Included as part of phase 4 of the MI Safe Start Plan, Michigan K-12 schools can begin in-person learning while adhering to strict guidelines, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said in a press conference Wednesday. She also announced the future release of “Michigan’s Return to School Roadmap,” a document detailing the recommended guidelines for schools.
The Roadmap is expected to follow closely by evaluating the eight regions to determine where in-person instruction is feasible. According to a press release, schools must remain flexible and prepare to move online should the virus spread once again.
After temporarily closing all locations for almost two months in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Espresso Royale Coffee has announced all business will permanently cease, including branch operations, catering and online sales.
Being voted Best Coffee Shop in Ann Arbor 2014, Espresso Royale is widely considered to be an on-campus staple for coffee lovers at the ‘U’.
While the COVID-19 pandemic rages on and social life has come to a stall, cities across the United States are drawing passionate crowds demanding justice, peace and an end to police brutality against Black people.
Michigan’s COVID-19 related deaths have climbed to 5,017 according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday. With 435 newly reported cases, Michigan has a total of 52,350 cases. MDHH reports a fatality rate of 10 percent and the average age of the deceased is 73.5 years.
MDHH noted 43 deaths included in Tuesday’s reporting were identified in a review of death certificates that were not previously reported.
U.S. Secretary of Education Besty DeVos announced colleges must hold live testimony hearings with cross-examination in campus sexual assault cases on May 6, according to an article by the Detroit Free Press. The new requirement is a part of DeVos’s new Title IX regulation and these policies will begin Aug. 14.
Instead of forwarding a letter alleging Robert Anderson, the late University of Michigan sports physician, of sexual assault to the University Title IX investigators, Athletic Director Warde Manuel forwarded it to University lawyers, according to a report from the Detroit Free Press.
On March 20, Acting Provost Susan Collins announced in an email that all undergraduate courses at the University of Michigan would be graded “Pass” or “No Record Covid,” with an option to withdraw from a course until April 21 without the course appearing on their transcript. Students will also have the option to unmask their grades by submitting a request by July 1.
After the cancellation of University of Michigan commencement due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many seniors expressed the loss of their final year.
However, on April 9, University President Mark Schlissel expressed his hopes for an in-person commencement for the class of 2020 “some time next spring.” In addition, there will be a virtual celebration on the regular commencement date.