An iconic rock on Michigan State's campus is covered with the names of Larry Nassar's victims

By Mercedes Leguizamon And Saeed Ahmed
January 29, 2018

Shadows of Michigan State University students fall on "The Rock" as they examine its new, hand-painted tribute to Larry Nassar's victims.

The boulder is known simply as "The Rock" and it's a fixture on the campus of Michigan State University.

It's a constantly changing billboard. Students leave everything from birthday greetings to political messages, one layer of paint at a time.
Students painted the boulder white, along with the words "THANK YOU" in teal, and a heart.
They also hand-painted the names of more than 150 women who accused Nassar of abusing them.
The choice of teal was deliberate. It's the color of sexual assault awareness.
"We did this to show our support for the survivors and thank them for being so brave," tweeted student LaKeshia Bortz.
Nassar, once a world-renowned sports physician who treated the US's top Olympic female gymnasts, was a Michigan State University doctor. More than 150 women appeared at his sentencing this month to accuse him of abuse.



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