UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Please Support the Legislators Efforts to Hold the Universities Subject to OMA & FOIA
The Oversight & Ethics Committee is considering a joint resolution to put an initiative on the ballot that would amend the constitution to clarify that the state university boards are subject to the Open Meetings Act and the Freedom of Information Act.
Students and Supporters Picket the School of Social Work in Support of a Dismissed Black Student The University of Michigan has faced decreasing minority enrollment since the state passed a constitutional amendment banning affirmative action at state universities. Some black students have also expressed that, once on campus, they do not feel welcome or supported. Last years “Hood Ratchet” party . . . more
Taylor Lewan was charged with misdemeanor assault after an incident that sent an Ohio State University football fan to the emergency room on the evening after the OSU/Michigan football game.
Csont’e York: “I hit a guy”, Former UM Football Player Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Assault Former UM football wide receiver, Csont’e York was caught on surveillance video outside of Scorekeeper’s bar on July 18, sucker punching a young man into unconsciousness. According to the prosecutor the victim had to undergo surgery to repair his jaw, broken in three places and have his jaw wired shut. . . . more
The Taylor Lewan Assault Allegations
The night of the University of Michigan / Ohio State football game, Taylor Lewan and friends went out to the Brown Jug Restaurant & Bar, arriving by taxi shortly after midnight. As they were arriving, Lewan’s party got into a “fight/argument” with a group of four Ohio State football fans. The . . . more
Taylor Lewan Interrogation: The University investigated him regarding his alleged threats to Brendan Gibbons’ rape victim.
Editorial: Federal Oversight of Sexual Assault Investigations is Needed The Office of Civil Rights will be on campus this week to investigate the University’s handling of the Gibbons rape investigation.
President Carter on Letterman: “One of the Worst Places in Our Country for Sexual Abuse is on College Campuses”
The finest universities in America are a place where girls are regularly sexually abused. Quite often their rapists are serial rapists who know that when they go to a college campus, they won’t be charged, they won’t be prosecuted because . . . more
Doctor Nearly Dies of an Overdose from Drugs Stolen at UM Hospital On December 6, 2013 an anesthesiology resident, Dr. Timothy Sutton, was found in full cardiac arrest in a bathroom in the Cardiovascular Center of the University of Michigan Hospitals. He had an empty syringe in his hand . . . more
What did Gibbons Tell his Friends about what Happened?
A blogger on a discussion board called the Detroit Sports Forum, who claims to be a former Michigan Daily reporter has made some interesting claims regarding the Brendan Gibbons story . . . more
AnnArbor.com Editors killed the Brendan Gibbons Story
Dave Birkett, former AA.com sports reporter tweeted that he and Mike Rothstein tried to write the story about Brendan Gibbons arrest for rape his freshman year but his editors killed the story . . . . more
Why was Jordan Dumars Tipped off by a University Official
that He was Under Police Investigation for Sexual Assault?
I would like to say up front that I am not presenting this case because I think that the prosecutor’s decision not to prosecute is wrong or that either suspect is guilty of sexual . . . more
Will the University’s New Policy for the Safety of Minors on Campus Affect Recruiting for Athletics? Why is the Discussion Secret? The University of Michigan rolled out a new policy last week, in response to the Penn State scandal, regarding the safety of minors on campus or in university sponsored programs . . . more
Why didn't the University Move to Protect Brendan Gibbon’s Victim the way they did to Protect Chris Armstrong? The University has finally made a determination that there is a preponderance of the evidence that Brendan Gibbons sexually assaulted a freshman student on . . . more
Regents Refuse to Allow Public Comments at their Meeting to Elect a New President The Regents met on Friday, January 24, 2013 to elect the 14th President of the University of Michigan. All of the meetings of the Presidential Search Committee had been held in secret sessions . . . more
Presidential Myth: The Real Story of Gerald Ford, Willis Ward and the 1934 Michigan / Georgia Tech Football Game
By Douglas M. Smith
In 1932, Willis Ward became the first black football player to earn a varsity letter at the University of Michigan since George Jewett who played in 1890 & 1892. The legendary University . . . more
HELP! I have been Banned from the Ann Arbor News The editors of the Ann Arbor News have banned me from commenting on their news articles. This is all because I posted some comments critical of their censorship of commenters and their editorial decisions.This started with an article that they posted regarding the investigation by
UM Football Player, Taylor Lewan, Under Investigation for Assault after the Ohio State Football Game Taylor Lewan is under investigation by the Ann Arbor Police Department for an assault outside . . . more
New York Times: U.S. Colleges Finding Ideals Tested Abroad Many American University faculties are facing difficult questions when it comes to their university’s partnerships in China; What does it mean to . . . more
County Prosecutors Office says UM Hospital is Not Reporting Crimes The University of Michigan police applied to the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office for charges of obstructing justice and witness intimidation against Captain Perry Spencer of the Hospital Security Services . . . more
Dr. Wilkerson’s Allegations of Excessive Force and Battery against AAPD officer Kevin Warner will return to Circuit Court after the Court of Appeals Reverses the Dismissal Dr. Catherine Wilkerson was arrested and charged with obstructing and resisting a police officer and emergency medical personnel after a protest on the University of Michigan campus of a speech made by . . . more
“The Safety of Minors on Campus”: The Video the University of Michigan Doesn’t Want You to See The University of Michigan’s administration does not want me to show you a video of remarks made by Athletic Camp Administrator Katie Miranto about the lack of background checks for coaches who conduct summer sports camps on campus and other gaps in the safety protocols for children on campus . . . more
Drunken Driving Arrest of University of Michigan football player, A.J. Williams: Coach Brady Hoke should not reinstate him until he gives up his fake I.D. Sophomore starting defensive end, A.J. Williams , was arrested early Sunday morning (10/27/13) for running a stop sign and driving under the influence of alcohol. He was also charged with possession of alcohol as a minor. He has been suspended from . . . more
Former Graduate Student, Involved in Unionization Efforts, Sues University of Michigan for Failing to Deal with Sexual Harassment Jennifer Dibbern was a graduate student in Materials Science Engineering, from 2007 until 20011. She became a leader in the efforts of graduate student research assistants (GSRA) to join the Graduate Employees Organization (GEO) a collective bargaining unit (union) for graduate student instructors . . . more
University of Michigan Drops Investigation of Theft of Narcotics and the Radiologic Technician goes on to Infect 46 people in 4 States with Hepatitis C.