Michigan State says Engler needs to resign now

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DETROIT (AP) - (01/17/19) - Michigan State University's Board of Trustees has voted to accept interim president John Engler's resignation, but is making his departure effectively immediately.

The board acted Thursday, a day after Engler said he'd step down next week. Engler's resignation comes amid fallout from remarks he made about some victims of former sports doctor and convicted sexual abuser Larry Nassar.

The board appointed Satish Udpa as the new interim president. He currently serves as the school's executive vice president for administration and is a distinguished professor.

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