Rick Fitzgerald

University of Michigan
University of Michigan / umich.edu

All students, faculty, and staff on all three campuses of the University of Michigan are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit their vaccination information before the start of the fall term.  

The university-wide vaccine requirement also applies to Michigan Medicine.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with U-M Assistant Vice President for Public Affairs Rick Fitzgerald to learn more about the decision.


University of Michigan
Maddie Purcell / University of Michigan

In an effort to interrupt the spread of COVID-19 and a new variant of the virus on the University of Michigan campus, a new “stay in place” recommendation has been issued by the Washtenaw County Health Department for students on or near the Ann Arbor campus.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Rick Fitzgerald, assistant vice president for public affairs at the University of Michigan, about what that means for the university community.


U-M Shifting To Saliva-Based COVID-19 Testing

Oct 9, 2020
University of Michigan

The University of Michigan is shifting from a nasal swab COVID-19 surveillance test it gives to students, faculty, and staff to a saliva-based test.  

U-M To Host Weekly COVID-19 Video Briefings

Sep 30, 2020
University of Michigan

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

Wikimedia Commons

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.


Unemployment
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

The University of Michigan Board of Regents approved a general fund budget of $1.94 billion for next school year.


U-M Sexual Assault Investigation Experiencing Delays

Jun 7, 2016
University Of Michigan Brand
University of Michigan

The University of Michigan has received multiple extensions from the federal government for documents pertaining to sexual assault cases, according to the Detroit Free Press.

University of Michigan Central Campus
Andrew Cluley

For decades University of Michigan students could count on classes taking place, no matter the weather. But in January for the first time in 36 years classes were canceled.  A new policy is designed to avoid confusion some employees had about if they still needed to brave the elements to get to work.