Sixth man charged in shooting death of ex-EMU wrestler heads to trial
YPSILANTI, MI – An Ypsilanti man who is one of six men charged in the robbery and slaying of an ex-Eastern Michigan University wrestler two years ago is heading to trial. Marquez Williams, 20, waived preliminary examination Tuesday, Nov. 24, before 14A District Court Judge Anna Frushour, sending his case to circuit court for trial proceedings. Four of his codefendants, Charles Robertson, 20; Karon Hadden, 20; Deandre Hinton, 19; and Garvin Crout, 20, have each pleaded guilty to the same 11 felony counts, but swapping felony murder with second-degree murder. Four of five men charged in murder, gang robbery of ex-EMU wrestler plead guiltyThe fifth defendant, Camron Williams-Evans, 20, has not entered a plea and is still awaiting trial. Williams is scheduled for his first pretrial hearing Dec. 3 before Washtenaw County Trial Judge Darlene O’Brien.mlive.com
‘Cluster’ of COVID-19 cases confirmed at University of Michigan residence hall
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The University of Michigan has confirmed a “cluster” of COVID-19 positive cases in the South Quad residence hall on its downtown Ann Arbor campus. On Thursday, the university announced that the sixth and eighth floors of the residence hall have the most cases and are “the area of focus” through a community notice. The cluster was identified by U-M Environment, Health & Safety and the Washtenaw County Health Department. There have been 65 positive cases across the U-M campus in the past two weeks, according to its COVID-19 dashboard. Anyone that has symptoms or a high risk or known exposure, should contact University Health Service (UHS) at 734-764-8320 or complete the online assessment immediately.
University of Michigan graduate students continue strike after rejecting university’s offer
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Graduate student instructors at the University of Michigan will continue their strike after rejecting an initial offer from the Ann Arbor university. A proposal by the university to end the strike was supported by GEO leadership, but members ultimately rejected the university’s offer saying that it did not meet their demands. “Membership decided by an overwhelming majority that the university’s offer did not constitute continued progress on these demands,” the release states. GEO members have been on strike since Tuesday, Sept. 8, protesting the university’s return to in-person learning. On Thursday, the university released a more detailed response to GEO’s demands after its offer was rejected.
University of Michigan residence hall staff strike, demand increase in coronavirus protections
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Residence hall staff at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor have gone on strike over what they say are insufficient coronavirus protections. The strike, which started on Tuesday, Sept. 8, is happening alongside a strike by U-M graduate student instructors and graduate student staff assistants protesting the universitys return to in-person education. However, we have reached a breaking point, the release states, noting that communication with U-M Housing has been slow and ineffective. We will not be patronized and pushed around by the University of Michigan anymore. Related:University of Michigan graduate employees to strike, calling for safe campusUniversity of Michigan steps up COVID-19 testing to 3,000 weekly tests with new program
Graduate students who teach launch strike at University of Michigan
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Graduate students who teach classes at the University of Michigan were on strike Tuesday over in-person instruction during the coronavirus pandemic and other issues. The Graduate Employees' Organization, which represents more than 1,000 instructors, has called for a four-day strike. The vast majority of classes at the University of Michigan have shifted to online but the union said the university isnt doing enough to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The university is preparing to continue operations, including classes, in the event of a strike, he said. Related: University of Michigan graduate employees to strike, calling for safe campus
University of Michigan graduate employees to strike, calling for safe campus
ANN ARBOR, Mich. The University of Michigans Graduate Employees Organization (GEO) will begin striking Tuesday to protest the universitys return to in-person education amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. GEO represents graduate student instructors and graduate student staff assistants at U-M. The organization voted in favor of the strike on Monday, according to a tweet posted by the group -- one week after classes resumed on campus. The University of Michigans Lecturers Employee Organization (LEO) said Monday that the COVID-19 testing plan is inadequate, and that they support GEOs decision to strike. The university also created a COVID-19 dashboard that provides updates regarding cases of COVID-19 on the Ann Arbor campus.