October 31, 2020

fall semester

  1. October 20, 2020

    More undergrad courses going online after stay-in-place order

    U-M will shift more of its undergraduate classes to fully remote instruction for the remainder of the fall semester after Washtenaw County issued a 14-day stay-in-place order for undergraduate students.

  2. September 19, 2020

    Faculty Senate reverses Schlissel no-confidence vote finding

    Leaders of U-M’s Faculty Senate have reversed an earlier statement and determined that a vote of no confidence in President Mark Schlissel’s leadership narrowly passed at a Sept. 16 meeting.

  3. September 16, 2020

    Faculty Senate reviewing vote on Schlissel no-confidence motion

    The result of a faculty no-confidence vote in President Mark Schlissel’s leadership is under review after questions arose about procedural rules after the vote.

  4. September 15, 2020

    Schlissel, Collins discuss responses to COVID-19, racial tensions

    While acknowledging missteps in how U-M leaders have engaged with the campus community in recent months, President Mark Schlissel and Provost Susan M. Collins say they will work hard to restore trust and transparency moving forward.

  5. September 10, 2020

    GEO rejects proposal; U-M adds detail about its position

    U-M has shared a more detailed response to the various requests made by the Graduate Employees’ Organization after a proposed agreement between the university and the union was rejected by GEO members.

  6. September 7, 2020

    GEO votes to strike; U-M says it violates contract, state law

    The Graduate Employees’ Organization, representing about 2,000 U-M graduate student instructors and graduate student staff assistants, has voted to go on strike. U-M says the action violates GEO’s contract and state law. 

  7. August 30, 2020

    Scenes from the start of a masked semester

    As students returned to campus over the past week, the usual scenes of residence hall move-ins and friends meeting up on campus were punctuated by that emblem of our unusual times — the required face covering.

  8. August 29, 2020

    Some faculty members voice concerns about fall semester

    Some faculty members said during a Faculty Senate meeting that the U-M’s COVID-19 pandemic response plans for the fall semester are inefficient and not transparent enough. They want a shift to all-virtual instruction.

  9. August 24, 2020

    Leaders encourage students to act safely in new semester

    U-M leaders are urging students returning to the Ann Arbor campus for the fall semester to follow social distancing guidelines, wear face coverings and stay home when sick to preserve as much in-person instruction as possible.

  10. August 18, 2020

    Schlissel, Collins explain fall semester virus testing plans

    In an email to Ann Arbor faculty and staff, President Mark Schlissel and Provost Susan Collins outlined U-M’s coronavirus testing regimen, its rationale and underlying considerations.