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Michigan State criticized over head of complaints office

Jun. 29, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University has hired an attorney who defended the school against sexual assault lawsuits to head the office handling sexual assault complaints, sparking pushback from victim advocates. The university's interim president, John Engler, appointed Robert Kent this...

Michigan State: New president will be chosen by June 2019

Jun. 27, 2018 4:14 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The tumultuous era of Michigan State University interim president John Engler is expected to come to an end next summer. The university's governing board revealed the timeline Wednesday for selecting its next president. The pick will be announced on June 2019, trustees said. Engler, a...

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...

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...