topics included COVID-19, sexual misconduct allegations against faculty and GEO bargaining.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 1:19pm
A judge ruled that the University's sexual misconduct policy violated a student's constitutional rights.

Arthur Tarnow, U.S. district court judge, deemed the University of Michigan’s former sexual misconduct policy unconstitutional on Monday. 

The lawsuit, Doe v. University of Michigan, was filed in June 2018. The plaintiff, John Doe, a male undergraduate student was accused of sexual assault by a female student in his residence hall. Doe claimed the sex was consensual.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 1:16pm
The University hired WilmerHale to investigate the sexual misconduct allegations against the late Robert Anderson, former director of University Health Services and athletic team physician Tuesday morning.

The University of Michigan announced in a statement Tuesday morning that it hired law firm WilmerHale to investigate the sexual misconduct allegations against the late Robert Anderson, former director of University Health Services and athletic team physician. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 1:18pm
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This story has been updated to include new information from the University Housing Team.

All students living in University of Michigan residence halls must leave campus unless they fill out a request to remain in housing, according to an email sent to everyone still living on campus Tuesday afternoon. If their request is approved, the email notes, they are not guaranteed to continue their current housing assignment and may have to move to a new building. 

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 9:03pm
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Following Schlissel’s statement released Wednesday, Center for Global and Intercultural Study (CGIS) students were informed that all study abroad programs are being suspended effective immediately.

The email included instructions urging students to follow CDC guidelines to minimize exposure and spread of the virus, including self-quarantining for those who have traveled to a high-risk country or area.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 5:52pm
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In the first major election since the implementation of Proposition 3, which allows same-day voter registration, hundreds waited in line to cast their ballots in the Presidential primaries this Tuesday.

Potential voters waited in line for as long as two hours at Ann Arbor City Hall, the only location to change voter registration.