Dianne Byrum

After MSU withholds Nassar documents, AG closes investigation

BY: - March 29, 2021

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said Friday that Michigan State University (MSU) officials refusing voluntarily waive privilege to thousands of documents involving disgraced former Dr. Larry Nassar means her inquiry is complete.  “We have used every legal mechanism available to us — including going to court — to secure the remaining documents needed for our […]

New: Michigan Capitol bomb threat suspect got Secret Service visit over 2014 Obama threat

BY: - March 18, 2021

Newly released documents from the Michigan State Police show Michael Varrone, who was accused of making a bomb threat on Jan. 7 to the Michigan Capitol, has a lengthy history of contact with law enforcement — including a 2014 visit from the Secret Service for threatening then-President Barack Obama by email.  The heavily redacted police […]

Former MSU president headed to trial, university trustee resigns over transparency concerns

BY: - October 28, 2019

The Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal continues to roil Michigan State University. Former MSU President Lou Anna Simon was ordered Monday to stand trial and Board of Trustees Member Nancy Schlichting resigned over the “lack of transparency” among the panel. Eaton County District Court Judge Julie Reinke ordered that Simon will head to trial for […]

A statue on MSU's campus adorned with a teal ribbon

MSU students call for more Nassar scandal transparency from leaders

BY: - September 14, 2019

Amid the ongoing controversy of the Larry Nassar scandal with the Michigan State University Board of Trustees killing an independent probe, students are calling for more transparency. “We hope the university moves toward a culture that promotes transparency, prioritizes accountability and fosters a safe environment for all students through collaboration and advocacy,” said Mario Kakos, […]