Monday, November 16, 2020 - 6:59pm
Governor Whitmer issued a 3-week lockdown, throwing a wrench in the University's hybrid semester plans.

Days before the University of Michigan was set to move to fully remote instruction, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Robert Gordon, director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, put the final nail in the coffin of what was left of the school’s plan for a hybrid semester.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 4:31pm

Update: Adrienne Harris, professor of practice at the Ford School of Public Policy, was later announced as a volunteer on the Federal Reserve, Banking and Securities Regulators committee of the Biden transition team. 

Three University of Michigan professors and Obama administration alums will help President-elect Joe Biden transition to power in Washington, D.C. 

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 10:16am
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson speaks at a forum in 2019.

A “much clearer picture” of Michigan election results should be available by the end of the day, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said at a Wednesday morning press conference.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 8:18am
Rep. Debbie Dingell speaks with supporters to kick off the Michigan Democratic Jewish Caucus at the Pretzel Bell in February.

Incumbent U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., won reelection over Republican challenger Jeff Jones. 

The Associated Press called the race early Wednesday morning.

Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 10:33pm
Markley residents and staff have been asked to refrain from attending in-person events for two weeks after a rise in COVID-19 cases.

After all students living in Mary Markley Residence Hall were notified this weekend they would have to undergo enhanced social distancing for two weeks, further response metrics for reevaluating campus operations still have not been triggered, according to a University of Michigan spokesperson. Two of the criteria for reviewing the University’s COVID-19 strategy were met earlier this month.

Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:30pm
GEO members strike in the rain to protest the University's reopening near the Central Campus Transit Center in September.

When graduate students at the University of Michigan decided to strike in September, state law was not on their side. 

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 12:25pm

The University of Michigan released triggers for reevaluating campus operations amid the COVID-19 pandemic, such as an outbreak of cases or diminished capacity at local hospitals. Prior to Wednesday’s announcement, University President Mark Schlissel had declined to provide a specific threshold.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:03pm
University Housing confirmed additional clusters of COVID-19 in campus residence halls.

University Housing has identified two more clusters of COVID-19 cases at on-campus residence halls, this time at the University of Michigan’s Mosher-Jordan and Alice Lloyd Residence Halls.

According to a notice posted online Tuesday, 11 positive cases have been reported in Mosher-Jordan since Aug. 31, predominantly on the fifth floor of the building. 

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 4:55pm

Movie theaters and performance venues can reopen Oct. 9 in accordance with public health guidelines, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced in a Friday press release. Whitmer also altered limits on indoor and outdoor gatherings, putting a formula in place to determine capacity at different locations.

In a statement, Whitmer said the state’s early steps to combat the virus made it possible to loosen restrictions.

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 5:43pm

The University of Michigan’s Faculty Senate leadership confirmed Friday that the faculty’s vote of no confidence in University President Mark Schlissel passed, reversing course after an earlier ruling determined it had failed.