February 3, 2022

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Welcome to the Feb. 3 edition of the Weekly Roundup. We hope you are staying safe during this snowstorm, but still finding ways to enjoy it.

The University of Michigan had a busy week, as The Michigan Daily covered UMich’s pivot to provide free menstrual products in buildings, Mark Schlissel’s potential return as a tenured professor, Anderson survivors continuing their protest and more.

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Fired University President Mark Schlissel offered contract for tenured professor this fall

Despite his termination on Jan. 15, former University President Mark Schlissel is still entitled to his faculty tenure position under his initial contract with the University. Although it is unknown whether or not Schlissel has accepted this agreement, documents obtained by the Detroit Free Press show that Schlissel may rejoin the University as research-active faculty in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology. He would be required to teach 1-2 classes per year starting in the 2022-2023 school year.

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UMich to provide free menstrual products in public ‘U’ buildings

The University will provide free menstrual products across all 670 main floor restrooms in its student and academic buildings in accordance with the Ann Arbor City Council ordinance passed last November. The University originally hesitated to follow the ordinance due to their constitutional autonomy from the city, but student organizations such as The Dot Org helped persuade the University. “If the city is requiring small businesses to provide free menstrual products, the University can undoubtedly afford to fund this effort too,” The Dot Org President Olivia Hintz said.

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‘The main priority is a safer campus’: Anderson survivors say they are not done with protest following settlement agreement

Jon Vaughn and Chuck Christian, two survivors of late University athletic doctor Robert Anderson, plan to continue their protest after the $490 million settlement between the University and 1,050 Anderson survivors was reached last week. Advocates hope to persuade the University to enact administrative reforms that better protect current and future students from sexual abuse and harrasment. “We weren’t there, protesting just for ourselves. We were protesting for all of the students that are there now. And for the students that are going to come there in the future,” Christian said.

COVID-19 cases on campus are on the decline as the outlook “is now showing signs of sustained improvement,” according to the University COVID-19 Dashboard. The percent positivity rate currently sits at 3.1%, and quarantine and isolation housing is at 11.3% occupancy, both significantly down from last week.

The deadline to report your COVID-19 booster shot is Feb. 4. Click here to self-report if you have not already done so.

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Sparks are flying for you this Valentine’s Day – now’s your chance to send a special someone a Michigan Daily Love Note! Write your love note here and be sure to leave the recipient’s student email as well as your own to show who the sender is. And if you’d like to spice it up, anonymously address your love note without leaving your email.

Chances are you’ll see your Love Note in a print copy of The Daily on campus on Feb. 9 and/or on The Statement Love Edition website going live on Feb. 8!


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