In recent years, former Olympians and other gymnasts have told harrowing stories of Dr. Nassar sexually assaulting them when he was supposed to be treating their sports injuries. "I am sorry a physician who called himself a Spartan so utterly betrayed your trust and everything this university stands for".
Simon addressed the women who have spoken out about Nassar during Friday's meeting and said she and the board of trustees have made changes in the way sexual assault allegations are reported and handled in attempts to improve.
Nassar was recently sentenced to 60 years in jail for possession of child pornography, a sentence he is appealing, and will be sentenced on criminal sexual conduct charges in Eaton and Ingham Counties next month.
University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel earned $782,481 in 2015, while Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson earned $550,649, according to the Chronicle report. "Have comfort that I hear you, and we're watching".
Board Chair Brian Breslin said the board is committed to helping the women who came forward and continues to work through what can be done to make a safer campus environment.
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Resuming on 92, Smith reached his 22nd Test century off 138 balls, his quickest in terms of balls faced. Yes, getting Smith out is easier said than done. "There is nothing that has surprised us".
"To believe that they had no idea is ridiculous to me", Lorincz said.
Instead, Simon and MSU trustees agreed to transfer the $150,000 to a university scholarship fund and also to establish a $10 million fund for mental health services for sexual assault survivors.
Several of the trustees at Friday's meeting adamantly denied that the university was attempting to cover up any wrongdoing.
MSU's scandal is shaping up to be much like the case of Penn State University, where Jerry Sandusky was able to prey on his young victims for years, shielded by the school's high-profile football program.
The strength of MSU leaders' commitment to that mission was in doubt even before Fitzgerald thumbed his nose at Schuette's demand for the findings of an apparently undocumented internal investigation. The charges stemmed from an internal report commissioned by the university's board of trustees, much like the MSU review now in question.