MSU: the “thing” that needs to be addressed

I have no idea what is going on in those board rooms at Michigan State University but spending 10 minutes talking about the president of the university during a five-hour meeting is no way to handle the “thing” that needs to be addressed.

The sexual abuse of more than 140 women over a 20-year period with at least 14 representatives ignoring complaints – as it has been reported – from at least eight athletes is the “thing” that needs to be discussed not deflected.

There is nothing else going on at MSU that anyone should care about at this point other than “the Nassar thing”.

As they needed to, the board of trustees have since apologized for the term “thing” but that still does not excuse it or prove they have a cohesive and thoughtful communication strategy to handle this national crisis.

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