Sunday, November 29, 2020 - 3:16pm
Amytess Girgis, an LSA junior at the time, speaks outside of a Board of Regents meeting in 2019.

LSA senior Amytess Girgis recently became the 29th student from the University of Michigan to receive the Rhodes Scholarship, the oldest and most prestigious international scholarship program. Girgis was awarded the honor for her work in campus and community organizing and for her thesis researching the increase in mutual aid groups in the wake of the current pandemic. 

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 2:38pm
The Graduate Employees’ Organization says they see some of their demands reflected in the University's plan for the winter semester.

After the University of Michigan released plans for the winter semester incorporating more significant measures to mitigate COVID-19 spread on campus, the Graduate Employees’ Organization told leaders, including University President Mark Schlissel, to give credit where it is due and acknowledge that they asked for these measures when they went on strike in September. 

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 2:38pm
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With Washtenaw County’s two-week stay-in-place order affecting all undergraduates, students are advocating for the University of Michigan to reinstate the Pass/No Record Covid grading system used in winter 2020 for the fall semester as well. 

Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 5:00pm
Milgrom and Wilson discuss winning the award during a press conference streamed virtually through Stanford, where they are both professors.

University of Michigan alum Paul Milgrom won the Nobel Prize in economic sciences along with colleague Robert Wilson last week for their work in improving auction formats to better market intangible goods. 

Milgrom graduated from the University in 1970 with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. He went on to achieve a master’s degree in statistics from Stanford University, where he is currently an economics professor. 

Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 11:34am
A student works on classwork in Angell Hall Thursday.

Students in asynchronous classes said the transition back to school has been especially difficult. Without a structured schedule and classes meeting regularly, students said they face a new challenge in managing their time.  

LSA sophomore Melanie Esterine, whose only synchronous classes are small discussions, said she struggled with procrastination at first while adjusting to the unconventional semester. 

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 5:36pm
STEM students are reporting that longer lectures and unfair work expectations are resulting from remote instruction.

With the majority of classes being taught virtually this semester, some STEM students are reporting overtime lectures and unfair work expectations, despite having regular schedules with assigned class times. 

Pharmacy student Sihyun Kim is currently enrolled in the course Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. According to Kim, her instructor regularly exceeds the allotted lecture time by 20 minutes. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 12:41pm
LSA freshman Noah Stevens maintains social distancing while studying in the Shapiro Undergraduate Library Wednesday afternoon.

 

With nearly two weeks of classes behind them, students told The Michigan Daily they are confused with hybrid learning and are struggling to adjust to an unprecedented semester. 

Monday, August 31, 2020 - 8:11pm
The Senate Advisory Committee formed a committee to address anti-racism at their virtual meeting Monday evening.

The University of Michigan’s Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs met virtually Monday to vote on a motion for electronic meetings and a proposal for a committee on anti-racism. Members also created a task force to form suggestions based on the WilmerHale investigation into former University Provost Martin Philbert’s sexual misconduct. 

Friday, August 21, 2020 - 12:21am
Ann Arbor City Council interviews candidates to serve as city administrator.

The city of Ann Arbor held open interviews with city administrator candidates Thursday evening to fill the currently vacated position. City Council voted to fire former City Administrator Howard Lazarus without cause in February.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 4:36pm
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In recent weeks, businesses have closed their doors and restaurants have been forced to move to takeout only as residents have taken to self-isolation, all to slow the spread of COVID-19 as the Center for Disease Control and Prevent