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Michigan plans dedicated road lanes for autonomous vehicles

Aug. 13, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state of Michigan and some private partners are taking steps toward building or assigning dedicated lanes for automated vehicles on a 40-mile (65-kilometer) stretch of highway between Detroit and Ann Arbor. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and other state officials announced the project...

Dwight Hicks addresses the media during a news conference, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Novi, Mich. Hicks, is one of several Black former University of Michigan student-athletes who claim they were abused by a sports doctor who worked there for decades. Attorneys are asking the university to treat them fairly as it settles hundreds of lawsuits expected to cost the school millions of dollars. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Black victims of U-Michigan doc seek equity in settlements

Aug. 12, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

NOVI, Mich. (AP) — Dwight Hicks left New Jersey as a teenager, seeking to take a step toward his NFL dreams by playing football at the University of Michigan. Hicks was willing to do whatever it took to compete in the 1970s and says the price paid included being sexually assaulted by the late Dr. Robert...

TAKES OUT REFERENCE OF FORMER FOOTBALL PLAYER - FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan shows Dr. Robert E. Anderson.  Dozens of more victims who said they were molested by the University of Michigan doctor have filed a lawsuit against the school. They include a former student who claims he told legendary coach Bo Schembechler about the abuse in 1982.  (Robert Kalmbach/Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan via AP)

Judge: U-Mich. must tell alumni about doctor abuse lawsuits

Aug. 7, 2020 1:35 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A judge has ordered the University of Michigan to inform alumni about a class-action lawsuit against the school over sexual abuse by a longtime campus doctor. U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts intervened after lawyers argued that the university shouldn't be communicating with...

U-M gets $6M commitment to engage more business students

Aug. 6, 2020 9:01 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Two successful graduates are committing $6 million to help the University of Michigan expand opportunities for minorities and students from low-income backgrounds who want to learn about real estate and investing. Stephen Ross and Jeff Blau said they want to help students from...

U-M: Hunker down, students; MSU urges at-home study

Aug. 3, 2020 10:32 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan is telling students to check their temperature twice a day and avoid social gatherings, work and public transportation for 14 days before returning to Ann Arbor. Meanwhile, Michigan State University is encouraging many students to think about staying at...

FILE - In a June 17, 2020, file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan's Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer was unreceptive Tuesday, July 28, 2020, to Republican-passed legislation that would require public schools to offer in-person instruction to students in kindergarten through fifth grade amid the coronavirus pandemic.(Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, File)

Michigan orders tests on ag, migrant workers after outbreaks

Aug. 3, 2020 9:22 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan on Monday ordered coronavirus testing of agricultural and migrant workers, citing nearly a dozen outbreaks at farms and food-processing plants in recent weeks. Under the emergency order issued by the state Department of Health and Human Services, migrant housing camp...

FILE - In this May, 4, 2019, file photo, University of Michigan Provost Martin Philbert speaks during commencement exercises in Ann Arbor, Mich. According to an investigation released Friday, July 31, 2020, Philbert, who became the school's top academic officer committed sexual misconduct during his long career, harassing graduate students and staff and regularly having trysts in campus offices. (Max Ortiz/Detroit News via AP, File)

Report: U-Michigan's academic official was serial harasser

Jul. 31, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A University of Michigan professor who became the school's top academic officer committed sexual misconduct during his long career, harassing graduate students and staff and regularly having trysts in campus offices, according to an investigation released Friday. Martin Philbert was fired as...

Ann Arbor to put tax on ballot to build affordable housing

Jul. 28, 2020 11:32 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Ann Arbor voters will decide whether to raise millions of dollars through a new property tax to build or acquire housing for people with certain incomes. The 1-mill tax would cost $125 per year for a home with a $125,000 taxable value, MLive.com reported. It could raise $6.5...

Medical clinic to serve homeless people in Grand Rapids area

Jul. 26, 2020 9:23 AM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Six organizations in the Grand Rapids area are teaming up to provide free medical services for homeless people. They will operate a clinic at the downtown location of Mel Trotter Ministries, one of the participants. The others are Grand Valley State University’s Kirkhof...

Cathy Kalahar addresses the media, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, during a news conference in Novi, Mich. Kalahar is accusing the late Dr. Robert Anderson of sexual abuse while she was a student at the University of Michigan in the 1970s. She is the first female to publicly say she was sexually abused by a team doctor at the school and says she hopes to inspire other women and men to come forward. Kalahar played tennis for the Wolverines in the 1970s.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

1st female alleges sexual abuse by U of Michigan doctor

Jul. 14, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

NOVI, Mich. (AP) — The first female to publicly say she was sexually abused by a team doctor at the University of Michigan says she hopes to inspire other women and men to come forward. Cathy Kalahar, who played tennis for the Wolverines in the 1970s, joins hundreds of Michigan graduates who allege that...