MSU Special Coverage

This section is dedicated to comprehensive coverage of the case against Larry Nassar and the resignation of Michigan State University president Lou Anna K. Simon.

On January 24, 2018, Simon announced she would step down in the wake of a scandal involving Nassar, who worked at MSU as a medical doctor. Earlier in the day, Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for molesting young girls and women under the guise of medical treatment. Many of the victims accused the university of mishandling past complaints about Nassar.

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Conditions in a proposed settlement in a lawsuit between Michigan State University and survivors of Larry Nassar have left some lawmakers frustrated.   


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More than 140 survivors of sexual abuse by a former team doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University joined hands on stage to be honored with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPYs.

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Michigan State University announced on Monday that interim Athletic Director Bill Beekman is now in the role permanently.

Current State for July 14-15, 2018

Jul 13, 2018

On this weekend's show: In-depth interviews with MSU interim president John Engler and Dr. Mona Hanna-Atisha, the pediatrician in the middle of the Flint Water Crisis. Plus, Michigan expands the conditions for medical marijuana use, a program feeding Lansing students during the summer, Purple Heart medals being returned to the families of local veterans and the Eaton County Fair! 


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A judge will likely review thousands of documents in the investigation into Michigan State University. A special prosecutor appointed by the state Attorney General is looking into the school’s handling of former MSU sports doctor, Larry Nassar. Nassar sexually assaulted his patients for years.    


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Michigan State University interim president John Engler plans to testify before a US Senate committee investigating the Larry Nassar case next Tuesday. 


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In response to the sexual abuse case caused by former Michigan State University physician Larry Nassar, eight deans published an article with suggestions on how the campus can move forward without forgetting the crisis. 


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In the face of calls for his resignation or removal, interim MSU President John Engler is pushing forward with efforts to move the university past the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case.

WKAR’s Scott Pohl recently sat down with Engler for a lengthy interview about the path ahead.


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Former Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Dean William Strampel has retired rather than face the revocation of his tenure.


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Michigan State University has named a new Chief Compliance Officer. Nicholas Wittner, a professor of law in residence at the MSU College of Law, was appointed by interim President John Engler to lead the Office of Enterprise Risk Management, Ethics and Compliance.


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Prosecutors say disgraced ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar and a former trainer have been charged with sexual abuse stemming from an investigation involving an elite gymnastics center in Texas.

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The result of a sometimes raucous MSU Board of Trustees meeting today left interim MSU President John Engler in office.


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Meeting to begin at 8am in the Hannah Administration Building. WKAR's Scott Pohl (@scottpohlwkar on Twitter) and Capitol Correspondant Cheyna Roth (@Cheyna_R) are on site, and will be providing updates. For real-time updates, follow Scott, Cheyna and WKAR News (@WKARnews) on Twitter.

Statement From MSU Interim President Engler

Jun 21, 2018
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Jim Peck / MSU Photography

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

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Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

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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