University of Michigan http://michiganradio.org en In Gibbons case, University of Michigan won't share internal privacy policies http://michiganradio.org/post/gibbons-case-university-michigan-wont-share-internal-privacy-policies <p>The University of Michigan is using what it calls its own interpretations of privacy laws to keep student investigators and media from understanding why it took four years to expel Brendan Gibbons for violating the school’s sexual misconduct policy.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The university, however, has not disclosed what those interpretations are, or if they are a written internal policy.</span></p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:31:04 +0000 Kate Wells 17225 at http://michiganradio.org In Gibbons case, University of Michigan won't share internal privacy policies More elderly people making plans for their final days http://michiganradio.org/post/more-elderly-people-making-plans-their-final-days <p>There’s been a big jump in the number of elderly people making living wills and other end-of-life directives.</p><p></p><p>Dr. Maria Silveira is a University of Michigan researcher. She says between 2000 and 2010, the percentage of elderly Americans with living wills or who gave a loved one power of attorney in health matters rose from 47% to 72%.</p><p></p><p>Silveira says the change may reflect different generational attitudes.</p><p></p><p>“I think this generation of older folks, Baby Boomers in particular, are more inclined to take charge,” says Silveira.</p><p></p> Sat, 05 Apr 2014 17:22:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 17111 at http://michiganradio.org More elderly people making plans for their final days U of M a cappella group in final 4 in international competition http://michiganradio.org/post/u-m-cappella-group-final-4-international-competition <p>A University of Michigan group is one of four finalists &nbsp;– and the only team from the state – in the 2014 International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA).&nbsp;</p><p>The 14-member group is called the G-Men, short for "gentlemen."</p><p>Apoorv Dhir is the group's president and a pre-med U of M junior. "The best thing about this group is how close we are, and how much we love each other," he said. "We're good at singing and we enjoy performing. But the best thing about this group is that we are best friends."</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:30:13 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 17098 at http://michiganradio.org U of M a cappella group in final 4 in international competition University of Michigan says licensees must follow safety pact http://michiganradio.org/post/university-michigan-says-licensees-must-follow-safety-pact <p>ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The University of Michigan says it will require companies that make licensed products at factories in Bangladesh to meet worker safety standards.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">President Mary Sue Coleman announced this week that licensees must either sign and abide by the worker safety initiative or demonstrate that they have an equivalent safety plan.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://www.bangladeshaccord.org/">Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh</a> is a five-year agreement between apparel manufacturers and trade unions. It was developed in response to a 2013 factory collapse that killed more than 1,000 people in Bangladesh.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.michigandaily.com/news/coleman-approves-new-apparel-licensing-accords">The Michigan Daily reports</a> Coleman's announcement came a day after a protest in the Fleming Administration Building.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">According to a news release from Michigan, the Ann Arbor school becomes the </span>10th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> university to add the accord to its licensing requirements.</span></p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:26:02 +0000 The Associated Press 17104 at http://michiganradio.org University of Michigan says licensees must follow safety pact Students wait for tickets to see President Obama speak in Ann Arbor tomorrow http://michiganradio.org/post/students-wait-tickets-see-president-obama-speak-ann-arbor-tomorrow <p>President Obama will fly to Michigan tomorrow aboard Air Force One. He's scheduled to deliver a speech on raising the national minimum wage at around 3 p.m. on the campus of the University of Michigan in the Intramural Sports Building.</p><p>The event is open to those with tickets and the media.</p><p>Students on the campus of the University of Michigan started lining up last night for tickets. They had to wait overnight with their sleeping bags as the Michigan Union just started distributing tickets at 9 a.m. this morning.</p><p><a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2014/03/michigan_students_line_up_and.html">MLive's Ben Freed</a> spoke with students in line last night who told him that seeing the president speak is a "pretty unique opportunity." Janie Brown, Freed writes, was one of the first in line:</p><blockquote><p>“I came down here to get food at about four and then I decided to just set up out here so that I wouldn’t get shafted and not get a ticket,” [Brown said]...&nbsp;</p><p>“The last thing I waited this long for was the midnight showing of the last Harry Potter movie. I showed up more than 15 hours early for that and I was in full costume,” she said.</p><p>“But that was in daylight, and for a Harry Potter movie. Hopefully this is a bit more impressive.”</p></blockquote><p>The president's last visit to Michigan was on Feb. 7, 2014 when he signed the Farm Bill into law on the campus of Michigan State University. This will be Obama's third trip to U of M while president. <a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2014/04/no_sitting_president_has_frequ.html">The Ann Arbor News' Kellie Woodhouse</a>&nbsp;points out that no other president has visited more while in office.</p><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:25:52 +0000 Mark Brush 17054 at http://michiganradio.org Students wait for tickets to see President Obama speak in Ann Arbor tomorrow Michigan's public universities making decisions in private http://michiganradio.org/post/michigans-public-universities-making-decisions-private <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When University boards meet to vote on certain issues, the vote almost always goes through smoothly with little discussion and even littler debate. </span></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:33:26 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 17044 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan's public universities making decisions in private MSU and U of M reach the Elite Eight http://michiganradio.org/post/msu-and-u-m-reach-elite-eight <p>UNDATED (AP) - The NCAA men's regional finals are set following Friday night's action. Second seed Michigan will take on No. 8 Kentucky in the Midwest final at Indianapolis, and fourth seed Michigan St. will battle No. 7 Connecticut in the East at New York's Madison Square Garden.<br /> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 12:25:41 +0000 The Associated Press 17023 at http://michiganradio.org MSU and U of M reach the Elite Eight There's no such thing as a "Walmart Wolverine" http://michiganradio.org/post/theres-no-such-thing-walmart-wolverine <p>One debate I could do without is this: Who are the real Michigan fans?</p><p>I realize that sounds pretty stupid. Anybody who cheers for Michigan is a Michigan fan, right? But we make it harder than it needs to be.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Some folks believe only people who <em>graduated </em>from Michigan can call themselves real Michigan fans.</p><p>The rest? They are mere “Walmart Wolverines” – fans who pick their college teams the way they pick their professional teams: mainly by geography.</p><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:30:00 +0000 John U. Bacon 17009 at http://michiganradio.org There's no such thing as a "Walmart Wolverine" University of Michigan student-led group encourages young girls to pursue math and science http://michiganradio.org/post/university-michigan-student-led-group-encourages-young-girls-pursue-math-and-science <p>We recently had a <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/why-are-women-underrepresented-science-and-what-can-be-done-change">discussion</a> on Stateside that explored the question: Why are there not more women in the STEM and Computer Science programs?</p><p>After that program, we got an eye-catching email from University of Michigan student Carrie Johnson. She's in the Chemical Biology Ph.D. program, and she is a part of a student-led group called <a href="http://femmes.studentorgs.umich.edu/">FEMMES</a>, which stands for Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering and Science.</p><p>When we heard how these students are reaching out to encourage and inspire other women, including holding free Saturday and after-school programs for girls in 4th through 6th grade, we knew we wanted to share their story with you.</p><p>Carrie Johnson and Abigail Garrity, a Ph.D. candidate in the Neuroscience Program at Michigan and co-president of FEMMES, joined us today.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:31:43 +0000 Stateside Staff 17006 at http://michiganradio.org University of Michigan student-led group encourages young girls to pursue math and science Gender inequality in the college party scene http://michiganradio.org/post/gender-inequality-college-party-scene <p>When you think of inequality in higher education, things like tuition, price of textbooks and food probably come up.</p><p>But what about inequality when it comes to the party scene in college?</p><p>A new five-year study found that if a young woman chooses the so-called "party path" rather than rigorous studying, and if she's from a working class or low-income family, the party path might not lead to a great college experience, or a promising career.&nbsp;</p><p>The research was done by sociologists Elizabeth Armstrong of the University of Michigan and Laura Hamilton of the University of California.</p><p>They've turned this research into a book, <em>Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality</em>.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:30:02 +0000 Stateside Staff 16949 at http://michiganradio.org Gender inequality in the college party scene Poll: Public less supportive of state efforts to combat climate change http://michiganradio.org/post/poll-public-less-supportive-state-efforts-combat-climate-change <p>A new poll shows less support for states, including Michigan, to take steps to combat climate change.</p><p></p><p>The University of Michigan’s Center for Local, State and Urban Policy asked people whether their state governments should adopt policies to deal with climate change, for example reducing greenhouse gas emissions.</p><p></p><p>In 2008, U of M researchers found strong support. In 2013, the support for state action had eroded.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 09:38:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 16943 at http://michiganradio.org Poll: Public less supportive of state efforts to combat climate change Powerhouse basketball programs in Michigan playing the right way http://michiganradio.org/post/powerhouse-basketball-programs-michigan-playing-right-way <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">On Sunday, the Michigan Wolverines faced the Michigan State Spartans in the final of the Big Ten men’s basketball tournament.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">After a decade of domination by the Spartans, John Beilein’s Wolverines held the upper hand the past few years. They surprised just about everyone when they won the regular season Big Ten title this year by three games. Now they had the rare chance to beat the Spartans three times in one season.&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;" /><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;" /><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Well, they say beating your archrival three times is almost impossible, and that proved true.</span></p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:09:32 +0000 John U. Bacon 16910 at http://michiganradio.org Powerhouse basketball programs in Michigan playing the right way March Madness begins for three Michigan universities today http://michiganradio.org/post/march-madness-begins-three-michigan-universities-today <p>Big Ten tournament champion Michigan State University, runner-up University of Michigan and Mid-American conference champion Western Michigan University all play their first tournament games today.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 09:50:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 16900 at http://michiganradio.org March Madness begins for three Michigan universities today Doctors Use 3-D Printing To Help A Baby Breathe http://michiganradio.org/post/doctors-use-3-d-printing-help-baby-breathe Ever since the day Garrett Peterson was born, his parents have had to watch him suddenly just stop breathing.<p>"He could go from being totally fine to turning blue sometimes — not even kidding — in 30 seconds," says Garrett's mother, Natalie Peterson, 25, of Layton, Utah. "It was so fast. It was really scary."<p>Garrett was born with a defective windpipe. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:06:42 +0000 Rob Stein 16884 at http://michiganradio.org Doctors Use 3-D Printing To Help A Baby Breathe Three things you might not know about sexual assault on campus http://michiganradio.org/post/three-things-you-might-not-know-about-sexual-assault-campus <p>Ok, first, the stats.&nbsp;</p><p><b>The bad news: the problem is rampant</b></p><p>For every 10,000 women on a college campus, as many as 350 could experience attempted to completed rape every school year.&nbsp;</p><p>Those numbers come from the <a href="https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/205521.pdf">U.S. Department of Justice</a>, in a 2005 report on what schools are doing about sexual assault on campus.&nbsp;</p><p>If those stats bear out, then at a school the size of the University of Michigan, as many as 490 women will experience attempted or completed rape every school year.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:54:58 +0000 Kate Wells 16832 at http://michiganradio.org Three things you might not know about sexual assault on campus Giving a voice to prisoners: Michigan's Prison Creative Arts Project http://michiganradio.org/post/giving-voice-prisoners-michigans-prison-creative-arts-project <p>Just because you've been found guilty of a crime and sentenced to prison, doesn't mean you no longer have a voice, an opinion, something to say.</p><p>And that's why each year the Prison Creative Arts Project puts out the call to prisoners all around Michigan: Send us your poetry, your essays, your short stories.</p><p>PCAP goes through each submission and selects work to go into its annual Michigan Review of Prisoner Creative Writing. &nbsp;They're about to release their sixth volume. This one is called "The Sky Is On Fire, After All."</p><p>Philip Christman edits the Review, and he's an English Department instructor at the University of Michigan. He joined us today.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.&nbsp;</em></p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 20:25:06 +0000 Stateside Staff 16829 at http://michiganradio.org Giving a voice to prisoners: Michigan's Prison Creative Arts Project If John Beilein is not the Big Ten Coach of the Year, Michigan should demand a recount http://michiganradio.org/post/if-john-beilein-not-big-ten-coach-year-michigan-should-demand-recount <p>Once Tom Izzo got Michigan State’s basketball team rolling in the late ‘90s, the Spartans dominated the state for more than a decade.</p><p>Izzo’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> teams have earned 16 straight NCAA invitations, seven Big Ten titles, five Final Fours, and one national title, in 2000. Along the way, </span>Izzo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> took 18 of 21 against the Wolverines, who have had four different head coaches during his tenure.</span></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John U. Bacon 16755 at http://michiganradio.org If John Beilein is not the Big Ten Coach of the Year, Michigan should demand a recount Feds say U of M, MSU sexual assaults under investigation http://michiganradio.org/post/feds-say-u-m-msu-sexual-assaults-under-investigation <p></p><div><p>If school administrators know, or should know, about a sexual assault involving students, they have to act fast – and they have to "address" the "effects" of the assault.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>That's according to federal law, under Title IX.</p><p></p><p>But neither the University of Michigan, nor Michigan State University, handled sexual assaults the right way, according to<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;complaints sent to the U.S. Department of Education&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Office of Civil Rights.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 22:32:13 +0000 Kate Wells 16625 at http://michiganradio.org Feds say U of M, MSU sexual assaults under investigation Feds will investigate U of M for how it handled a rape allegation against a football player http://michiganradio.org/post/feds-will-investigate-u-m-how-it-handled-rape-allegation-against-football-player <p>Federal education officials are investigating the University of Michigan’s response to an alleged sexual assault involving a U of M football player in 2009.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Brendan Gibbons was expelled from U of M in 2013 for allegedly violating the school’s sexual misconduct policy. Gibbons was arrested, but never charged in the alleged 2009 rape. He was the starting kicker for the Wolverines until December 2013.</span></p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:27:17 +0000 Steve Carmody & Mark Brush 16606 at http://michiganradio.org Feds will investigate U of M for how it handled a rape allegation against a football player 'The Drift' EP combines Michigan music talents, including Michelle Chamuel from The Voice http://michiganradio.org/post/drift-ep-combines-michigan-music-talents-including-michelle-chamuel-voice <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">His name is </span>Arjun<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Singh. He's a 24-year -old student at the University of Michigan.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Singh has teamed up with former U of M student Michelle </span>Chamuel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to produce an extended-play recording called "<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-drift-ep-ep/id789803058">The Drift</a>."</span></p><p>And if that name and voice ring a bell, they should. &nbsp;Chamuel came in second on season four of "The Voice."</p><p>With virtually no promotion, the EP hit No. 2 on the iTunes electronic charts.</p><div>Arjun<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Singh joined us today.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And the title track of "The Drift" features more Michigan talent, including rapper Isaac Castor of Saline High School. He joined us today as well.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:32:45 +0000 Stateside Staff 16496 at http://michiganradio.org 'The Drift' EP combines Michigan music talents, including Michelle Chamuel from The Voice