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.
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.
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.
WKAR's Reginald Hardwick talks with MSU student body president Lorenzo Santavicca about the resignation of President Lou Anna K. Simon.
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.
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.