Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 4:22pm

Tuesday afternoon, the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agreed to repeal regulations that restrict international students from taking a full online course load while residing in the U.S.

The rescinded regulations were announced by federal Judge Allison Burroughs during a lawsuit in Boston brought by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, according to the Associated Press.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 2:40pm

LSA senior Dylan Gilbert was sitting in a class discussion with the other 20-or-so members of her class, when her English professor Scott Lyons read out loud the N-word from a short story by American writer William Faulkner. Gilbert, uncomfortable with the situation, left the discussion that day.

Though the class carried on, the professor’s choice to read the racial slur and the student’s protest ultimately raised an ongoing academic debate: whether or not the use of racial slurs from academic text is appropriate in the classroom. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 8:57pm

With under two months left before the start of classes for the 2020-21 academic year, the University of Michigan Faculty Senate hosted a town hall meeting featuring University President Mark Schlissel and Interim Provost Susan Collins on Wednesday afternoon.

Over 600 members of the University community listened in on the Zoom call while submitting questions regarding off-campus student behavior, COVID-19 testing, quarantine plans and the endowment. The discussion was moderated by Faculty Senate Chair Colleen Conway, professor of music.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 7:17pm

The University of Michigan has updated
various requirements for the fall application process, including test score, resume and letter of recommendation requirements, according to the admissions website.

Like in previous years, SAT or ACT test scores are required. Students who are unable to sit and submit a test by the deadline, however, can apply under a “test flexible” option and are encouraged to submit any other standardized test, such as PSAT, PLAN, Pre-ACT or AP scores.

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 12:08pm

As the University of Michigan community begins to adjust to the hybrid in-residence fall semester announcement, Graduate Student Instructors told The Daily they are concerned about decisions being made for the fall semester because of minimal communication between the University and its graduate student employees.

Monday, June 22, 2020 - 11:09pm

The University of Michigan withdrew from hosting the Presidential Debate in October between Republican incumbent Donald Trump and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, the Detroit Free Press reported on Monday.

The debate was scheduled to be held at the Crisler Center on Oct. 15, and the University had planned for a semester enriched with classroom topics related to the debate. According to the Detroit Free Press, the University is concerned with inviting members of both campaigns, media and supporters to campus in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Friday, June 19, 2020 - 2:23pm
Protesters at Ypsilanti's Black Lives Matter protest on June 6.

During a city council meeting over Zoom on Tuesday, Ypsilanti Mayor Beth Bashert made what she later called racist comments before casting a city council vote. As a result, community members have begun calling for Bashert to resign from her role as mayor, according to the Detroit Free Press.

While Bashert posted an apology the following day, Ypsilanti community members are calling for Bashert to step down from office, and many will be attending a protest next Monday to show support for the city’s Black community.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 12:12pm

Starting this week, the University of Michigan will begin reaching out to former students who were present during the late Robert E. Anderson’s time as a campus and athletic team physician.  Former students who have experienced sexual misconduct by Anderson will be asked to speak with investigators from the WilmerHale law firm as part of their independent investigation.

Sunday, June 14, 2020 - 4:35pm

In an effort to combat systemic racism in the fields of academia, professionals in the academic and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) communities across the country participated in a #ShutDownSTEM, #ShutDownAcademia and #Strike4BlackLives day on June 10.

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:40pm
Michigan get $130 million for drug discovery.

On Wednesday, the University of Michigan and Deerfield, a healthcare consulting firm, launched the Great Lakes Discoveries LLC, a company looking to invest up to $130 million over the next ten years to support biomedical research for developing life-saving drugs and treatments.