Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 6:45pm
Two University of Michigan students never received their absentee ballots, but still managed to vote.

Public Policy junior William Brown and LSA sophomore Fatema Dohadwala were left in a lurch when their Texas absentee ballots never arrived in the mail.

Both University of Michigan students wanted to vote in their home state and followed all the steps to have an absentee ballot mailed to each of their Ann Arbor addresses. But the two found themselves each without one, left to their own devices to try to make their voices heard as Election Day neared.

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 5:05pm
A civil law suit alleges a member of Psi Upsilon drugged and raped a freshman U-M student in August 2019.

Content warning: This piece describes depictions of drugging, sexual assault and sexual harassment.

An anonymous plaintiff Jane Doe filed a civil lawsuit against the Psi Upsilon fraternity at the University of Michigan, claiming she was drugged and raped by a member of the fraternity while attending a party at the fraternity house in August 2019.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 4:43pm
Nursing students Reagan Cloutier and Maureen Kozlowski stand in front of C.S. Mott Children's Hospital Monday afternoon.

As part of her requirements to graduate from the University of Michigan, Nursing junior Kaitlyn McDonald goes to Michigan Medicine like she would any other school year. But this year, her clinicals — the component of the School of Nursing curriculum spent in the field — are taking place against the backdrop of an ongoing global pandemic.

“I never thought that something like this would happen,” McDonald said. “But I’m really proud to do this and I’m really proud to be learning this profession to be able to help people, especially during times like this.”

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 5:50pm
Then-CSG Representative Sam Braden (center) speaks at a Central Student Government meeting in 2019.

Sam Braden, speaker of the assembly of the University of Michigan’s Central Student Government, said he will not resign from his position after receiving a letter calling for his resignation from CSG members.

Twelve members of the current CSG Assembly signed onto the letter calling for Braden’s resignation. The letter, which is dated Friday, asked for a response by 5 p.m. Monday evening, at which point Braden replied saying he would not resign.

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 6:44pm
The Graduate Employees' Organization accepts the University of Michigan's proposal.

After the Graduate Employees’ Organization voted to accept the University of Michigan’s proposal and end its strike, Rackham student Bec Roldan posted their feelings about the offer on TikTok.

“To be frank, it’s a pretty s— offer,” Roldan said on the popular social media app, where they have been posting updates about the strike since it began Sept. 8.

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 2:19pm
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The University of Michigan will begin voluntary COVID-19 testing next week, with plans to reach a weekly testing goal of approximately 3,000 individuals by the end of September, University President Mark Schlissel said in an email to students Thursday.

Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 9:40pm
Students move out of dorms at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March.

More than 80 University of Michigan resident advisers are calling for increased health and safety protections from University administrators, listing their demands in a letter sent Sunday night. Students begin moving in Monday.

Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 12:09pm
The University of Michigan turned on its campus COVID-19 database, showing 13 positive cases in 14 days.

The University of Michigan launched its COVID-19 dashboard Thursday to track the number of tests and positive cases reported to University Health Service and Occupational Health Services. Data from Wednesday shows there have been 13 positive cases — four students and nine non-students — reported over the past 14 days out of 695 tests for students and 611 for faculty during that time period.

One person is currently in isolation and another four are quarantining due to possible exposure or while awaiting test results, according to data on the dashboard from Tuesday. As of then, occupancy of the University’s quarantine and isolation housing was at 0.8 percent.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 4:33pm
Members of the Graduate Employees’ Organization and other demonstrators meet on the Diag in August to demand a “safe and just” response to the pandemic from University of Michigan leadership.

Union leaders at the University of Michigan say they won’t sacrifice the safety of their members for the sanctity of the hybrid, in-residence fall semester starting later this month.

Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 6:15pm
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Approximately 7,200 freshmen are expected to begin taking classes at the University of Michigan in the fall, a 20 percent increase from the target class size six years ago.

The University was 500 students over target when 6,532 enrolled in the fall 2014 freshman class. In response, University leadership introduced a plan to ensure an end to the trend of over-enrolling seen in previous years.