Michigan Stadium officially opened its doors Thursday as a site for vaccine administration through Michigan Medicine, first welcoming a team of health care professionals and frontline workers to receive the shot.
Some health care workers at Michigan Medicine are dissatisfied with the health system’s vaccine prioritization plan, alleging that the algorithm used to determine who gets the vaccine first does not accurately prioritize those who are at higher risk of COVID-19 exposure in the hospital setting.
Ann Arbor city officials hope to partner with the University of Michigan to provide emergency sheltering options in University residence halls for the city’s homeless population, a proposal the University has not committed to enacting.
Already struggling from restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ann Arbor bar and restaurant Good Time Charley’s suffered another blow when a fire broke out on Dec. 9, causing damage to the outdoor patio and seating area. Since the start of the pandemic, owner Adam Lowenstein said Charley’s hasn’t been making profit, but the patio has been a consistent source of income.
LSA assistant professor Kenneth Lowande and Chantelle Renn, special adviser of transition and management at the Center for Presidential Transition, discussed the transition between the Donald Trump and Joe Biden presidencies in a Zoom webinar Wednesday evening. The University of Michigan Democracy and Debate Theme Semester hosted the event.
Lowande’s work focuses on presidential power, congressional oversight and bureaucratic policymaking. Renn works for the Partnership for Public Service, a nonprofit organization focused on governmental leadership.