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.
A cluster of COVID-19 cases has been identified on the sixth and eighth floors of South Quad Residence Hall, according to the Washtenaw County Health Department. As of Thursday, there were 19 positive cases recorded.
A notice from the health department asks residents of the two floors to undergo enhanced social distancing for two weeks, including taking their temperature twice a day and staying in their rooms “as much as possible.”
Several former University of Michigan student-athletes joined lawmakers in Lansing, Mich. to announce legislation to extend the statute of limitations on certain sexual abuse cases and reform governmental immunity. Standing on the steps of the Capitol Building, the survivors of alleged abuse by late University doctor Robert Anderson called for systemic change to hold predators accountable.
As Graduate Student Instructors picket in protest of the University of Michigan’s fall reopening plan, deans across campus are shifting to cover the teaching gaps caused by the Graduate Employees’ Organization strike. Michael S. Barr, dean of the Ford School of Public Policy, summed up academic leadership’s approach to the lost labor in an email to students and faculty Monday night.
The Michigan Republican Party announced Sarah Hubbard and Carl Meyers as its candidates for the University of Michigan Board of Regents this weekend. They will face off against incumbents Shauna Ryder Diggs (D) and Mark Bernstein (D) in the November general election. Currently, Regent Ron Weiser is the only Republican serving on the board.
Before outbreaks of COVID-19 at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill forced the school to backtrack on offering in-person classes, UNC’s leadership provided advice to University of Michigan administrators on how to reopen.