Michigan State University

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   Disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar’s boss at Michigan State University is in jail.  

William Strampel will be arraigned Tuesday in Ingham County. He’s expected to face one felony charge of 

Misconduct of a Public Official, which carries a penalty of up to five years in prison. He’ll also be charged with one misdemeanor count of Criminal Sexual Conduct and two counts of Willful Neglect of Duty.

Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

EAST LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   Protesters crowded into a remote corner of the Michigan State University campus Monday. Police estimate about 500 people showed up to demonstrate against white supremacist Richard Spencer. Two dozen people were arrested following violent confrontations. 

Ian Wendrow is a recent MSU graduate. He carried a wooden sign he made with his father. It’s a flag with red and black and a Star of David in the middle.

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   Roads, flood damage repairs, and an investigation could get money sent their way soon. 

The Michigan Legislature sent a spending bill to the governor’s desk Thursday. Every lawmaker in the House and Senate voted in favor of the bill.

The big ticket item is roads – $175 million spread out to cities and villages, county road commissions, and state road preservation and projects.

Speaker of the House Tom Leonard says the money is greatly needed.

Lawmakers roll out Nassar response legislation

Feb 27, 2018

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   A bipartisan group of state lawmakers has a plan to fight sexual assault against young people.

Some of the bills could have an impact on future lawsuits against Michigan State University.

The school has come under fire recently for accusations that it ignored complaints against former MSU sports doctor, Larry Nassar, who was recently sentenced to a minimum of 40 years in prison for sexually assaulting young women. Multiple women are currently suing the school.

Lindsey Lemke says she reported Nassar to an MSU official, but was ignored.

EAST LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan State University has announced the departure of its longtime vice president for legal affairs as it deals with fallout over a disgraced sports doctor who sexually assaulted female athletes. 

The East Lansing school announced Tuesday that Bob Noto was retiring, effective March 5. He had been MSU's general counsel since 1995.

EAST LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   The Michigan State University Faculty Senate passed a vote of no confidence in the school’s Board of Trustees Tuesday. 

Inside the International Center on MSU’s campus, students and faculty voiced their frustrations with the Board of Trustees. They say the Board hasn’t protected its students against sexual assault.

It’s a symbolic vote – it doesn’t carry any legal weight, nor will the board be forced to step down, but the faculty hopes it sends a message.

Professor Robert LaDuca voted in favor of no confidence.

EAST LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   Michigan State University’s Faculty Senate will hold a no confidence vote in the school’s Board of Trustees Tuesday. The vote is, in part, the result of the Board’s appointment of former governor John Engler as Interim President.

“Although it’s mostly a symbolic vote, I think it very accurately represents our community at this point,” said MSU senior Alondra Alvizo.

EAST LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   Students and faculty continue to pressure on Michigan State University officials to resign.

A march organized by members of the College of Education and School of Social Work was held Tuesday.  

Surrounded by trees covered in teal tulle – the color of sexual assault survivors – marchers called on top officials to resign.  They’re frustrated with how the school handles sexual assault complaints.

Hundreds gather to voice opposition to MSU

Feb 2, 2018

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   The pressure on Michigan State University to overhaul its administration continued Thursday night.

Hundreds gathered to voice their opposition and frustration with the school in a town hall-style event in response to the school’s handling of sexual assault complaints. Students, especially, yelled and cried as they told a Board of Trustee member that the school isn’t listening to them, that they don’t feel safe on campus.

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   Michigan State University is under multiple investigations for its handling of sexual assault complaints, and the Board of Trustees says it will cooperate with all of them.

The Speaker of the House says he plans to use every tool he has to make sure MSU cooperates with his investigation.