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University of Michigan removes Schlissel as school president

Jan. 15, 2022 23:09 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Mark Schlissel has been removed as president of the University of Michigan due to an alleged "inappropriate relationship with a university employee," the school said Saturday on its website. The removal was effective “immediately,” the University of...

Bills open window for Anderson victims to sue U of Michigan

Jan. 04, 2022 18:26 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — More than 1,000 sexual abuse victims of a University of Michigan sports doctor would get a window in which they could sue the school for damages under new bills that the Legislature will consider. It is the second time since 2018 that the state might...

Michigan State, U of Michigan update vaccination policies

Jan. 02, 2022 15:00 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Two Michigan universities now require proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test to attend certain events. Michigan State University now requires proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test to attend athletic, music, art and theater events...

Central Michigan U requiring COVID booster shots by Jan. 17

Dec. 29, 2021 18:22 PM EST

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Students and staff on campus at Central Michigan University must get a COVID-19 booster shot by Jan. 17, the school announced Wednesday. University community members are required to get the booster shot by then to be considered “fully vaccinated,”...

Wayne State latest Michigan university to respond to omicron

Dec. 23, 2021 16:16 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Wayne State University announced Thursday it will start the new year with remote learning as the threat of the omicron variant of the coronavirus looms over Michigan and other state universities consider what it means for campus safety. The Detroit university...

Schools use therapy-based programs for 'overwhelmed' kids

Dec. 20, 2021 14:40 PM EST

PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) — On a windy December morning in rural southwest Michigan, an American flag flapped at half-staff outside Paw Paw Early Elementary School. A social worker with a miniature therapy dog named Trixie offered comfort at the entry doors. Children wearing face masks...

U of Michigan, Michigan State require boosters in 2022

Dec. 17, 2021 17:39 PM EST

LANSING, Mich (AP) — The University of Michigan and Michigan State University will require all students, faculty and staff to receive a COVID-19 booster vaccination for the next semester in an effort to curb the spread of the virus. The two universities, with the two largest...

Report: 2020 census may have missed thousands in Detroit

Dec. 16, 2021 18:58 PM EST

The Census Bureau undercounted more than 8% of the occupied homes in 10 Detroit neighborhoods during the 2020 census, an oversight rate that if applied citywide could mean that tens of thousands of Motor City residents were missed, researchers hired by the city said Thursday. Detroit...

Bones ID'ed as those of U of M student whose plane crashed

Dec. 16, 2021 17:34 PM EST

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — Human bones found in central Michigan are those of a pilot who apparently leapt from his plane in mid-flight, authorities said Thursday. The bones discovered Sept. 9, 2018, in Chapin Township have been positively identified as those of 27-year-old Xin Rong, a...

Insurer agrees to $800M settlement in Boy Scouts bankruptcy

Dec. 14, 2021 12:57 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attorneys in the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy case have reached a tentative settlement under which one of the organization’s largest insurers would contribute $800 million into a fund for victims of child sexual abuse. The agreement announced Monday calls...