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MSU Reports On Employee Actions During Nassar, Strampel Cases

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MSU has submitted employee action reports to the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights which pertain to their knowledge of sex discrimination by Larry Nassar and William Strampel.

Michigan State University has submitted federally required reports on the actions of employees connected to the Larry Nassar and William Strampelcases.  


MSU identified more than 40 people whom it says were notified of either of the two men’s acts of sex discrimination. 

Nassar is the former sports doctor now imprisoned for molesting hundreds of girls and young women. 

Strampel is the former dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine who was found guilty of misconduct and willful neglect of duty. 

The reports filed with the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights found most employees acted according to university policy. 

MSU spokesperson Emily Guerrant says the reports contained no new information that had not previously surfaced during police investigations.

“But, there are still things that we’ve uncovered that I know our Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct workgroup are evaluating, because we have more changes that we need to make at the university,” Guerrant says.

MSU says it’s taken “responsive steps” towards others who failed to report their knowledge of the cases. 




Kevin Lavery is a general assignment reporter and occasional local host for Morning Edition and All Things considered.
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