10 most-read COVID related stories on All About Ann Arbor in 2020
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic kept the community on edge and gave us plenty to write about -- not all of it good, and not all of it bad. READ: 10 most-read All About Ann Arbor stories of 2020 that weren’t COVID relatedHere’s a look back at the 10 most-read COVID related All About Ann Arbor stories in 2020:1. Experts project aggressive social distancing could drastically reduce Michigan COVID-19 cases by MayFrom March: Michigan Medicine clinicians said forecasting models suggested that aggressive social distancing could drastically reduce the number of COVID-19 cases in Michigan by early May. Washtenaw County: COVID-19 cases double, community spread ‘now likely’From March: On Thursday, March 19, the number of COVID-19 cases in the county doubled to 14, according to the Health Department. VIEW: Possible Washtenaw County coronavirus (COVID-19) exposure locationsFrom March: Health officials released a list of possible exposure locations that had been visited by residents of Oakland and Washtenaw counties who had the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Michigan expected to be good, not great, again with Harbaugh
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Michigan has been good, not great, under coach Jim Harbaugh. Michigan defensive end Kwity Paye said the team is under the radar and has taken a lot of punches from people. Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel has said more than once that he wants Harbaugh to lead the Wolverines until he chooses to retire from coaching. Heading into his sixth season, though, Harbaugh has just two years left on a deal that pays him about $7 million per season. The Wolverines host rival Michigan State and its new coach, Mel Tucker, in their second game.
UofM students move to NYC while studying remotely
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – When coronavirus hit colleges, students were forced to make a choice; move back in with mom and dad or stick it out on potentially dangerous campuses. For a growing number of others, however, it was a chance for a change of scenery. Rauwerda also moved out with her friend Maggie Shea, a U-M theater directing major, also a junior. “For a theater major [online class] just doesn’t really work. “I think I’m kind of just going to ride this wave out here,” said Shea.
4 study tips for students stuck at home
Even with the new rules, the library can be a great place for students looking for a quiet place to study. Outdoor study spaces:If the library isnt for you, or if there just arent any spaces when you need them, UofM has also set up outdoor study spaces with tables and wifi. Setting up your own outdoor study space can also allow you to study together with roommates. Zoom study sessions with friends:It may not be ideal, but there are still options for students who like to study in a social group. Getting away from your study space for a bit can help prevent burnout.
Coming up at 6AM: Changes Michigan colleges are making to keep students safe
Summer is still in full swing but for many, the idea of heading back to school in the fall, during these uncertain times, can be stressful. Throughout this week and next week on Local 4 News Today at 6 a.m., reporter Nick Monacelli talks to administrators at some state colleges to find out what theyre doing to keep students safe. Watch Local 4s morning newscast at 6 a.m. to see how Wayne State University (Wednesday), Macomb Community College (Friday), Michigan State University (Monday), and the University of Michigan (Tuesday) are preparing to get ready for this fall semester.
UM President: No football season unless on-campus classes resume
ANN ARBOR, Mich. College football Saturday at the Big House is a maize and blue tradition but -- like so many other things -- it may not happen this year because of the coronavirus. University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel said if students cant return for on-campus classes, there wont be a football season. There are all kinds of things wrapped up in the football season taking place that make it not just be a trivial thing. If theres no football in the fall, there are serious financial repercussions, emotional." I dont think that he was saying that there isnt going to be any football, Webb said.