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Michigan State University Trustees and Interim President John Engler tried to reassure the campus community today that they are working to improve how sexual assaults are handled. A protest group made up of students, faculty and staff wasn’t satisfied.


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Cheyna Roth / MPRN

Interim MSU President John Engler will lead his first regular meeting of the Board of Trustees on Friday.


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Jim Peck / MSU Photography

Interim Michigan State University President John Engler has announced a restructuring of health services on campus in the wake of the crimes committed by former MSU doctor Larry Nassar.


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File Photo / Holt Public Schools

Four Holt schools were on lockdown for a time today after a bomb threat was found on a bathroom wall at the High School.

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Michigan State University has hired former Governor Jim Blanchard’s law firm to represent the university in Washington D.C.

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File Photo / WKAR-MSU

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.

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NOAA

There’s a winter weather advisory in effect from 9 p.m. tonight until midnight Friday for heavy snow.

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Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Two vacancies on the Lansing Board of Education will be filled tonight. The board lost two members in recent weeks. Peter Spadafore resigned following his election to the Lansing city council, and Shirley Rodgers passed away.


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Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Andy Schor was sworn in as mayor of Lansing on January 1st. Tonight, he delivers his first State of the City address. Click on this story for a link to watch the speech.


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Courtesy photo

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.

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Cheyna Roth / MPRN

Today was John Engler’s first day as interim president of Michigan State University, and he issued a campus-wide memo about the numerous investigations now underway related to the Larry Nassar scandal.

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Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

One of the survivors of Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse has accepted the apology of Meridian Township officials over the handling of her 2004 complaint against the former sports medicine physician. Brianne Randall-Gay pursued a criminal complaint against Nassar with Meridian Township police in 2004, but the department decided not to pursue charges after Nassar convinced them that he had conducted a legitimate medical procedure.


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MSU Athletic Communications

Members of the MSU Rowing Team are scheduled to meet today with several MSU Trustees to discuss the university’s response to the Larry Nassar case.

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Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

In the wake of MSU president Lou Anna Simon’s resignation this week, the Board of Trustees has named Bill Beekman, Vice President and Secretary to the Board, to serve for a short time as acting president.


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WKAR photo

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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