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MSU Board of Trustees Declines to Take Up AG Nessel Request for Transparency

LANSING – Today, the newly comprised Michigan State University (MSU) Board of Trustees declined to hold a vote on the release of over 6,000 documents related to Larry Nassar. Last week, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel issued a renewed request for full transparency in handing over all documents regarding the serial sexual predator, who the University employed for 19 years.

“It’s a disappointing outcome from the new board,” said Nessel. “With new leadership and new members, we expected more from the Board of Trustees, and hoped they were as dedicated to accountability and transparency for their student-victims as the Department of Attorney General continues to be. We have made a sincere plea to every iteration of this board, and we will keep up this fight for transparency at every opportunity. But the University that shielded Larry Nassar from justice and this new board who refused today to take the vote, still has something to prove to the people of Michigan, the current students they ought to protect, and the Nassar victims the school has failed for decades.”