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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The fall term at the University of Michigan will open Aug. 31 with a mix of remote learning and in-person classes at the Ann Arbor campus. The school announced its latest response to the coronavirus. Residence halls will be open, but there will be an emphasis on boxed meals and fewer people at one time in dining rooms. Large classes will be held online. Small classes will meet in-person, and class sizes in the middle will be a mix of both. President Mark Schlissel is promising more details in the weeks ahead.

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WALKER, Mich. (AP) — People gathered near Grand Rapids to burn letters informing them that they can vote by absentee ballot in future elections. The applications were burned Friday during an event called Operation Incinerator outside the DeltaPlex in Walker. Many people had flags, shirts and signs showing support for President Donald Trump and Republicans. Michael Farage, president of the Grand Rapids Taxpayers Association, says the absentee ballot applications were unsolicited and a waste of money. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says she took the step to make it convenient for people to vote by mail with an absentee ballot and avoid the risk of the coronavirus.

Sunday ND Holds First Ever Virtual Commencement

May 14, 2020
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Sunday the University of Notre Dame will take its commencement ceremony online for the first time ever.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Democratic Party is calling off its in-person state convention that was set for June 13 because of the coronavirus outbreak and will have delegates cast votes by mail for its contested attorney general nomination.

The Democratic decision announced Tuesday comes after state Republican and Democratic party leaders agreed last month with GOP Gov. Eric Holcomb to delay Indiana’s primary election until June 2.

NEW: Notre Dame's 2020 Commencement Moves Online

Mar 30, 2020
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Notre Dame just announced that, like many other universities, the Spring 2020 graduation will not be held in person due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Michigan Nears Deal To Legalize Sports, Online Gambling

Dec 8, 2019
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Legislature and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer are closing in on an agreement to legalize sports betting and internet gambling in Michigan, with final votes possible this coming week.

The development would be a landmark in a state with a lot of gambling options already. Those include three commercial casinos in Detroit, 24 tribal casinos across western and northern Michigan, and the Lottery.