Tag: University of Michigan

‘I’m in High School Again’: Virus Sends College Students Home to Parents, and Their Rules

Fights over who gets to control the television. Arguments that the music is too loud. Notes taped to doors, ordering parents to keep out. As American campuses abruptly shuttered last month amid the worst public health crisis in their lifetime, thousands of crestfallen students journeyed back to their parents’ homes — and to their childhood […]

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Opera Star, Charged With Sexual Assault, Is Fired by University of Michigan

The University of Michigan on Thursday fired David Daniels, a professor of voice and one of the world’s leading countertenors, one year after he and his husband were charged with sexually assaulting another singer. It was the first time in more than 60 years that the university’s Board of Regents had voted to dismiss a […]

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The Accusations Were Lies. But Could We Prove It?

Listen to This Article Audio Recording by Audm To hear more audio stories from publishers, like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. We were at a friend’s doctoral graduation party on a Friday night at the end of March. I had a glass of wine in one hand and our toddler […]

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Cap and Gone? College Commencements Confront the Coronavirus

The University of Michigan on Friday canceled its commencement planned for May over fears of the coronavirus — one of what is likely to be many such college ceremonies to be reconsidered in the face of the pandemic. The ceremony, which was to be held May 2 at Michigan Stadium and feature former Vice President […]

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Could an Invasive Snail Save Your Morning Coffee?

It’s not exactly what you want to think about when you’re sipping your morning coffee or waiting for your favorite pour over. But a potential solution to one of the biggest threats of coffee production has been found in the bright orange excrement of a voracious gastropod called the Asian trampsnail. It turns out that […]

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Michigan Says It Is Investigating if Team Doctor Abused Students

The University of Michigan said Wednesday that it was investigating whether one of its doctors had assaulted patients across several decades, becoming at least the third Big Ten university to reckon with allegations of sexual misconduct by longtime members of its medical staff. In a statement, Michigan said that “several individuals” had described sexual misconduct […]

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