Ex-MSU president Lou Anna K. Simon arraigned on charges connected to Larry Nassar scandal

As MSU freshman Zach Willoughby spends his afternoon bowling in the basement of the MSU Union, he reflects on the state of the university. “I think that it has kinda fallen into the shadows a little bit after the whole sentencing of Larry Nassar,” Willoughby said. Former Michigan State president Lou Anna K. Simon appeared in court, facing charges related to the Larry Nassar scandal. Simon stepped down as president in January, just hours after the Nassar sentencing concluded in Ingham County. “They want her and the whole thing to just disappear and it shouldn’t happen like that, you can’t just make stuff like this disappear because it’ll create a stigma around your university,” Willoughby said.

Olivet College signs 3 star athletes

Olivet College is a Division III school about 30 minutes south of Lansing. Just over 1,000 students attend the school; 600 of them play for the 24 varsity sports. At first glance, three of them might look like they don’t belong. “He loves it, he’s just one of the guys,” Samantha Jones, Ayden’s mom said. “There’s a height difference obviously.”

MSU bouncing back from Larry Nassar scandal

It’s been just about a year since we were riveted to our televisions as hundreds of survivors told their story of sexual abuse at the hands of Larry Nassar. Now, Michigan State is making sure that something like that never happens again. President, Lou Anna K. Simon, stepped down in January, and the university felt pressure to change how sexual assault is handled. Look now, and you’ll find people working hard to fix the problems. Debra Martinez is one of those people. “I really enjoy making a change,” Martinez said.