Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 6:21pm

This story has been updated to include that 220 students tested negative for COVID-19 after the cluster was identified at South Quad.

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.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 10:05am
Former University of Michigan student-athletes hold a press conference with lawmakers in Lansing on Wednesday.

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.

Friday, September 11, 2020 - 9:08pm
Members of the University of Michigan’s Graduate Employee Organization protest the re-opening of the University, among other causes, outside near the Central Campus Transit Center Wednesday afternoon.

The University of Michigan is asking the state to intervene in graduate students’ ongoing strike in protest of the school’s reopening plans.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 8:55pm
As GEO's strike continues, deans across campus are working to cover teaching gaps.

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.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 2:53pm
Michigan Medicine will partner with AstraZeneca for a Phase 3 clinical trial of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Michigan Medicine will partner with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca for a Phase 3 trial of a COVID-19 vaccine, the University of Michigan announced Tuesday.

The trial will examine “how well the investigational vaccine works and how safe it is,” according to a press release.

Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:51pm
The Michigan Republican Party announced Sarah Hubbard and Carl Meyers as its candidates for the University of Michigan Board of Regents this weekend.

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. 

Friday, August 21, 2020 - 8:47pm
According to reports from The Daily Tar Heel, University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel reached out to leadership at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in May for advice about reopening campus.

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.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 2:28am
LSA junior Cat Groenke’s family recently adopted Arya, a stray dog from Mexico

When LSA junior Cat Groenke returned home to California after campus shut down, she came home to a new dog.

After their previous two dogs passed away, Groenke said her family was looking for a new pet. A friend referred them to a Facebook post about Arya, a mutt rescued from Mexico.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 10:39pm

Councilmember Jane Lumm, I-Ward 2, will be running to hold onto her seat on City Council, this time as a Democrat.

Lumm has represented Ward 2 as an Independent since November 2011. In 2004, Lumm ran unsuccessfully as a Republican for mayor. From 1993 through 1998, Lumm served on City Council as a Republican. 

Monday, March 16, 2020 - 9:14am
Governor Gretchen Whitmer to order all Michigan bars and restaurants to shut down amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order on Monday morning closing all Michigan restaurants, bars and entertainment venues in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. The order goes into effect at 3 p.m. on Monday and the restrictions will last until March 30.

The restrictions apply to bars, restaurants, coffee shops, movie theaters, clubs, gyms, recreation centers, spas and casinos, among other places of public accommodation.