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The University of Michigan has unveiled a new plan to start vaccinating students next week.

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With Halloween happening and a big football game rivalry being played that same day, as well as Election Day approaching, the desire to socialize and get together is going to be strong.

A number of Washtenaw County health and government leaders signed an open letter to the community reminding them of ways to avoid spreading the coronavirus during these busy times.  Lisa Barry spoke to Washtenaw County Health Department spokesperson Susan Cerniglia about the letter and its intent.

 

U-M To Host Weekly COVID-19 Video Briefings

Sep 30, 2020
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Starting October 2nd, the University of Michigan will hold weekly COVID-19 video briefings.  

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Members of the University of Michigan’s Queer Advocacy Coalition are accusing University President Mark Schlissel of making a homophobic comment during a virtual faculty town hall held on August 14th.  

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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.


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As the coronavirus crisis continues, the University of Michigan has started working on its plan for a safe fall semester.


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The University of Michigan is holding an "online celebration" this Saturday for its 2020 graduating class, since the coronavirus has forced it to cancel its traditional commencement ceremony.


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University of Michigan officials are predicting the school could lose up to 1 billion dollars this year due to COVID-19.


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The University of Michigan has announced it is moving all of its spring and summer courses to online-only options.


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David Gier, Dean of the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theater and Dance, is on the team selected by Mark Schlissel, U-M president, to lead his new arts initiative. The goal?  To make the university a leader in arts research, creation, education and presentation.  Dean Gier tells David Fair and Deb Polich about the vision on this week’s edition of "creative:impact."


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On February 4th of this year, U-M President Mark Schlissel revealed the chosen members of his new Commission on Carbon Neutrality.  On WEMU’s "1st Friday Focus on the Environment," you’ll hear from the commission co-chair, Jennifer Haverkamp, and from commission member Lisa Wozniak about the mission, the work, and anticipated outcomes in the effort to achieve total carbon neutrality.


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As contract negotiations continue for the University of Michigan lecturer's union, a "protest picnic" is planned for this afternoon in advance of today's Board of Regents meeting.


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2017 was a special year for the University of Michigan--it was the school's 200th birthday!

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talked to the director of the Michigan bicentennial celebration, Gary Krenz, about the yearlong celebration which just recently wrapped up.


Ann Arbor City Council and the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners meet this week and each will have discussions, and potentially take action, on the controversial Broadway development proposal.  That's just one of many topics covered by WEMU's David Fair and Mary Morgan of the CivCity Initiative in this week's edition of "Civic Matters." 

There is plenty going on in Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County this week. WEMU's David Fair and CivCity Initiaitive executive director, Mary Morgan, cover it for you in this week's edition of "Civic Matters." 

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The University of Michigan Board of Regents held a rare public meeting last night where University president Dr. Mark Schlissel announced they would begin talks to allow white supremacist Richard Spencer to speak on campus.


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If you’ve ever been to a football game at Michigan Stadium, you may have noticed the abundance of trash that is generated.  Throughout the game, workers rush to empty full garbage and recycle bins.  After the game, you will find tons of trash on the ground.  In this week’s “Issues of the Environment,” WEMU’s David Fair talks with Paul Dunlop, Senior Facility Manager, Michigan Stadium-Crisler Center, about the plan to make game days, zero-waste events. 


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As a new academic year gets underway, 89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry spoke with University President Dr. Mark Schlissel in his on-campus office about a variety of topics, including the impact of immigration changes, recently raised questions about a major university donor, and, of course, football.


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The FBI is now involved in the investigation of suspicious and racist emails sent to some University of Michigan students.


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The Presidents of the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University are standing with international students amid President Trump's Executive Order on immigration.  


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A US Supreme Court Justice and a judge from Germany's highest court kicked off the University of Michigan's year-long bicentennial celebration.


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Reaction and support following the shooting that left 50 people dead inside a nightclub in Orlando is coming in many different forms in our area.   


University Of Michigan Cancels Transit Center Project

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The University of Michigan has canceled plans to build a new transit center at the corner of Hubbard and Green Roads in Ann Arbor. 

 


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That’s the advice of University of Michigan president Dr. Mark Schlissel who spoke to me in his office as he begins his second academic year as the 14th president of the University of Michigan. 

Although Football is often on the minds of University of Michigan students and alumni President Mark Schlissel says while athletics is part of their community it is not their mission.

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New University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel has called increasing diversity on campus a top priority, but enrollment this semester included a slight dip in the percentage of underrepresented minority students.  The group By Any Means Necessary wants specific action to boost minority enrollment.


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As University of Michigan alumni return to campus for tomorrow's homecoming game, they will find a different former football player leading the athletic department. President Mark Schlissel accepted the resignation of Dave Brandon this morning and named Jim Hackett the Interim Athletic Director. Hackett is the former Chief Executive of Steelcase and was Brandon's teammate at Michigan in the 1970's.   

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University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel is calling for a review of the school's in game safety procedures following quarterback Shane Morris continuing to play after suffering a concussion Saturday. In the statement Schlissel expressed extreme disappointment in the events surrounding the handling of the injury.  Students and Michigan fans want bigger changes in the athletic department.


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The University of Michigan is celebrating the inauguration of Mark Schlissel as the school's 14th president.  Many students don't know much about Schlissel and have varied thoughts on what they want him to do.


Presidential Inauguration Won't Be held Until Fall     

The new President of the University of Michigan is on the job.  Mark Schissel officially took the helm today.   

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The University of Michigan has named Dr. Mark Schlissel as the school's 14th  President.

On a unanimous vote this morning the University of Michigan Board of Regents, chose to hire Brown University Provost, Dr. Mark Schlissel to serve as Mary Sue Coleman's successor. 

RELATED STORY: U of M Names Schlissel as 14th President - Full speech here

 Schlissel comes to the U of M from Brown University where he has been provost since July of 2011. Prior to working at Brown, he served as Dean of Biological Sciences in the College of Letters and Science at the University of California–Berkeley. Schlissel says the health of the university is connected to the community and the entire state of Michigan.  He says the Victors for Michigan fundraising campaign will be important to maintain the university's high quality programs.

Schlissel says the breadth of academic excellence and the openness and accessibility of a public university made U of M one of the tiny handful of places that would make him consider leaving Brown University.  He says academic excellence and diversity are linked.  Schlissel says that's because students can learn from other students that look at the world differently.

 Schlissel will begin serving on July first, following the official retirement of current president Mary Sue Coleman.  He says he will make frequent trips to Ann Arbor over the next several months to learn more about the challenges and opportunities he will face when starting work at Michigan.

 Coleman says she's thrilled the regents have chosen another biochemist to serve as president.  She says Schlissel will soon see being the President of the University of Michigan is the best job in the world. — Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him acluley@emich.edu.

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