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Former MSU president to testify before Senate on Nassar scandal

Lou Anna Simon, Former President Michigan State University

Former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon appears tomorrow for a command performance before a US Senate panel. This will be her first public comments since she stepped down in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal.

Simon will testify under subpoena. She faces questions on how Nassar was allowed to remain MSU’s medical staff and prey on hundreds of sports medicine patients over a 20-year period. Nassar survivors say their complaints were ignored by the university. S

enator Gary Peters of Michigan will sit in on the hearing, and says he has questions.

“We want to know exactly, what did Michigan State know? When did they know it?”

Peters says the findings will be used to develop policies to help combat campus sexual assaults.

Former executives from USA Gymnastics are also scheduled to appear. Nassar survivors testified before the Senate committee last month.

I’m Rick Pluta