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College Football Rivalry Turns Nasty in the Tunnel
College Players Charged
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College Players Charged in Postgame Violence

6 Michigan State teammates face charges after tunnel clash last month

(Newser) - Seven Michigan State University football players have been charged in violence after a loss to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor last month. The clash took place in a Michigan Stadium tunnel as the players were going to their locker room. The Washtenaw County prosecutor announced Wednesday that six...

He Looked at Galileo 'Treasure' Online, Grew Concerned

University of Michigan confirms its Galileo manuscript is fake

(Newser) - The University of Michigan Library touted a single piece of paper as one of its "great treasures." The draft of a letter signed with the name Galileo Galilei was followed by sketches of the moons Galileo observed around Jupiter in 1610, an observation that upended the long-held notion...

Med Students Walk Out of Own Induction Ceremony

U of Michigan students were protesting pro-life speaker Kristin Collier

(Newser) - Dozens of incoming medical students at the University of Michigan walked out of their induction ceremony last weekend in protest of a keynote speaker who opposes abortion. Dr. Kristin Collier, an assistant professor of medicine who directs the medical school's program on health, spirituality and religion, has expressed her...

Michigan Coach Suspended After Brawl With Wisconsin

Juwan Howard will be back in time for the conference tournament

(Newser) - Updated: This story has been updated with the announcement of punishments. After the University of Michigan lost to the University of Wisconsin in a Sunday night men's basketball game, things got ugly in the handshake line. Michigan coach Juwan Howard exchanged angry words and gestures with Wisconsin coach Greg...

Doctor's Decades of Abuse to Cost University of Michigan $490M

Settlement reached over sex assaults at hands of Dr. Robert Anderson

(Newser) - The University of Michigan has agreed to a $490 million settlement with more than 1,000 people, mostly men, who say they were sexually assaulted by Dr. Robert Anderson during his nearly four-decade career as a sports doctor at the school. The university on Wednesday said 1,050 people will...

University President Fired For 'Inappropriate Relationship'

Mark Schlissel has been removed as president of the University of Michigan

(Newser) - The president of the University of Michigan has been fired by the school's board of regents following an investigation into an alleged “inappropriate relationship with a university employee. Per the Detroit Free Press , Dr. Mark Schlissel was removed by a unanimous vote announced Saturday evening following a Dec....

CDC Investigates 'Unusual' Flu Outbreak at University

University of Michigan surge in cases could be a sign of things to come for the rest of country

(Newser) - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention experts have been sent to the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus to learn more about a surge in flu cases—and what it might mean for the rest of the country as flu season approaches. Some 528 cases have been diagnosed at...

Calls Begin to Take Down Statue of Storied Coach

Bo Schembechler's son would support the move

(Newser) - As the University of Michigan confronts the sexual abuse athletes said they were subjected to by a football team doctor decades ago, reconsideration of famed coach Bo Schembechler's legacy will be included. The coach's son has said he told his father he'd been abused in 1969. Matt...

Famed Coach's Son Says He Told Dad of Abuse in 1969

Matt Schembechler says father ignored abuse by Robert Anderson at University of Michigan

(Newser) - A son of legendary University of Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler was among the hundreds of men who were sexually assaulted by a campus doctor , he told the Detroit Free Press on Wednesday. Matt Schembechler said Dr. Robert Anderson fondled his genitals and digitally penetrated him during a routine physical...

University of Michigan Students Told to Shelter in Place

Order comes amid spike in COVID cases, though athletes are exempt

(Newser) - Campus life will play out in dorm rooms over the next 14 days at the University of Michigan, which is now under a stay-at-home order. University officials announced the two-week mandate on Tuesday, saying social gatherings on campus were "the main cause of recent COVID-19 spread on campus, in...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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:...

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,...

Talking to Yourself Can Actually Be a Good Thing
Talking to
Yourself Can
Actually Be a
Good Thing
NEW STUDY

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...

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....

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...

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...

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