October 31, 2020

State & Community

  1. October 26, 2020

    U-M’s Detroit River Story Lab to amplify waterway’s narratives

    The Detroit River Story Lab at U-M lifts off this semester with grant-funded partnerships and multidisciplinary courses devoted to the international waterway’s long and deep store of sustaining narratives.

  2. October 23, 2020

    Give blood, save a life during U-M donor event

    Blood donations are much needed during the pandemic, they are part of this year’s “Be a Hero at the Big House” event, which has moved to two Ann Arbor locations Nov. 1.

  3. 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.

  4. October 13, 2020

    More than 1.3M jobs, $82B in wages tied to Great Lakes, study shows

    The Great Lakes support more than 1.3 million jobs that generate $82 billion in wages annually, according to a new analysis of 2018 economic data by Michigan Sea Grant.

  5. October 5, 2020

    New state, Washtenaw County orders continue COVID-19 measures

    Michigan and Washtenaw County health officials have announced emergency measures to keep COVID-19 prevention and control strategies in place following a Michigan Supreme Court ruling last week.

  6. October 5, 2020

    UM-Dearborn political scientist breaks down 2020 election outlook

    Julio Borquez, associate professor of political science, offers his insights as to why the 2020 election won’t be like any other and what our prospects may be for surviving it.

  7. September 30, 2020

    State higher education budget holds U-M funding steady

    State funding for the three U-M campuses will remain stable under the 2020-21 budget signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, easing concerns about further pandemic-related state financial impacts on the current year.

  8. September 28, 2020

    Key findings from ‘Investing in Us’ report

    The community-based research project, “Investing in Us: Resident Priorities for Economic Mobility in Detroit,” aims to provide policymakers, philanthropic organizations, nonprofits and other service providers with clear guidance on how Detroiters define economic well-being and what strategies they think will work best to increase economic mobility, which is the ability to improve one’s economic status.…
  9. September 28, 2020

    Report lifts Detroit residents’ economic mobility priorities

    A new report from U-M’s Poverty Solutions lifts up more than a decade’s worth of input from Detroit residents on how to increase economic mobility and decrease poverty in their city. 

  10. August 6, 2020

    UM-Flint receives $300K to support local economic development

    UM-Flint has received a U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration grant to support regional economic development strategies in response to the coronavirus pandemic.