Here’s why survivors, advocates say MSU and U-M have handled sexual abuse scandals similarly

**Original Article by Megan Banta at Lansing State Journal** YPSILANTI – “Here we are, again,” two sexual assault survivors and victim advocates said Thursday morning. Another doctor abusing athletes under the guise of medical treatment. Another Michigan university that created an environment that fostered sexual abuse for decades. Different survivors, and different stories, but the same… Continue reading Here’s why survivors, advocates say MSU and U-M have handled sexual abuse scandals similarly

Feel-Good Meals: Bowties with Spinach and Tomatoes

1) Prepare the vegetables. Mince the garlic, halve the tomatoes, and roughly chop the spinach and basil leaves.  2) Cook the noodles. Cook noodles according to package, for bonus protein use a chickpea based noodle. Reserve 1 cup of the pasta water before straining and setting aside. 3) Cook the tomatoes While the water starts boiling, heat… Continue reading Feel-Good Meals: Bowties with Spinach and Tomatoes

Feel-Good Meals: Velvety Potato Soup

1) Prepare the vegetables  Peel and dice the potatoes (separate into one .5 lb portion and one 2.5 lb portion), celery, onion, and carrots. Peel and mince the garlic. Focus on the task at hand and find comfort in the rhythm of your chopping.  2) Sauté the vegetables First, heat the olive oil in the large pot on medium high… Continue reading Feel-Good Meals: Velvety Potato Soup

Thomashow: Two years after Larry Nassar’s sentencing, we are stronger together

Two-thousand-nineteen. It was a year. First there was the anniversary. Then, more court dates, motions to dismiss, victim testimonies, even a conviction. The year was full of constant, painful reminders, broken promises, agonizing discoveries, and at times a general feeling of soul crushing disappointment.  This last year might have actually left us with even more questions than… Continue reading Thomashow: Two years after Larry Nassar’s sentencing, we are stronger together