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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Larry Nassar’s attempt to have a new judge consider his appeal in Ingham County has been denied. Nassar is the former Michigan State University sports doctor who sexually assaulted his patients for years.    

A Michigan chief judge says a colleague who sentenced former sports doctor Larry Nassar to prison for molesting women and girls will remain on the case.

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Every now and then, when the Michigan State football team won't be together for a little while, it's a good time for another reminder.

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WKAR File Photo

Attorneys for imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar have appealed his other sentence for sexually assaulting women and girls who sought treatment for injuries.

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A Michigan State University Trustee tasked with leading the search for MSU’s next president says the Board is committed to transparency and inclusion throughout the process. A campus advocacy group promises to hold the trustees to their word.


Carol Viventi
MSU Today

Carol Viventi, MSU Vice President and Special Counsel to Interim President John Engler, has gone on a medical leave and is not expected to return to work until at least Labor Day.

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WKAR photo

Michigan State University is suing its insurance carriers over coverage of sexual assault claims by victims of jailed sports medicine doctor Larry Nassar.

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US Senators grilled former Michigan governor John Engler about his leadership at Michigan State University. Engler is currently interim president of MSU.

John Engler
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This afternoon, Michigan State University interim president John Engler told a US Senate Commerce subcommittee that the school has made many changes to protect athletes from abuse.


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Conditions in a proposed settlement in a lawsuit between Michigan State University and survivors of Larry Nassar have left some lawmakers frustrated.   


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More than 140 survivors of sexual abuse by a former team doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University joined hands on stage to be honored with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPYs.

Bill Beekman
Al Martin / WKAR-MSU

Michigan State University announced on Monday that interim Athletic Director Bill Beekman is now in the role permanently.

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Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

A judge will likely review thousands of documents in the investigation into Michigan State University. A special prosecutor appointed by the state Attorney General is looking into the school’s handling of former MSU sports doctor, Larry Nassar. Nassar sexually assaulted his patients for years.    


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