The COVID-19 curve has unflattened. Fast. Now what?

COVID curve goes up

Pandemic historians who showed the power of efforts to ‘flatten the curve’ say it will take all-out effort by individuals, industry, and elected officials to reduce death and suffering until vaccines are available.

  1. What does a ‘public space’ become when the public is isolated?

    Why is it important to prioritize art-making as a way to alleviate anxiety and loneliness? How can art-making be considered a service? Artist Cullen Washington Jr., whose solo exhibition, ‘The Public Square,’ opened pre-pandemic, shares insights.

  2. Schlissel, Collins outline fall plans to faculty at town hall

    U-M will test students for the coronavirus, allow highly at-risk faculty to teach remotely, and implement other measures aimed at keeping people safe while preserving a quality education that includes as much in-person instruction as possible.

  3. Regents approve budget shaped by COVID-19 challenges

    U-M’s Board of Regents approved a budget during a special session June 29 that includes a 1.9 percent tuition increase and $12.8 million in additional need-based financial aid for undergraduates on the Ann Arbor campus.

  4. When a student activist goes pro

    Robert Greenfield, BS ’15, was treasurer for the Black Student Union and helped launch 2013’s Being Black at Michigan campaign. The Oakland, Calif.-based entrepreneur is back on the protest lines and finds his 20-something peers are ‘far too tired, far too early, given their age.’

  5. Another time, another place

    This sentimental collection of essays by Peter Damm, BA ’71, takes you to a world of softly faded Polaroids and crackly AM radios. There are summer hijinks at Lake Michigan, poignant life lessons from the youngest of six Catholic children, and hilarious confessions that are both intimately personal and wholly relatable.

  6. ‘Build something that wasn’t there before’

    More than 82 percent of Detroit’s homeless families are led by single women. Amy Good, BA ’77/MSW ’80, answered her mentor 30 years ago by co-founding Alternatives for Girls. The Detroit nonprofit helps young women in crisis or at-risk for abuse, human trafficking, and more.