Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EST
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Investigations conducted by Michigan State University and the University of Michigan found that a political science professor sexually harassed graduate students. The Lansing State Journal reports that Michigan State hired a consulting firm last year to investigate allegations against William Jacoby. One former student alleges Jacoby asked for sexual favors in return for academic guidance on her research. Jacoby has denied the allegations.
DETROIT (AP) — The Hyundai Genesis G70, Hyundai Kona and the Ram pickup have received North American car, sport utility and truck of the year awards. The awards were announced Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Last year’s winners were the Honda Accord, Lincoln Navigator and the Volvo XC60.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Figures show enrollment at Michigan’s public universities has declined for the seventh consecutive year. MLive.com reports the collective headcount at the 15 institutions totaled 286,854 in the fall off 2018, down 3,884 or nearly 1.4 percent from the fall of 2017. Enrollment peaked in the fall 2011 at 301,919. It’s declined largely because of a shrinking number of college-age students in Michigan and nationwide.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan-based bar and restaurant chain says it’s changing the name of its “Crack Fries” to “Cosmik Fries” to distance itself from a word associated with the drug epidemic. HopCat’s founder Mark Sellers tells MLive.com for a story Monday that the new name for its seasoned fries is a nod to the song “Cosmik Debris” by Frank Zappa. HopCat announced last month that the “Crack Fries” name was being scrapped but the recipe and ingredients would stay the same.