Incidents at University of Michigan

Total: 13


Incident 8725

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Specific Discipline: Computer science
Outcome Year: 2021
Outcome Category: Resigned
Specific Outcome: "The professor, Walter Lasecki, submitted his letter of resignation and will resign on August 30th. His resignation was announced in a Friday night email from Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) department chairs. The email also says Lasecki will have no in-person contact with University of Michigan students.

According to the Michigan Daily, the professor’s resignation comes after four complaints of sexual harassment against Laskecki which led to an investigation in 2019 by the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) and a separate investigation by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) which resulted in Laskecki being banned from ACM events for at least 5 years.

The Michigan Daily says they also obtained an email from University Title IX coordinator Elizabeth Seney with information regarding 22 previously undisclosed accounts of sexual harassment by Lasecki."
Last updated: Jun 1, 2021 12:48 pm

Incident 8604

Status: Resolved
Role: Administrator
Position: Director of Health Services
Discipline: Medicine and Health Sciences
Specific Discipline: Medicine
Outcome Year: 2020
Outcome Category: No Known Outcome for Respondent
Specific Outcome: "Anderson died 12 years ago [2008]" "The University of Michigan appears eager to write a different story. It doesn’t dispute that Anderson was an abuser. Indeed, the chair of the board of regents said that he too was harmed by the doctor, back when he wrestled for the university. The university has apologized."

"Our police investigation found indications that U of M staff members were aware of rumors and allegations of misconduct during Dr. Anderson's medical exams. To those who reported Dr. Anderson, and to anyone who's come forward to report sexual misconduct in any case, I express my sincere gratitude for your courage."
Last updated: Jul 15, 2021 6:17 am

Incident 8232

Status: Resolved
Person: David Daniels
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Arts and Humanities, Music
Specific Discipline: Music
Outcome Year: 2020
Outcome Category: No Longer Employed (includes Fired and Contract Non-renewal)
Specific Outcome: 3/27/20: "...David Daniels has been fired from his position as a tenured professor at the University of Michigan [UM] following allegations of sexual misconduct."
Last updated: Jul 14, 2020 6:18 pm

Incident 8548

Status: Resolved
Role: Administrator
Position: Provost
Discipline:
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Outcome Year: 2020
Outcome Category: Monetary Settlement / Award, No Longer Employed (includes Fired and Contract Non-renewal)
Specific Outcome: From March 11, 2020 article:

"The University of Michigan has removed Provost Martin Philbert, who was facing multiple sexual assault allegations, from his role as the university's highest-ranking academic administrator, the university announced Wednesday morning. Philbert also is a tenured professor and must go through a due process procedure."

"One of those involved a lawsuit that was settled that contained allegations of Philbert and a researcher in his lab having a physical relationship. "

"The outside investigation is still ongoing. Once it is complete, a determination will be made regarding whether Philbert will be subject to proceedings to remove him from his faculty role. Meanwhile, Philbert will remain on paid administrative leave from his duties as a tenured faculty member."

"He was fired from his position as provost in March. In June, he relinquished his faculty tenure rights and his last day at the university was June 30."
Last updated: Nov 23, 2020 1:31 pm

Incident 8134

Status: Ongoing
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Outcome Year: 2018
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Last updated: May 28, 2019 1:14 pm

Incident 8181

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Instructor
Discipline: Social and Behavioral Sciences, Political Science
Specific Discipline: Political Science
Outcome Year: 2018
Outcome Category: Suspended / Leave / Restrictions
Specific Outcome: Taught at summer research methods school at University of Michigan. From linked article: "“We do not anticipate having William Jacoby participate in any future ICPSR summer programs,” University of Michigan spokesperson Rick Fitzgerald told BuzzFeed News by email. “He is no longer a member of the advisory committee"
Last updated: Jun 4, 2019 6:35 pm

Incident 8183

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Professor, Chair of Strings
Discipline: Arts and Humanities, Music
Specific Discipline: Music
Outcome Year: 2018
Outcome Category: Resigned, Retired
Specific Outcome: stepped down from his chairmanship of school’s string department and resigned as director of the Strings Preparatory Academy, a pre-college program at the university; investigation ongoing; Retired 2/28/19
Last updated: Jun 4, 2019 6:35 pm

Incident 8713

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Lecturer
Discipline: Arts and Humanities
Specific Discipline: Music
Outcome Year: 2017
Outcome Category: Retired
Specific Outcome: "The University claimed to have taken action against Conforth by setting restrictions on him after the first report of sexual assault in 2008, and planned to conduct an investigation after the second two reports in 2016, if Conforth did not agree to retire in 2017."
Last updated: Apr 26, 2021 1:07 pm

Incident 8058

Status: Ongoing
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Discipline: Engineering
Specific Discipline:
Outcome Year: 2012
Outcome Category:
Specific Outcome: Lawsuit still ongoing
Last updated: May 28, 2019 1:14 pm

Incident 7767

Status: Resolved
Role: Faculty
Position: Assistant Professor
Discipline: Arts and Humanities, Music
Specific Discipline: Music
Outcome Year: 1997
Outcome Category: No Longer Employed (includes Fired and Contract Non-renewal), Jury / Judge Finding - Civil Case
Specific Outcome: Released from teaching, contract paid out. Lawsuit won/appealed/outcome unknown. Link opens PDF.
Last updated: Jun 2, 2019 2:06 pm

Incident 7766

Status: Resolved
Person: NAME UNKNOWN
Role: Faculty
Position:
Discipline: Medicine and Health Sciences, Psychology
Specific Discipline: Psychology
Outcome Year: 1983
Outcome Category: Resigned
Specific Outcome: "Formal investigation into charges of sexual harassment prompted the resignation of a University of Michigan professor last week."
Last updated: Dec 6, 2020 8:11 pm

Incident 8243

Status: Ongoing
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Last updated: Jun 4, 2019 6:35 pm

Incident 8554

Status: Ongoing
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Role: Faculty
Position: Assistant Professor
Discipline: Engineering
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Last updated: Feb 8, 2020 2:06 pm