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 lawmakers voted Thursday to threaten a 10 percent state funding cut for any university that fails to comply with proposed new requirements prompted by the Larry Nassar sexual assault case at Michigan State.

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Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Michigan State University says the woman accusing three former basketball players of a 2015 sexual assault was treated appropriately by the school's Counseling Center, and the school says it has found no evidence that she was discouraged from making a Title IX complaint or a complaint to police.

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Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Michigan universities might have to report all campus sexual assaults to their governing boards.


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Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

A federal lawsuit was filed Monday against Michigan State University and three former men's basketball players by a female student who accuses the athletes of sexually assaulting her at an off-campus apartment.

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Katie Cook / WKAR

Michigan lawmakers said Thursday that they will introduce more proposals stemming from the fallout of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal that they say has highlighted failures by his former employer, Michigan State University.

Dr. Suresh Mukherji, chief medical officer of the MSU HealthTeam
MSU Dept. of Radiology website

Michigan State University cleared the chairman of its radiology department of wrongdoing after he was suspended during the fallout over imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar, who has admitted to molesting athletes.

Brianne Randall-Gay
WLNS-TV Lansing (WKAR media partner)

Later this month, one of the survivors of sexual abuse by disgraced doctor Larry Nassar will return to mid-Michigan. She will help the same community where here complaints about Nassar were initially not believed. WKAR’s Reginald Hardwick talked with her about the past and the future.


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Michigan Attorney General

Current State - the latest on the arrest of an MSU dean; a talk with one of Larry Nassar's survivors and her plans to help Meridian Township; Bridge Magazine's profile of the 39 gun bills in the state legislature; Plus YMusic.


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Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

Michigan State University spent roughly $500,000 for a public relations firm in January to track media coverage and social media activity related to the case of disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar, a newspaper reported Wednesday.

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Michigan Attorney General

The Latest on the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case as of 7:10 p.m. Tuesday...

Cheyna Roth / MPRN

A Michigan State University dean who supervised convicted serial molester Larry Nassar is denying criminal charges against him. Capitol correspondent Cheyna Roth reports.


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Michigan Attorney General

A Michigan State University official who oversaw a clinic that employed Larry Nassar was charged Tuesday with sexually propositioning female medical students and compiling nude student "selfies" on his work computer, in the first charges to spring from an investigation into how complaints against the disgraced former sports doctor were handled.

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Michigan Attorney General

A Michigan State University official who oversaw Larry Nassar was arrested Monday amid an investigation into the handling of complaints against the former sports doctor, who is in prison for sexually assaulting patients under the guise of treatment.


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Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

The Reclaim MSU organization is holding a rally targeting the process for selecting the next MSU president starting at 5 p.m. today.


Brianne Randall-Gay
WLNS-TV Lansing (WKAR media partner)

A woman whose complaint about sports doctor Larry Nassar was dismissed by police in Michigan's Meridian Township has been hired by the same community to train people about sexual misconduct.


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