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MSU trustees meeting gets call for leadership changes

Posted: 9:54 AM, Sep 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-01 13:54:14Z

As the Michigan State University Board of Trustees met Friday for the first time this academic year and there remains a call for change in leadership.

The number of people turning out for public comment has declined since the university agreed to a legal settlement with survivors of Larry Nassar.

But one core group of survivors says they'll keep showing up until they feel heard.

Public comment lasted about 20 minutes.

Three of the speakers read direct quotes from MSU leaders over the past seven months.

They want people to understand why they're still upset with how the university responded to the scandal.

"We just looked at all of the comments that have been made to the media in emails and on campus about survivors, that shows Michigan State was not really responding like we wanted them to," said Natalie Venuto Hawkins, one of the survivors.

MSU's incoming class is the largest in college history, with more than 8,400 students.