The law firm of Ropes & Gray released its full report following their investigation of Larry Nassar on December 10th. It is TL/DR material (250 pages including references) and it is impressive work. A few notes:
First, it is a true independent report, as the authors explain. There are no conflicts and the law firm does not represent any of the people or institutions being investigated.
Second, as the report title states, there was a "constellation of factors" that combined to create the universe in which Nassar operated. The authors investigated every solar system in that universe which provides a complete accounting of the people and institutions involved. Included are timeline references that underscore not just how people in these systems failed, but when.
Third, the report gives the best description I have ever read, anyway, about the world of competitive gymnastics. It's difficult for an outsider to appreciate these facts and it casts a bright light on understanding how horrific events can happen, and not even in isolation. Nassar committed thousands of assaults on hundreds of victims.
Fourth, it certainly provides a deeper reassurance, to me anyway, that Michigan does not function in the same manner. I don't intend to state, and would never make the claim, that awful things don't happen everywhere. They do. Michigan has certainly had to learn some painful lessons in the past. However, the Michigan community benefits from a strong compliance structure and from inner criticisms - the very opposite of the wagon-circling approach we saw from MSU, OSU, PSU. We also have a healthy separation between the President and the Athletic Department.
For those inclined, it is worth a read, or even a skim.
Here is a link to the site where you can download the full report: