Michigan State president resigns in wake of Nassar scandal

Sentencing Larry Nassar Is Only a Start

Michigan State University reportedly delayed sending documents outlining sexual assault allegations against Larry Nassar during a Title IX investigation. The National Collegiate Athletic Association on Wednesday sent a letter of inquiry into how Michigan State University handled reports of Nassar's abuse.

Simon had recently come under fire for what critics say is the mishandling of the Nassar scandal.

Thursday, Jan. 18: Nassar victim Lindsey Lemke, a former MSU gymnast, gets applause for a fiery denunciation of MSU, describing how then-gymnast coach Kathie Klages continued to defend Nassar even after he was sacked. I take solace that many victims have indicated that the opportunity to confront Nassar is a step toward healing.

University president Lou Anna K. Simon recently resigned tonight, and Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo has also caught some heat for a comment he made about the situation earlier in the week. When legislative leaders in both parties joined the legions demanding her resignation?

Rossman-McKinney is not representing MSU or the board. Many are aware President Simon delayed returning to the faculty to lead through the challenges the university has been facing.

Part of Simon's letter described the difficulty it was to be president during the Nassar fall out.

Judge Rosemarie Aquilina will sentence Nassar on Wednesday after hearing from a few more accusers.

At one point, Nassar turned to the courtroom gallery to make a brief statement, saying that the victims' accounts had "shaken me to my core".

He faces a minimum prison term of 25 to 40 years for assaulting victims with his hands. He worked at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians.

An 18-year-old, Emily Morales, says she believes in forgiveness.

A prosecutor said Nassar found competitive gymnastics to be a "perfect place" for his crimes because victims saw him as a "god" in the sport.

Then it was trustee Joel Ferguson, who appeared on a Lansing radio show Monday to minimize the scandal as something relatively trivial.

Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr., a Democrat from East Lansing, where the campus is located, called Simon's resignation "an important step in moving the university forward".

More than 150 women, including the survivors themselves, parents and other representatives, delivered powerful impact statements over a seven-day sentencing period.

"This past week, more than 160 survivors of Larry Nassar's sexual abuse gave voice to the trauma they suffered", Peters said in a statement.

Michigan State officials have denied accusations the school covered up misconduct by school administrators.

"[Michigan State University's] response has compounded my pain", Nicole Reeb, a former athlete, said in court. She began her tenure as the president of the university back in 2005 and has served as the president for 13 years since.

Answering that question starts with President Simon.

A decades-long sentence for MI sports doctor Larry Nassar ensures he won't be free again.

Mattie Larson says Nassar's fingers "always seemed to find a way" to her genitals, even when she had ankle and foot injuries.

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