U-M locks hundreds of undergrads out of school buildings for not following COVID testing protocols
FILE: Students walk across the University of Michigan campus January 17, 2003 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)ANN ARBOR – The University of Michigan has deactivated Mcard access to non-residential buildings for 375 undergraduate students after they failed to comply with the school’s mandatory COVID testing requirements. Undergraduate students who reside on or visit campus have been required to undergo weekly COVID testing through the Community Sampling and Tracking Program since the beginning of the semester. Students can also submit a request for an exemption from being included in the mandatory testing cohort. According to the team, roughly 98% of undergraduate students living in residence halls have complied with the required testing program.
U-M: COVID cases increase, now account for more than 60% of cases in Washtenaw County
ANN ARBOR – Although COVID activity in Michigan and across the U.S. has been trending downward, cases at the University of Michigan continue to rise. The majority of cases are associated with students, said university officials in their Tuesday COVID update, and U-M cases now make up for 62% of all cases in Washtenaw County. A rise in cases means that campus case investigators are “significantly strained.”Since Sunday, U-M has confirmed 26 new COVID cases on campus. During the week starting Feb. 7, U-M reported 352 new cases -- it’s highest weekly case rate since the week starting October 11, when new cases stood at 409. School officials continue to urge the U-M community to continue to get tested, even if no symptoms are present.
U-M Winter Term changes include mandatory weekly COVID testing of on-campus undergrads
The revised plan includes increased COVID-19 testing capacity, including mandatory testing for all students prior moving into university residence halls and mandatory weekly testing for undergraduate students who live, study or work on campus. The expanded testing plan includes weekly asymptomatic testing for the remaining students, faculty and staff on campus. For those quarantining off campus, testing will be expanded, and departure testing will still be required for undergraduates returning home, as was the case for the Thanksgiving holiday. While mandatory for undergraduates, departure testing is recommended for all other students. In addition to a reduction of in-person classes, density in U-M residence halls will be reduced by more than half.
Michigan State says on-campus students average 2.5 percentage points higher grade
EAST LANSING, Mich. – Undergraduates at Michigan State University will be required to live on campus a second year as part of efforts to help students toward graduating. An analysis by Michigan State’s Office of Institutional Research shows undergraduates who live on the East Lansing campus their first two years have graduation rates about 2.5 percentage points higher than those who live on campus only their first year. The difference is nearly 10 percentage points for some underserved student groups, the school said. Incoming students currently are required to spend their first academic year, which is made up of their first two semesters, on campus. Students who transfer to Michigan State will be required to live on campus unless they meet the exception criteria.
Michigan State To Require Students To Live 2 Years On Campus
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Concordia University Ann Arbor undergraduate enrollment at all-time high amidst COVID
ANN ARBOR – Fall 2020 census data is in, and this year, Concordia University Ann Arbor not only bucked the downward undergraduate enrollment trend of colleges and universities nationwide, the campus notched yet another record-breaking year on multiple fronts. CUAA hit record-high totals for its undergraduate enrollment and incoming freshmen class size. Since the merge, CUAA has seen a 75 percent increase in total undergraduate enrollment. Undergraduate enrollment data from CUAA in 2019 and 2020. This year’s total enrollment at CUAA is 1,173, down just 1 percent from last year due to a slight dip in graduate enrollment.
Washtenaw County Health Department updates U-M undergrad stay-in-place order
ANN ARBOR – The Washtenaw County Health Department has announced two updates to its stay-in-place order for undergraduates at the University of Michigan. The Health Department and U-M leadership announced the emergency order on Tuesday due to rising cases of COVID-19 on campus. (1/2) https://t.co/okVBqcXUcj — Washtenaw County Health Department (@wcpublichealth) October 23, 2020✉ Like what you’re reading? The Health Department urged students to observe strict social distancing, continue to wear masks in public spaces and wash hands frequently. According to the department’s website, violators of these orders could face fines from $500-$1000.