June 18, 2021

State & Community

  1. June 7, 2021

    Free home COVID tests available to Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti residents

    U-M community members and their households residing in the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti areas can receive free, rapid COVID-19 test kits for use at home to help reduce the disease’s spread.

  2. June 1, 2021

    Partnership aims to help drive equity in clean energy industry

    The Energy Equity Project — a partnership among SEAS and the Energy and Joyce foundations — will create the first standardized tool for collecting and tracking data to improve equity in clean energy policies, programs and investments.

  3. May 24, 2021

    Study addresses challenges of crowdsourced wildlife identification

    Nearly 4,000 citizen scientists, including many K-12 students, participated in a recent U-M study that used hundreds of motion-triggered wildlife cameras in Michigan forests to study the state’s mammals.

  4. May 19, 2021

    State House proposal would slash budget for Ann Arbor campus

    A Michigan House committee has moved forward a higher-education budget bill that would leave overall funding flat but radically change how the state supports its 15 public universities.

  5. May 13, 2021

    Ginsberg Center, EMU helping older adults learn tech skills

    U-M’s Ginsberg Center is collaborating with Eastern Michigan University to launch a program aimed at bridging the intergenerational digital divide in Washtenaw County.

  6. May 4, 2021

    University sourcing electricity from new wind parks

    Approximately half of the purchased electricity for U-M’s Ann Arbor campus will soon come from Michigan-sourced renewable resources, largely due to the launch of three new wind-energy parks.

  7. March 18, 2021

    President Schlissel urges lawmakers to invest more in public higher education

    President Mark Schlissel told state lawmakers U-M could further strengthen its academic programs and student financial aid support with an increase in base funding for state universities.

  8. March 8, 2021

    Mutual benefit guides U-M’s work with Detroit partners

    U-M’s decades-long commitment to engagement in its founding city of Detroit has grown stronger in recent years, leading to the desire for a more cohesive approach to university engagement.

  9. March 8, 2021

    Detroit partnerships, initiatives on the rise during pandemic

    U-M ramped up its collaborations on a multitude of projects in the city of Detroit during the pandemic, including outreach to residents on issues ranging from unemployment to the COVID-19 vaccine.

  10. March 4, 2021

    Task force examining U-M’s engagement in Detroit

    The task force that examined U-M’s engagement in Detroit was chaired by Robert Sellers, vice provost and chief diversity officer, and composed of representatives from all areas of campus:  Susan Alcock, former special counsel to the president, now provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, UM-Dearborn Stein Brunvand, associate dean and professor of education,…