Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 12:32pm
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A woman died at Michigan Medicine Wednesday 61 days after unknowingly receiving a lung transplant in the fall from an organ donor infected with the coronavirus. The Michigan resident was the first confirmed case of someone contracting the virus from an organ donor. 

Sunday, February 21, 2021 - 8:28pm
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In an effort to improve discourse and ensure meetings are accessible to the public, the Ann Arbor City Council introduced a new resolution on Feb. 1 to amend Council Rules to have Council meetings end earlier, garnering both support and wariness from councilmembers.

Friday, February 19, 2021 - 5:52pm
President Joe Biden speaks at the Pfizer production facility in Portage, Mich.

After threats of a snowstorm halted his travel plans Thursday, President Joe Biden visited the Pfizer production facility in Portage, Mich. to tour the manufacturing site of the COVID-19 vaccine and meet with workers who created and prepared the vaccine for distribution.

Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 4:30pm
President Mark Schlissel announced that the Class of 2021’s spring commencement will take place virtually Thursday morning.

In response to Thursday morning’s announcement that spring commencement will take place virtually, some students are sad but unsurprised, while others are supporting a student

Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 3:29pm
Computer science professor Peter Chen has been placed on leave due to criminal misconduct charges Thursday afternoooon.

Peter Chen, professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Michigan, has been put on administrative leave for pending criminal charges of sexual misconduct, according to a Thursday email from Alec Gallimore, dean of the College of Engineering, to CSE students. At an arraignment on Thursday, Chen was charged with criminal sexual conduct of the first degree with a victim under the age of 13 by the Ann Arbor 15th District Court. The offense is reported to have occured on April 1, 2017, and a probable cause conference hearing is scheduled for Feb. 4.

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 3:30pm
The President's Commission on Carbon Neutrality hosted a Zoom webinar discussing the University's efforts surrounding climate change.

Stephen Forrest and Jennifer Haverkamp, co-chairs of the President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality, discussed the University of Michigan’s efforts to combat climate change and carbon neutrality in a Zoom webinar on Thursday. Adam Fisher, a University public relations employee focusing on sustainability, hosted the event, which was intended for U-M community members who were unfamiliar with the PCCN’s draft recommendations.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 10:37pm
President Donald Trump signed a $900 billion federal COVID-19 relief package that leaves out many young adults and college-aged students.

The $900 billion federal COVID-19 relief package — which includes provisions for individual payments, unemployment benefits, education funding and vaccine distribution — was signed by President Donald Trump on Dec. 27 after weeks of negotiations with Congress. 

Wednesday, December 23, 2020 - 5:52pm
 With this fall being the first entirely-remote semester for many students, some said their education was different from prior semesters.

Business junior Rachel Holmes submitted her last final and closed all of the tabs open on her computer on Dec. 15. Instead of exerting a sigh of relief as she walked out of a lecture hall, she marked the end of the semester from her bedroom.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 11:44am
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Former Michigan Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm, a long-time renewable energy development advocate, has been recruited to serve as secretary of energy under President-elect Joe Biden’s administration. Biden announced Granholm as his choice Tuesday evening.

If confirmed by the Senate, she would be the second woman to hold the position. Hazel O’Leary, appointed to the position by former president Bill Clinton, was the first.

Monday, December 14, 2020 - 4:22pm
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Michigan’s 16 electors cast their votes for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris Monday afternoon, officially certifying the 2020 election results.