January 6, 2021

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Welcome to the Jan. 6 edition of the Weekly Roundup, the first of what will likely be an eventful semester, to say the least. We hope you’ve had a restful break and are ready for the start of the winter semester.

This week, the U-M community debated class modality in response to the rapid rise of COVID-19 cases, The Michigan Daily compiled a list of places to get a COVID-19 booster shot before the University’s booster mandate takes effect and Michiganders mourn the death of long-time LGBTQ+ activist Jim Toy.

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Some U-M faculty, graduate student instructors turn to e-pivot for first two weeks of semester

The Graduate Employees’ Organization held a press conference on Wednesday – the first day of classes – demanding the option to have an “e-pivot” for all classes. This request comes after opposing letters in December debated whether classes should be held online, and after an email from President Schlissel on Dec. 28 stated that classes will be held in person as planned. 

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Looking for a COVID-19 booster before the Feb. 4 deadline? Check out these pop-up clinics

The University’s Feb. 4 deadline for all students, faculty and staff to receive COVID-19 boosters is soon approaching. The Michigan Daily compiled a list of pop-up clinics in Ann Arbor where you can get your COVID-19 booster. The U-M community should report their booster shots to Wolverine Access once received.

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Longtime LGBTQ+ activist Jim Toy, first openly gay man in Michigan, dies at 91

On Jan. 1, Jim Toy, the first openly gay man in Michigan, peacefully passed away at the age of 91. Toy will be remembered by people across the state as a pioneer in civil rights for the LGBTQ+ community, helping write Ann Arbor’s first non-discrimination policy against sexual orientation.

With COVID-19 cases at a record high since Feb. 2021 and the deadline for the University’s booster mandate just under a month away, there are ample opportunities to receive your booster shot on campus if you haven’t already. 

In partnership with Kroger Health, the University is offering Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines at 1310 N. University Court Building tomorrow, Jan. 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Though there is no out-of-pocket cost for the vaccine, your insurance will be billed an administrative fee – register here for an appointment.

Walk-in vaccination clinics will also be offered by Walgreens from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or until supplies run out, at the following pop-up locations:

  • Jan. 12 in Michigan Union room 2210ABC 
  • Jan. 14 in Mosher Jordan Residence Hall Blue Market Upper Dining Area 
  • Jan. 19 in Bursley Residence Hall Blue Market Dining Room 
  • Jan. 20 in the Michigan Union room 2210ABC 
  • Jan. 21 in the Michigan Union room 2210ABC

Individuals should bring an insurance card and their COVID-19 vaccine card, as Walgreens will also bill insurance. For further details, read here.

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The Michigan Daily has elected a new editor-in-chief and managing editors for all sections of the newspaper. Read our article featuring The Daily’s new leadership team and their goals for 2022 here.

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