MSU college students vent anger at board assembly

MSU college students vent anger at board assembly

MSU college students vent anger at board assembly

Despite opposition from students and faculty, the Michigan State University Board of Trustees appointed former Gov. John Engler interim president, saying he has the ability to move the school in the right direction following the Larry Nassar sex-abuse scandal.

Engler is to lead, with another former MI governor, Democrat James Blanchard, in a senior role, while the board begins a national search for a permanent president.

Engler was Michigan's governor from 1991 to 2003 and is an MSU alumna.

Michigan State's prior president, Lou Anna Simon, resigned last week in the growing scandal over whether the university ignored signs that Larry Nassar, a faculty member, for years abused girls and women he examined through his work with the USA and Michigan State gymnastics teams. We now know that the longtime MSU professor and employee abused north of 250 women or girls as a Michigan State and USA Gymnastics doctor. Simon resigned as the school deals with fallout from the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case. The Detroit Free Press is reporting former Governor Jim Blanchard will also serve as a "senior advisor" to the board.

Amid the fallout, the board had expressed support for Simon before her resignation, while she continued to face huge pressure from students, faculty and legislators.

However, there has been no word from Michigan State and two sources told The News late Tuesday that nothing had been finalized. The report detailed a number of sexual assault incidents that occurred within MSU's basketball and football programs in recent years and painted a picture of an athletic department rife with inaction and a culture in which victims were both silenced and dismissed.

Trustee Brian Mosallam apologized to victims, and said now is the board's time to take action. "I am proud of my support of their work even though the results have been very painful to all who watched", Simon said.

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Lorenzo Santavicca, the president of the 40,000 undergraduates in the student body, told the board he was deeply disappointed.

If this motion for a vote passes, a vote No Confidence in the Board of Trustees will be held at the next Faculty Senate meeting.

The pending selection is welcomed by allies who say Engler is tenacious, not afraid to ruffle feathers and can steer his beloved Spartans through the tumult. He commented that the Michigan State University could be facing trouble for allegedly holding "certain information" from the public.

The choice was applauded by both politicians and people who have worked with the men.

The focus is now turning from Olympic gymnastics to MSU's iconic and monied basketball and football programs and how accusations against student-athletes have been handled or mishandled by coaches and university officials.

"I think the first thing to do is they need to bring their survivors to the table". She said that faculty members made their opposition clear to the board and learned that the appointment was going forward from media reports.

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