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MSU Lawsuit Alleges Violation of Standards, Lack of Follow Up

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By Mick S. Grewal Sr In civil litigation, alleged victims outline sexual penetration disguised as treatment. While there are treatments that involve intravaginal manipulation, the American Osteopathic Academy describes those as “rare.” In those rare instances when the procedure is used, Dr. Mark Cantieri of the Indiana Osteopathic Association listed several “widely accepted standards” including: [...]

MSU to Take a Cue from PSU?

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By David Mittleman So far today, 2 former Penn State University administrators pleaded guilty to child endangerment. Ex-Athletic Director Tim Curley and former University Vice President Gary Schultz. They along with former President Graham Spanier were scheduled for a criminal trial next week, with jury selection to begin on March 20. Political maneuvering has kept [...]

MSU – No Fly Zone, But Education

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By David Mittleman Michigan State's football team in 2013 was praised for its “No Fly Zone” defense, but before that, in 2004 former MSU doctor Nassar wrote a chapter of a textbook about sports medicine where he described a patient's sensitive area as the “no fly zone.” Alexandra Ilitch, an investigative journalist covering the MSU/Nassar [...]

MSU – Sports Illustrated Just Nailed It

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By David Mittleman “Could Lawrence Nassar have been prevented from assaulting dozens of athletes?” -Lauren Green, Sports Illustrated, March 3, 2017 The answer is “yes,” it's not even debatable. At the request of the Indianapolis Star, a judge released more than 5,600 pages last Friday detailing how USA Gymnastics handled sexual abuse allegations against coaches [...]

MSU – The Next “60 Minutes” Segment will be on the 20 Years You Failed to Listen to the Young Girls

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By David Mittleman Last night, nationally renowned TV news magazine show “60 Minutes” featured former MSU doctor Larry Nassar's involvement with USA Gymnastics. Nassar made a name for himself “treating” high level athletes, including Olympians. USA Gymnastics claims to have contacted the FBI in 2015 after receiving a complaint from an athlete, albeit 5 weeks [...]

MSU – Where is the Integrity?

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By David Mittleman As more and more former patients of Larry Nassar step forward with stories that, by now, are all too familiar, Michigan State University finds itself facing maybe the most important question in its 162 year history: https://mobile.twitter.com/cate_hannum/status/832445024918974464/photo/1 Where is the integrity? As the investigation continues by MSU's own police department, the FBI [...]

Why Are Auto Fatalities on the Rise?

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By Nolan Erickson Over the last decade, auto crash fatalities nationwide had been declining to record-low numbers. From 2009 to 2014, traffic deaths hovered around 32,000 to 33,000 per year, significantly below the 51,000 deaths per year in 1979 and 1980. But over the last two to three years, fatal crashes have been on the [...]

Michigan State University and Dr. Larry Nassar | The Real Cost of Sexual Assault

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I shudder to think where else has this happened at MSU and any other institution across the country. How many futures have been damaged due to a lack of respect and a break of this trust? This is a question that will go unanswered. I can only hope that as a result of this, women who come forward in matters of sexual assault will be taken seriously and treated with compassion and respect. By coming forward woman, through many voices, you can make MSU do the right thing and listen. Something they failed to do when a single individual voice was silenced. This is your empowerment.