March 24, 2022
We hope you had a great St. Patrick’s Day weekend and cheered on both the Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams as they danced their way into the Sweet Sixteen! This week, Jon Vaughn enlisted a private investigation firm to look into the allegations against Dr. Robert Anderson’s research, The Michigan Daily caught up with the campus community to discuss the updated mask mandate and more.
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Jon Vaughn hires pro-bono private investigator to conduct investigation into Anderson allegations
Jon Vaughn has hired the private investigation firm GET BIT to conduct an independent investigation into the allegations brought forth by survivors of abuse by the late Dr. Robert Anderson. Survivors allege that the former U-M athletic doctor forced athletes to provide sperm samples and illegally sold the sperm to unknowing parties, all of which may have been sanctioned by the University of Michigan. Survivors are still looking for answers after the WilmerHale report looked into the allegations and found no evidence, yet Vaughn remembered two “offhanded comments where Dr. Robert Anderson said (he was) trying to figure out how to create the perfect Black athlete.”
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Campus reacts to news of updated COVID-19 mask mandate
Last week, the University updated its mask policy to no longer require masks in most indoor spaces on campus. The Michigan Daily caught up with students and members of the University community to get their thoughts on the change. While some consider it past time masking requirements were removed, others are concerned that the health of the community is still at risk: “I just feel that the mask mandate should not have been lifted so easily. Many people are under the impression that everyone on campus is young and healthy but that’s not always the case.” Read more here.
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Dating in college: the problem with Tinder for the somewhat-wholesome
Senior Podcast Editor Isaac Mintz reflects on navigating Tinder as a college student looking for more than just a hookup: “The success rate at finding a long-term partner on dating apps is low, but maybe that teaches us something: dating apps aren’t exactly meant for finding our best partner, but rather serving emotional needs that accompany the chase for a purposeful relationship.”
The University’s COVID-19 Dashboard now includes a breakdown of the percentage of students that have received the booster vaccine. 88% of students have received the booster and are up to date with the University, while 6% of students have not yet reported their status.
COVID-19 cases were up slightly from the previous week, with 104 total positive cases. Occupancy at the Quarantine and Isolation Housing remained low at 1.4%, as did the percent positivity rate at 0.9%.
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