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EXPLAINER: How will U. of Michigan assault settlement work?

Jan. 20, 2022 15:28 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A $490 million deal to settle claims of sexual assault against a University of Michigan doctor will be handled in a similar way to the $500 million agreement worked out in 2018 by Michigan State University and the victims of Larry Nassar. The school won't have a role...

U. of Michigan reaches $490M settlement over sexual abuse

Jan. 19, 2022 16:26 PM EST

The University of Michigan announced a $490 million settlement Wednesday with more than 1,000 people who say they were sexually assaulted by a sports doctor during his nearly four-decade career at the school. The university said 1,050 people will share in the financial settlement,...

Lawyer: University of Michigan reaches $490M settlement with 1,050 survivors of Dr. Robert Anderson sexual abuse

Jan. 19, 2022 08:17 AM EST
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Lawyer: University of Michigan reaches $490M settlement with 1,050 survivors of Dr. Robert Anderson sexual abuse.

Accusers: New U of Michigan leader must change abuse culture

Jan. 18, 2022 18:06 PM EST

Two men who say they were sexually assaulted by a former sports doctor at the University of Michigan are hoping that a change in leadership with the weekend firing of President Mark Schlissel will allow the school be more accountable toward abuse victims. Keith Moree and Robert Stone...

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...