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Michigan's 15 public universities on Monday asked the Legislature to delay voting on bills inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case, expressing concern about measures that would retroactively extend the time victims would have to file lawsuits and remove an immunity defense for governmental agencies.

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Michigan State University's Board of Trustees has hired a law firm to represent its interests amid fallout over a now-imprisoned sports doctor who sexually assaulted athletes.

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A University of Michigan freshman gymnast is believed to be the first man to file a lawsuit alleging he was sexually abused by disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar.

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A bill that would infuse $175 million more into Michigan roads and bridge this year has taken another step forward in the Legislature.

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After sentencing Larry Nassar to decades in prison for sexually abusing girls and women, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina did not give her first television interview to a network. Instead, she took questions from journalism students at Michigan State University. 


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The Catholic Church's lobbying arm in Michigan says it has concerns with a bill that would retroactively lengthen the time limit for victims of childhood sexual abuse to file lawsuits.

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Survivors of former MSU sports doctor Larry Nassar joined with lawmakers to rollout new legislation Monday. Nassar was recently convicted of multiple cases of sexual assault.

Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports the legislation is aimed at curbing sexual misconduct.


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The Department of Education announced it is launching a new Title IX investigation into how Michigan State University investigated the Larry Nassar case.


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State Attorney General Bill Schuette says the special prosecutor looking into MSU’s handling of abuse allegations is independent of his office. But, as Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta explains, that’s not what the contract says.


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Michigan State University has begun the process to fire the supervisor of former sports doctor Larry Nassar.


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Michigan State University Trustees and Interim President John Engler tried to reassure the campus community today that they are working to improve how sexual assaults are handled. A protest group made up of students, faculty and staff wasn’t satisfied.


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Interim MSU President John Engler will lead his first regular meeting of the Board of Trustees on Friday.


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On Thursday, the Elections and Ethics committee in the Michigan House of Representatives will hear a bill that would allow the Governor to appoint the Boards of Trustees for Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University instead of being elected by the voters. 


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Faculty members at Michigan State University are claiming a moral victory.  By an overwhelming majority, the MSU Faculty Senate approved a Vote of No Confidence in the Board of Trustees. 

The statement carries no legal weight.  It’s not a mandate for the board to act, nor does it prompt the resignation or removal of any of the trustees.  However, MSU professors see their vote as a  symbolic show of force.

 


 

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USA Gymnastics, the U.S. Olympic Committee and Michigan State University have responded to initial inquiries from Congress regarding their handling of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal.

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