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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A Lansing area police department that says it mishandled a complaint against Larry Nassar has reviewed 17 years of sexual assault complaints. Nassar is the former sports doctor who will spend decades in prison for sexually assaulting his patients.


Michigan State University’s Office of Institutional Equity has cleared Journalism professor Sue Carter of a complaint of sexual harassment. 

On the April 28-29, 2018 edition of Current State: new information in the case against an MSU Dean; a one-on-one with Flint Mayor Karen Weaver; gluten-free diets; a free recordings of nationally televised concerts in East Lansing and more. 


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In a statement issued late Friday, Michigan State University interim President John Engler announced mediation for lawsuits stemming from the Larry Nassar scandal will continue May 14 and 15.

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A woman who says Michigan State University ignored her sexual assault complaints is considering a run for the school’s board of trustees.


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Students at Michigan State University are once again ramping up calls for its Board of Trustees to step down. The student newspaper is taking the leaders to task for how they’re handling the aftermath of the Larry Nassar abuse scandal.  


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Michigan State University has named two new faculty athletic representatives.  


Bonnie Knutson and Michael Kaplowitz
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Michigan State University has named two faculty athletic representatives, replacing one who resigned over the school's handling of a sexual abuse scandal involving disgraced ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar.

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MSU Today

A Michigan State University official is apologizing after emails show her criticizing a Larry Nassar victim who had accused the school's president of trying to pressure the woman to settle a lawsuit.

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This story has been updated to include Scott Westerman's comments.

Michigan State University's associate vice president for alumni relations and executive director of the MSU Alumni Association, Scott Westerman, has resigned amid an investigation by the school's Title IX office.


On the April 14-15 edition: WKAR's new education initiatives; the real cost of food waste; new Shingles vaccine; perspective of a submarine pilot; the new Wharton Center season & a new film showing how MSU helped racially integrate college football.


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The MSU Board of Trustees meeting today saw an hour of public comment, with protesters loudly and repeatedly criticizing the board and interim President John Engler.


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The Michigan State University Board of Trustees will meet again today. The top item on the Trustees agenda is setting housing and dining plan pricing for the 2018-19 academic year.


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State lawmakers want to hit universities in their pocketbooks if they don’t follow certain sexual assault policies. 


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The MasterCard Foundation says it will stop supporting programs with Michigan State University as the school deals with fallout from a former sports doctor convicted of molesting athletes.

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