Monday, April 20, 2020 - 10:08pm

According to a report from WXYZ Detroit, Parnall Correctional Facility in Jackson, Mich. has reported the highest number of positive cases so far of any correctional facility in the state, with 163 reported positive COVID-19 patients out of 186 total inmates tested.

The Daily staff reporter Jenna Siteman talked to an inmate at Parnall to hear his reaction and response to the high volume of cases.

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 3:45pm

After the University of Michigan chose to extend the add/drop deadline for classes until April 21, financial aid recipients — both on merit or need-based aid — received a mass email from the University on March 24 reminding students to seek out resources from the Office of Financial Aid if needed.

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 10:09pm
The annual Take Back the Night even took place online this year.

The Take Back The Night rally, usually held every year in Ann Arbor, was broadcasted on Thursday in a 29-minute YouTube video, including clips from keynote speaker Jaclyn Friedman, an activist for sexual violence awareness.

Presented by the Standing Tough Against Rape Society and the University Students Against Rape, the video contained messages from student organizers as well as from Pam Swider, STARS executive director and founder. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 9:22pm

While many Americans are following the urging of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to practice social distancing due to the COVID-19 outbreak, those in prisons are often unable to comply with this recommendation.

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 6:04pm

While the University of Michigan has canceled classes in response to the COVID-19 virus and advised students to leave campus if they are able, some organizations and local restaurants have continued food distribution at no cost to help those in the community facing food insecurity.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 10:41pm
Cozine Welch, the Executive Director of A Brighter Way, discusses the struggles of returning to society in a life after prison at the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department Tuesday evening.

A Brighter Way, an organization helping previously incarcerated individuals transition back into society, held a discussion Tuesday in the Learning Resource Center at the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office. 

The event featured a panel of government legislators and previously incarcerated people, who discussed how citizens returning to society once they are released from prison. The event was attended by more than 100 community members, many of whom were previously incarcerated themselves.

Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 6:46pm
Kavya Pearlman, founder of the non-profit Extended Reality Safety Initiative, discusses the importance of developing standards and guidelines for extended reality at the AIM Extended Reality event series in Palmer Commons Friday morning.

The School of Information and the Center for Academic Innovation at the University of Michigan co-sponsored a discussion on how to maintain safety in extended reality technological worlds. UMSI assistant professor Florian Schuab hosted the discussion and featured the expertise of Kavya Pearlman, founder and CEO of XR Safety Initiatives.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 8:46pm
Michael Heinrich was struck by a rotted tree while riding his motorcycle to class in 2017.

In April 2017, then-Engineering senior Michael Heinrich was just shy of graduating when a rotted tree fell on him while riding his motorcycle to class. The accident left Heinrich quadriplegic after he was paralyzed at his C-6 vertebrae in the neck region of the spine.

Heinrich, who was studying to be a geotechnical engineer, said he was riding his motorcycle on a pathway below Northwood housing on North Campus when he heard a loud crack behind him. By the time he realized what was happening, he said he was pinned to the ground, paralyzed.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 2:55pm

After a jury found the University of Michigan did not discriminate against a couple who accused the school of violating the state’s civil rights statute, a group of students minoring in Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies authored an open letter to the University and public.

Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 8:47pm

The Daily reporter Jenna Siteman talked to several formerly incarcerated students and community members to discuss the challenges they face in Ann Arbor and at the University of Michigan.

Formerly incarcerated University students and staff still face discrimination and stigmas on campus.