The news of what looks to be a "cover-up" in the eyes of most observers was immediately taken seriously by some of the young people at UM. Here's an excerpt of a letter to the student newspaper that appeared the very next day after the story appeared in print:
"I have never been more ashamed of the University I have so long proudly called my own.
"Why did it take four years to investigate the accusation? Why was he allowed to continue playing and representing the University while such serious charges were leveled against him? It is simply unacceptable that the investigation took as long as it did, considering the absolute seriousness of the charges against Gibbons. We absolutely cannot let this story die quietly.
"I, for one, do not accept the University’s slow response and find the way the situation was handled appalling. All signs point to the University looking to cover up potentially bad publicity.
"Is this the Michigan Difference?"
The student-led protest march is scheduled to begin at 2:00 this afternoon on the Ann Arbor campus. This web site will follow the story and report updates as they become available.
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