Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 10:29am
Commencement for the Class of 2021 will be held virtually and not in the Big House this spring.

The University of Michigan’s class of 2021 spring commencement will be held virtually amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as announced in an email by University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel Thursday morning.

The announcement comes after a two-week stay-in-place recommendation for the University by Washtenaw County Health Department, and currently, COVID-19 cases at the University account for more than 34% of the cases in the county.

Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 1:26pm

Summer 2020 saw the expansion of the Black Lives Matter movement across the U.S. after George Floyd’s death. Washtenaw County was no exception, and University of Michigan students partook in protests all over the country.

Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 11:31am

My father jumped out of his seat the moment I entered the living room. With a glowing smile, he proudly announced that he had finished registering to vote for the upcoming presidential election. Each day that followed, whenever I trekked to the mailbox and dropped our mail on the table, he would shuffle through the array of letters, hoping to find his absentee ballot. 

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 10:11pm

After nearly two weeks of striking for increased COVID-19 protections, Residential Staff members voted to accept an offer from the University of Michigan administration Monday night. ResStaff will officially end their strike and begin their duties Tuesday at 7 a.m. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 1:22am

More than 100 residential advisers at the University of Michigan voted to strike Tuesday night in demand of increased COVID-19 protections and hazard pay for student University Housing employees. The strike, beginning Wednesday morning, will have varying effects throughout the University’s residence halls, mostly impacting mailroom operations and lockout services.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 2:02pm

As resident advisers prepare to strike in protest of the University of Michigan’s response to COVID-19, some members of Residential Staff say the pandemic has forced long-time issues between University Housing and the student staff into the open.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 12:26am
Residential Staff shares grievances with University administration in town hall Monday night

University of Michigan leadership held an impromptu town hall with resident advisers Monday night in response to an open letter RAs sent Sunday night with a list of demands and safety concerns. At its peak, 118 people attended the meeting and almost 100 stayed more than half an hour past the scheduled end time to continue airing their grievances with administration.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 9:14am

Jerry Clayton will now be serving his fourth term as Washtenaw County sheriff after winning the democratic primary election over challenger Ken Magee with 75.59 percent of the votes.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 8:08pm

Following the Michigan Primary last Tuesday, many City Council incumbents were ousted as challengers swept the election.

Democrats Lisa Disch, Linh Song, Travis Radina, Jen Eyer and Erica Briggs won Ann Arbor City Council seats in the 1st through 5th Wards, respectively, beating incumbents. All City Council seats will be held by Democrats. All five winners were endorsed by Mayor Christopher Taylor, and these results will give him a council majority.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 11:21pm

When incoming Business freshman Jessica Goldberg heard University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel’s announcement of a “public health-informed in-person fall semester,” she said she was ecstatic.