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On March 21, the University of Michigan launched the COVID-19 Campus Challenge, an initiative open to all University students looking to propose possible solutions for an in-person and public health-informed semester. 

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On April 30, the University of Michigan’s Alumni Association launched a directory of alumni-owned small businesses to support business owners amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

From offering referrals to making donations, and supported by a network of approximately 620,000 alumni, the directory includes a running list of actions the University community can take to support small businesses.

Ann Arbor City Council discusses

City Council hosted a virtual meeting Monday evening to discuss several city resolutions regarding financial concerns for the city amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Breakfast and brunch restaurant Wilma’s unexpectedly closed permanently Tuesday after nine years in Ann Arbor.

Breakfast and brunch restaurant Wilma’s closed unexpectedly Tuesday after nine years in Ann Arbor. An announcement on the East Washington Avenue restaurant’s website alerted customers to the closure and thanked them for their support.

The Michigan Fashion Media Summit, originally planned to take place at the Ross School of Business, was held via Zoom Thursday.

The Michigan Fashion Media Summit held its annual conference on Thursday via Zoom webinar. MFMS had rescheduled their original in-person event as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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University of Michigan alum Claudia Haimovici discovered the order-ahead food app Snackpass when the company launched on campus last spring.

Different restaurants and businesses in Ann Arbor are accepting GoFundMe donations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Donate to your favorite Ann Arbor business:

·       Michigan & State Theaters

Associate professor Lindy Greer gave a webinar to U-M faculty and students about the benefits of working remotely.

In a webinar delivered to more than 2,000 University of Michigan alumni and business professionals, Lindy Greer, associate professor and faculty director of the Sanger Leadership Center, explained how remote working can change a workspace for the better by allowing for productive team commu