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Michigan State keeps president, to issue $500 million bond

Jun. 22, 2018 4:08 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University's embattled interim president survived an attempted ouster from the school's governing board Friday as trustees met to approve using a bond to finance a $500 million settlement with hundreds of women and girls who said they were sexually assaulted by...

The Latest: Bonds will pay for $500M Nassar settlement

Jun. 22, 2018 10:45 AM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest from a meeting of Michigan State University's governing board on how it will handle a $500 million settlement with victims of sports doctor Larry Nassar (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Michigan State University will sell bonds to pay for a $500 million settlement with...

Michigan State president apologizes for 'kickback' comments

Jun. 21, 2018 7:26 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University's interim president apologized Thursday for an email remark about one of the gymnasts sexually abused by ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar, the latest sign of turbulence for the former governor tasked with steering the school out of the burgeoning scandal. John...

The Latest: Michigan State leader touts post-Nassar reforms

Jun. 21, 2018 6:47 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on Michigan State University's interim president public apology (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Michigan State University's interim president says the campus has been rid of the likelihood of another Larry Nassar emerging. In an interview with The Associated Press, John Engler...

APNewsBreak: Schools mum on ties to doc in sex abuse inquiry

Jun. 21, 2018 4:56 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A now-dead doctor accused of sexual misconduct by former student athletes at Ohio State University said he acted as a team physician at other universities, most of which won't say if they are reviewing those connections or whether any concerns were raised about him. Ohio State...

In scandal's wake, USA Gymnastics elects new directors

Jun. 21, 2018 4:54 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics has elected a new Board of Directors in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving former national team doctor Larry Nassar. The organization also has created a Programs Council with two representatives from each of the five competitive disciplines. Athlete directors...

AP Sources: Michigan State counsel gets $1.2M, even if fired

Jun. 20, 2018 7:04 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University's new general counsel, appointed in the wake of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal, would make nearly $1.3 million over three years even if he were let go before his contract ended. Two people familiar with the situation disclosed the provision Wednesday...

The Latest: MSU says no pay for lawyer if fired for cause

Jun. 20, 2018 6:27 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on a contract for Michigan State University's top lawyer (all times local): 6:25 p.m. A Michigan State University spokeswoman says a proposed contract with the school's new general counsel in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal is being tweaked to clarify that he wouldn't...

Nassar victims urge Michigan State board to fire Engler

Jun. 19, 2018 4:01 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A letter signed by at least 130 sexual abuse victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar on Tuesday urged Michigan State University's governing board to oust interim president John Engler, saying he has reinforced a "culture of abuse" at the school. The women and girls issued their...

Michigan State trustees call for school president to resign

Jun. 15, 2018 6:01 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Two Michigan State University trustees are calling for interim school president John Engler to resign immediately, joining a chorus of sexual assault victims of disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar and top legislators who say the campus community cannot heal until Engler...