Bill Beekman assumes role of Michigan State University president

Bill Beekman assumes role of Michigan State University president

Bill Beekman assumes role of Michigan State University president

Chairman Brian Breslin asked state Attorney General Bill Schuette to appoint an independent third party to investigate the school as soon as possible to see whether any other employees at Michigan State were complicit in allowing serial sexual predator Larry Nassar to abuse girls and young women on campus for almost two decades.

Yes. Michigan State is under the microscope. Yes. He was sentenced on Wednesday for up to 175 years in prison for multiple sex crimes. She said in a statement that what happened at the school is "abhorrent" and "cannot happen ever again - there or anywhere".

The committee's investigation comes as Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis announced his retirement Friday.

Bill Beekman became acting president of Michigan State University on January 26, 2018, after its Board of Trustees accepted Lou Anna Simon's resignation.

Nassar was accused of molesting dozens of girls and young women for years, including several Olympians, while working for MSU's athletic department under Hollis and USA Gymnastics.

At Michigan State, at least 14 university representatives, including trainers, assistant coaches and even a detective, knew about Nassar sexually assaulting women on campus and did nothing in the 20 years he worked there.

Beekman and Byrum declined to comment on whether Simon should have taken more accountability with her parting message.

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Addressed to Hollis, the NCAA said serious concerns have been raised about institutional practices, athlete safety and the institution's actions to protect individuals from Nassar.

Pegler-Gordon's stance was one variation on a familiar theme during Friday night's Michigan State University rally at The Rock.

Dianne Byrum said she had tried to work privately on the board to change minds, but realized in retrospect she should have spoken out.

USA Gymnastics says it will comply with a U.S. Olympic Committee order that calls for board to resign after the Larry Nassar scandal. MI attorney general Bill Schuette also plans to open a probe into the university. MSU campus police and Title IX investigations began.

"Since my first day on the job as athletic director, my focus has always been on the student-athlete", Hollis said.

MSU's board of trustees held an emotional meeting Friday afternoon, where they apologized and vowed to change.

MSU students took to the streets Friday in the wake of the Nassar the news continues to develop and hundreds shows up to express their support. "I said, 'You know, Kathie, he did it to Lindsey, too, ' and she was like, 'Oh, no. Lindsey, you know, was Larry's favorite.' And I'm like, 'Yup, I know.' And, I go, 'But, you know, we're really upset about this, and I think we need to speak to the authorities tomorrow.' And she said, 'This is a legal medical procedure, Christy.' So she knew that this had been going on".

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