News Briefs

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This policy comes after the Supreme Court rescinded the initial Trump administration’s ICE policy preventing all international students from staying in the United States if all of their classes were online.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

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Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter John Legend endorsed Eli Savit for Washtenaw County prosecutor via

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This week, multiple women have spoken about former University of Michigan Provost Martin A. Philbert’s alleged sexual misconduct for the first time since the investigation began.

University alum Emily Renda spoke to Michigan Radio about her interactions with Philbert dating back to 2012. Renda, who worked as a global health and student life coordinator at the School of Public Health where she was previously a student, is one of the first of alumni to publicly accuse Philbert of sexual misconduct.

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Over 40 cases of COVID-19 have been linked to a large holiday party in Saline. The surge of new cases seen within the past week are among people ages 15-25 who attended a house party June 2-3, according to the Washtenaw County Health Department.