Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 2:39pm
U-M students are weighing their options between on-campus COVID-19 testing at UHS and off-campus testing.

Though the University of Michigan provides free COVID-19 testing to symptomatic students, some asymptomatic students are opting to get tested off-campus. 

Engineering senior Maya Getachew was tested at University Health Service as well as an outside urgent care center. Getachew said the UHS process was faster, but the restrictions on who is eligible for testing frustrated her.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 2:08pm
Governor Gretchen Whitmer announces her plan to make Michigan carbon-neutral by 2050 on Wednesday afternoon (Note: This photograph was taken in January 2020).

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer aims to make Michigan completely carbon neutral by the year 2050, her office announced in a press release Wednesday.

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 11:29am
University alumni Vennela Vellanki, Rachel Clark, Sitara Murali and Bhavana Garapati created a podcast focused on women's health in prison.

Four recent University of Michigan graduates created a podcast that discusses women’s health in prison. The podcast, Women’s Health, Incarcerated (WHInc.), was inspired by their involvement with a club on campus called Women’s Organization on Rights to Health whose mission is to empower people to “confront prevalent issues in women’s health.”

Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 9:09pm
Members of the University of Michigan’s Graduate Employee Organization protest the University's reopening, among other causes, outside of the LSA building Thursday morning. 

Since the University of Michigan Graduate Employees’ Organization began striking Tuesday, faculty members have wavered on canceling their classes in support of the union’s movement. Many discussions and labs have been canceled throughout the week.

In an email to The Daily, University spokesman Rick Fitzgerald said the Office of Public Affairs is “not able to provide you with the number of classes affected by the GEO strike.”

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.