A grad strike, a court fight, a no-confidence vote: U. of Michigan struggles over its campus reopening

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “During a meeting attended by more than 2,000 faculty members … 957 faculty members voted in favor of a motion of no confidence in President Mark S. Schlissel for his handling of the university’s reopening, narrowly edging out the 953 who voted against it. But it was unclear on Wednesday night whether the motion had passed, because 184 faculty members abstained. If an abstention counts as a negative vote — and that’s how a senate secretary said it works, to the uproar of many faculty members — the motion failed because it didn’t get majority support. … The no-confidence votes follow weeks of upheaval that included a graduate-assistant strike …”

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