Ex-MSU and USA gymnastics physician, Larry Nassar put Michigan State University in the national spotlight in January of 2018.
He abused more than 400 young female athletes, including Olympic gymnasts as a physician for years. The survivors who came forward, many now married and with children of their own, read their impact statements in Judge Rosemarie Aquilina's courtroom directly to Nassar and their powerful words were heard across the world.
The months leading up to and following his sentencing left the entire student body, and MSU community reeling. Students marched and protested to express their distrust with the MSU Board of Trustees and school administrators.
The long term effects of Nassar's abuse continue to be felt in the MSU community as they try to navigate uncharted territory and try to move forward from the scandal.
Ex- MSU physician Larry Nassar listens to Judge Cunningham on the third and final day of sentencing on Feb. 5, 2018 in the Eaton County courtroom. Nassar faced three counts of criminal sexual conduct in Eaton County and was sentenced up to 125 years for sexually abusing female gymnasts and athletes.