State & Community
January 19, 2021
U-M’s 2020 United Way employee giving campaign has surpassed its stated goal and raised more than $1.2 million thanks to the generosity of faculty, staff and retirees.
January 11, 2021
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration has awarded U-M $9.95 million for a project installing more than 20 “smart intersections” in Ann Arbor.
December 18, 2020
Chris Kolb, who currently serves as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s state budget director, has been appointed vice president for government relations at U-M, effective Jan. 19.
December 10, 2020
Michigan Medicine is launching a holiday effort Dec. 14-22 encouraging the campus and local communities to help address a record demand for food and supplies amid the surging pandemic.
December 2, 2020
A new U-M-led project will work with residents of 200 low- and moderate-income households in three Detroit neighborhoods to improve home energy efficiency and to lower monthly utility bills.
November 23, 2020
Sixty-one percent of Detroiters say they are unlikely or very unlikely to get a government-approved COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available, according to U-M’s Detroit Metro Area Communities Study.
November 20, 2020
Michigan’s economy is expected to gradually emerge from the pandemic-induced recession, but the pace and degree of the recovery will vary widely, U-M economists predict.
November 15, 2020
The latest state order to curb climbing rates of COVID-19 means most college and university courses must be delivered remotely starting Nov. 18. Intercollegiate athletics may continue, but without any spectators.
November 3, 2020
A stay-in-place order for U-M undergraduate students is ending and will not be extended, following a decrease in the proportion of county COVID-19 cases associated with the university.
November 1, 2020
An ongoing project by Detroit-based artist Sheryl Oring, and which involves U-M students, has been capturing the feelings of first-time voters and others as part of her project titled “I Wish to Say.”