Lou Anna Simon

MSU sign
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

On Thursday, Michigan State University was fined $4.5 million by the US Department of Education for failing to protect students from sexual harassment and abuse. It’s the largest fine ever issued by the Department for not complying with a federal law that requires clear and prompt reporting of crimes that endanger students. WKAR’s Abigail Censky and Mary Ellen Pitney talked about the report's findings on Friday's Morning Edition


Larry Nassar photo
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

The Education Department fining Michigan State University $4.5 million for failing to respond to sexual assault complaints against former sports doctor Larry Nassar is the latest fallout from the scandal that has rocked the school for more than three years.

June Youatt
https://provost.msu.edu/

Michigan State University says its chief academic officer has resigned after the school was fined $4.5 million in a federal investigation into how it handled sexual harassment and assault complaints.


Lou Anna K. Simon
Michigan State University

Michigan State University has announced that former president Lou Anna Simon will retire effective August 31, ending a 45-year career. She will receive $2.45 million in three payments.


Lou Anna Simon, Eaton County Court, 2019
Cheyna Roth / MPRN

A decision on whether former Michigan State University president Lou Anna Simon will stand trial is on hold for at least two months. 


Lou Anna Simon
Cheyna Roth / MPRN

It will be at least two months before we know whether former Michigan State University president Lou Anna Simon will go to trial in connection with the Larry Nassar case. After closing statements, Eaton County Judge Julie Reincke allowed up to nine weeks for review of transcripts and briefs before her decision. 

Lou Anna Simon
Cheyna Roth / MPRN

An Eaton County judge may decide Tuesday whether former Michigan State University president Lou Anna Simon will face a trial.  Simon is accused of lying about when she knew of Larry Nassar’s sexual misconduct. 

 


client and lawyer
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

Former Michigan State University president Lou Anna Simon was back in court in Eaton County Tuesday for the continuation of her preliminary exam. 

 


Lou Anna Simon
Cheyna Roth / MPRN

Former Michigan State University president Lou Anna K. Simon will be back in court on Tuesday.

Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., M.D.
Michigan State University

Michigan State University's Board of Trustees unanimously voted to name Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., M.D. the 21st president of MSU during a special meeting on Tuesday morning. His term begins August 1, 2019.


MSU Sign
Amanda Barberena

Trustees at Michigan State University are holding a special meeting next week amid a search for a new president.


MSU sign
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Michigan State University wants to know how alumni think it's doing after a scandal involving imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar.

Five members of the Michigan congressional delegation introduced bicameral, bipartisan legislation that would require university leaders to review sex abuse cases involving employees Tuesday.
Liam James Doyle / NPR

Later today, U.S. Senators and congress members from both parties in Michigan plan to call for new accountability of university leaders when it comes to sexual abuse committed by employees.  


Lou Anna Simon, Eaton County Court, 2019
Cheyna Roth / MPRN

The court hearing to determine whether a former Michigan State University president should stand trial for lying to police will continue on April 16.

legal team
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Former Michigan State University president Lou Anna Simon was back in an Eaton County courtroom Monday.  Simon is accused of lying to Michigan State Police investigators about when she knew about former MSU sports doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual assaults against hundreds of girls and young women. 

WKAR’s Karel Vega and Kevin Lavery talked about Simon’s day in court.

 


Pages