Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 10:06pm

On Thursday afternoon actor and former White House staff member Kal Penn talked to student journalists from across the country as part of a college press junket to talk about his new Freeform series, “Kal Penn Approves this Message” and the upcoming election.

Through the non-partisan show, Penn aims to give a platform to young adult voters to meaningfully engage with the election. 

Penn said young voters can come together in support of an issue, across party lines on campus and local levels, to influence not just the presidential race, but to advance other causes as well.

Sunday, August 30, 2020 - 9:57pm
The University has limited capacity in research labs to 45% density during shifts this semester.

With classes for the fall term starting Monday, research labs are set to welcome students back as well. However, in adherence to social distancing guidelines, the University of Michigan Office of Research has limited research capacity to only 45 percent density during shifts, causing all undergraduate students except seniors to miss out on in-person research experience this semester. 

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 7:57pm
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The University of Michigan, in collaboration with the Ann Arbor Police Department, recently announced a plan to manage off-campus student behavior this fall. With classes set to start in a week and students moving back in, some are already partying in off-campus homes.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 11:54pm

The University of Michigan Central Student Government and NAACP co-hosted a town hall Tuesday evening to discuss issues such as police brutality, DPSS policy on police officer accountability and concerns regarding campus safety. DPSS executive director Eddie Washington was invited as a guest to weigh in on these policies before the start of the academic year.

Monday, August 10, 2020 - 10:38pm

The University of Michigan recently announced students must adhere to a mandatory two-week quarantine before they arrive on campus in the fall. This policy received criticism from students who are currently working and those who are living in on-campus housing.

The Daily staff reporter Varsha Vedapudi talked to several students who expressed concerns with these policies, in particular relating to the impact on low-income students.

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 10:39pm

After the University of Michigan announced an in-residence fall semester, many questions arose about the safety of community members, specifically older faculty members, who fall in the CDC increased risk category for COVID-19. 

Friday, June 26, 2020 - 12:53am
'U' introduces tier system to phase in human research

The University of Michigan hosted a virtual town hall to answer questions from faculty, students and staff regarding the ramp up in-person human research on Thursday afternoon. Rebecca Cunningham, vice president of research, moderated a panel discussion via a Zoom webinar to introduce a tier system with guidelines on how to safely conduct in-person human research.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 8:06pm
Washtenaw County restaurant employees started a petition to end dine-in services.

Washtenaw County service industry workers have started a petition calling on the Washtenaw Board of Commissioners to extend the closure of dine-in availability at bars and restaurants due to health concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The petition discusses the challenges restaurant workers across the country are facing including labor violations, hostile working conditions and little protection under the law. It also calls on the board to guarantee hazard pay and healthcare to workers forced to work in restaurants or bars.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 5:44pm

In an effort to practice social distancing, the Ross School of Business announced that all Business School clubs must conduct all club activities virtually for the 2020-2021 academic year due to the COVID-19 pandemic in an email sent out to all Business Club presidents Tuesday afternoon. Despite the announcement, it has not been determined by the University whether or not Fall semester will be in-person or online.