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With Washtenaw County’s two-week stay-in-place order affecting all undergraduates, students are advocating for the University of Michigan to reinstate the Pass/No Record Covid grading system

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In a typical semester, Rackham student Ryan Glauser is jumping from building to building on any given day.

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More than sixty members from the University of Michigan Senate Assembly met via Zoom Monday afternoon to discuss the University’s interim sexual misconduct umbrella policy, University

Milgrom and Wilson discuss winning the award during a press conference streamed virtually through Stanford, where they are both professors.

University of Michigan alum Paul Milgrom won the Nobel Prize in economic sciences along with colleague Robert Wilson last week for their work in improving auction formats to better market intangible goods. 

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The University of Michigan Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs met virtually to further discuss the name and charges for the proposed Faculty Senate Committee on Anti-Racism Monday afternoon.

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The University of Michigan community has experienced at least two instances of “Zoom-bombing” — an unwanted and uninvited interruption to a Zoom call, usually involving harmful language and inappropriate imagery — since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

A student works on classwork in Angell Hall Thursday.

Students in asynchronous classes said the transition back to school has been especially difficult. Without a structured schedule and classes meeting regularly, students said they face a new challenge in managing their time.  

SACUA discussed the next steps following the GEO strike and the winter semester at their virtual meeting Monday evening.

On Monday, the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs met to discuss the creation of an electronic rules committee, SACUA office hours and an application for a COVID-19 committee.