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Gift helps U-Michigan put emphasis on environmental justice

Oct. 11, 2021 08:54 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan said it plans to expand environmental justice efforts after a $11.1 million gift. The school will establish the Tishman Center for Social Justice and the Environment, a scholarship fund and new faculty positions in the...

Symphony leads drive to collect instruments for students

Oct. 10, 2021 09:49 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, community groups and local businesses are hoping to collect 2,500 new and used instruments for kindergarten through 12th grade students in Detroit. The effort runs through the end of October and supports its Detroit Harmony...

Schlissel says he can always teach after U-M presidency

Oct. 07, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The president of the University of Michigan, who is stepping down in 2023, said Thursday he'll return to teaching and research “if nothing more interesting comes along.” Mark Schlissel gave his annual leadership address, two days after...

U-Michigan president leaving in 2023 before contract ends

Oct. 05, 2021 20:57 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The president of the University of Michigan said Tuesday that he will step down in June 2023, a year before his contract expires. Mark Schlissel, 63, has been president of the school since 2014. “This is the eighth year of...

Oakland University president giving $1 million to school

Oct. 04, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — The president of Oakland University said she is donating $1 million to the school for scholarships. “I want to attract students who may not be thinking about Oakland. We have so much to offer them," Ora Pescovitz told The Detroit News. ...

Victims of Michigan university doctors push law changes

Sep. 30, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Victims of sexual abuse and lawmakers testified Thursday in support of legislation that would give accusers more time to sue for damages and would take away immunity for governmental bodies that knew or should have known about criminal sexual misconduct. ...

Michigan bills would give sex abuse victims more time to sue

Sep. 29, 2021 21:17 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State lawmakers are poised to consider bipartisan bills aimed at helping potentially thousands of sex abuse victims sue for damages, including those molested by a University of Michigan sports physician. It is the second time since 2018 that the...

Assault victims protest outside U-Michigan board meeting

Sep. 23, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Protesters, including some of the hundreds of people who survived sexual abuse by a University of Michigan sports doctor, gathered outside a meeting of the school's governing board Thursday and called for more accountability by campus leaders. ...

U. of Michigan band plans 'visually stunning' Sept. 11 show

Sep. 10, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan marching band will perform a halftime show on Saturday — the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks — that its director says will not only pay tribute to the lives lost and impacted that day, but also will be dazzling in its...

Victims of doctor sue U of Michigan over public speech limit

Sep. 09, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ten sexual assault victims sued the University of Michigan on Thursday over a policy that limits the number of people who can offer public comment at meetings of the school's governing board. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of nine men and a woman who...