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Ex-U. of Mich. Student President Plans Scholarship

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The openly gay former student assembly president at the University of Michigan says he and his family are starting a scholarship fund for students who have been victimized by bullying.

Chris Armstrong made the announcement last week in a video on YouTube.

Andrew Shirvell, former Michigan assistant attorney general, had a blog that criticized Armstrong. Shirvell was fired last year being accused of harassing Armstrong and is being sued in federal court in Detroit. In response, he’s sued Armstrong’s lawyer.

Shirvell is a 2002 University of Michigan graduate. He said in a statement on Thursday that the video that describes his actions as “bullying” is defamatory.

The video was posted as part events marking the 40th anniversary of the Spectrum Center, the Ann Arbor school’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender support center.

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