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University of Michigan posts eerie video of empty campus

'The Cube' is motionless in the video portraying an empty U-M campus.
'The Cube' is motionless in the video portraying an empty U-M campus. (University of Michigan)

ANN ARBOR – “Campus isn’t the same without you,” reads the post by the University of Michigan from Friday.

The one-minute video features scenes from a completely empty Ann Arbor campus and downtown, set to somber music during what was supposed to be a bustling semester that saw classes and commencement canceled and dorms vacated due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The unprecedented closure of schools and businesses have left Ann Arbor feeling like a ghost town at times. On a regular day, Stadium Blvd. -- often a sea of maize and blue shirts and jerseys during football season -- is largely abandoned and quiet as more and more people stay home for fear of becoming infected.

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Steps away from campus, the Michigan and State theaters have been using their marquees to send messages to the downtown community.

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