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MSU Board of Trustees meet after cutting Nassar victim fund

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The MSU Board of Trustees held its first meeting after the school’s controversial decision to cut the Healing Assistance Fund for victims of Larry Nassar Friday.

Most commenters were angry about the decision to cut the Healing Assistance Fund which had earmarked ten million dollars for mental health services for survivors.

The school announced last week that it would move the remaining eight million dollars into a settlement fund.

Trustee Brian Mosallam has opposed the move. He says he’s frustrated but optimistic.

“Hopefully reinforcements are on their way here in January, so we’ll see how things shake out with the new trustees.”

But, Interim President John Engler says he thinks the amount of money in the settlement fund is enough.

“We think four hundred and twenty five million transferred to the survivors is a big, big statement.”

Mosallam says he hopes two new trustees will mean enough votes to reinstate the fund or create something similar.