There's a new step this year for those wishing to enter the University of Michigan buildings.
The University launched ResponsiBLUE, a website created to help students, faculty and staff reduce the spread of COVID-19 on campus, on Monday as the school prepares for the hybrid fall semester beginning next week.
In a webinar delivered to more than 2,000 University of Michigan alumni and business professionals, Lindy Greer, associate professor and faculty director of the Sanger Leadership Center, explained how remote working can change a workspace for the better by allowing for productive team communication and organized leadership.
At about 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, a felonious assault took place at the Nichols Arboretum near the Peony Gardens, according to the University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security.
The suspect reportedly approached an individual sitting on a bench and struck him over his right eye with a glass bottle. After the suspect stuck a plastic airsoft-style pistol into the victim’s neck and told him to freeze, the victim punched the suspect, knocking him to the ground. The victim then fled.
At about 8:20 p.m. on April 3, a robbery took place at a Subway restaurant at 902 S. State St. near Packard close to the University of Michigan, according to the Division of Public Safety and Security.
The suspect reportedly grabbed the victim from behind and took his phone as the victim entered the restaurant. As the victim followed the suspect outside Subway yelling at him, the suspect turned and pulled out a knife. The suspect then fled west toward Elbel Field.
Tuesday afternoon, Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., held the first of two telephone town halls on the COVID-19 pandemic open to the public.
On the call, Peters discussed Michigan’s expansion of unemployment benefits, ways residents can help health care workers access personal protective equipment, plans to minimize the pandemic’s impact on the economy and the direction of future legislative efforts.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and other state legislative leaders jointly signed a bill on Monday that will allocate $150 million to state funding for the current fiscal year in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
Whitmer released a statement about the funds, saying they will go toward sanitary and medical supplies to help workers slow the spread of the coronavirus.