Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, November 4, 2010

University will keep modified trespass warning in place against Andrew Shirvell

The university will keep in place a trespass warning issued Sept. 14 against Andrew Shirvell, but will narrow the scope of the order based on a review by the Department of Public Safety.

DPS Deputy Chief Joe Piersante modified the trespass warning, effective Wednesday, to allow Shirvell access to the U-M campus as long as he has no physical or verbal contact with student Chris Armstrong. Also, Shirvell must continue to stay away from campus locations where he could reasonably anticipate Armstrong, who is president of the Michigan Student Assembly, to be present.

Shirvell was issued a trespass warning based on a complaint that he was harassing and stalking Armstrong. The warning meant that Shirvell could have faced arrest if he came onto the Ann Arbor campus. Shirvell appealed that warning and Piersante heard the appeal Friday.

Shirvell is a U-M graduate who works as an assistant state attorney general.