Betsy DeVos

Michigan State fined $4.5 million for handling of Larry Nassar complaints

Larry Nassar.
Larry Nassar. Photo: Rena Laverty/AFP/Getty Images

The Department of Education will fine Michigan State University $4.5 million for mishandling complaints against former school doctor Larry Nassar, who is facing 40–175 years in prison for sexually abusing athletes in his care and having child pornography, per AP.

The big picture: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says the school allowed the creation of a "sexually hostile environment" by failing to properly address reports of sexual assault by Nassar, who also worked for USA Gymnastics.

DeVos finalizes student debt restrictions

In this image, DeVos walks down a hallway with cameras and lights nearby.
Betsy DeVos in the U.S. House of Representatives on July 24. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos finalized her effort on Friday to make canceling student debt harder for federal loan borrowers if colleges defraud those students, Politico reports.

The big picture: The fight over DeVos's proposal to qualify the Obama-era rule has stretched on for almost the full length of Trump's presidency. 19 attorneys general sued DeVos over the plan in 2017. Her proposal is estimated to save taxpayers $11 billion over the next 10 years.