Week in Review: Nassar's former boss steps down and marijuana licensing requests begin

Dec 16, 2017

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The dean of Michigan State University's school of osteopathy, who supervised former sports Dr. Larry Nassar, is stepping down. Lawsuits filed against the university by alleged victims and their families say William Strampel and other MSU officials ignored warnings that Nassar was a predator. MSU says Strampel is resigning as dean for "medical reasons" and will remain on the faculty.

This Week in Review, Weekend Edition host Rebecca Kruth and senior news analyst Jack Lessenberry talk about whether we'll see more stories like this from MSU in the coming weeks and months.

They also talk about state Attorney General Bill Schuette's opinion on how long public agencies have to fulfill Freedom of Information Act requests, the state's new application process for people who want to get into the medical marijuana business, and an anti-gerrymandering proposal that's a big step closer to getting on Michigan's 2018 ballot.