Sexual assault circumstances spur protests on campuses throughout US
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Experiences of sexual assaults have fueled protests on a minimum of eight U.S. faculty campuses simply weeks into the brand new faculty yr. Victims’ advocates say extra younger persons are weak this yr as they settle into campus life after studying remotely due to the pandemic. Additionally they say college students appear extra engaged in talking out in opposition to campus sexual assault and adept at drumming up assist for the trigger social media. Sexual assault allegations have led college students to display over the previous month at faculties in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Alabama, Michigan, Massachusetts and Missouri. Advocates say COVID-19 restrictions final yr stored some sophomores from absolutely settling into faculty life, making them extra weak to assaults.
Fritz Erickson fired as president at Northern Michigan U.
MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — The president of Northern Michigan College has been fired. NMU’s governing board voted 8-0 to dismiss Fritz Erickson, who had led the Higher Peninsula faculty since July 2014. Trustee Steve Younger says “good issues” have occurred in Marquette however the faculty “can and should do extra.” Erickson was a vice chairman at Ferris State College earlier than shifting to NMU. He additionally labored at College of Wisconsin-Inexperienced Bay, Japanese Washington College and Michigan Tech College. NMU has roughly 7,600 college students. Trustees briefly met by video convention solely to fireplace Erickson. Erickson later stated NMU is a “higher place” than when he arrived.
Prime Michigan well being official Khaldun leaving for brand new job
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s chief medical govt and a prime pandemic adviser to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is leaving state authorities for a brand new job within the non-public sector. Dr. Joneigh Khaldun will likely be changed a minimum of briefly by Dr. Natasha Bagdasarian, a senior public well being doctor within the state well being division who oversaw COVID-19 testing technique. Khaldun was appointed as chief medical govt and chief deputy director for well being in 2019. She is also a working towards emergency doctor at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Her new job will likely be revealed quickly. Whitmer has begun a search to pick out a everlasting chief medical govt.
Whitmer to nix funds provision that tries to ban masks guidelines
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s workplace says she’s going to declare unenforceable a Republican-written funds provision that seeks to ban indoor masks necessities for youngsters. The Democrat had been anticipated to dam the language as unconstitutional since $55 billion in spending was handed by the Legislature this week. Spokesman Bobby Leddy confirmed subsequent week’s transfer Friday, calling the proposed restriction “harmful.” The supply, which isn’t tied to spending, would forestall the state well being director and native well being officers from issuing or implementing orders that require children underneath age 18 to put on a masks. Numerous counties mandate masking in colleges to curb COVID-19.
Bear euthanized after being recaptured in Traverse Metropolis space
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A black bear that traveled again to an space in northern Michigan after being eliminated for raiding fowl feeders and trash cans has been euthanized. The Traverse Metropolis Report-Eagle studies that the massive male bear was recaptured Thursday. Holly Vaughn of Michigan’s Division of Pure Sources says the bear was shifting nearer to downtown Traverse Metropolis and was snug round people and in human settings. The division transported the bear in April about 90 miles to the Alpena space within the japanese finish of Michigan’s Decrease Peninsula. He was given a lip tattoo, ear tags and fitted with an digital collar. The next month the radio collar indicated he was again in Grand Traverse County.
Responsible plea in crash that killed Michigan state trooper
IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A lady has been convicted in a drunken driving crash that killed a Michigan state trooper final summer season. Thomasina Jones pleaded responsible Thursday in Ionia County Circuit Courtroom to second-degree homicide, working a car with a excessive blood-alcohol content material inflicting loss of life, working a car whereas intoxicated, and driving on a suspended, revoked or denied license. Police have stated that trooper Caleb Starr was driving east of Grand Rapids in Boston Township in July 2020 when a car crossed the middle line from the other way and smashed into his patrol automotive. One other trooper testified in an earlier listening to that Jones’ blood-alcohol stage was 0.23, about 3 times over Michigan’s authorized restrict.
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GOP’s Leonard once more working for Michigan legal professional normal
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former legislative chief Tom Leonard has introduced his candidacy for Michigan legal professional normal Friday. He’s once more looking for the Republican nomination he received in 2018 earlier than shedding to Democrat Dana Nessel within the normal election. Leonard, a DeWitt lawyer, is the third candidate to enter the GOP area. Republicans will endorse and later formally select their nominee at conventions subsequent yr. Leonard’s announcement coincided with the beginning of the Mackinac Republican Management Convention. It got here a couple of week after former President Donald Trump endorsed legal professional Matthew DePerno, who filed a lawsuit falsely claiming election fraud in Antrim County.
Man charged in Michigan pipe bomb case ordered jailed
BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — A 75-year-old northern Michigan man accused of putting pipe bombs exterior two cellphone shops has been ordered jailed till his trial in federal court docket. MLive.com studies that John D. Allen of Whittemore waived his proper Friday to a detention listening to in Bay Metropolis. He was charged Tuesday with extortion and tried destruction of buildings. His arrest got here after explosives and notes threatening Verizon and AT&T have been discovered final week at cellphone shops in Sault Ste. Marie and Cheboygan. His legal professional and a federal prosecutor on Friday requested Allen bear a psychiatric analysis to evaluate his prison duty.
Assault victims protest exterior U-Michigan board assembly
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Protesters appeared exterior a gathering of the College of Michigan’s governing board, calling for extra accountability from the varsity for sexual assaults by a now-deceased physician. Some protesters have been victims of Dr. Robert Anderson, who labored on campus for many years. Former soccer participant Chuck Christian handed out T-shirts that learn, “Hail to the Victims.” It’s a reference to “Hail to the victors,” a lyric within the Michigan battle tune. Christian says Anderson was a “monster.” The college has acknowledged that assaults occurred. A report by a regulation agency employed by U-M discovered that officers didn’t cease Anderson, particularly within the Seventies. The college is in mediation with legal professionals who’re looking for a monetary settlement
‘BMF’ collection explores climb of ‘80s drug kingpin ‘Large Meech’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For years, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson stored listening to about two drug kingpin brothers who have been embraced by hip-hop tradition. Jackson turned so intrigued by their rags-to-illegal-riches climb that he developed a collection primarily based on their life. Now, he’s on the cusp on delivering his new tv crime collection “BMF,” which premieres Sunday on Starz. The present relies on a real story centered on the Nineteen Eighties backstory of Demetrius “Large Meech” Flenory and Terry “Southwest T” Flenory, who began the Black Mafia Household, a drug trafficking and cash laundering group in Detroit.