Friday, March 13, 2020 - 12:12pm
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Update: On Tuesday, Whitmer expanded the ban to prohibit all events with 50 or more people.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order Friday morning banning all events with more than 250 people in the state amid an outbreak of COVID-19, according to a press release from the Governor’s Office. As of late Thursday night, there are 12 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state. 

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 10:43am
Martin Philbert has been removed from his position as provost following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.

University of Michigan Provost Martin A. Philbert has been removed from his position as one of the University’s top officials, according to a statement from the University spokesperson Rick Fitzgerald. Philbert had been on paid administrative leave since Jan. 21 following multiple accusations of sexual misconduct. 

The statement says University President Mark Schlissel informed Philbert of his termination in a letter on Wednesday. 

Monday, February 3, 2020 - 8:53pm
Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor approves the agenda at the City Council meeting in City Council Chambers Monday night.

 

The Ann Arbor City Council renewed a parking lease with the University of Michigan and renamed the East Stadium Bridges after former Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., at its meeting on Monday.

Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 12:10am
President Donald Trump speaks at campaign event in Battle Creek, Mich. on Wednesday. The event took place as the House of Representatives voted on two articles of impeachment against him.

BATTLE CREEK — In his first rally since being officially impeached, President Donald Trump railed against the proceedings and the news media during a two-hour speech at a Christmas-themed campaign event in Battle Creek, Mich. on Wednesday. 

Taking the stage as the House of Representatives voted on two articles of impeachment against him, Trump declared that the impeachment proceedings threatened American democracy and returned to the subject throughout the night. He attacked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, and Democratic members of Congress.

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 7:04pm
Ann Arbor Police Chief Michael Cox plans on prioritizing community policing.

On the eve of the fifth anniversary of a police shooting that sparked major calls for reform and oversight in Ann Arbor, The Michigan Daily sat down with Michael Cox, Ann Arbor’s new police chief, to discuss his priorities for the department and the challenges police officers face. This transcript has been abbreviated and reordered for reader clarity.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 3:30pm
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The renovated Michigan Union will feature a Panera Bread and a Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, among other options, when it reopens in January.

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 1:26pm
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The University of Michigan will host a presidential debate in fall 2020, University President Mark Schlissel announced Friday morning. 

In the press release, Schlissel said the University has prioritized public service and civic engagement in its educational mission.

Friday, October 4, 2019 - 4:10pm
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced the state’s first death from a vaping-related illness on Friday.

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced the state’s first death from a vaping-related illness on Friday. In a press release, MDHHS said it was notified of the death of an adult male on Wednesday, and declined to release any further information about the victim for confidentiality reasons.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 7:48pm
On Saturday, Sept. 21, her son, 14-year-old Bobby Reyes, went into cardiac arrest after suffering an asthma attack while she was driving him home in Monroe County.

Sarah Jones doesn’t want to stop fighting.

“I'm fighting to keep my son alive,” Jones said. “It’s been a nightmare every day since we’ve been here.”

On Saturday, Sept. 21, her son, 14-year-old Bobby Reyes, went into cardiac arrest after suffering an asthma attack while she was driving him home in Monroe County. He was immediately transferred to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, where doctors declared him brain dead.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 2:28pm
Due to the new state budget, University of Michigan campuses will see a slight increase in funding.

University of Michigan campuses will see a slight increase in funding under the state budget Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed into law on Monday.