Depression and anxiety have increased since the beginning of the stay-at-home orders, according to a study conducted by Shawna J. Lee, associate professor in the University of Michigan School of Social Work.
University of Michigan students are urging University President Mark Schlissel to take action and condemn the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department after a videoemerged showing a white sheriff’s deputy punching a Black woman during an arrest last Tuesday in Ypsilanti Township.
Earlier this week, President Donald Trump announced he would visit the Ford Rawsonville Components plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Trump’s visit is part of a tour to celebrate businesses that are creating personal protective equipment to help healthcare and essential workers.
In an effort to assist the state of Michigan community groups and lawyers as they navigate the overflow of legal work related to the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of University of Michigan Law School student leaders formed the Michigan Law COVID Corps, a pro bono service with over 240 volunteers and student attorneys.
Thursday afternoon, Joe Biden, former vice president and 2020 presidential candidate, hosted a virtual town hall with three state governors and over 9,000 viewers to discuss state and national responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Biden was joined by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and Connecticut Gov. Edward Lamont to discuss the response of the Trump administration, the current condition of their respective states and what the future would hold for the nation.
In response to COVID-19 related difficulties, the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs discussed the committees created to help the University plan for the fall semester in their virtual meeting on Monday. SACUA Chair Colleen Conway, professor of music education, led the Senate Assembly’s discussion about the various committees and how they are progressing.
The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs met virtually Monday afternoon to discuss updates and changes within the Faculty Senate. They discussed possible extensions for tenure promotion and changes to faculty activity reports in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Saturday evening, Solomon Rajput, who is challenging Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., for Michigan’s 12th congressional seat, hosted a virtual town hall to discuss affordable housing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rajput advocated for the Rent Strike 2020 movement, which calls for the government to halt rent payments amid the novel coronavirus.
Over 1,000 people attended a virtual town hall hosted by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., along with the state attorneys general from Minnesota, New York, Michigan and Vermont on Thursday evening. Sanders led a discussion about the responsibilities of state attorneys general during the COVID-19 crisis, how states are handling the novel coronavirus, the load on medical systems and how citizens are being affected by the recession that spurred from the pandemic.