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Lansing newspaper calls for Michigan State University President Simon to resign

President of Michigan State University Lou Anna Simon. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

In an editorial published Sunday, the Lansing State Journal's editors write Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon is "no longer the right person to lead" the school. 

The newspaper's editorial board claims under Simon the university has had an "inability to keep women safe from sexual assault and harassment on campus."

Here is an excerpt from the editorial: 

"While Simon’s 12-year tenure has been marked by numerous accomplishments, there is one stark and significant failure that now overpowers all else: MSU’s inability to keep women safe from sexual assault and harassment on campus.

That failure belongs to Simon and her team. The time has come to hold her accountable.

Fired MSU physician Larry Nassar – accused of assaulting more than 125 girls or women who have made complaints to police – has dominated recent headlines with his guilty pleas, but this is a problem deeper and more persistent than one man who is unquestionably a monster."

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