Michigan State University

State govt. rolls out COVID-19 alert app statewide

BY: - November 10, 2020

Two state departments on Monday announced the statewide rollout of a free COVID-19 exposure notification app.   The app was piloted at Michigan State University with Ingham County government participation, as the Advance first reported in early October. Known as MI COVID Alert, the product lets users know whether they may have recently been exposed to […]

After Nassar scandal, Dem trustee loses seat on MSU board

BY: - November 6, 2020

Updated, 12:47 p.m. and 2:12 pm., 11/6/20 with new numbers In wave elections, one party often dominates the races at the bottom of the ballot. In 2020, there was no clean sweep, which is not surprising with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden winning a close race at the top of the ticket against President Donald […]

U of M undergrads under stay-home order, voting exempted

BY: - October 20, 2020

Updated, 3:32 p.m. 10/2/20 University of Michigan undergraduate students are now under a stay-home order from the Washtenaw County Health Department for the next two weeks as county officials try to get a handle on rising COVID-19 cases. “The situation locally has become critical, and this order is necessary to reverse the current increase in […]

Michigan to begin pilot testing COVID-19 contact tracing app

BY: - October 1, 2020

Michigan will begin pilot testing an app in East Lansing that will aid the state in COVID-19 contact tracing. Use of the system is voluntary. Once a device owner enrolls, their device communicates with other nearby devices through Bluetooth. If a device owner later tests positive for COVID-19, the other users they had contact with […]

Almost 70 schools, colleges have coronavirus cases

BY: - September 28, 2020

Michigan Technological University has canceled all in-person classes for two weeks to help mitigate the rising number of COVID-19 cases on campus and across Houghton County in the Upper Peninsula.  The university reports that in the last two weeks, 56 students and university employees have tested positive for COVID-19. The Michigan Department of Health and […]

U of M and MSU COVID-19 cases climbing, state nears 1K new cases 

BY: - September 25, 2020

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Friday that 120,526 total Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 6,708 have died from the virus — an additional 929 cases and eight deaths since Thursday. DHHS also reports that an additional 12,740 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well […]

From health risks to racism, some international students decide studying in the U.S. isn’t worth it

BY: - September 24, 2020

Wilson Chan, an international student from Hong Kong, expected to be back in Ann Arbor this fall, starting his senior year at the University of Michigan and getting ready to graduate with all of his friends.  But once his mom saw how the United States was handling the COVID-19 pandemic, she told him she didn’t […]

Michigan COVID-19 report: Ingham Co. says 1,250 cases linked to MSU

BY: and - September 23, 2020

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Wednesday that 118,615 total Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 6,692 have died from the virus — an additional 705 cases and 12 deaths since Tuesday. DHHS also reports that an additional 12,644 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, as well […]

DHHS: 11 K-12 schools, 16 colleges have coronavirus outbreaks

BY: - September 14, 2020

At least 11 public schools and 16 colleges and universities are reporting new or ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks, according to new data released by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).  The K-12 schools that have new outbreaks include Luce Road Elementary in Alma (six cases), Keicher Elementary in Michigan Center (two cases), Arrowwood […]

MSU removes name of former KKK member from building

BY: - September 14, 2020

The Michigan State University (MSU) Board of Trustees on Friday unanimously approved the removal of Stephen Nisbet’s name from a university building. It followed the revelation of his ties to the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) in the 1920s.  “As leaders of this university, we must build a campus community we are all proud of — […]

Rep. Tate, Detroit Lion great blame Big 10 football absence on Trump

BY: - September 3, 2020

State Rep. Joe Tate (D-Detroit) and former Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson are among leaders who are blaming President Donald Trump for the absence of Big 10 football.  The comments were made during a Joe Biden for president-sponsored Zoom session on Thursday. Big Ten presidents and chancellors voted in August to cancel the 2020 […]

Here are the candidates on the ballot for MSU, ed boards and state Supreme Court

BY: - August 31, 2020

The Michigan Democratic Party and Michigan Republican Party held state conventions over the weekend and voted on their nominees for the state Board of Education, the Michigan Supreme Court and the managing boards of the state’s three flagship universities.  Candidates will appear on the Nov. 3 general election ballot. The Michigan State University Board of […]