Cruel, cruel summer

Michigan Medicine Nurse in PPE gear, summer 2020

The mental health toll of caring for COVID-19 patients will require long-lasting attention, experts predict. And the summer surge is blazing.

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

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.’