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Michigan profs push 'pee for peonies' urine diversion plan

May. 13, 2022 07:27 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A pair of University of Michigan researchers are putting the “pee” in peony. Rather, they're putting pee ON peonies. Environmental engineering professors Nancy Love and Krista Wigginton are regular visitors to the Ann Arbor school's...

U-M gets apology from ex-president, gives him job, cash

May. 12, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A former president at the University of Michigan who was fired over a relationship with a subordinate apologized to the school's governing board as part of a settlement that guarantees him a faculty job, retiree health insurance and other benefits. Mark...

Ex-Michigan music professor gets prison on child sex charges

Apr. 15, 2022 09:16 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A former University of Michigan violin professor has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to transporting a girl across states lines for sex. A federal judge who sentenced Stephen Shipps, 69, on Thursday also ordered the Ann Arbor man to pay...

Columbia University president says he'll retire in June 2023

Apr. 14, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lee Bollinger, who has served as president of Columbia University since 2002, announced Thursday that he will step down at the end of the 2022-2023 academic year. “I cannot begin to express what it has meant to me to serve in this role for this magnificent...

Biden cites economic gains, but voters see much more to do

Apr. 03, 2022 20:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven months before he faces a critical test from voters in the midterm elections, President Joe Biden is turning his focus to kitchen-table issues as he struggles to get credit for a recovering economy. Since Biden took office last year, job growth has been...

Historian sues NY prisons over ban of Attica uprising book

Mar. 31, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The author of a Pulitzer Prize-winning book about the revolt at the Attica Correctional Facility in 1971 sued New York state prison authorities on Thursday, saying they’ve unconstitutionally banned her book behind bars. Author Heather Ann Thompson, a University of...

U. of Michigan agrees to settle students' sex-abuse lawsuit

Mar. 24, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

The University of Michigan has reached an agreement to settle a lawsuit brought by students who sought to force changes in how the school protects the campus from sexual misconduct. As part of the deal, which was filed in federal court on Thursday, the Ann Arbor school will create...

University of Michigan settles lawsuit by students who want changes in how school protects campus from sexual misconduct

Mar. 24, 2022 10:20 AM EDT
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — University of Michigan settles lawsuit by students who want changes in how school protects campus from sexual misconduct.

The Big Sneeze: Climate change to make pollen season nastier

Mar. 15, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

Climate change has already made allergy season longer and pollen counts higher, but you ain’t sneezed nothing yet. Climate scientists at the University of Michigan looked at 15 different plant pollens in the United States and used computer simulations to calculate how much worse...

University of Michigan-Dearborn conducts deer cull

Mar. 01, 2022 15:32 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — An ongoing deer cull is expected to reduce the deer population Detroit area from 86 to 36, officials said. The cull that the University of Michigan-Dearborn started last weekend in the 300-acre forest near the school will continue until Sunday. The...