December 3, 2020
Firm to help U-M implement recommendations on sexual misconduct
U-M is hiring the consulting firm Guidepost Solutions to help promote a campus environment and culture where sexual and gender-based misconduct and retaliation are not tolerated and trust is rebuilt.
November 18, 2020
University reaches settlement regarding abuse by former provost
U-M has reached a settlement agreement to resolve complaints from eight women who reported they were subjected to emotional and sexual abuse by former provost Martin Philbert.
October 22, 2020
U-M close to hiring consultant for sexual misconduct work
The university is closer to hiring a consultant to assist with implementing recommendations from the WilmerHale law firm regarding allegations of sexual misconduct by former provost Martin Philbert.
September 17, 2020
University begins implementing WilmerHale recommendations
U-M has begun to implement recommendations from the July 31 report that detailed decades of sexual harassment by the university’s former provost, President Mark Schlissel says.
August 3, 2020
Schlissel apologizes to all affected by Philbert misconduct, for U-M failings
President Mark Schlissel on Aug. 3 apologized “to everyone affected by Martin Philbert’s misconduct and for our institution’s failings” days after a report detailed nearly two decades of sexual misconduct.
June 17, 2020
Philbert relinquishes faculty post effective June 30
Martin A. Philbert, the former U-M provost who was fired from his executive position in March and was banned from campus, will relinquish his tenured faculty position from the university, effective June 30.
March 24, 2020
U-M hires WilmerHale to handle Robert E. Anderson investigation
The WilmerHale law firm will take over the independent investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct regarding the late Robert E. Anderson, who worked as a physician for U-M from the 1960s to 2003.
March 11, 2020
Philbert removed as provost; Collins to be recommended as interim
Martin A. Philbert has been removed as executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at U-M. President Mark Schlissel said he will recommend the Board of Regents appoint Acting Provost Susan M. Collins as interim provost.
March 5, 2020
University to provide confidential counseling
U-M will offer free, confidential counseling to individuals affected by sexual misconduct by the late U-M physician Robert E. Anderson, and to individuals affected by the alleged misconduct of Provost Martin Philbert.
January 22, 2020
U-M provost placed on leave during investigation
Provost Martin A. Philbert has been placed on administrative leave as an outside law firm hired by the university conducts an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct.