Academics

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Thesis defense has traditionally been one of the final and most important steps for master’s and doctoral students to obtain their degrees.

SACUA holds weekly meeting via Zoom

The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs met virtually Monday afternoon with Rebecca Cunningham, vice president of research at the University of Michigan, to discuss the pilot phase in the

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Approximately 7,200 freshmen are expected to begin taking classes at the University of Michigan in the fall, a 20 percent increase from the target class size six years ago.

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Remote learning has given all University of Michigan students the opportunity to take classes this spring and summer without residing in Ann Arbor.

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During the final minutes of the last online lecture for Public Health 318: Food Literacy for All, the call was hijacked with hate images and racial slurs against African Americans for roughly a minute before the instructor ended the call.

Summer news editor Kristina Zheng talked to students and instructors of the course to hear their reaction to what the FBI has titled “Zoom-bombings” in which hackers infiltrate calls.

U-M President Mark Schlissel speaks to the Senate Assembly at the weekly meeting, held via Zoom, Monday afternoon.

More than 100 members of the Senate Assembly met informally over Zoom Monday afternoon for the final meeting of the academic year. Mark Schlissel, president of the University of Michigan, joined the call to update the Assembly members on the University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, several Medical School students have transitioned into helping hospitals battle the virus.

The Daily staff reporter Varsha Vedapudi talked to several Medical School students about what they have been doing to combat COVID-19 through Michigan Medicine.

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After months of demonstrations, rallies and negotiations, the Graduate Employees’ Organization reached an agreement with the University for a new three-year contract.

The agreement includes wage increases, language to strengthen protections for graduate students against sexual assault and misconduct, increased trans-health accessibility, increased medical leave and mental health copay reductions.

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In light of the transition to online platforms for classes, students with lab courses are required to simulate physical components of labs virtually.

Daily Staff Reporter Ayse Eldes talked to several students who voiced their concerns over the challenges of transitioning to virtual labs.