University of Michigan regent, GOP chair temporarily suspends social media, email accounts after threats
ANN ARBOR, MI – University of Michigan Regent and Michigan Republican Party chairman Ron Weiser said he has temporarily suspended his social media and email accounts after multiple recent threats of violence. Since those comments, many people have called for Weiser to resign, including 21 deans at the university, some UM regents and leaders of the Congregations of Catholic Sisters in Michigan. After the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol, UM community members started a petition asking Weiser to resign. The petition, which has more than 6,000 signatures, was updated after his March 26 comments to reaffirm the demand that Weiser resign. READ MORE:Another group asks University of Michigan, GOP chair to resign after ‘witches,’ assassination commentsSome University of Michigan regents call on Weiser to resign following ‘three witches,’ assassination commentsSeveral University of Michigan deans condemn comments made by GOP chairmanmlive.com
University of Michigan regent, wife donate $30M for new diabetes institute
ANN ARBOR University of Michigan Regent Ron Weiser and his wife, Eileen, have donated $30 million to the university to bolster diabetes research and develop life-changing therapies. The research will be in collaboration with Michigan Medicine and other schools and units within the university. The gift will see the establishment of the Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute, named for the Weisters daughter whose husband and two sons have Type 1 diabetes. Elizabeth has been a relentless educator and advocate for people with diabetes and for diabetes research, Regent Weiser said in a news release. This gift is transformational, Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D., executive vice president for medical affairs, dean of the University of Michigan Medical School and CEO of Michigan Medicine said in a news release.