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.
Cynthia Wilbanks, University of Michigan vice president for government relations, announced her plans to retire in December 2020. She served as the vice president at the University for 22 years, and is the longest-serving executive officer.
In her tenure as vice president, Wilbanks worked to develop University responses to proposed local, state and federal legislation. She also worked with government officials at all levels and oversaw several state outreach programs.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many internships across the country are being cancelled or moved to a virtual format.
The Daily editor Julia Rubin talked to various students who have struggled with finding internship opportunities amidst cancellations and how they turned to various University alumni and other resources for help.
A former University of Michigan track and field athlete filed a lawsuit on May 7 alleging the University failed to protect her and created a hostile environment after another team member sexually assaulted her in 2016.
The lawsuit named the University, the Board of Regents, Athletic Director Warde Manuel, track and field coach James Henry and Title IX investigators as defendants for being indifferent towards her repeated pleas for protection from her assaulter, which the plaintiff alleges created a hostile environment.
The University of Michigan Central Student Government met virtually Tuesday night to discuss the confirmation of the Student Organization Funding Committee chair and the spring and summer term budget. Tuesday’s meeting was the last of winter semester.
The Ann Arbor City Council met virtually Monday night to discuss the city’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 crisis and funding for a billion-dollar carbon neutrality plan.
At the beginning of the meeting, councilmembers sat for a moment of silence for former Councilmember Graydon Krapohl, who passed away Wednesday at age 59 after a battle with cancer. He represented Ward 4 until 2018.
On April 1 and 2, LSA students voted between two tickets for LSA Student Government president and vice president: one with juniors Jordan Schuler and Sai Pamidighantam and the other with juniors Selena Bazzi and Josiah Walker. Two weeks later, the results of the election have not been certified and a winning ticket has not been announced.