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…

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Unpaid Athlete Resolves Paid-Dinner Scandal By Giving $40 To Charity 

Today in tremendously stupid updates from the FBI’s college basketball investigation: Michigan State’s Miles Bridges has officially been cleared to play. The sophomore guard has been absolved of his sins (allowing an agent to buy dinner for several members of his family last winter, which reportedly took place without…

Report: MSU Basketball Player Under Investigation For Possible Criminal Sexual Conduct

ESPN’s Outside the Lines reported tonight that a member of the Michigan State basketball team, Brock Washington, is under investigation for possible criminal sexual conduct. Campus police took a report back in August from a woman who said Washington “forcibly groped her without her permission,” Paula Lavigne reported.…