Too Little, Too Late
Lou Anna K. Simon, president of Michigan State University, was right to resign as a result of the Larry Nassar horror show of sex abuse of young female athletes. Keeping students safe must be the No. 1 priority for every college president, and rooting out predators on campus is an essential first step in creating a culture in which sexual abuse cannot exist. Nothing else really matters if we fail to act immediately to reports of sexual abuse on campus — not the winning teams, not the beautiful new arena, not achieving the fund-raising goals — nothing else matters if our students are abused.
Originally published: January 25, 2018
Author: Patricia McGuire
Institution: Trinity Washington University
Published by: The Chronicle of Higher Ed