Here's Ben's take. This would make a nice, big poster in the locker room:
I know petitions do not mean anything but signing made me feel better :-) #FireEngler
If you have been following the news emails have been released where Engler essentially attacks the Nassar victims. I guess the BOT could select someone even worse, but I am not sure how.
Just when you thought it was done, they strike again! The Freep (warning!) has a story about Strampel (Nassar's former boss) having been reprimanded for vulgar and inappropriate comments and otherwise poor conduct in 2005. He was then renewed as Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was also renewed several other times through the years, despite additional complaints from schools and administrators. Kritsen Zayko, MSU's General Counsel (then a member of the GC office), documented the meeting with Strampel:
Instead of taking tough action against Strampel, now facing a hearing as MSU tries to strip him of tenure to fire him, the trio of administrators decided to simply place a letter in Strampel's personnel file, documenting the talk. They also got verbal promises from Strampel that he would change.
Clearly, he didn't change behavior...
Also, Zayko just resigned her post with this comment:
First and foremost, I am sorry that anyone has been assaulted, abused or harassed on this campus. When I was a student here, too many victims of assault and harassment were afraid to report or seek help. I am grateful to every survivor who has come forward to tell their story. You should continue to push and challenge this university until real culture change occurs.
The bolded sentence is the shocker. So, as a student, she was aware that assault was a problem that kids were scared to report. What did she do about that long standing problem when she had the perfect opportunity to help? Nothing.
Burn MSU to the ground, please...
Last done by Magic and MSU 1in 1979, all wins by double digits -
though that was 5 games, not 6.
Can Villanova do it?
No, they are due for a close game.
How will they respond?
Also, our patter is, game 1, bad shooting, game 2, same
game 3, shoot the lights out
game 4, bad shooting, game 5, same
game 6 -
SHOOT THE LIGHTS OUT!!!
From yesterday's Wall Street Journal:
Costs From Nassar Case Likely to Exceed $500 Million for Michigan State
“I don’t know if it would force bankruptcy (for the university) or not,” Mr. Engler said in a Michigan State Senate appropriations subcommittee hearing earlier this month. “I hope not.”
"Michigan State’s primary insurance policy, reviewed through a public records request by The Wall Street Journal, caps coverage for sexual assault at $39 million per policy year."
Part of me feels sorry for the hardships this will cause MSU, but part of me has zero sympathy for an incestuous BoT that's half former athletes, a former president, and former athletic director who chased a 'national athletics brand' at all costs instead of actually improving the academics of the university.
ICYMI: This was an interesting moment for Engler and the MSU Board of Trustees. It shows just how out of touch the school's new administration continues to be.
Key quote from Engler:
MSU Interim President John Engler asked Boucher to leave. Afterward, Engler said the man who left the meeting was “trapped maybe in the past.” The audience booed.
MSU faculty held a formal vote of no confidence on the Board of Trustees. The vote was clear: 61 - 4. This was partially precipitated by the Board appointing Engler, rather than someone with real and impartial academic bona fides.
My observation is that despite Engler and some alumni and fan and student elements supporting Dantonio and Izzo, there is a large amount of anger over the whole issue. I really don't think this is going to go away and be swept under the rug.