An odd collection of large and small ..... Michigan is #3 in the list:
The Larry Nassar scandal at MSU has potentially deepened considerably, per the Detroit News article linked above. Nothing to be joyful about, so let's keep it civil on the board.
Also note that this is, at brass tacks, a civil suit adding defendants to an action - that doesn't mean that the allegations are necessarily true. I know one faculty member at the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the general reaction regarding Nassar is one of shock.
But if the allegations are true, this scandal gets even closer to Penn State territory. An institutional cover-up spanning decades.
(PLEASE keep any comments tasteful - again, there is nothing to celebrate here, IMO.)
Several individuals with ties to Michigan State University on Wednesday were added to a civil lawsuit against former MSU and USA Gymnastics Dr. Larry Nassar, accused of sexually assaulting dozens of athletes over two decades. Among the individuals added were former MSU Gymnastics Coach Kathie Klages, College of Osteopathic Medicine Dean William Strampel, Sports Medicine Clinic Director Jeff Kovan, former MSU clinical psychologist Gary Stollak and Twistars USA Gymnastics Club owner John Geddert.
Per the article, these new defendants allegedly all were told about Nassar's alleged sexual assaults, all were allegedly required to report the behavior to authorities, and all allegedly failed to do so.
“There are certain people who have the higher duty to report (suspicion of sexual assault), such as a medical professional, a mental health provider, a clergy, a coach, a teacher,” said David Mittleman, an Okemos-based attorney who is representing several Jane Does in the case against Nassar.
So we've definitely covered the "first car" bit, and while the first car you own is important, it's not the same as the first time. For most of us, it was one of our parents cars, as they, terrified, tried to tell us to let off slowly on the brake and not crash into parking lot lightpoles. For others, it was a sibling's car, or an uncles, etc. So - what was the FIRST car you drove? How'd it go? Pictures and stories highly encouraged, no one forgets their first.
Today is The Day of the Dude -- the anniversay of the release of The Big Lebowski.
From this article (http://www.vocativ.com/culture/religion/anniversary-big-lebowski-12-ques...), here is a brief description of the event and the importance of it for Dudeists.
The Day of the Dude is especially “high” because it marks the birth of our sacred text, the film The Big Lebowski. Generally we ask that people observe the day by doing something relaxed and convivial. Most people get together with friends and go bowling or drink White Russians.
Clearly off-topic, but being on-topic is not really something the Dude worries about.
Watching the Michigan-Mercer Lacrosse game going on down in Macon, GA, reminded me that I've always wanted to find some type of service that would:
- let you pick teams you were interested in (e.g. Michigan Football, Michigan softball, Detroit Pistons)
- a radius you would be willing to travel (i.e. 100 miles)
- give you notification when one of your teams is going to be playing within your radius
As an alum out of state, I'd definitely go to any number of Michigan teams' games if they were within 30-60 minutes of me but without staying really on the ball with a bunch of different team's schedules, I'm likely to miss a number of them.
I actually have always thought this would be something cool for Michigan's AD to offer via email lists to take advantage of Michigan's huge fanbase. I'm gonna guess, for example, that when Michigan softball is playing a tournament in California that most of the fans and alums in that area have no clue and would potentially attend if they were aware
Anyone know of any 'away fan' type services that notifies you when one of your favorite teams is playing nearby? If not, any of you smart people want to steal this idea and make a website of it?