Chronicle of Higher Education

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Having a closed presidential search like the one Michigan State University is using is part of a growing trend, according to a journalist who reports on college presidents.

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Do not expect town halls or open interviews with the candidates for Michigan State University's next president. A memo issued Wednesday said the process will be kept private. At least one campus group urging transparency after the Larry Nassar scandal criticized that decision.

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A writer with The Chronicle of Higher Education puts national perspective on the charging of former Michigan State University president Lou Anna Simon in connection with the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case. 

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A reporter with the Chronicle of Higher Education said people around the country are closely watching the testimony of Larry Nassar's victims and calls for Michigan State University president Lou Anna K. Simon to step down.