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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Former Michigan Gov. John Engler will donate his salary while serving as Michigan State University's interim president amid fallout over a now-imprisoned sports doctor who sexually assaulted female athletes.

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State Attorney General Bill Schuette says the special prosecutor looking into MSU’s handling of abuse allegations is independent of his office. But, as Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta explains, that’s not what the contract says.


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In the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal, many Michigan lawmakers are proposing changes to strengthen reporting of sexual abuse or assaults.. so the victims will be believed.. the first time they speak out. State representative Erika Geiss of Taylor wants to place an independent person on campuses to hear from students who do not believe their university is taking their sexual misconduct claims seriously. 


On this edition of Current State: an update on restructuring at Michigan State University following the Larry Nassar Scandal; two Michiganders share their views of attending a Historically Black College or University; see how the Lansing Lugnuts are preparing for Spring Training; we'll remember late MSU President Cecil Mackey, Jr; a Spartan athlete gives a record gift to MSU; and find out where you can celebrate Chinese New Year this weekend! 


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Michigan State University has begun the process to fire the supervisor of former sports doctor Larry Nassar.


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Michigan State University Trustees and Interim President John Engler tried to reassure the campus community today that they are working to improve how sexual assaults are handled. A protest group made up of students, faculty and staff wasn’t satisfied.


Off the Record | February 16, 2018

Feb 16, 2018

Topic: Nassar moved to Arizona prison as fallout continues at MSU.  Guest: William Noakes, (D) Candidate for Attorney General.

Watch it at video.wkar.org

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On the Michigan State University website, Trustee Dan Kelly says he’s an attorney representing school districts. Now WXYZ-TV in Detroit reports in at least seven cases, Kelly represented districts accused of failing to protect students from sex abuse.

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Interim MSU President John Engler will lead his first regular meeting of the Board of Trustees on Friday.


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On Thursday, the Elections and Ethics committee in the Michigan House of Representatives will hear a bill that would allow the Governor to appoint the Boards of Trustees for Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University instead of being elected by the voters. 


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Interim Michigan State University President John Engler has announced a restructuring of health services on campus in the wake of the crimes committed by former MSU doctor Larry Nassar.


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Faculty members at Michigan State University are claiming a moral victory.  By an overwhelming majority, the MSU Faculty Senate approved a Vote of No Confidence in the Board of Trustees. 

The statement carries no legal weight.  It’s not a mandate for the board to act, nor does it prompt the resignation or removal of any of the trustees.  However, MSU professors see their vote as a  symbolic show of force.

 


 

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The Michigan State University Faculty Senate passed a vote of no confidence in the schools’ Board of Trustees.


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Michigan State University announced it has hired an outside firm to look into sexual assault and harassment cases.


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Former Michigan State defensive tackle Craig Evans spoke passionately on Current Sports with Al Martin, coming to the aid of head coach Mark Dantonio in light of the ESPN "E:60" report. The report details alleged mishandling of sexual assault claims within Dantonio's program.

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