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.

Monday, April 13, 2020 - 2:27pm
The University announces proposed tenure changes that could refuse severance pay in cases of misconduct Monday.

The University of Michigan announced recommended changes to policies for handling the dismissal of tenured faculty members on Monday, more than six months after a tenure bylaw working group comprised of nine faculty members was formed to discuss these recommendations.

Sunday, April 12, 2020 - 9:35pm
Different restaurants and businesses in Ann Arbor are accepting GoFundMe donations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some information from this list has been taken from a list compiled by Information junior Summer Nguyen.

Donate to your favorite Ann Arbor business:

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Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 4:59pm
Local businesses are wondering—and worrying—about how the economic shutdown due to COVID-19 will affect their business and the economy.

With local business being strained by the COVID-19 pandemic as well as resulting executive orders, many businesses are relying on community support in order to stay in business.

The Daily news editors Liat Weinstein and Barbara Collins talked to several small business owners and students who are concerned about a looming economic crisis.