News Briefs

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On Monday morning, Martino Harmon, University of Michigan vice president of student life,  and University Medical Director Robert Ernst announced several updates for the fall semester.

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WilmerHale released its 88-page report of its independent investigation of allegations of sexual misconduct by former University of Michigan Provost Martin Philbert Friday.

After beginning the investigation in January 2020, the report found “significant evidence” that Philbert violated the University’s Sexual Harassment policy. It identified numerous times when University personnel and administration received information about Philbert’s sexual misconduct.

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Peter Chen has stepped down as department chair of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering, according to an email sent to Engineering faculty by Engineering Dean Alec Gallimore obtained by The Daily.

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U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement released a statement Friday announcing new incoming international students will not be allowed to enter the country if their classes are only online. Students actively enrolled in universities, however, will be able to keep their I-20 visa and continue their studies in the United States, even if all of their classes are online.

This policy comes after the Supreme Court rescinded the initial Trump administration’s ICE policy preventing all international students from staying in the United States if all of their classes were online.

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In an effort to provide affordable housing options for Ann Arbor residents, the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development –– in partnership with the city of Ann Arbor –– launched a new affordable housing waitlist website Friday afternoon.

The website will feature properties with varying unit sizes and different requirements for income and rent restrictions. Currently, the website offers only one available property for this summer, but more properties are expected to be added each year. The waitlist is expected to open on July 27 at 1 p.m. and will operate on a first come, first serve basis, according to a press release.

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Susan M. Collins has been approved as the University of Michigan’s next provost after being appointed interim provost in March.

Collins initially replaced former Provost Martin Philbert after he was placed on administrative leave in March following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. Collins is a former Dean of the Ford School of Public Policy and a former economics and public policy professor.

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Effective immediately, the University of Michigan will require all students, staff, faculty and visitors to wear a face covering while anywhere on campus grounds, University President Mark Schlissel wrote in an email to the campus community Wednesday afternoon.

The new policy will apply to community members inside buildings, outdoors and on University transportation. While homemade masks, scarves, bandanas and handkerchiefs are acceptable, the policy recommends face coverings that seal as tightly as possible to the face.

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During a news conference Tuesday in Novi, Mich., Cathy Kalahar — who played tennis for the University of Michigan in th

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Tuesday afternoon, the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agreed to repeal regulations that restrict international students from taking a full online course load while residing in the U.S.