Coronavirus surges in UM residence halls, former Gov. Rick Snyder’s condo for sale: Top Ann Arbor headlines Sept 26-Oct. 1

ANN ARBOR, MI – From reported coronavirus cases in University of Michigan residence halls surging, to former Gov. rick Snyder’s downtown Ann Arbor condo going up for sale, a lot has been happening in the Ann Arbor area.

Here are some headlines you might have missed this week.

Coronavirus cases surge in University of Michigan residence halls

The number of COVID-19 cases among students in University of Michigan residence halls has nearly doubled in the past week, according to notifications sent out by the university.

UM currently reports 64 cumulative cases of COVID-19 on its dashboard since students moved in at residence halls on Aug. 21. That number was last updated on Sept. 19.

Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s downtown Ann Arbor condo hits market for $2.35M

Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and wife Sue have put their downtown digs up for sale.

The couple loves downtown and their condo, but they want to live closer to their children, said longtime assistant Allison Scott, who said they’re remaining in the area.

State police investigating death of person found in Washtenaw County home

The death of a person who was found in an Augusta Township home a month ago is being investigated by Michigan State Police.

Officers were called Aug. 29 to the home in the 5000 block of Bolla Road, east of US-23, for a report of a person found dead inside the home, according to Michigan State Police.

‘It was brutal.’ Disabled Michigan senior talks eviction amid pandemic, next steps

Protest rallies and lots of lobbying by anti-eviction activists may have helped Craig Teschendorf stay in his apartment a few extra weeks, but the day the 65-year-old retiree dreaded finally came Sept. 21.

“Oh, it was brutal. Monday morning, it was like Gestapo. They had me surrounded before 8 o’clock,” he said, describing seeing maintenance workers and vehicles lined up outside his unit at the Orion MainStreet apartment complex in Ann Arbor.

‘Where do we go from here?’ Survivors Speak hosts anti-racism protest at University of Michigan Diag

“Where do we go from here?”

That was the question community members were asking at an anti-racism protest held at the University of Michigan Diag Saturday. Dozens of community members attended the event, including a bike caravan that rode to the Diag just after 11 a.m. with signs and bullhorns in hand.

Trische Duckworth, executive director of Survivors Speak, said so many things have been happening and there is never any resolve, which is something that needs to be found.

10 (yard) signs show Donald Trump isn’t getting many votes in Ann Arbor

If yard signs are an indicator of how a town votes, it’s looking increasingly likely President Donald Trump is not going to perform well in Ann Arbor in the 2020 election.

Many yard signs have sprouted throughout the city proclaiming support for Democrat Joe Biden and taking jabs at Trump.

The Ann Arbor News/MLive has yet to find a yard sign in support of Trump in the city.

Increase in University of Michigan coronavirus cases largely due to outside testing, dashboard shows

The number of coronavirus cases at the University of Michigan have increased for the third consecutive week, thanks largely to outside testing.

The university’s COVID-19 dashboard shows UM had 153 cases identified last week – its highest weekly number of confirmed coronavirus cases – with 97 of those cases confirmed by outside testing. Of those positive cases, 141 were students, the dashboard indicated, with just 12 cases confirmed for non-students.

Is the University of Michigan cracking under pandemic pressure?

On a cooler-than-normal mid-September morning, University of Michigan graduate students took up picket signs and marched for better safety precautions on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The day before, the university had filed an injunction against the Graduate Employees’ Organization union saying its ongoing strike had violated Michigan law and a collective bargaining agreement. Later in the day, UM faculty senate members cast a vote of no confidence in university President Mark Schlissel.

Brighton restaurant, Fowlerville events considered coronavirus exposure sites, health officials say

A sports bar and a Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Livingston County are considered possible exposure sites for the novel coronavirus, health officials said.

Several people who eventually tested positive for COVID-19 visited The Pound Bar and Grill, 139 W. Main St. in downtown Brighton, and a rib dinner at VFW Post No. 6464 in Fowlerville on Sept. 18, Livingston County Health Department officials said.

Dexter would hold elections to sell city-owned property if ballot proposal passes

If passed, a proposal on Dexter’s ballot would require a direct vote from residents in future elections on whether to lease or sell city-owned property, including equipment like trucks and light poles.

Right now, such a vote is only needed if the property is a designated park property, according to officials. The new proposal would amend the Dexter city charter on “restrictions on powers to sell or lease property.”

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