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Lansing State Journal

Strampel found guilty of three charges – including failure to oversee Larry Nassar

The former dean of Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine was found guilty today of misconduct. William Strampel was convicted of using his position as dean to try to get sexual favors from female students who came to him for help. Dan Olsen is a spokesman for the State Attorney General’s Office. “Today’s verdict sends a clear message. It’s time to change the culture in our schools and medical communities so that our female students and doctors receive the same treatment...

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Lansing State Journal

       The former dean of Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine was found guilty today of misconduct.

William Strampel was convicted of using his position as dean to try to get sexual favors from female students who came to him for help.

       Dan Olsen is a spokesman for the State Attorney General’s Office.

“Today’s verdict sends a clear message. It’s time to change the culture in our schools and medical communities so that our female students and doctors receive the same treatment and respect as their male counterparts.”

 

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A state lawmaker wants to amend the Michigan Constitution to ensure there is a right to keep electronically stored information private.
 

State Senator Jim Runested says laws have not kept pace with the ways personal information can be taken from computers, cell phones, tablets and web sites. He says law enforcement should not be allowed to go searching through a person’s electronically stored information without a court’s permission.

Rudy Valdez

Over 700 people gathered at Hope College on Tuesday to watch The Sentence. A documentary film directed by Michigan filmmaker, Rudy Valdez about Cindy Shank who spent nine years in prison for a non-violent offense she committed six years before she was incarcerated. 

“You know when she was sent away she had a daughter who was four, a daughter who was two, and a daughter who was six weeks old. So, I followed their stories, and full disclosure the person who was sent away is my sister. So it’s a film told from the inside out, an intimate film about a family from a family.” 

The city’s wide variety of mobility options take center stage next week during Grand Rapids Active Commute week.  Residents will be walking, riding and rolling around town.

We are thrilled t be kicking it off this year, we’re hoping for our biggest year yet.”

That’s Amanda Moore, Communications Manager for Mobile G.R. and the Chair of the Active Commute Week Committee.  And she’s talking about the kick off for Active Commute Week in Grand Rapids, which starts Monday.

The Loving versus Virginia Supreme Court Case of 1967 ruled in favor of Mildred and Richard Loving, an interracial couple who married in 1958 unaware it was illegal.

The Supreme Court case struck down anti-miscegenation laws nationwide declaring it a violation of the U.S. Constitution.

 

Edye Evans Hyde, director of Ebony Road Players, hosts an annual June 12th celebration honoring Loving Day.

 

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