On Tuesday, March 10th, voters in Michigan went to the polls to help select the democratic nominee for President. In the days leading up the Michigan Primary, the race for the democratic nomination has narrowed down to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Former Vice President Joe Biden. Michigan was one of six states casting their ballots on Tuesday and had the most delegates up for grabs with 125. In order to become the nominee a candidate needs to accumulate 1,991 delegates from primary contests from across the nation.
In the article, “Buying Silence: U-M spent over $1.26 million in 6 months on non-disclosure agreements” published by The Michigan Daily on December 8, 2019, three daily news reporters, Sammy Sussman, Zayna Syed, and Samantha Small, investigated the university’s history of settlement agreements including non-disparagement clauses. On today’s episode, we interview the reporters of this story to talk about the past, present, and future of the university’s pattern to “buy silence” from previous and current employees.