U-M students, parents rally for in-person graduation
Parents and students gathered in Ann Arbor Saturday to preserve a big milestone at the University of Michigan. READ: ‘We’re coming no matter what’: Parents, students rally at U-M in Ann Arbor for an in-person graduationA rally was held to push U-M officials to hold an in-person graduation. The attendees of the rally chanted “Big House, big day, in-person graduation all the way,” in front of Michigan Union on State Street. RELATED: Some University of Michigan students and parents push for in-person commencementOther Big Ten universities -- including Michigan State University and Purdue University -- have announced they will do some sort of an in-person graduation, which is why these parents and students believe Michigan can find a way. However, some parents and students think the university can come up with a plan to do it now while the students are still on campus.
‘We’re coming no matter what’: Parents, students rally at U-M in Ann Arbor for an in-person graduation
Parents and students rally outside the Michigan Union on March 6, 2021, calling for an in-person Spring Commencement. ANN ARBOR – A group of University of Michigan parents and students gathered outside the Michigan Union on Saturday afternoon calling for the school to offer an in-person graduation. AdU-M parent and rally organizer Tammy Dahlstrom holds a sign on S. State Street in Ann Arbor on March 6, 2021. There’s no real reason why we can’t do it.”Dahlstrom said the group wants one graduation ceremony at Michigan Stadium, which could be smaller than normal years. Senior Claire DiFranco (right) rallies for an in-person gradution at University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus on March 6, 2021.
University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus quiet on Election Day morning
ANN ARBOR – University of Michigan’s central campus was fairly calm after the polls opened on Tuesday. Save for a small line at the Michigan League at 7:30 a.m., students were still only trickling in to polling places on campus by late morning. According to Michigan’s Secretary of State, 7,067 new voters had registered as of Oct. 26 in the city of Ann Arbor. Sophomore Ali Chesnick campaigns for Joe Biden on the University of Michigan Diag on Nov. 3, 2020. It is definitely something I would recommend for the future, even after coronavirus.”Local children hand out free snacks to voters on University of Michigan's campus on Nov. 3, 2020.
Undergraduates protest, march in support of striking University of Michigan students
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – On Friday, undergraduate students at the University of Michigan voiced support for graduate students and resident advisors on strike through a solidarity protest and march. More than 250 undergraduates and members of Students Demand Representation, a U-M student activist organization, listened to speeches given from the steps of the Michigan Union about labor unions and the safety of university workers. After the speeches, undergraduate students marched through downtown Ann Arbor and across campus to join those on strike and to support U-M Dining employees who staged a walkout last week. On Monday afternoon, University of Michigan president Mark Schlissel said through video that the university has taken legal action against the strike. According to University spokesman Rick Fitzgerald, the move includes a “temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against the union strike.”More University of Michigan strike coverage:
Get a first glimpse inside the newly-renovated Michigan Union
ANN ARBOR – The Michigan Union will reopen on Jan. 13 after having gone through extensive renovations. The Campus Information desk at the Michigan Union has been relocated to its original location. “The Michigan Union used to have bowling lanes. A new performing arts studio on the second floor of the Michigan Union. The Michigan Union is at 530 S. State St.Related reading:Michigan Union set to reopen Jan. 13 after nearly two years of closureRenovated Michigan Union retail, food partners announcedTaco Bell to join eateries in new Michigan Union in January
Taco Bell to join eateries in new Michigan Union in January
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – When it opens in January, the newly renovated Michigan Union in downtown Ann Arbor will welcome a Taco Bell franchise. A budget-friendly favorite among students, Taco Bell offers a varied menu of items including vegetarian options and customizable choices. The franchise is owned by Great Lakes Taco, a mid-Michigan company operating 25 different Taco Bell locations. It will also contain a Barnes & Noble, a U-M Credit Union, the U-M Tech Shop, a PNC ATM, and the Michigan Union Ticket Office. Read: Renovated Michigan Union retail, food partners announcedFor updates on the renovations in the Michigan Union, visit its website here.
Renovated Michigan Union retail, food partners announced
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Six food partners and five retail partners have been announced as service providers within the newly renovated Michigan Union when it opens in January. With an anticipated opening date sometime in January, the Michigan Union has been undergoing an $85.2 million renovation since May 2018. During the renovations, food and retail services have not been in use as the entire building has been closed. The Michigan Union recently celebrated its 100th birthday on Oct. 16. The Michigan Union is at 530 S. State St.All About Ann Arbor is powered by ClickOnDetroit/WDIV.