John Engler

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Michigan State University's embattled interim president survived an attempted ouster from the school's governing board Friday as trustees met to approve using a bond to finance a $500 million settlement with hundreds of women and girls who said they were sexually assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar.

Interim Michigan State University President John Engler talks about what he feels he has accomplished in his time leading MSU, what he wants alumni to know that they may not be hearing, what he hears most from faculty, students and alumni, MSU's new two-year budget, the search for a permanent president, what alumni who want to help can do, and more.

Current Sports | June 22, 2018

Jun 22, 2018
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2018 NBA Draft; Miles Bridges; Jaren Jackson, Jr.; Detroit Pistons; Scott Pohl; MSU Trustees Meeting; 2018 NHL Draft; Detroit Red Wings

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There could be fireworks at a meeting Friday of Michigan State University’s governing body.

Capitol Correspondant Cheyna Roth reports this meeting comes amid controversies and calls for the ouster of interim president John Engler.  


Statement From MSU Interim President Engler

Jun 21, 2018
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Michigan State University interim president John Engler released a statement today apologizing for criticizing victims of Larry Nassar.

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Michigan State University's interim president is apologizing for emails in which he said a victim of former campus sports doctor Larry Nassar probably received a "kickback" from her plaintiff's lawyer.

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Two people familiar with the situation say Michigan State University's new general counsel, appointed to help deal with fallout from the Larry Nassar scandal, would make nearly $1.3 million over three years even if he were fired for cause.

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A letter signed by 120 sexual abuse victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar on Tuesday urged Michigan State University's governing board to oust interim president John Engler, saying he has reinforced a "culture of abuse" at the school.

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Michigan State University Interim President John Engler is under fire for emails he exchanged with an aide about victims of Larry Nassar. Nassar is the former MSU sports doctor who sexually assaulted his patients for years.  
Capital Correspondant Cheyna Roth reports members of the university’s governing board want Engler to resign.  


Current Sports | June 15, 2018

Jun 15, 2018
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Michigan State University; John Engler; Jack Stripling; Deshaun Tate; Jaren Jackson, Jr.; 2018 NBA Draft; Reflection Friday

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UPDATE: MSU Trustee Dianne Byrum has added her voice to calls for Interim MSU President John Engler to resign. Michigan State University Trustee Brian Mosallam has become the first of eight trustees to call on Interim MSU President John Engler to resign. Fellow Trustee Dianne Byrum has become the second.


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Still reeling from the fallout of the Larry Nassar Sexual Abuse Scandal, Michigan State University is in hot water again this week after The Chronicle of Higher Education revealed previously unpublished emails in which Interim President John Engler criticizes lawyers of the assault survivors. The email exchange between Engler and a university official also implied a belief that survivor Rachael Denhollander would receive a kickback from her lawyer. WKAR's Karel Vega spoke with Chronicle of Higher Education reporter Jack Stripling, who wrote the article revealing the contents of the emails. 


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Emails show the interim president of Michigan State University criticized lawyers who represent Larry Nassar's assault victims and said a former gymnast was probably was getting a "kickback" from her attorney.

Current Sports | June 6, 2018

Jun 6, 2018
Josh King, Demetric Vance, and Donnie Corley
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Lou Anna K. Simon Testimony; Larry Nassar; John Engler; Demetric Vance; Donnie Corley; Josh King

Teresa A. Sullivan
University of Virginia

The Michigan State University Board of Trustees has hired a university president as an adviser to assist in its own search for a new, permanent president. 

 

 

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