Detroit News Columnist Daniel Howes and Michigan Radio are partners in weekly essays examining what's hot in Michigan business and politics – and what it all means. This week, Howes says the failure of Michigan State’s board of trustees to manage the fallout from the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal shows precisely why the state selects its trustees the wrong way. Michigan is the only state in the country that elects trustees for its Big Three universities on at-large statewide ballots. That has to change because the casualty is accountability.

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