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.
Michigan State University’s Faculty Senate will hold a no confidence vote in the school’s Board of Trustees Tuesday. The vote is, in part, the result of the Board’s appointment of former governor John Engler.
Michigan State University says it is turning over 45,000 pages of material to a special independent counsel investigating if the school mishandled sexual assault allegations against former doctor Larry Nassar.
On this edition of Current State, we travel to Maryland to see how the Nassar case has affected opinions of the parents of young gymnasts; hear from two new members of the Lansing School District Board of Trustees; Author Rochelle Riley explains why not learning African-American history could be a detriment to all Americans; plus insight into Korean culture from a student at MSU and much more.
Interim MSU President John Engler has begun the process of revoking the tenure of former College of Osteopathic Medicine Dean William Strampel. Strampel stepped down for medical reasons in December, but remains on the faculty.
Former Michigan State defensive tackle Craig Evans joined Current Sports host Al Martin on the air Thursday afternoon, coming to the aid of head coach Mark Dantonio in light of the ESPN "E:60" report. The report details alleged mishandling of sexual assault claims within Dantonio's program. Evans played for the Spartans from 2014-15 before leaving the program due to "personal reasons" back in April of 2016. Evans says that he was kicked-off the team due to problems with marijuana use.
John Engler has been interim president of Michigan State University for just two full days...but his appointment is already generating animosity. On Tuesday, a student march on the Hannah administration building culminated with the delivery of a letter calling for Engler’s resignation.
Former U.S. Olympic women's gymnastics team coach John Geddert is facing a criminal investigation after complaints were filed following the sentencing of disgraced ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar, who molested girls at Geddert's elite gymnastics club in Michigan.
Interim MSU President John Engler has appointed Bill Beekman to serve as the university’s interim Athletic Director. Beekman is an MSU vice president and secretary to the Board of Trustees. He served as acting president for a short time after the resignation of Lou Anna Simon in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal. That ended with the Engler appointment last week.