Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 10:15pm
Students move into South Quad residence hall on Tuesday.

In the main hallway of Markley Residence Hall is a selection of large blue move-in bins. Standing next to the bins is a portable whiteboard sign with a hand-written message: “Please wipe before & after use!” On the floor lies a tube of disinfectant wipes, empty. 

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 8:04pm

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., as his running mate early Tuesday evening. Harris will be the first ever African-American and first South Asian-American woman vice presidential nominee for a major party.

Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 5:14pm
Ann Arbor City Council Campaign Finance Breakdown

Candidates running for City Council are required to release reports on their campaign finances, including a list of all contributions made to their campaigns. The Daily examined those lists and compared the donors funding each candidate’s race.

With more than $40,000, Jen Eyer, Democratic candidate for Ward 4, raised the most of all candidates. Lisa Disch, Democratic candidate for Ward 1, and Erica Briggs, Democratic candidate for Ward 5, were next in line with $27,094 and $27,054, respectively. Click the link above to see donation breakdowns for the City Council race.

Friday, July 10, 2020 - 11:36am

Expanding Michigan’s requirements for wearing masks in public spaces, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has issued an executive order mandating that all businesses in Michigan are now required to refuse service or entry to any person who is not wearing a face covering.

The order, which takes effect Monday morning, also requires the wearing of masks in crowded outdoor spaces. The move comes a week after Whitmer shut down indoor bar service for most of Michigan in an effort to ramp up enforcement.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 7:11pm
Piada Italian Street Food has joined the list of Ann Arbor businesses that have permanently closed due to the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Piada Italian Street Food has joined the growing list of Ann Arbor businesses that have permanently closed their doors amid the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

At the epicenter of downtown Ann Arbor, the Italian restaurant had become a pillar of the town’s culinary scene. Now, with the beloved restaurant departing, another storefront will again sit empty.

Matt Harding, Piada’s director of culinary and corporate executive chef, confirmed the permanent closure to The Daily.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 8:58pm
Protestors gathered outside of the Big House Tuesday afternoon.

The scene could have been mistaken for a Saturday in the fall: Hundreds of people congregated at the entrance to the Big House, the corner of East Stadium Boulevard and Main Street closed to non-pedestrian traffic, and the parking lot of Pioneer High School filled with window-painted, music-blasting cars.

But the gates of the Big House were locked and Pioneer High School had been closed for nearly three months. The maize and blue, while visible, was far from prominent. The crowd was gathered at the stadium not for a football game, but to protest police brutality.

Monday, May 11, 2020 - 7:02pm

Last month, optiMize, a student organization offering funding and guidance to students leading self-directed projects, launched its Community Aid Relief Fund. The $25,000 fund will provide students with support for mutual aid and community-based projects responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 1:22pm
Many students continue to pay rent for their empty apartments, despite returning to their permanent residencies.

In response to the continued spread of the coronavirus and uncertainty over when the pandemic may be controlled, the University of Michigan moved all classes for the spring and summer terms to remote learning. For Ann Arbor landlords and tenants, the University’s decision means significantly fewer students looking to sublet properties during the summer months. 

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 7:57pm
Professor Sander Levin and Dr. Bama Athreya present and discuss "Integrating & Enforcing Labor Rights in Trade" at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy on Wednesda

The Towsley Foundation hosted a discussion at the Ford School of Public Policy on “Integrating and Enforcing Labor Rights in Trade” with Bama Athreya, a visiting policy expert at the Weiser Diplomacy Center, and Sander Levin, former congressman and professor of practice at the Public Policy School. John Ciorciari, director of the International Policy Center, moderated the event.