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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According to WLNS-TV, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer has written a letter to Michigan State University's Board of Trustees urging the removal of President Lou Anna K. Simon. She is the latest to ask for changes at the top after the discovery of a campus doctor who sexually assaulted girls and women. 

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The Detroit Free Press criticizes the Board of Trustees at Michigan State University for offering her a raise during December 2017 meeting while the Larry Nassar investigation continues and victims come forward.

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The leader of the U.S. Olympic Committee says in a letter he was not aware of the Larry Nassar sex-abuse allegations before law enforcement got involved, and that he had no knowledge of a settlement between USA Gymnastics and 2012 Olympic champion McKayla Maroney in a case involving the now-imprisoned former team doctor.

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Rachael Denhollander was the first woman to publicly accuse for Michigan State gymnastics and USA gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse. Today she spoke with Current Sports host Al Martin.  


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The MSU Board of Trustees unanimously supported their embattled university president today amid calls for her resignation or removal over the administration’s handling of the Larry Nassar sex crimes.


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A medical school dean who supervised a Michigan State University sports doctor convicted of sexually abusing patients is stepping down. We have more from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta.


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A Michigan sports doctor who admitted he molested gymnasts plans to appeal a 60-year federal prison sentence on child pornography charges.

State House Speaker Tom Leonard said Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon must step down. He said MSU and Lou Anna Simon have let down the victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar, who pleaded guilty to multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct.


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Michigan gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer is calling on Attorney General Bill Schuette to launch an independent investigation into Michigan State University’s handling of the Larry Nassar case. 

 


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A former elite sports doctor whose sexual assault cases have rocked Michigan State University and the group that trains U.S. Olympic gymnasts was sentenced Thursday to 60 years in federal prison for possessing thousands of images of child pornography. After his sentencing, some of the victims criticized both MSU and the Olympic gymnastics program. 


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WKAR news reporter Scott Pohl has been following the Larry Nassar sentencing in federal court this morning in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The former MSU and USA gymnastics team doctor was sentenced to 60 years in prison on child pornography charges by Judge Janet T. Neff. Nassar will be sentenced in state court in January for molesting gymnasts. 


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Former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, who has admitted to sexually assaulting minors, has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for child pornography.

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Larry Nassar is due back in federal court in Grand Rapids today for sentencing for possession of child pornography.


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Michigan's attorney general is urging Michigan State University to give him an internal report on a campus doctor who sexually assaulted young gymnasts.

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