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Nassar Victim: I'm 'Horrified' by What This School Is Doing

Former gymnast Rachael Denhollander slams the University of Michigan over allegations there

(Newser) - The first woman who publicly accused Michigan State sports doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse said she is "horrified," and "deeply disappointed" with the University of Michigan for how it has handled allegations of abuse by a doctor at that school. The university announced earlier this week... More »

Olympic Wrestler Says University Doctor Abused Him

Andy Hrovat adds to allegations against Michigan doctor

(Newser) - An Olympic wrestler on Thursday accused a University of Michigan doctor of touching him inappropriately during medical exams at the school and said the physician's reputation for such conduct was well known among his teammates. Andy Hrovat, who competed for the US in the 2008 Summer Olympics, tells the... More »

Michigan Investigating Alleged Sex Abuse by Team's Ex-Doctor

Several people have made allegations involving Robert E. Anderson, who died in 2008

(Newser) - After an alumnus sent the University of Michigan an essay in July 2018, the school launched an investigation. In "My Michigan Me-too Moment, 1971," Julian Stone had written about being sexually abused in the 1970s during medical exams by Robert E. Anderson, a physician for the school's... More »

Sorority Apologizes for Triggering Shooter Alert

They popped balloons during vigil for NZ victims

(Newser) - A University of Michigan sorority whose members popped balloons as part of a team-building event has apologized for triggering an "active shooter" alert on campus. The balloon popping occurred March 16, at the same time a vigil was being held nearby for victims of the New Zealand mosque attacks... More »

Auschwitz Inmates' Song Tells of 'Most Beautiful Time of Life'

It's been recorded for first time since WWII

(Newser) - Patricia Hall went to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum in 2016 hoping to learn more about the music performed by prisoners in World War II death camps. The University of Michigan music theory professor heard there were manuscripts, but she was "completely thrown" by what she found in the card catalogs:... More »

Cinderella Vanquished, NCAA Title to Be a Slugfest

Villanova is just dropping unstoppable 3-point bombs, will take on Michigan in final

(Newser) - Michigan has shored up the deficiency that always held it back, becoming one of the nation's best defensive teams, not one of its worst. This new-found stinginess has the Wolverines within reach of their first national title since Glen Rice and Rumeal Robinson rumbled through the bracket in 1989,... More »

Talking to Yourself Can Actually Be a Good Thing

When done in your head, in the third person

(Newser) - Talking to yourself doesn't mean you're crazy. In fact, the habit might be downright smart. That's the takeaway from a new study in Scientific Reports , which involved two separate experiments. In the first, researchers at Michigan State University and the University of Michigan monitored the brain activity... More »

Plane Crashes in Canada—With No One Inside

Search is on for missing University of Michigan student

(Newser) - A University of Michigan student has seemingly vanished after the wreckage of a small plane he rented was found with no one inside. The unidentified graduate student was last seen renting a single-engine Cessna 172 registered to University of Michigan Flyers Inc. at Ann Arbor Airport last Wednesday, reports Wawa-news.... More »

Racially Charged Incidents Continue at US Universities

Student suspended over racist group chat targeting black college freshmen

(Newser) - A student at the University of Oklahoma has been temporarily suspended and police are investigating a threat against a Muslim student near the University of Michigan amid racially charged outbursts at schools and universities across the country following Donald Trump's presidential election, the AP reports. University of Oklahoma president... More »

Restaurant's Wager Costs It 50% Off Customer Tabs

Ruth's Chris offers percent off based on Michigan game's point differential—which was 78 points

(Newser) - No one expected the University of Michigan to blow out Rutgers so utterly and completely during Saturday night's football game—least of all the Ann Arbor location of one of the country's most high-end restaurants. Now in its Monday morning quarterback role, Ruth's Chris Steak House is... More »

College Student Expelled Over Sexual Misconduct Sues

He says University of Michigan needed to define 'intoxicated' vs. 'incapacitated'

(Newser) - An unnamed University of Michigan student expelled in June for violating the school's sexual misconduct policy is suing, Courthouse News Service reports. The student says he was only 13.5 credits shy of his degree when a University of Michigan appeals board ousted him based on an "unconstitutionally... More »

Frat Boy Filmed Abusing Uber Driver

Notorious landlord's son swore at 'minimum wage' driver

(Newser) - Move over, mac and cheese kid , there may be a new contender for America's Most Obnoxious Student: University of Michigan student Jake Croman is being investigated by the university and his fraternity for an expletive-filled rant against a Uber driver last week, reports the Detroit Free Press . In a... More »

Michigan Athletic Director: No More Death Threats Against Punter

Blake O'Neill is vilified online after botched play

(Newser) - The athletic director at the University of Michigan had to take the unusual step Sunday of writing an open letter to fans asking them to stop the "vicious" online attacks on the school's punter. The move follows a stunning botched punt by Blake O'Neill on the final... More »

Student's Tiny Digs: 170 Square-Foot House He Built

Christopher Cerk living off the grid for his last 2 years at University of Michigan

(Newser) - A University of Michigan computer science junior has moved into a 170-square-foot home he built himself. Christopher Cerk, 21, loaded the tiny house on a trailer and hauled it with him for the start of fall classes, the Ann Arbor News reported yesterday. "Around freshman year I didn't... More »

College to Show American Sniper After All

University of Michigan says cancellation was 'mistake'

(Newser) - The University of Michigan bowed to pressure and canceled an upcoming screening of American Sniper , replaced the movie with Paddington, and took some flak for caving. So the college announced last night it's going back to its original plan to air the controversial Bradley Cooper movie, with the VP... More »

Frat Trashed Resort to Tune of $75K: Manager

Other U-M Greek orgs blamed for $20K more in damages at 2nd resort

(Newser) - Members of six University of Michigan fraternities and sororities who may have watched Animal House one too many times are accused of causing nearly $100,000 in damage at two ski resorts last weekend, the Detroit Free Press reports. Smashed ceiling tiles, broken windows and furniture, filthy rooms, and ruined... More »

The Elderly Are Falling More Often

Study sees 8% increase, but reasons remain murky

(Newser) - Elderly Americans are apparently falling more often, but researchers don't know why. A new study says adults aged 65 and up self-reported a noticeable increase in falls between 1998 and 2010, reports Eureka Alert . Queried every two years, the percentage of seniors who said they'd fallen at least... More »

What the Court Got Right, Wrong, in Michigan Case

Editorial boards weigh in on affirmative action ruling

(Newser) - The Supreme Court yesterday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action, but the debate continues outside the court. A sampling:
  • Wrong decision: The court's majority ruled that state voters were within their rights to decide that colleges can ban affirmative action policies in their admissions. But the New York
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Oldest Roman Temple Unearthed ... for 3 Days

Likely dedicated to goddess Fortuna

(Newser) - Archaeologists digging in the heart of Rome unearthed what may be the oldest temple to be built in the Eternal City, but don't get your hopes up about visiting the ancient structure. Its foundation sits well below the water line and was only visible for three days. Archaeologists from... More »

Boy Sells $3.4K of Lemonade for Struggling Detroit

Joshua Smith wins scholarship, local celeb visits

(Newser) - When life gives you lemons, make lemonade—then sell it to help save your crumbling city. That's what 9-year-old Joshua Smith has been doing in Detroit, reports the Free Press . Last Monday, he set up a lemonade stand near his house, hoping to raise $1,000 to help the... More »

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