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Posted : Jan 16 09:47 AM
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN PRESIDENT FIRED
The University of Michigan Board of Regents has unanimously fired school President Mark Schlissel for cause following an investigation into a relationship with a subordinate, the board announced Saturday evening.

In a letter to Schlissel posted on the school website, the board spelled out its concerns and said his conduct was "particularly egregious considering your knowledge of and involvement in addressing incidents of harassment by University of Michigan personnel, and your declared commitment to work to 'free' the University community of sexual harassment or other improper conduct."

For example, the letter said, citing a recent scandal involving the university's highest academic officer: "With regard to the actions of Martin Philbert, on August 3, 2020, you sent an email to the entire University of Michigan community, writing that: 'The highest priority for our regents and leadership team is to make our community safe for all.'


"You also declared to the community that your leadership would 'determine what we need to do to address the fear of retaliation in our community and build a culture that does not accept misconduct or harassment at any level.' Accordingly, there can be no question that you were acutely aware that any inappropriate conduct or communication between you and a subordinate would cause substantial harm to the dignity and reputation of the University of Michigan."
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