News & Features

  1. Plans announced for winter semester academics, housing, increased testing

    With the goal of balancing safety concerns with the university’s academic mission and the well-being and support of the campus community, University of Michigan leaders have announced 2021 winter semester plans that include more remote courses, fewer undergraduates living on campus and more widely available COVID-19 testing.

  2. Voting counts: How U-M grad students answered the question ‘Did you get my ballot?’

    A soft autumn light warms the township lobby, and streams past the plexiglass divider at the public counter to Susan McCullough’s cubicle just beyond. The deputy clerk in this northern Oakland County community with more than 17,000 registered voters wears a stars and stripes mask as she processes requests for absentee ballots.

  3. U-M satellite clerk’s office has registered thousands to vote

    A satellite Ann Arbor city clerk’s office at the U-M Museum of Art is giving students a convenient location to register and drop off their ballots, and is providing several students with a volunteer opportunity.

  4. U-M story lab to amplify Detroit River narratives

    Two years in the making, the Detroit River Story Lab lifts off at the University of Michigan this semester with grant-funded partnerships and several multidisciplinary courses devoted to the international waterway’s long and deep store of sustaining narratives, past and present.

  5. The show must go on: Michigan Marching Band goes virtual

    While Michigan football continues on, with its first game Oct. 24, the Michigan Marching Band for the first time in its 123-year history will not be joining on the field. Instead the band’s first show will be released digitally in early November.

  6. U-M cancels winter term 2021 study abroad programs due to coronavirus uncertainties

    The University of Michigan has decided to suspend its undergraduate study abroad programs for the winter term 2021 due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19, the continuing travel restrictions and the planning time needed for students.

  7. Movement science students test latest technology in on-campus course

    The students in Peter Bodary’s Scientific Inquiry Using Wearable Technology class represent one of four groups that came to campus this fall to experience the lab-based course that uses the latest technology to study how movement and function impact health.

  8. Caution and connection: in-person classes during COVID-19

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fall classes are being delivered in a mix of remote, in-person and hybrid formats, and instructors and students must be prepared for format shifts at any point. Amid all of these challenges, many speak to a strong sense of community in classrooms, even spanning the gap between physical and virtual.

  9. Seeing Detroit’s resilience up close during a summer of change

    Managing the fight against homelessness, creating employment opportunities, and reforming law enforcement in Detroit are complex issues at any time. Add an economic recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the increased activism of the Black Lives Matter movement, and it has been a unique summer in the city.