Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivered the annual State of the State address Wednesday night, pledging to fight COVID-19, grow Michigan’s economy and return students and educators to in-person instruction this year. Speaking via livestream from her office in Lansing, Whitmer urged the state legislature to support her proposals for pandemic safety measures, increased school funding and clean water programs.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, and after a graduate student strike and a contested presidential election, University of Michigan undergraduates are still applying to graduate schools. And for grad school applications, grades matter.
Several students in the School of Social Work have called for Dean Lynn Videka and Social Work School administrators to resign after they failed to inform students of a student who tested positive for COVID-19 and had attended in-person classes.
Dean Videka wrote in an email to Social Work School faculty on Sept. 15 that three faculty members, including herself, were notified a student in the Dean’s in-person course tested positive for COVID-19.
James S. Jackson, former psychology professor and director of the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research, passed away Sept. 1 in Ann Arbor after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. His colleagues, students and mentees overwhelmingly remember him as warm, generous and brilliant.
In the wake of protests against police brutality, Central Student Government announced in May they would take steps to address issues related to the presence of law enforcement on the University of Michigan campus.
The Brown Jug, a popular student restaurant and bar on South University Avenue, has reported at least six positive COVID-19 cases among staff since late August.
A server, who requested to remain anonymous due to fear of retaliation from their employer, told The Daily six employees tested positive for COVID-19 in the past month. Both the server and the restaurant’s owner, Perry Porikos, confirmed these cases. The entire staff was then tested for COVID-19 — those tests came back negative.
Democrats Lisa Disch, Linh Song, Travis Radina, Jen Eyer and Erica Briggs won Ann Arbor City Council seats in the 1st through 5th Wards, respectively, beating incumbents. All City Council seats will be held by Democrats. All five challengers were endorsed by Mayor Christopher Taylor, and these results will give him a council majority.
Peter Chen has stepped down as department chair of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering, according to an email sent to Engineering faculty by Engineering Dean Alec Gallimore obtained by The Daily.