Monday, December 7, 2020 - 3:37pm
Governor Whitmer discussed the extension of restrictions at a press conference with Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun and MDHHS Director Robert Gordon.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Robert Gordon, director of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, announced the extension of current COVID-19 restrictions on Monday afternoon. The 12-day extension is a result of a large uptick in cases following the Thanksgiving holiday. U.S. air travel hit its highest level with more than 9.4 million people passing through TSA checkpoints nationwide over the holiday weekend. 

Friday, December 4, 2020 - 5:18pm
Students study on campus early in the fall.

The University of Michigan is prepared to begin administering Pfizer vaccines as early as Dec. 15 pending government authorization, school officials confirmed in the weekly COVID-19 briefing Friday afternoon.

Anyone enrolled in the Pharmacy, Kinesiology, Nursing, Social Work and Medical schools who is exposed to patients will be included in the first phase of COVID-19 vaccine prioritization, according to Medical School professor Sandro Cinti. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 10:47pm
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Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 10:35pm
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Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 8:45pm
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Almost a month after Election Day, experts discussed the threats to election security and cybersecurity and its role within the University of Michigan community in the second installment of the Trotter Distinguished Leadership Series

Javed Ali, former senior director for counterterrorism at the National Security Council, discussed the connections between technology and election security. 

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 8:06pm
Advocates speak at the Ford discussion Tuesday.

Two Native American activists spoke to students and faculty about the legal challenges against tribal sovereignty at a policy talk hosted by the Ford School of Public Policy on Tuesday.

Bryan Newland, a citizen of the Ojibwe community in northern Michigan and senior policy adviser at the Interior for Indian Affairs during the Obama administration, started off the discussion by addressing the sovereignty of Native tribes as referenced in the Constitution.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 5:15pm
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Former University of Michigan violin professor Stephen Shipps’s jury trial will begin on Dec. 22 at 9 a.m., according to a court document filed Tuesday.

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 8:24pm
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The third People’s Regents meeting took place over Zoom Thursday, bringing together approximately 80 faculty, staff and students with the goal of developing a common agenda of the most pressing and important topics across the University.

Organized by a committee from the All Campus Labor Council, a coalition of labor unions from all three University of Michigan campuses and Michigan Medicine, the meeting aimed to raise awareness about interests shared across the school.