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Two MSU Trustees grilled at Monday town hall meeting

Posted at 6:31 PM, Sep 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-24 05:33:09-04

LANSING, Mich. — Two MSU Trustees, who ran for the job under the promise of transparency, were grilled at a town hall meeting Monday afternoon.

Those who attended the meeting were fired up over business dealings between board members.

Tensions boiled high between concerned faculty, staff and students regarding Trustee Brianna Scott's business dealings with Joel Ferguson and her vote to kill an independent investigation into the university's handling of the Larry Nassar scandal.

Fox 47's Cryss Walker spoke to members from the faculty and Reclaim MSU, who say they feel betrayed by the board and they still want the university to move forward with an independent investigation.

Although the town hall was hosted along with Trustee Kelly Tebay, Scott was feeling most of the heat.

Scott told Fox 47 she understands why people are concerned, but says there is no collusion between her and Ferguson and said he has no influence over her decisions.

During the meeting, Tebay told the room she is disappointed and frustrated with the outcome. she also said she doesn't know how to gain the public's trust without an investigation.

When Fox 47 asked MSU President Samuel Stanley about the dropped investigation, he said the Department of Education's investigation into the Nassar scandal was "fairly comprehensive" and that he wanted to use that as a blueprint going forward.

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