Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon Resigns

Under pressure from Michigan State University (MSU) students, Michigan leaders, survivors, and tens of thousands of UltraViolet members, MSU President Lou Anna Simon resigned for her complicity in Larry Nassar’s abuse.

Former USA gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar worked at MSU when he sexually abused 150 girls over three decades, and at least 14 university officials knew and ignored reports of his abuse. Tens of thousands of UltraViolet members signed a petition demanding Simon’s resignation, and hundreds called and tweeted at the university in a matter of days. In advance of a planned demonstration, Simon resigned. When we work together, we can hold enablers of a abuse accountable.