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MSU campus reacts to Larry Nassar victim settlement

EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - The settlement announcement took some MSU students on campus by surprise. Student leaders consider this to be a step in the right direction, but they also feel more needs to be done before real change is accomplished.

“It's definitely encouraging, it's a step forward for survivors, it's good that MSU is taking some action, but there still are a lot of concerns,” said Reclaim MSU Communications Coordinator Natalie Rogers.

Rogers helped start Reclaim MSU with a goal in mind: to create a culture of transparency on campus. She says the Larry Nassar victim settlement is a good start, but she also says that justice isn't monetary.

“We still need substantial policy changes, we still need resignations, we still need some form of apology from MSU that isn't just money,” said Rogers.

Jennifer Collins is the aunt of an MSU student and agrees that it's important for the university to do more than a settlement.

“I’d say no amount of money can repay the victims for what they've been through,” said Collins.

Rogers says the impact of the Nassar scandal is taking a toll on the campus community and although the university is taking some action, she says it needs to continue.

“What happened didn't just hurt the survivors; it also hurt everyone who cares about MSU. So we need to know that our leaders and this institution is going to take real steps to account for what happened here,” said Rogers.


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