Tuesday afternoon, a group of Michigan lawmakers held a press conference to announce a bipartisan and bicameral bill called the ALERT Act. ALERT stands for the Accountability of Leaders in Education to Report Title IX Investigations.
Monday afternoon, the University of Michigan’s Senate Advisory Council on University Affairs met for the last time this semester in the Fleming Administration Building to discuss an updated form where faculty members can bring forth their grievances against administrators or other staff. They also paid tribute to Sarah Lippert, SACUA member and associate professor of art history at the University’s Flint campus, who passed away last week.
On Wednesday night, nearly 25 Washtenaw community members gathered at Corner Health Center in Ypsilanti for a “Trans Town Hall” with state Sen. Jeff Irwin, D-Ann Arbor, and state Rep. Yousef Rabhi, D-Ann Arbor. The town hall was organized by Rackham student Vidhya Aravind, a local trans community activist.
Wednesday morning, University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel released an update to all members of the University community via email on the University’s efforts to address sexual misconduct on campus. Schlissel said now is an apt time to address this topic since April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
At the Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan conference in Lansing on Tuesday, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said even if the Supreme Court overrules Roe v. Wade, she would not prosecute what would then become illegal cases of abortion.
“I will never prosecute a woman or her doctor for making the difficult decision to terminate a pregnancy,” Nessel said.