The Third Congressional Hearing Into The Larry Nassar Scandal Was Just More Political Theater 

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation convened today its third hearing looking into the Larry Nassar scandal, as well as the people and institutions that enabled him to sexually abuse athletes for years under the guise of medical treatment. This one, entitled “Strengthening and Empowering U.S.…

120 Larry Nassar Survivors Call On Michigan State To Force Out President John Engler 

When John Engler, former Michigan governor, took over as Michigan State University president after Lou Anna K. Simon resigned in January, some survivors of Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse were skeptical that he was the right person to get the university back on track. “I’m beyond disappointed,” Rachel Denhollander, the…

Interim MSU President Says He Has "Different Memories" Of Meeting With Larry Nassar Victim

Interim Michigan State president John Engler sat down recently with the Detroit News, answering how long he expects to stay in charge of the university (just until next year, he hopes); responding to the woman who says he offered her a check to drop her lawsuit related to sexual abuse by Larry Nassar; and how Nassar’s…

MSU Board Meeting Erupts As Larry Nassar Victim Says School President Tried To Buy Her Off

While speaking at a tense Michigan State University board meeting today, Kaylee Lorincz, who said she was sexually abused by former MSU doctor Larry Nassar, detailed a troubling interaction with interim president John Engler. According to Lorincz, Engler attempted to “coerce” her into settling a civil lawsuit against…

How Big Colleges Prey On Fan Loyalty To Fight Back Against Scandals

If you’ve been following the ongoing developments in the Larry Nassar scandal and Michigan State University’s sexual-assault crisis, you’ve recently become familiar with the phrase “#SpartansWill.” If you’ve spent any time around East Lansing, you already knew about it, because it’s all over town. You see it on…

MSU PR Firm Confirms It Monitored Nassar Victims' Social Media, But Wants To Make It Sound Less Bad

A report yesterday from the Lansing State Journal revealed that in January—the same month over 150 women gave victim-impact statements in Michigan courtrooms about Larry Nassar’s serial sexual abuse—the PR firm Weber Shandwick billed Michigan State, Nassar’s old employer, for more than $500,000. According to the…

Report: MSU Spent Half A Million Dollars Monitoring Nassar Victims' And Journalists' Social Media Accounts 

A day after William Strampel, the former dean of the osteopathic medical school at Michigan State University and the ex-boss of disgraced sexual abuser Larry Nassar, was charged with criminal sexual conduct and willful neglect of duty, the Lansing State Journal reported that MSU spent in excess of $500,000 keeping…