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Campus Life

  1. Jim Harbaugh on the road traveled through pandemic

    Michigan’s head football coach spoke to reporters at his first group media session since January’s Citrus Bowl. ‘I share the same opinion as our players,’ he said via Zoom. ‘They want to play.’

  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. June 2020: Coronavirus and U-M

    President Mark Schlissel announces plans to reactivate the Ann Arbor campus. Plus: Links to the latest news, features, and other campus updates regarding COVID-19.

  5. U-M no longer hosting Oct. 15 presidential debate

    “Given the scale and complexity of the work we are undertaking to help assure a safe and healthy fall, we feel it is not feasible for us to safely host the debate as planned,” says President Mark Schlissel.

  6. U-M will offer in-person classes this fall

    The details of the fall 2020 semester are being guided by public health experts paired with guidance from the U-M community.

  7. Constructive conversations for societal change

    U-M’s Chief Diversity Officer Robert Sellers moderated a virtual town hall about combating racism through daily activities, relationships, and challenging conversations.

  8. U-M to launch second wave of research re-engagement

    More than 700 researchers returned to the Ann Arbor campus in recent weeks and safely ramped up activity as part of the University’s pilot wave to re-engage research and scholarship.

  9. 2020 peony bloom celebration canceled

    U-M’s historic peony garden, which has bloomed every spring for nearly 100 years, is closed to visitors this year. The risk from COVID-19 makes gathering at the garden impossible, but social media delivers virtual delights.