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Trump is visiting Ypsilanti Thursday

Ford Motor Company released a statement Sunday night confirming President Donald Trump is visi

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In an email sent Saturday, University President Mark Schlissel announced that laboratory research will begin to resume with restrictions, citing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order which allows research activities to resume.

In the email, Schlissel said all lab work that can be done remotely must continue to be done remotely. As Whitmer detailed in the MI Safe Smart Plan, some economic work can begin in phases. The University plans to follow a similar plan with a gradual return, beginning with some in-person lab work.

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As Michigan Medicine continues to treat COVID-19 patients, hospital residents, who are currently serving as frontline workers in the pandemic, are pushing for wage increases, voicing their frustration with administrators ahead of their collective bargaining contract expiration date in late

Michigan Medicine announced increased surgery volumes for non-COVID-19 cases.

Thursday morning, Michigan Medicine announced it will begin increasing surgery volumes for time-sensitive cases while remaining in line with the state’s

The University of Michigan wants a new law firm for the sex discrimination case.

On Wednesday, the University of Michigan filed a motion to remove Bush Seyferth, the law firm hired to represent the Board of Regents in lawsuits about hundreds of

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In an announcement made on Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., stated that six hospitals in the 12th Congressional District received a total of $159 million in federal funding.

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LSA announced in a press release Tuesday morning the Kessler Presidential Scholars Program, a scholarship program that currently supports first-generation students at the University of Michigan and Cornell University, will expand to four additional institutions of higher education including Johns Hopkins University, Queens College, St. Francis College and Syracuse University.

The six universities form the Kessler Scholars Collaborative as part of an initiative to foster a community of first-generation students through research and access to campus resources.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer extends the stay at home order until May 28.

In a press conference Thursday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extended Michigan’s stay-at-home order until May 28, two weeks longer than the previous order.

Whitmer previously announced manufacturing workers can resume work on May 11, including workers at Michigan’s Big 3 auto companies. This is part of her six-step MI Safe Start plan, which outlines a gradual reopening for Michigan’s economy.

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An application for federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act emergency funding through the University is now available on the student self-service page in Wolverine Access. The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor received $12.6 million for student aid from the federal CARES Act.

The one page application asks students to describe their reason for requesting emergency funds. Students must also list a cost for each COVID-19-related expense they seek assistance for.

Anderson

In a court filing submitted Friday regarding the sexual misconduct allegations against former University of Michigan athletic doctor Robert Anderson,