June 18, 2021

State & Community

  1. February 24, 2021

    Many local leaders lack awareness of state’s redistricting plan

    Michigan’s local government leaders reported mixed familiarity with the state’s new approach to redistricting, according to a 2020 survey by the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy at the Ford School.

  2. February 22, 2021

    Release of nutrients worsens Lake Erie’s annual ‘dead zone’

    Robotic laboratories on the bottom of Lake Erie have revealed that the muddy sediments there release nearly as much phosphorus into the surrounding waters as enters the lake’s central basin each year from rivers and tributaries.

  3. February 15, 2021

    University wins STEM grant to aid manufacturing cybersecurity

    U-M’s Economic Growth Institute will use a grant from the U.S. Commerce Department to boost cybersecurity know-how among small manufacturers in southeastern Michigan.

  4. February 15, 2021

    U-M study links Detroit’s home repair program, housing stability

    New research supported by Poverty Solutions at U-M shows a home repair grant program in Detroit has helped homeowners with low incomes complete major home repair projects.

  5. February 14, 2021

    Alternatives to a doctor’s office gain popularity during pandemic

    as the pandemic began to unfold last spring and shelter-in-place measures were instituted across the country, Michigan Medicine has responded to the rapidly growing interest in telehealth visits. 

  6. February 11, 2021

    Whitmer seeks 2 percent increase in higher-ed spending for FY ’22

    Each of the state’s 15 public universities would receive a 2 percent increase in state funding under Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s budget proposal for the 2021-22 fiscal year.

  7. February 7, 2021

    Study shows disparities between Black, white COVID-19 survivors

    Black COVID-19 survivors experience worse outcomes related to care access, recovery, and social and economic factors when compared with their white counterparts.

  8. February 1, 2021

    Holiday public health measures likely saved lives in state, researchers say

    Increased social distance measures over Thanksgiving and Christmas might have prevented more than 100,000 coronavirus cases in Michigan, according to preliminary findings by the School of Public Health.

  9. January 26, 2021

    U-M law clinic helps Michigan residents resolve workers’ claims

    With Michigan’s unemployment benefits system overrun with claims and unemployed residents experiencing hardships, U-M’s Workers’ Rights Clinic has helped many claimants across the state.

  10. January 25, 2021

    U-M licenses Mcity’s automated-vehicle testing software

    A unique new cloud-based operating system for testing connected or automated vehicles has for the first time been licensed for use beyond Mcity at U-M, where it was developed.