Monday evening's virtual SACUA

The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs met virtually Monday afternoon with University President Mark Schlissel to discuss the logistics of the upcoming fall semester, including information regarding the people and factors influencing these decisions.


The Graduate Employees’ Organization held a virtual town hall Thursday evening to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on graduate students and an open letter sent to the University of Michigan Board of Regents, University President Mark Schlissel, Interim Provost Susan Collins and other Universi

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The Michigan Daily sat down with Ravi Pendse, vice president for information technology and chief information officer at the University of Michigan, over a phone call on May 22 to discuss remote learning, online safety and mental health amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


While the University is in the process of planning a "public health informed" semester, the fate of fall semester is still uncertain. Many other universities have either canceled in-person instruction completely or are planning for an accelerated first semester to avoid the possible second COVID-19 peak.

The Daily reporter Megan Shohfi talked to various incoming students who are considering alternative plans such as gap years, internship pursuals, community college classes and other options.


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


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.


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.