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MSU rowing team to meet with trustees over Nassar case

January 29, 2018 GMT

East Lansing – The Michigan State women’s rowing team will meet Monday afternoon with members of the university’s Board of Trustees over their concerns with the school’s handling of the Larry Nassar case.

In a message posted on Twitter from former MSU rower and 2016 Olympic gold medalist Emily Regan, the team is demanding changes in how the university operates moving forward, stating that Nassar was the team’s doctor from 1998-2016 and that “we have victims of his abuse on our current team and in every class along the way.”

“We the Michigan State University Women’s Rowing Team are joining as a united front to fight for the safety of all and hold the university accountable for its failure to do so,” the post started.

It stated the meeting was scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday but said the location hadn’t been determined and it did not identify which trustees would attend. It added the rowing team was leaving Jenison Fieldhouse at 3:30 p.m. to walk to the meeting.


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The team laid out five bullet points described as expectations it was taking to the meeting, including investigative questions, communication, justice, patient-doctor guidelines and staff training and resources.

“We are questioning Michigan State University’s approach to Nassar; his criminal actions, the women he has abused, and the response of the University and athletic department,” the post read. “To say nothing is to say you agree and we do not agree with how hits has been handled.”