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Students protest as Engler named Interim President at MSU

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John Engler (In a photo from Oct. 13, 2014, former Michigan Gov. John Engler is seen during a Republican rally in Troy, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)) John Engler (In a photo from Oct. 13, 2014, former Michigan Gov. John Engler is seen during a Republican rally in Troy, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio))
EAST LANSING, MI (AP) -

A student protester hopped on the table just after Michigan State University's Board of Trustees voted in a new interim president Wednesday, Jan. 31.

Shortly after members unanimously voted for former Governor John Engler to lead the university's next chapter, a student sat on the desk, while another protested saying students did not have a voice in this vote.

President Lou Anna Simon resigned last week, and the board named Bill Beekman as acting president until today's vote.

All of this is happening amid the fallout over sexual assaults committed by former school sports doctor Larry Nassar.

Engler served as Michigan's Republican governor from 1990 through 2002. He will lead the school as it confronts civil lawsuits filed by more than a hundred women and girls, and investigations by the state attorney general, the NCAA and Congress.

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