January 18, 2022
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On Saturday evening, the Board of Regents fired former University President Mark Schlissel due to an “inappropriate relationship” with a subordinate. Citing conversations the two had using Schlissel’s University email, the Board found that his actions violated the University’s supervisor relationship policy. Schlissel will no longer receive the generous severance package previously negotiated for his scheduled 2023 resignation. The University hired a private law firm to investigate whether Schlissel misused University funds to support the relationship.
Who is Mary Sue Coleman? Re-introducing the University of Michigan’s Interim President
University of Michigan President Emerita Mary Sue Coleman will serve as interim president after the Board of Regents fired former University President Mark Schlissel on Saturday. Coleman has a lasting legacy both at the University and in broader academia: she was the fourth-longest-serving president in University history and also held leadership positions at several other large universities. At Michigan, she oversaw the digitization of the University’s seven-million-volume library and helped spearhead The Michigan Difference, a capital campaign that raised over $3.2 billion. In an email to the UMich community on Sunday, Coleman wrote that she hopes to use her experience to make a positive impact on campus.
The headlining speakers at the University’s 37th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium spoke about the importance of equity and sharing one’s history, connecting their broader lessons to the words of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The keynote address was one of many events held celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. King. Click here to read about some of the other events.
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Michigan Hockey was able to battle back from a 3-1 deficit in the second period to beat Penn State on Saturday night. Late second and third period goals by Beniers, Hughes and Brisson all culminated in a 4-3 victory for the Wolverines and a sweep of the season series between these two teams.
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