Campus Life


The Daily summer news editor Francesca Duong talked to various students and staff to discuss the impact and response in regards to anti-Asian hate seen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Duong talked with many members of University community who are taking action to combat the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes and to raise awareness of racist and xenophobic acts.


Flint has garnered national attention for the Flint water crisis, but many problems still


For the last two months, Business senior Ben Lindau has not seen anyone except his two brothers and parents. 

Class of 2020 Celebrates with Virtual Commencement

With in-person commencement being cancelled for graduating seniors, the University conducted a series of online celebrations to honor the class of 2020.

Among others, the online activities included a recorded message posted on the commencement page from University President Mark Schlissel, Interim Provost Susan M. Collins and the deans.


While COVID-19 has caused significant disruption to everyday life, academic courses are not the only things being moved online.

The Daily staff reporter Iulia Dobrin talked to leaders of student organizations, such as the Prison Creative Arts Project and the Michigan Journal of International Affairs, to discuss how COVID-19 has been hindering extracurriculars.

Jes Tom, a New York-based comedian, spoke on their experiences in the entertainment industry to a group of about 30 students on Friday night.

More than 30 viewers tuned into a Zoom call with Jes Tom, a New York-based actor, writer and self-described “weird queer” stand-up comic, as they shared their experience in the entertainment industry in honor of Asian/Pacific Islander American heritage month on Friday. 

A still from a YouTube video of the Michigan Difference Student Leadership Awards ceremony held on Friday night.

Students, faculty, alumni and family members from the University of Michigan community gathered virtually Friday evening to celebrate the 2020 Michigan Difference Student Leadership Awards.


In light of the coronavirus outbreak, University of Michigan summer student orientation, which is mandatory for all first-year and transfer students, is moving online. 


Instead of leaving Ann Arbor to go home, Nursing junior Rachel Quigley still works as a nurse’s aide at the University of Michigan Hospital to fill the

Though U-M is largely empty, essential workers are still keeping it running.

The University of Michigan feels like a ghost town.