Feb 9, 2018

Michigan State to fire dean over Nassar case

Larry Nassar being escorted in a courtroom. Photo: Scott Olson / Getty Images

Michigan State University has begun the process of removing the former dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine and former boss of Larry Nassar, Dr. William Strampel, reports AP.

Why it matters: Dr. Strampel along with Suresh Mukherji, the chairman of the Department of Radiology at Michigan State who has recently been suspended, led a 2014 Title IX probe that cleared Larry Nassar of sexual assault allegations. Although the school advised Nassar to have a chaperone in the room when treating athlete’s “sensitive areas,” the request was not enforced nor looked into by Strampel.

The details: MSU has stated that Strampel will not receive any financial support from the university to cover lawsuits filed by victims of Larry Nassar. He is the latest person to lose their job following the sentencing of Nassar who is facing up to 175 years in prison.

Go deeper: FBI had "little evident urgency" while investigating Nassar, NYT finds

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George Floyd updates

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Thousands of demonstrators are gathering in cities across the U.S. and around the world to protest the killing of George Floyd. Huge crowds have assembled in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Chicago for full-day events.

Why it matters: Twelve days of nationwide protest in the U.S. has built pressure for states to make new changes on what kind of force law enforcement can use on civilians and prompted officials to review police conduct.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 7:30 p.m. ET: 6,852,810 — Total deaths: 398,211 — Total recoveries — 3,071,142Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 7:30 p.m. ET: 1,917,080 — Total deaths: 109,702 — Total recoveries: 500,849 — Total tested: 19,778,873Map.
  3. Public health: Why the pandemic is hitting minorities harder — Coronavirus curve rises in FloridaHow racism threatens the response to the pandemic Some people are drinking and inhaling cleaning products in attempt to fight the virus.
  4. Tech: The pandemic is accelerating next-generation disease diagnostics — Robotics looks to copy software-as-a-service model.
  5. Business: Budgets busted by coronavirus make it harder for cities to address inequality Sports, film production in California to resume June 12 after 3-month hiatus.
  6. Education: Students and teachers flunked remote learning.

Why the coronavirus pandemic is hitting minorities harder

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The coronavirus’ disproportionate impact on black and Latino communities has become a defining part of the pandemic.

The big picture: That's a result of myriad longstanding inequities within the health care system and the American economy.