In Case You Missed It: Top Stories From the Week (Jan. 17-21)

U-M fires president Mark Schlissel and reaches settlement with Dr. Robert Anderson survivors, Carhartt faces backlash and praise for mandating COVID vaccines, and realtors share what Detroit neighborhoods are popular for 2022
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University of Michigan interim president addresses community after Mark Schlissel’s firing.

Interim president Mary Sue Coleman released a statement earlier this week. Schlissel was fired on Jan. 15 for having an inappropriate relationship with a university employee.

A Detroit rapper is rehabbing homes in his old neighborhood.

Alonzo Stallworth, aka Rapper King Yadee and founder of Th3 Block Development, has bought eight properties on the street where he grew up on Detroit’s west side.

Meat Loaf once said his entire career started in Michigan.

The singer and actor passed away Thursday at the age of 74. During an interview with MLive last October, he said Michigan played a big role in shaping his fame.

These are Detroit’s hottest residential neighborhoods in 2022, according to realtors.

Islandview, Grandmont Rosedale, and Pingree Park are among the neighborhoods realtors are saying to watch for due to their rich history, architecture, price points, and more.

The team behind Ima opens a new restaurant in Detroit.

SuperCrisp opened last week. The eatery, located right next door to Ima’s Midtown location, offers Ima’s popular karaage fried chicken sandwich along with other items.

A Detroit artist’s viral “Critical Race Theory” painting became famous overnight.

Jonathan Harris’ work became a global sensation at the end of 2021. Since then, galleries, movie stars, and politicians have contacted the artist about his painting.

U-M reaches $490 million settlement with survivors of Dr. Robert Anderson.

One thousand and fifty former athletes and other University of Michigan students sued the university saying they had been sexually assaulted by the late football team doctor.

Carhartt faces both backlash and praise after CEO says he’s still mandating vaccinations.

Some customers are boycotting the Dearborn company and others are supporting it after the internal memo about Carhartt’s employee vaccination policy leaked.

The final Oxford shooting survivor has returned home from the hospital.

Kylie Ossege, 17, was the longest hospitalized victim from the Nov. 30 shooting. Her family says she has begun outpatient physical and occupational therapy.

Cranbrook Academy of Art appoints a new director.

Paul Sacaridiz, who was previously executive director of Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, is the academy’s next Maxine and Stuart Frankel director.


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