March 17, 2022
Welcome to the March 17 edition of the Weekly Roundup. We hope you’re enjoying the warm weather and getting ready for March Madness.
This week, Jon Vaughn returned to his protest site to ramp up the pressure on the University, the University announced a new Provost, the University divested from Russian investments and more.
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In response to the University’s abrupt removal of the “Hail to the Victims” campsite after 150 days of protest, Jon Vaughn — a survivor of former U-M athletic doctor Robert Anderson — stood chained to a tree outside the President’s house for 17.5 hours: one minute for every known Anderson survivor. Vaughn was accompanied by other survivors and student protestors. At the protest, a sign facing the house read, “I don’t wish for me or anyone else to be tied, bound, gagged, neglected or robbed of their confidence and health by another university again.”
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Interim University President Mary Sue Coleman recommended Laurie K. McCauley, the current dean of the School of Dentistry, to be appointed as the University of Michigan’s next Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. “Dean McCauley’s proven leadership skills, depth of experience and demonstrated commitment to the University of Michigan make her ideally suited for the responsibilities of provost and executive vice president for academic affairs,” Coleman said. Learn more about current Provost Susan Collins’s new job at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and McCauley’s time at the University.
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The University will begin to pull current Russian investments and stop further investments into Russian entities in response to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. The University currently has $40 million invested with Russia Partners — representing less than 0.5% of its $17 billion endowment — that it will divest from “as quickly as practical.” Read on to learn more about the invasion of Ukraine and President Coleman’s statements about the invasion.
The University’s updated mask policy went into effect on Monday. People are no longer required to wear masks in many public spaces at the University in accordance with updated public health guidance. Masks are still required in classrooms, on U-M transportation and buses and at Michigan Medicine.
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