After the confirmation of the first two cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan this Tuesday, The Daily reporters Hannah Mackay and Jasmin Lee talked to various faculty and students about their reactions to the spread of the virus.

While many expressed concern about the virus, various faculty members stressed that danger for young people is relatively low.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declares a state of emergency at a press conference Tuesday night.

Editor’s note: More cases of COVID-19 are being diagnosed daily.


In a recent study published in Cell Reports Journal, University of Michigan researchers identified a new class of neuron in the area of the brain most involved in spatial orientation. It may be crucial in creating what people think of as their sense of direction.

Sarah Mills, Research Area Specialist for the Ford School of Public Policy, presents "Sustainability in Policy: The web of policies impacting renewable energy development" at the 4th annual MUSE Conference Friday at the Rackham Graduate Building.

About 30 University of Michigan graduate students, researchers and community members attended a discussion on pathways to sustainable action as part of the annual University-wide Sustainability & Environment Conference in Rackham Assembly Hall on Friday afternoon.

Kavya Pearlman, founder of the non-profit Extended Reality Safety Initiative, discusses the importance of developing standards and guidelines for extended reality at the AIM Extended Reality event series in Palmer Commons Friday morning.

The School of Information and the Center for Academic Innovation at the University of Michigan co-sponsored a discussion on how to maintain safety in extended reality technological worlds.


The University of Michigan’s brand new Center for Ethics, Society and Computing opened in January with the goal of addressing inequality produced by digital media and computing technology.

Former Clinc CEO Jason Mars, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at U-M, has been accused of sexual harassment and verbal abuse.

Notice: This article was originally published by The Daily on February 17, 2020.  As part of its ongoing reporting on these issues, The Daily has republished this article to clarify certain statements and to remove certain allegations. 

Dr. Chuck Dietzen lectures about issues in public healthcare during the Global Health Symposium at Rackham Amphitheater Saturday afternoon.

M-Heal, a student-run global health organization, worked in tandem with the University of Michigan chapter of Timmy Global Health, an Indianapolis-based non-profit, to organize their yearly Global Health Symposium at the Rackham Auditorium on Saturday.

Leung Tsang, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering last week.

Leung Tsang, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering last week.


For the fourth year in a row, the Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center has partnered with Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan to provide funding for projects seeking to develop policy to alleviate urban poverty.