University of Michigan allows assistant state attorney general back on campus
Detroit Free Press
November 4, 2010
Andrew Shirvell has been allowed back on the University of Michigan campus, but he faces restrictions.
Shirvell, the assistant Michigan attorney general under fire because of his verbal and written attacks on a U-M student leader, was banned from campus Sept. 14. He appealed the ban, which would have resulted in an arrest for trespassing. The ban was modified after he, his attorneys and Joe Piersante, deputy chief of the university's Department of Public Safety, met Friday.
Diane Brown, spokeswoman for the department, said Wednesday that Shirvell can't have any "physical or verbal contact with Chris Armstrong," the first openly gay president of the Michigan Student Assembly. Shirvell also "is not to be in the same place on campus where he can reasonably anticipate Mr. Armstrong will be present."
The only exception is for athletic events. They can both be at the same football game, for instance, but Shirvell can't communicate with Armstrong.