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Judge signs off on fund for U-Michigan doctor's victims

Sep. 16, 2022 19:53 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Friday signed off on a fund for more than 1,000 people who said they were sexually assaulted by a University of Michigan doctor, an order that allows victims to start collecting a portion of a $490 million settlement negotiated with the school. “The...

Judge asked to approve fund for U-Michigan doc's victims

Sep. 15, 2022 15:55 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Attorneys representing sexual-assault victims of a former University of Michigan sports doctor are asking a judge to approve a settlement fund, a key step in a $490 million deal between the school and more than 1,000 people. The settlement between the school and...

Michigan cuts ties with embattled hockey coach Mel Pearson

Aug. 05, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan has cut ties with hockey coach Mel Pearson. Athletic director Warde Manuel said Friday the decision “has been weighed heavily and for some time.” Pearson's contract expired after last season, and he had been an at-will...

Former Mississippi governor subpoenaed in welfare fraud case

Jul. 27, 2022 18:42 PM EDT

The attorney for a woman who pleaded guilty in what has been described as welfare fraud totaling $77 million has subpoenaed former Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant for documents about a multimillion-dollar volleyball center at his alma mater. The University of Southern Mississippi’s...

Mississippi drops attorney investigating welfare abuse

Jul. 25, 2022 23:18 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former federal prosecutor investigating millions in misspent welfare dollars in Mississippi has been dropped from the case by the state agency that hired him. The state Department of Human Resources will find a new lawyer to replace Brad Pigott, a former...

U. of Mich., hit by misconduct claims, names new president

Jul. 13, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan on Wednesday named Santa Ono, president and vice chancellor of the University of British Columbia, to lead the university after its former president was fired in disgrace and it resolved a sexual assault scandal with a near half-a billion-dollar...