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Federal government launches Title IX investigation against MSU

Betsy DeVos
Betsy DeVos testifies in 2017. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Following reports that Michigan State University improperly handled reports of sexual assault by Larry Nassar while he worked at MSU, the Department of Education has announced a Title IX investigation into the university's response.

"The crimes for which Dr. Nassar has been convicted are unimaginable ... Every student across every campus should know that I am committed to ensuring all students have access to a learning environment free from sexual misconduct and discrimination and that all institutions that fall short will be held accountable for violations of federal law."
— Education Secretary Betsy DeVos