Title IX

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Michigan State University has agreed to better protect patients from sexual assaults, including following a chaperone requirement for sensitive medical exams, to resolve a federal civil-rights investigation into Larry Nassar's abuse of young gymnasts and other athletes under the guise of medical treatment.

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What difference can a year make? With just more than a year of operation, the Prevention, Outreach and Education Department is focusing cultural change at Michigan State University around relationship violence and sexual misconduct prevention.
 


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Three former Michigan State University men’s basketball players have been cleared of wrongdoing in connection with allegations that they sexually assaulted a female student in 2015, according to the school.

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

Five members of the Michigan congressional delegation introduced bicameral, bipartisan legislation that would require university leaders to review sex abuse cases involving employees Tuesday.
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A bipartisan group of Michigan’s congressional delegation announced two bills Tuesday that would require reports of sexual assault involving a university employee be reviewed by the highest levels of college administrators.

Lawmakers said the legislation is a direct response to the Larry Nassar abuse scandal at Michigan State University.

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Michigan State University confirmed that retired Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Michael Talbot is no longer assisting the school with its transition to new federal Title IX standards. 

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A Michigan State University student is speaking publicly a year after filing a lawsuit against the school alleging that three former men’s basketball players raped her in 2015 and that she was discouraged by counseling center staff from reporting what happened.

Michigan State Men’s Lacrosse Club Looks To Defend National Title

Mar 25, 2019
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Brandon Mostyn

The Spartans have not fielded varsity lacrosse in 22 years, but club program maintains the tradition. 

Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin faced consituents for the first time Wednesday after announcing she now backs an impeachment inquiry.
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In a continuation of her vocal opposition to proposed changes to Title IX rules, U.S. Representative Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) announced Amanda Thomashow as her guest for Tuesday night’s State of the Union address.

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In the wake of the fallout from the Larry Nassar scandal, Michigan State University has been vocal about its commitment to make MSU a safer campus.

Setting the Standard: The 1976 Williamston Girls Track Team’s Legacy Still Remains Strong

Oct 3, 2018
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The team, in the wake of Title IX, won the first girls state title in school history. They also set records and left a standard that stands unchallenged.

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Possible changes to how American colleges handle allegations of sexual misconduct are being considered by the Trump administration, and advocates worry about the potential impact on assault victims. It’s being reported that the Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is concerned that accused parties are treated unfairly under current rules.

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The former leader of the Michigan State University Alumni Association, Scott Westerman, violated MSU’s misconduct policy prior to his departure earlier this year. That, according to a report from WLNS-TV.

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Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University is under federal investigation for allegations its athletic program discriminated against female athletes by not offering equal opportunities.

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Michigan State University has hired an attorney who defended the school against sexual assault lawsuits to head the office handling sexual assault complaints, sparking pushback from victim advocates.

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