Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 10:33pm
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The Michigan Daily sat down with Rebecca Cunningham, vice president for research at the University of Michigan, over Zoom Thursday afternoon to discuss her first year on the job, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on University research and her favorite research project. This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

Monday, April 20, 2020 - 5:58pm
Governor Gretchen Whitmer provides an update on Monday on COVID-19 in Michigan.

At a press conference Monday afternoon, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the creation of a task force dedicated to addressing racial disparities in COVID-19 related deaths.

Monday, April 13, 2020 - 2:27pm
The University announces proposed tenure changes that could refuse severance pay in cases of misconduct Monday.

The University of Michigan announced recommended changes to policies for handling the dismissal of tenured faculty members on Monday, more than six months after a tenure bylaw working group comprised of nine faculty members was formed to discuss these recommendations.

Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 4:59pm
Local businesses are wondering—and worrying—about how the economic shutdown due to COVID-19 will affect their business and the economy.

With local business being strained by the COVID-19 pandemic as well as resulting executive orders, many businesses are relying on community support in order to stay in business.

The Daily news editors Liat Weinstein and Barbara Collins talked to several small business owners and students who are concerned about a looming economic crisis.

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 8:37pm
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As cases of COVID-19 rise in Michigan, the University of Michigan has limited all laboratory research deemed “noncritical” until further notice.

In addition, the University has asked research labs to donate available supplies, including face masks and gowns, to the hospital to prepare for an influx of cases in the coming weeks.

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 2:58pm
University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel has recommended that School of Music Professor David Daniels be fired over sexual misconduct allegations.

In a University of Michigan Regents Communication dated March 26, University President Mark Schlissel ordered the immediate dismissal of former Music, Theater & Dance professor David Daniels. The order also states that Daniels is no longer eligible for severance pay, meaning he will not be paid after being terminated by the University.

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 2:10pm
The University announces the decision to move spring and summer classes online due to COVID-19.

Following Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order requiring all “non-essential” businesses to cease operations and residents to stay home, Mark Schlissel, president of the University of Michigan, notified the community in an email Monday afternoon that spring and summer term classes will take place remotely through online platforms. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 12:57pm
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Since the first cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were confirmed in Michigan last week, doctors and hospital officials at Michigan Medicine have begun preparing for a steep increase in cases as the virus spreads. 

Monday, March 16, 2020 - 4:07pm
The University of Michigan closed libraries and moved dining halls to take-out only meals Monday afternoon.

Shortly after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order to close all restaurants, bars and entertainment venues in the state on Monday, the University of Michigan closed libraries and moved dining halls to take-out only meals as fears about the spread of coronavirus continue to grow.