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Laptops and bathrobes: Michigan State’s virtual graduation amid coronavirus

Laptops and bathrobes: Michigan State’s virtual graduation amid coronavirus

May 17, 2020 | Meghanlata Gupta

How do you celebrate a once-in-a-lifetime event in the middle of a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic? We talked to Michigan State University grads about making the best of Saturday’s ceremony and what’s next.

Opinion | How Michigan universities are collaborating to continue K-12 learning

Opinion | How Michigan universities are collaborating to continue K-12 learning

May 16, 2020 | Robert Floden, Elizabeth Birr Moje, Anita G. Welch

Educators and researchers at the Michigan State University College of Education, the University of Michigan School of Education and the Wayne State University College of Education are redoubling our efforts to assist school districts, parents and children deal with the challenges posed during a global coronavirus pandemic.

Opinion | Suicide shows burned out coronavirus physicians need healing, too.

Opinion | Suicide shows burned out coronavirus physicians need healing, too.

May 15, 2020 | Asha Shajahan

We always put patients first. But it’s time the system starts caring about us as well.

Opinion | Michigan needs money: Whitmer should renegotiate business subsidy deals

Opinion | Michigan needs money: Whitmer should renegotiate business subsidy deals

May 15, 2020 | James M. Hohman, Gilda Jacobs

As the state does its part, one better way to reduce government spending would be to turn to Ford, General Motors and Fiat-Chrysler, recipients of public taxpayer dollars.

Gretchen Whitmer, GOP square off in court over Michigan emergency powers

Gretchen Whitmer, GOP square off in court over Michigan emergency powers

May 15, 2020 | Riley Beggin

A Court of Claims judge hears arguments about whether the governor can issue emergency declarations without consent of the Legislature amid coronavirus. But even the judge acknowledges the case likely will be determined by a higher court.

Western Michigan University plans fall campus return amid coronavirus

Western Michigan University plans fall campus return amid coronavirus

May 15, 2020 | Ron French

Western Michigan in Kalamazoo intends to reopen its campus and classrooms to students for the fall semester, assuming public health directives related to the coronavirus pandemic allow it.

Opinion | We want to work with Gov. Whitmer. She chose partisanship instead.

Opinion | We want to work with Gov. Whitmer. She chose partisanship instead.

May 15, 2020 | Lee Chatfield

House Speaker Lee Chatfield writes that Michigan is ‘worse off’ because Gov. Gretchen Whitmer chose a legal battle rather than uniting with lawmakers to fight the coronavirus. History shows there’s a better way, he writes.  

Michigan’s $6.2B coronavirus budget gap ‘as bad or worse’ than Great Recession

Michigan’s $6.2B coronavirus budget gap ‘as bad or worse’ than Great Recession

May 15, 2020 | Jonathan Oosting

How bad is it going to be? Very bad. 22 percent unemployment. $1.9 billion in lost taxes out of what would be an $11 billion general fund this year alone. The only options: Huge cuts, tax increases or hope for a D.C. bailout.

Inflammatory syndrome tied to coronavirus sickens two dozen Michigan kids

Inflammatory syndrome tied to coronavirus sickens two dozen Michigan kids

May 14, 2020 | Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press

Doctors are warning parents to watch for symptoms of pediatric multi-inflammatory syndrome tied to COVID-19 that can impact the heart. They urge parents to call their pediatrician early if symptoms appear.

Lots of rain, few fireworks at latest protest of Michigan’s stay-at-home rules

Lots of rain, few fireworks at latest protest of Michigan’s stay-at-home rules

May 14, 2020 | Jonathan Oosting

Some 200 activists gathered at the Michigan Capitol on Thursday for a wet protest against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. It was a largely peaceful affair aside from a fight sparked by one protester hanging a doll from a noose.

As Great Lakes rise, less sand for Michigan beachgoers during coronavirus

As Great Lakes rise, less sand for Michigan beachgoers during coronavirus

May 14, 2020 | Kelly House

Record-breaking Great Lakes water levels already wreak havoc on Michigan’s coastline. Now, they’re creating a new problem: How to maintain social distance at beaches reduced to a sliver of sand?

Coronavirus is isolating children. How to help them thrive.

Coronavirus is isolating children. How to help them thrive.

May 14, 2020 | Brie Zeltner

For some kids, the loss of school routine, interaction with friends, teachers and relatives compounds the stress of quarantine. Social interaction is the primary way that children learn.

Wednesday Coronavirus Q&A: Antibody tests and marriage licenses

Wednesday Coronavirus Q&A: Antibody tests and marriage licenses

May 13, 2020 | Bridge Staff

Can my employer force me to come back to work? Will I lose my unemployment benefits? Bridge answers these questions and many more in a feature to address the rapidly evolving health threat.

Opinion | Youth organizations serve vital, often overlooked, role during crisis

Opinion | Youth organizations serve vital, often overlooked, role during crisis

May 13, 2020 | Jeannine Gant

There are plenty of youth-serving organizations around our state that assist youth inside the curve. Find one that is doing good work on behalf of disconnected children and give them a little stimulus to continue their missions well after the curve is flattened.

Independent doctors’ offices in Michigan under threat from coronavirus

Independent doctors’ offices in Michigan under threat from coronavirus

May 13, 2020 | Ted Roelofs

Financial pressures from the pandemic could spell the end of more  independent medical practices in Michigan, which critics fear will result in less personalized care and fewer doctors in rural regions.

Opinion | Our state budget is a casualty of COVID-19. These principles could help.

Opinion | Our state budget is a casualty of COVID-19. These principles could help.

May 13, 2020 | Bob Emerson, John Walsh

Two budget directors for Michigan governors Granholm and Snyder, no strangers to difficult financial decisions, lay out a framework for those addressing pending state budget issues.

Whitmer asks Pence to discourage protests, worries about spreading coronavirus

Whitmer asks Pence to discourage protests, worries about spreading coronavirus

May 13, 2020 | Jonathan Oosting

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday asked Vice President Mike Pence to discourage continued Capitol protests over her coronavirus quarantine orders. She also draws a direct link between Lansing demonstrators and the virus spreading to rural parts of Michigan.

Michigan Senate passes more than $500M in federal coronavirus relief spending

Michigan Senate passes more than $500M in federal coronavirus relief spending

May 13, 2020 | Riley Beggin

Under the bill, which passed unanimously, the federal funds would be set aside for child care, front-line workers, testing and more. It now moves to the House.

No salad bars but face masks galore. Welcome to college amid coronavirus

No salad bars but face masks galore. Welcome to college amid coronavirus

May 13, 2020 | Ron French

Eastern Michigan University and Saginaw Valley State University join rush to bring students back in fall amid coronavirus. Most Michigan colleges that have announced plans for September are choosing to return to face-to-face classes.

Anti-vaccine and conspiracy activists tied to Lansing coronavirus protests

Anti-vaccine and conspiracy activists tied to Lansing coronavirus protests

May 13, 2020 | Jonathan Oosting, Ted Roelofs

Protest organizers include at least six people connected to the “medical freedom” movement, with some promoting conspiracies about the pandemic and vaccine testing. The protest comes as health officials report steep declines in child immunization rates in Michigan.

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