Fall undergraduate enrollment at University of Michigan steady, officials say
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Undergraduate enrollment at the University of Michigan is on par with rates from last fall, according to university officials. University officials said this is a signal the state’s number of high school graduates is decreasing. Among in-state undergraduates, about 27 percent pay no tuition, according to university officials. Overall, the campus enrollment fell less than 0.5 percent over last fall, from 48,090 to 47,907 students, with 16,578 graduate and professional school students, officials said. The university approved 217 student deferments this fall for out-of-state first-year students, about as many as the past five years combined.
U-M president: Social gatherings ‘main cause of recent COVID-19 spread on campus'
ANN ARBOR – In a statement issued Tuesday following the announcement that all undergraduate students at the University of Michigan must stay-in-place for 14 days, university President Mark Schlissel said that the majority of COVID-19 cases on campus were linked to social gatherings. “Most of the cases on our campus can be traced back to small- and medium-size gatherings without appropriate face coverings and social distancing,” Schlissel said in the statement. According to school and county health authorities, the measure was taken since most students in the residence hall skipped mandatory COVID-19 testing. The emergency order comes just as U-M rolled out its voluntary asymptomatic saliva-based testing program for all members of its community. As things stand, opponent Minnesota has already announced that it will have several players unavailable on Saturday due to COVID-19.