Friday, October 2, 2020 - 8:27pm
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The Michigan Supreme Court ruled against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Friday afternoon, saying she did not have the authority to extend executive orders related to COVID-19 precautions past April 30. This ruling potentially nullifies many of Whitmer’s recent executive orders intended to curb the spread of the virus, including her Sept.

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 7:32pm
U-M's recreational sports buildings are set to reopen this coming Monday.

After being closed for six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Michigan Department of Recreational Sports will reopen campus recreation facilities this coming Monday, Sept. 28. 

The reopening comes after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced on Sept. 3 that gyms across the state would be allowed to resume business as part of the state’s reopening plan.

Friday, September 11, 2020 - 2:18pm
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A former University of Michigan vice president overturned a 1979 decision to fire Robert Anderson, the late University athletic doctor accused of sexual misconduct, documents filed in U.S. District Court Thursday reveal. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 10:50pm
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University of Michigan lawyers told the Faculty Senate Office that the faculty governance body cannot hold its official meetings remotely, according to an email sent to members Wednesday afternoon from Colleen Conway, the Senate’s chair. Conway’s email, obtained by The Daily, comes two weeks before University of Michigan faculty will hold a remote vote of no confidence in University administration over leadership’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Saturday, August 29, 2020 - 1:40pm
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Nicholas Prada, a former employee at Tomukun Noodle Bar on East Liberty Street, filed a suit in a U.S. district court Friday claiming he was wrongfully terminated after contracting COVID-19 in late June.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 8:05pm
As multiple colleges begin to roll back their plans for opening school, students expect Michigan to follow.

As universities across the country reverse from in-person to completely remote instruction for the fall, University of Michigan students say they can see the writing on the wall: the in-residence, hybrid semester expected to start later this month may not last.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 4:59pm
The U-M Board of Regents votes to hire outside experts assist to in sexual misconduct investigations.

The University of Michigan plans to hire outside experts to assist in sexual misconduct investigations and advise the University in responding to claims, according to a statement from the Board of Regents released Monday.

The experts’ names and firms are not yet known. University spokesperson Rick Fitzgerald directed The Daily to the Board’s announcement when asked for more details.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 3:36pm
The University of Michigan will no longer ask about misdemeanor charges on applications.

The University will no longer require applicants to mark a box asking whether they have a misdemeanor charge filed against them, according to University spokesman Rick Fitzgerald.

According to Fitzgerald, the University began asking applicants about “criminal or conduct issues” in 1999. He said while criminal background is one factor in a student’s application, the holistic application process makes it so that a student is not immediately disqualified from admission if they check the box saying they have a criminal history.

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 10:33pm
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The Michigan Daily sat down with Rebecca Cunningham, vice president for research at the University of Michigan, over Zoom Thursday afternoon to discuss her first year on the job, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on University research and her favorite research project. This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

Monday, April 20, 2020 - 5:58pm
Governor Gretchen Whitmer provides an update on Monday on COVID-19 in Michigan.

At a press conference Monday afternoon, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the creation of a task force dedicated to addressing racial disparities in COVID-19 related deaths.