89.1 WEMU

fall semester

Howard Markel
Writers' Representatives / writersreps.com

The University of Michigan professor, physician, and medical historian who coined the term “flatten the curve” relating to the coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Howard Markel, says he is “wary” of a return to the classroom in the fall.

He talks to WEMU's Lisa Barry and also says he thinks college football is a bad idea as well, based on the current path of the pandemic.


Mark Schlissel
University of Michigan / umich.edu

University of Michigan president Dr. Mark Schlissel says the university was "turned on its head" by the coronavirus pandemic.  He talks with WEMU's Lisa Barry and said they are still a few weeks away from deciding if fall classes will be held on campus or remotely but are "parallel planning" right now for both possibilities.  He also talked about university athletics and other impacts on the Ann Arbor university from the current global health crisis.


Eastern Michigan University released information regarding its planning process for the Fall 2020 semester.