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Nearly 700 USC professors urge president to uphold promise to resign

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 11:  School President of USC CL Max Nikias attends The University Of Southern California's Commencement Ceremony at Alumni Park at USC on May 11, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 11: School President of USC CL Max Nikias attends The University Of Southern California's Commencement Ceremony at Alumni Park at USC on May 11, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)
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On Wednesday USC faculty submitted a letter to the university's board of trustees urging President Max Nikias to carry out the pledge he made in May to resign. The letter comes as the board is set to vote next week on hiring a presidential search firm and establishing a university search committee.