In a University of Michigan Regents Communication dated March 26, University President Mark Schlissel ordered the immediate dismissal of former Music, Theater & Dance professor David Daniels. The order also states that Daniels is no longer eligible for severance pay, meaning he will not be paid after being terminated by the University.
Following Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order requiring all “non-essential” businesses to cease operations and residents to stay home, Mark Schlissel, president of the University of Michigan, notified the community in an email Monday afternoon that spring and summer term classes will take place remotely through online platforms.
Since the first cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were confirmed in Michigan last week, doctors and hospital officials at Michigan Medicine have begun preparing for a steep increase in cases as the virus spreads.
Shortly after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order to close all restaurants, bars and entertainment venues in the state on Monday, the University of Michigan closed libraries and moved dining halls to take-out only meals as fears about the spread of coronavirus continue to grow.
Robert Anderson, the late University of Michigan athletic doctor whose sexual misconduct allegations were made public by the University last week, was revealed to have traded sexual favors for letters exempting young men from service in the Vietnam War.
University of Michigan administrators and faculty members were aware of numerous incidents of sexual misconduct, including in the cases of former Music, Theatre & Dance professor David Daniels and late University athletic doctor
The University of Michigan settled a lawsuit in 2004 alleging that Provost Martin Philbert, who was placed on leave Jan. 21 following allegations of sexual misconduct, engaged in inappropriate conduct with a female researcher in his toxicology lab, according to a report from The Detroit News.