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  • Disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar receives another 40-125 years in prison for molesting...

    02/05/2018 10:46:21 AM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Feb 5, 2018 | ap
    FULL TITLE: Disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar receives another 40-125 years in prison for molesting elite gymnasts The former sports doctor whose serial sexual abuse of girls and young women upended the gymnastics world was sentenced Monday to a third prison term of 40 to 125 years behind bars for molesting young athletes at an elite Michigan training center. Larry Nassar listened to dozens of victims for two days last week and was almost attacked by a man whose three daughters said they were abused. He pleaded guilty to penetrating young athletes with ungloved hands when they sought treatment for...
  • Professor: White people who do yoga guilty of ‘power, privilege, and oppression’

    01/26/2018 6:42:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 83 replies
    College Fix ^ | January 26, 2018 | Kyle Perisic
    A professor of religious studies at Michigan State University recently argued that white people who practice yoga are guilty of enjoying a “system of power, privilege, and oppression.”
  • I Wouldn’t Entrust a Child to ‘Disgusting’ USA Gymnastics: Gold Medalist

    01/23/2018 11:13:35 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 23 | Jaclyn Hendricks
    Shawn Johnson would never put her daughter’s life in the hands of USA Gymnastics, despite her admiration for the sport, the former Olympian seethed in a five-minute video posted on her YouTube channel Monday. “USA Gymnastics has failed their athletes so terribly,” Johnson said. “I think the fact that any of this ever happened shows that USA Gymnastics has failed as a governing body to protect the athletes it supports and claims to care about.” Johnson, 26, who won the gold medal in the balance beam competition during the 2008 Beijing games, in addition to silver medals in floor exercises,...
  • Can Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon survive the Larry Nassar scandal?

    01/22/2018 11:55:20 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 19 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 22, 2018 | TRACY CONNOR
    Larissa Boyce stood in a Michigan courtroom, the 89th accuser to tell her story of having been sexually assaulted by gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. All the accounts are chillingly similar, but Boyce's stands out — because she says she tried to get someone to stop Nassar two decades ago. "I told somebody," she said during her testimony Friday. "I told Michigan State University back in 1997." Although Nassar is best known as the former team physician for USA Gymnastics — a role in which he allegedly molested Olympic gold medalists like Aly Raisman and Jordyn Wieber — his busy sports...
  • Student's inappropriate Snapchat ends football career, alters many lives

    12/20/2017 2:01:12 PM PST · by Simon Green · 118 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 12/20/17 | Jay Busbee
    If you know a high school student, or you are a high school student, and you haven’t reckoned with how that little device in your hand can wreck your life inside of a minute … it’s time to recognize just how dangerous social media can be. Today’s story, the latest in a long line of terrible ones, comes from Indiana, where a junior at Plainfield High School made the decision on Sept. 28 to post an inappropriate photo on Snapchat, and ended up altering several lives for the worse. Ben Slaton and his family recently talked to the Indianapolis Star...
  • Team USA Doc Pleads Guilty To Sexually Assaulting Gymnasts

    11/22/2017 10:07:32 AM PST · by ColdOne · 7 replies ^ | 11/22/17 | tmz
    Dr. Larry Nassar just pled guilty to multiple counts of sexually assaulting multiple girls while working as a doctor for Team USA gymnastics and Michigan State University. Nassar appeared in a Michigan courtroom early Wednesday morning dressed in his jailhouse orange jumpsuit where he entered the plea. He now faces 25 to 40 years in prison. Nassar was accused of molesting dozens of high profile athletes -- including Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas and McKayla Maroney -- while telling the women he was simply performing routine physical exams.
  • From Rust to Robots: How the Midwest Could Become a Hub for Advanced Transportation

    01/27/2017 7:40:32 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Car and Driver ^ | January 26, 2017 | Pete Bigelow
    A new collection of transportation agencies and universities is taking one small step toward transforming the Rust Belt into a place associated with the future instead of the past. Eleven agencies and institutions located in Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania have formed the Smart Belt Coalition, which will spur joint efforts on the testing and deployment of autonomous and connected cars. The collaboration comes on the heels of a legislative overhaul of Michigan regulations last month, which have been relaxed to spur the testing of self-driving technology on the state’s public roads. Ohio and Pennsylvania do not have laws on the...
  • Michigan State University Makes Smoking, Chewing Illegal Even in Your Own Car on Public Streets

    07/28/2016 6:47:33 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 30 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/25/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Beginning on Aug. 15, a new tobacco-free policy at Michigan State University will make drivers subject to a $150 fine for choosing to smoke or chew tobacco while traveling on public roads that cross the school’s East Lansing campus. “There’s no directive to our police that this needs to be strictly enforced,” MSU spokesman Jason Cody said. “We are looking at it through an educational lens.” Cody said he didn’t envision a police officer pulling over a motorist for smoking and giving a ticket. He did say he could see an officer on a bike telling a motorist who was...
  • Michigan St upsets Ohio State 17-14

    11/21/2015 3:47:55 PM PST · by Perdogg · 56 replies
    Ohio State's 23-game winning streak is over. Ended by a 41 yard field with no time left.
  • Late-game heroics help Huskers upset undefeated Spartans

    11/07/2015 8:54:36 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 21 replies
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | NOVEMBER 7, 2015 | By Jon Nyatawa
    LINCOLN — Finally. It was Nebraska's turn for some late-game heroics. The Huskers stunned undefeated Michigan State and snapped the Spartans' 12-game winning streak Saturday night with an improbable game-winning drive — covering 91 yards in 38 seconds — to earn a 39-38 victory. NU got the ball back without any timeouts trailing by five. And quarterback Tommy Armstrong went to work. He found Jordan Westerkamp for gains of 28 and 33 yards on back-to-back plays.
  • Justice Department Studying ‘Far-Right’ Social Media Use

    06/01/2015 5:55:49 AM PDT · by lbryce · 91 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | June 1, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The Department of Justice is concentrating on “far-right” groups in a new study of social media usage aimed at combatting violent extremism. The Justice Department’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) awarded Michigan State University $585,719 for the study, which was praised by Eric Holder, the former attorney general, earlier this year. “There is currently limited knowledge of the role of technology and computer mediated communications (CMCs), such as Facebook and Twitter, in the dissemination of messages that promote extremist agendas and radicalize individuals to violence,” according to the NIJ grant. “The proposed study will address this gap through a series...
  • College Student Claims White People, Patriarchy Giving him Heart, Breathing Problems

    04/08/2015 1:25:32 PM PDT · by rightistight · 151 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/8/15 | Aurelius
    Writing an opinion piece to Michigan State University’s paper the State News, Rashad Timmons says that microaggressions are causing him several medical afflictions. His letter was titled, “Intentional or not, microaggressions severely impact underrepresented members of society.” According to Timmons, people who “are not privileged” are suffering greatly from the intentional and unintentional triggers that others are causing. “On a campus,” he writes, ” — and nation at large — in which whiteness, patriarchy, heteronormativity, cissexism, ableism and classism prevail, students that are not privileged by these constructs often have difficulty navigating hegemonic, oppressive environments.” Timmons writes about different maladies...
  • Search and Destroy

    02/07/2015 5:06:04 PM PST · by School of Rational Thought · 23 replies
    Poster MichiganState.247sports ^ | 2/7/2015 | PennSpartan
    Williams was actually trying to honor a vet in this "lie". But a group of other vets got butthurt that he didn't recognize them instead, and went viral. Most of the "heroes" in these wars since 9/11 are a bunch of self absorbed dysfunctional losers who joined because WalMart turned down their application. And now they're back home living with mom, going to the VA weekly for counseling, and sucking on the gov't tit.
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter left impoverished [living on subsidized dime]

    01/01/2015 12:46:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 31, 2014 | Ashley Collman
    In 1977, William McPherson earned the top honor in the writing world when he was honored with a Pulitzer Prize.But nearly four decades later, the former Washington Post critic now hovers on the brink of poverty thanks to a failing pension and a bit of bad luck on the stock market.In a heartbreaking essay for The Hedgehog Review, McPherson describes what it's like to become poor in old age-as part of a overlooked group who are neither middle or lower class.Former teachers and even lawyers who can't pay their bills but aren't on the streets begging for change.Surprisingly, he says...
  • University Gives President a $330K Raise She Doesn’t Want

    12/17/2014 5:39:45 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 26 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/17/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    Michigan State University trustees approved a salary increase from $520,000 to $750,000 for President Lou Anna Simon. The 44 percent base income raise, which also includes an annual $100,000 "retention bonus," came over her objections. “This is not what I requested,” Simon said, according to MLive. “Trustee (Joel) Ferguson and other members of the board were very clear that they were my bosses in this regard and this is something that would be done at their request.” ForTheRecord says: Trustees praised Simon for her “leadership and dedication” and said she “continues to excel on the board-established performance criteria (of her...
  • Protests don’t derail Will’s commencement speech

    12/15/2014 5:32:04 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 17 replies
    Will, who once taught political philosophy at Michigan State, said he is “still a Spartan who takes equal pleasure from good MSU football seasons and dismal ones in Ann Arbor,” referring to the University of Michigan. Connie Rzemien, whose daughter, Katie, was among those graduating, told The Detroit News she thought Will was not the right choice. “I believe it is contradictory to what they are doing here to have somebody with such an insensitive view of rape to speak today,” she said. “I think it’s insulting to young women.” The U.S. Education Department this year revealed a list of...
  • Obama Booed During PSA at Michigan State Football Game

    10/07/2014 7:23:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/07/2014 | Paula Bolyard
    Obama came on the scoreboard and unanimous "boo" went through the stadium #spartyon— Jake Wasko (@jake_wasko) October 5, 2014   Most interesting MSU student section cheer today? booed loudly when Obama was shown on video board.— Kelly Weber (@StateLady) October 5, 2014  According to reports on Twitter and from several individuals who called into the Rush Limbaugh Show on Monday, President Obama was enthusiastically booed when he appeared in a public service announcement shown on the scoreboard video screen at Michigan State University during Saturday’s football game against Nebraska.The “It’s On Us” PSA, which features a parade of celebrities...
  • Woah. Obama BOOED LOUDLY at Michigan State Game – Led By Student Section

    10/06/2014 8:53:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/6/14 | Jim Hoft
    Hope For America– Michigan State University aired a sexual assault with Uncle Joe and Barack Obama PSA during the football game Saturday. Now Barack and Hollywood elites are lecturing students at football games. Sam Willis @CarmelChewy Follow Never been more proud to be a Spartan when the Student Section boo'd Obam
  • Geneticists call for better draft sequences

    10/11/2009 8:13:39 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 441+ views
    Nature News ^ | 8 October 2009 | Elie Dolgin
    Proposed rankings would classify genomes by completeness and quality.Scientists have proposed classifying genome sequences into six groups, based on their quality.A. Sumner / Science Photo Library Researchers who have mapped a species' genome need to be more explicit about the quality of their sequence, says an international team of genome researchers."People generating these sequences should discriminate a bit more between the products that they provide to the rest of the scientific community," says Patrick Chain of the Joint Genome Institute at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico who is first author of a policy paper on genomic standards...
  • Former NFL QB Earl Morrall dies

    04/25/2014 12:45:51 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 39 replies
    ESPN.COM ^ | news services
    MIAMI -- Earl Morrall, an NFL quarterback for 21 years who started nine games during the Miami Dolphins' perfect season in 1972, has died. He was 79.