MSU Special Coverage

This section is dedicated to comprehensive coverage of the case against Larry Nassar and the resignation of Michigan State University president Lou Anna K. Simon.

On January 24, 2018, Simon announced she would step down in the wake of a scandal involving Nassar, who worked at MSU as a medical doctor. Earlier in the day, Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for molesting young girls and women under the guise of medical treatment. Many of the victims accused the university of mishandling past complaints about Nassar.

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Michigan State University has issued an annual report on campus safety, and it reflects the large number of reported sex crimes at MSU in the wake of the Larry Nassar abuse scandal.

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An ex-Michigan State University coach’s criminal case continues.

Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports a judge determined Thursday there is enough evidence against Kathie Klages to go to trial for a misdemeanor and felony charge.

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Records show that Michigan State University has seen an increase in reports of sexual misconduct and officials are taking longer to investigate those reports.

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Capital Correspondent Cheyna Roth and Morning Edition Host Emily Fox discuss the week’s political news.

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The search for a new Michigan State University President is moving forward with the recent appointment of a search committee and the start of community listening sessions. The Board of Trustees also hired Spartan and recently retired University of Virginia President Dr. Teresa Sullivan to serve as an advisor in the search process.

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Many people envision a child sex offender to be a scary man snatching someone off the sidewalk. But a panel of experts on the issue said about 90 percent of child victimization is committed by people they know and trust.

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George Perles, seen in a photo from 1985

Thursday is the day we give into the big political news of the week, and this week revealed yet another development in the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. A lawsuit was filed on Monday by former field MSU hockey player, Erika Davis. WKAR’s Emily Fox and Scott Pohl discuss the suit.

George Perles
George Perles, seen in a photo from 1985

A lawsuit coming to light today alleges that Larry Nassar raped a Michigan State University field hockey player in 1992, and that when she reported the assault, then-MSU Athletics Director George Perles was involved in covering it up.

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Monday, September 10, is the deadline for survivors of Larry Nassar's sexual assault survivors to file a lawsuit against Michigan State University.

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UPDATED 7:15 P.M.: Attorneys for convicted serial sexual predator Larry Nassar were back in court Thursday. Nassar is the former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics sports doctor who sexually assaulted his patients under the guise of treatment for decades.

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There were no disruptions by ReclaimMSU members at today’s MSU Board of Trustees meeting, but there was displeasure voiced over the makeup of the school’s presidential search committee.

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Michigan State University say the National Collegiate Athletic Association has ended its inquiry into the school’s handling of sexual misconduct complaints. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports the school announced the end of the inquiry Thursday.

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Cheyna Roth / MPRN

Former Michigan State gymnastics coach Kathie Klages turned herself into Lansing police on Thursday. It came weeks after she was charged with lying to police amid an investigation into the school’s handling of sexual abuse complaints against former sports doctor Larry Nassar.

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Former Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar has been moved to a federal prison in Florida, his third placement since beginning his federal sentence on child pornography charges.

Convicted former Michigan State University sports doctor, Larry Nassar, will not get a new sentence – for now.