September 30, 2021

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Welcome to the Sept. 30 edition of the Weekly Roundup. We’re one month into the semester and kicking off midterms. Thankfully, we still have Michigan’s gorgeous autumn to look forward to. Be sure to take a moment this week to step back, see the fall colors and take in the beautiful scenery on campus. 

This week, survivors of the late U-M doctor Robert Anderson share their stories at last week’s Regents meeting, a Daily Sports Editor shares his perspective on Michigan’s win against Rutgers, and The Daily’s Arts section dives deep into what it means to be “Gen Z.”  

Regents hear from Anderson survivors, announce raise for Schlissel

Survivors of the late Dr. Robert E. Anderson — a former University of Michigan doctor with hundreds of sexual abuse allegations against him dating back to the 1970s — spoke to the Board of Regents about their experiences with Anderson while they were students at the first in-person meeting for the regents since March 2020. Dozens of University employees were alerted to Anderson’s abuse throughout the decades, according to a report by the law firm WilmerHale commissioned by the University. The University has received backlash for their handling of the Anderson allegations. 

“I was savaged by (Anderson’s) insatiable desire to do as he pleased, while tears from my eyes streaked down my face from the pain he inflicted upon me,” University alum Jeffrey DesCamp said. “I couldn’t look at him. I couldn’t believe any human being could do what he was doing to me.”

SportsMonday: Don’t bury Michigan just yet

Michigan won last weekend. It executed when it had to. Not every team can do that. Look at Iowa State, or Clemson or Wisconsin. None of those teams executed when the time called for it. Good teams win games, and last weekend the Wolverines won.

Fans shouldn’t be too scared, with shovels in hand to bury their hopes again. In the team’s first big battle of the season it showed an ability to work through the pain, something that was foreign last year. Disappointment will, for now, wait a little longer: maybe just one week, maybe until the Wolverines go to East Lansing.

The Gen Z-Side

“We grew up on the Internet. We can recite pieces of pop culture with the accuracy of an encyclopedia. We hum TikTok sounds in our sleep, puncture our plastic cups with reusable straws and rant about our anxiety while sipping on iced lattes. We take life as one big, matcha-infused, Insta-filtered, sustainably-purchased cosmic joke. We are Gen Z.”

In their first BSide of the semester, Daily Arts dives into the generation defined by the internet, the attention economy and digitally mediated identity: Gen Z.

COVID-19 has decreased among U-M students compared to last week, and test positivity rates for both symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals are also on a downward trend. The University reports 159 positive COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days, according to updates posted on the COVID-19 dashboard. Quarantine housing is at 4.5% occupancy, significantly less than its peak of almost 40% three weeks ago. 

Michigan Medicine has administered 150,734 total vaccination doses as of Sunday evening. 96% of students, 85% of staff and 95% of faculty have reported they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Immunocompromised individuals can receive a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine at the Washtenaw County Health Department at 555 Towner St in Ypsilanti. Walgreens locations in the area are also offering booster shots.

The biggest news, Tweets, events of interest (and maybe some jokes) captured from Twitter.

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