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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Michigan State University has named its vice president to serve as acting president in the wake of Lou Ann Simon's resignation over the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal.

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Michigan State University athletic director Mark Hollis held a press conference outside of his office on campus to announce his resignation in wake of the Larry Nassar sentencing.

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UPDATED at 11:35a.m.: Michigan State University athletic director Mark Hollis is resigning in wake of Larry Nassar's sentencing.

MSU Students React To President Simon's Resignation

Jan 25, 2018
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MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon announced her resignation Wednesday night amid growing pressure to step down in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal. WKAR Intern Amanda Barberena walked the halls of MSU’s Communication Arts and Sciences building Thursday to get a few student reactions.





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Michigan State University Trustees will work on a plan Friday to select an interim president following Lou Anna Simon’s resignation.

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In another fallout from the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal, Sue Carter, the Faculty Athletic Representative at Michigan State University resigned from her position. 

Some published reports say three former Michigan governors are being considered as interim leaders of Michigan State University.

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Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon's resignation is being welcomed in the Legislature, where pressure had been building for her to step down or be ousted by the university's board of trustees.

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Michigan State University student body president Lorenzo Santavicca said the resignation of Lou Anna K. Simon is "shocking." He also said the university must worker harder on behalf of sexual assault victims. 

Lou Anna K. Simon Resigns From MSU

Jan 25, 2018
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Lou Anna K. Simon has resigned as President of Michigan State University. The move follows just hours after Larry Nassar was sentenced to a 40 to 175 prison term for his sexual abuse of hundreds of girls and young women over a span of two decades.

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Former MSU and USA Olympic doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years Wednesday in Ingham County, but victims are still asking for accountability and change. WKAR’s Katie Cook has more.

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The Detroit Free Press reports that Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon plans to step down from her position on Thursday

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The NCAA has opened an investigation into how Michigan State University handled the case of sports doctor Larry Nassar, who faces prison time for sexually assaulting Olympic gymnasts and other young female athletes.