University of Michigan president is getting a 3% raise despite delayed performance review
ANN ARBOR, MI - University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel was given a 3% pay raise at Thursday’s Board of Regents meeting. Schlissel’s performance evaluation was delayed, and no explanation for the raise was given at the meeting other than Schlissel’s “leadership.”Acker later released a statement explaining the raise. There was no additional comment from the regents about the pay raise, and Schlissel offered his thanks. The performance review was delayed due to the head of the personnel committee being out of town, Acker wrote on Twitter after the meeting. This is the second time Schlissel’s performance review has been delayed, including last year’s delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.mlive.com
Anti-Semitic graffiti found painted on rock near University of Michigan
ANN ARBOR, MI – Anti-Semitic graffiti was found painted on the rock near the University of Michigan Saturday morning, according to police. Ann Arbor Police confirmed that there were anti-Semitic messages written over a Pride Month painting on the rock, located at the corner of Washtenaw Avenue and Hill Street. “I’m disgusted by the hateful and antisemitic graffiti found on the Rock @umich this morning. We offer our thanks to those members of the community who stepped up to add more speech by repainting the rock,” Fitzgerald said. READ MORE:University of Michigan to retain name on Weiser Hall, president saysInstitute of Firearm Injury Prevention coming to University of MichiganAll Michigan public universities participating in White House’s COVID-19 College Vaccine Challengemlive.com
Hit-and-run driver pretends to be witness, gives statement to police after plowing into pedestrian in Oak Park
OAK PARK, Mich. A hit-and-run driver who injured a 67-year-old woman in Oak Park pretended to be a witness and even gave a statement to police. Police believe the driver who hit her stopped and tried to pretend she was a witness to the crash, not the person who caused it. Ive never seen somebody stop, get out of their car, go check on the person and pretend to be a witness, give a witness statement and then disappear, said Jordan Acker, an attorney. Police are still looking for the driver who hit Applebaum. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Oak Park police at 248-691-7520.