ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Journalism training and careers at the University of Michigan will get a boost through a $300,000 gift named after a Pulitzer Prize-winning alumna.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan says popping balloons may have sparked an "active shooter" alert at a building in the middle of campus.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is scheduled to deliver the spring commencement address for the University of Michigan.
Correction: Michigan-Plane Mishap story
In a story March 7 about an airplane mishap, The Associated Press reported erroneously that an incident involving a plane carrying the University of Michigan basketball team occurred in 2016. It...
Ex-doctor sentenced for sexual misconduct involving patients
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — An ex-University of Michigan doctor who lost his job and medical license after child pornography allegations surfaced has been sentenced for sexual misconduct involving...
Michigan natural history museum reopening to public in April
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History is planning to reopen to the public in April in its new building.
University of Michigan underlines free speech protections
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan is insisting its policies protect free speech after years of debate over what can be said on campus, despite an ongoing lawsuit alleging the...
Michigan schools, health system training doctors on opioids
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Three Michigan universities are teaming up with Spectrum Health to tackle the state's opioid crisis through physician training.
U of Michigan pulls in $5.28B in fundraising campaign
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan says it pulled in $5.28 billion during its multi-year fundraising campaign that wrapped up at the end of 2018.
The Ann Arbor school earlier this month released the final results of its "Victors for Michigan " campaign, which saw more than 398,000 donors make contributions.
Opera singer, husband appear in court on sex assault charge
HOUSTON (AP) — A renowned Michigan opera singer and his husband have appeared in a Texas court to face charges of sexually assaulting another man in 2010.
University of Michigan professor and countertenor David Daniels and William Scott Walters each made an initial appearance in a Harris County court Monday and were released on $15,000 bonds. A Harris County District Attorney spokesman says they were ordered to surrender their passports.
Policy requires U of Michigan employees to disclose felonies
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan is requiring faculty, staff, student employees, volunteers and visiting scholars to disclose if they've been newly charged with or convicted of a felony.
Opera singer Daniels, husband arrested on sex assault charge
DALLAS (AP) — A renowned opera singer and University of Michigan professor is in police custody on allegations that he and his husband in 2010 sexually assaulted a singer in Houston.
Countertenor David Daniels and his spouse, William A. Scott Walters, were arrested Tuesday in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Texas warrants charging each of them with sexual assault of an adult. A Houston police spokesman declined to comment on the charges Wednesday.
$25M program seeks to boost nuclear monitoring worldwide
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A new $25 million program led by the University of Michigan seeks to help boost nuclear monitoring and detection efforts around the world.
The Ann Arbor school says the funding for the Consortium for Monitoring, Technology and Verification is from the National Nuclear Security Administration.
Exhibition of modified US postcards portray beauty, chaos
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — An exhibition aims to portray America's beauty alongside its environmental degradation and political polarization through an array of artistically altered postcards.
Reports: Michigan professor sexually harassed students
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A political science professor who worked at the University of Michigan and recently left Michigan State University exploited his position and sexually harassed graduate students, according to investigations conducted by both universities.
U. of Michigan architecture class puts students on the road
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — An architecture class at the University of Michigan is putting students on the road to explore buildings around the state and beyond.
U of Michigan to pay $300K to settle employee lawsuit
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan has agreed to pay $300,000 to settle a lawsuit by a former employee who claims she was wrongly terminated.
MLive.com reports Tuesday that the school, through its attorney, signed a settlement on Dec. 3. It was released following a public records request by the news organization.
Michigan geneticist 1st Rhodes Scholar from Saudi Arabia
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A University of Michigan scientist is the first Saudi Arabian Rhodes Scholar.
Majd Abdulghani is among 100 scholars from across the globe expected to join University of Oxford in the fall. The Rhodes Trust said this week it's the most geographically diverse class in its 116-year history.
Michigan professor accused of sexual misconduct, on leave
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A violin professor had taken a leave of absence from the University of Michigan before a published report revealed accusations of sexual misconduct over several decades.
U. of Michigan changes name of medicine development center
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan is changing the name of its center that works to help develop new medicines.
The Ann Arbor school says the Center for the Discovery of New Medicines, which was established in 2012, will now be known as Michigan Drug Discovery. The center is a collaboration across the university to find, fund and assist drug discovery projects that originate from faculty research.
Ex-U. of Michigan doctor gets 10 years in child porn case
DETROIT (AP) — A former University of Michigan doctor who lost his job and medical license after child pornography allegations surfaced has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.
Health grant aims to benefit older minorities in Michigan
DETROIT (AP) — Three Michigan universities are using a $3.5 million federal grant renewal for efforts to improve the health of older blacks and other minorities.
The National Institutes of Health grant allows the Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research to expand its work through 2023. The center's research and education is led by faculty and staff from Wayne State University, the University of Michigan and Michigan State University.
Expected policy seeks to curb faculty-student relationships
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan's updated sexual misconduct policy is expected to include a ban on faculty members from having romantic or sexual relationships with undergraduate students.
University of Michigan Law School gets $33M for students
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan Law School is receiving $33 million, which officials say is the largest gift in its history and entirely intended for students.
The gift announced Thursday comes from Chris and Lisa Jeffries. Chris Jeffries is a 1974 law school graduate and co-founder of Millennium Partners, a real estate development company.
Study: Poverty, homelessness drive chronic school absence
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A University of Michigan study finds poverty and homelessness play major roles in Michigan kids missing school — contributing to the nearly one in six students deemed "chronically absent."
Police: 23 complaints about Alpha Sigma Phi frat house noise
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Police records show a University of Michigan fraternity received two noise citations even though 23 calls were made over the past year about partying at its off-campus house.
The Ann Arbor News reported Wednesday from a Freedom of Information Act request that police also investigated whether a "40-yard dash" was run over the backs of some members.
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University of Michigan to livestream Auschwitz music concert
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan plans to livestream the performance of a musical arrangement not heard in concert since prisoners performed it at Auschwitz during World War II.
University officials said numerous livestream requests came from around the world after The Associated Press published a story Monday about the discovery of the manuscript for "The Most Beautiful Time of Life."
Michigan, 2 universities team up on education research
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A new effort led by the state of Michigan and its two largest universities aims to learn what works and what doesn't in education and widely share its work.
The University of Michigan, Michigan State University and the state on Tuesday announced the launch of the Michigan Education Research Institute. Officials say the research collaboration will give policy leaders the chance to work with national experts in policy, analysis, educator preparation and school organization.
Michigan professor unearths inmates’ music from Auschwitz
DETROIT (AP) — Patricia Hall went to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum in 2016 hoping to learn more about the music performed by prisoners in World War II death camps.
Economic forecast calls for continued Michigan job growth
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — University of Michigan economists say the state's economy is on the brink of the longest period of job growth since the World War II era.
The Ann Arbor school's economists released their annual analysis of Michigan's economy Friday, noting that the state has seen nine years of uninterrupted job growth.
Economists: Effects of tax cuts on US growth to diminish
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Economists at the University of Michigan say in an annual forecast that effects of federal spending and tax cuts on U.S. economic growth will start to diminish in 2019 before fading out in 2020.
Researchers at the school's Department of Economics said Thursday they're projecting overall economic output growth, as measured by gross domestic product, will register 2.7 percent growth in 2019. Growth is forecast at 1.9 percent in 2020.
Ohio State drains Mirror Lake in advance of rivalry game
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University has temporarily drained Mirror Lake in advance of a home game against the University of Michigan football team.
The school said in a statement that it is calling to end the unsanctioned tradition of the Mirror Lake jump. Last year, OSU agreed to pay $450,000 to settle a negligence claim filed by the parents of 22-year-old Austin Singletary.
Michigan State says legal pot vote won’t change campus rules
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Marijuana is becoming legal in Michigan but not at Michigan State University.
MSU released a statement Monday, saying the use and possession of marijuana still will be prohibited at any university building or property. Violators will face "legal and disciplinary action."
University of Michigan plans comprehensive concussion center
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Plans call for the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology to create a comprehensive concussion center.
The Ann Arbor school says the University of Michigan Biosciences Initiative awarded $5.6 million for the Michigan Concussion Center.
University removes frat for hazing, forced alcohol drinking
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A University of Michigan fraternity has been removed from the school and student-run Interfraternity Council for at least five years following allegations of violent hazing and forced alcohol consumption.
The Ann Arbor News reports Thursday that evidence of hazing was found during Alpha Sigma Phi's new member process.
Library exhibit features letters written by WWI soldiers
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Firsthand accounts of World War I from American soldiers are part of a new exhibition at the University of Michigan's William L. Clements Library in Ann Arbor.
Handwritten letters, death reports, postcards and photographs are on display in the library's Avenir Foundation Reading Room until April 26, 2019.
Opera singer David Daniels denies sexual assault allegation
DETROIT (AP) — An opera singer and University of Michigan professor is denying sexual assault allegations levied against him in a federal lawsuit.
David Daniels released a statement Wednesday saying the accusations "are both false and malicious," and that he and the "individual mentioned" in the complaint never had a physical relationship.
MSU: $37K from raffle held at Oct. 20 game remains unclaimed
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University officials say more than $37,000 raised during a raffle at the Spartans' home football game against the University of Michigan remains unclaimed.
University of Michigan enrollment grows on Ann Arbor campus
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan says its enrollment increased by 1.6 percent this fall, with more than 46,700 students attending classes on its main Ann Arbor campus.
2 universities getting new sites for cybersecurity training
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says two universities will be getting new sites for cybersecurity training.
The announcement came Monday at the 2018 North American Cyber Summit in Detroit. Snyder says cyber range hubs at Northern Michigan University and at the University of Michigan-Flint will open within the next six months in partnership with Merit Network and the Michigan Defense Center.
Lawsuit accuses opera singer David Daniels of sexual assault
DETROIT (AP) — A lawsuit alleging sexual assault has been filed against opera singer David Daniels, who is also a University of Michigan professor.
A student at the university claims in the lawsuit in U.S. District Court that Daniels groped him, sent sexual photos and videos of himself, and requested sexual photos and videos of the student in return.
The lawsuit also alleges that Daniels served the student alcohol, gave him sleep medication and touched him sexually.
$20M gift boosts Michigan, Israeli research collaborations
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan has received $20 million from a foundation to boost its collaboration with two Israeli research institutes.
The Ann Arbor school says the gift from The D. Dan and Betty Kahn Foundation will build on advancements in health, science and education made by researchers. Officials say Michigan, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and the Weizman Institute of Science have teamed up on about 50 projects since 2011.
10,000 illuminated books to temporarily pave Michigan street
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan street will be temporarily paved with 10,000 illuminated books as part of a one-night public art installation.
Decision stands in favor of students accused of misconduct
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A federal court won't reopen a major decision that gives University of Michigan students the right of cross-examination during disciplinary hearings related to allegations of sexual misconduct.
The university asked the full appeals court to set aside the Sept. 7 opinion of a three-judge panel and hear the case again. But the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday there's no interest.
Nurses at University of Michigan ratify 3-year contract
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Union nurses have ratified a 3-year contract agreement with the University of Michigan that they describe as strong and patient-centered.
The nurses represented by the University of Michigan Professional Nurses Council made the announcement Thursday after a tentative deal was reached last month .
University of Michigan: Faculty views can’t affect students
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — University of Michigan officials say they are working to ensure that faculty members' political views won't affect their responsibilities to students after two instructors decided not to recommend students for a study programs in Israel.