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Carol Folt Takes The Helm At USC Amid Controversy Over Scandals

Carol Folt, new president of USC, shown here on the campus of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Carol Folt, new president of USC, shown here on the campus of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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July 1 is Carol Folt’s first day as president of USC. Well-known on the East Coast as a biology researcher and a university administrator, Folt had previously navigated controversies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

She'll need that experience as she settles in as leader of LA’s prestigious and very troubled university.