March 31, 2022

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Welcome to the March 31 edition of the Weekly Roundup. We hope you’re preparing for April Fools Day tomorrow!

This week, The Michigan Daily sat down with VP of Student Life Martino Harmon, students protested for climate action, the University’s Board of Regents held their final meeting of the academic year and more.

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VP of Student Life Martino Harmon reflects on pandemic, DEI initiatives and presidential selection process

The Michigan Daily sat down with Martino Harmon, the University’s vice president of student life. Harmon spoke about the planned demolition and replacement of the Northwood III apartments, the University’s pandemic policy changes for the fall 2022 term and the process of selecting a new University president. Harmon also commented on the experience of Resident Advisors in light of The Daily’s investigation, saying, “We want to make sure that students feel safe, that they feel valued, that they know that the support is there.”

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Students call for climate action from UMich, demand University place ‘People Over Profit’

Over 100 students gathered on the Diag as part of a global climate strike themed “People Over Profit” on Friday afternoon. The event featured live music, educational booths and speakers from various student and local organizations. The groups all emphasized the importance of clean energy and climate justice, as well as the University’s failure to take substantial action in the fight against climate change. 

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Regents discuss presidential search, CCRB and Big House upgrades at last meeting of academic year

In their last meeting of the academic year, the University’s Board of Regents discussed progress in the search for a new University president, plans to renovate the Central Campus Recreation Building (CCRB) and upgrades to University athletic facilities, including a $41 million update to the Big House. The board also approved Laurie K. McCauley as the University’s new provost and president of academic affairs.

The University saw 156 COVID-19 cases last week, according to the U-M COVID-19 dashboard. Quarantine and Isolation housing was at 7.6% occupancy.

The biggest news, Tweets, events of interest (and maybe some jokes) captured from Twitter.

Photo Essay: The history of women’s basketball at Michigan

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