A group of some 200 faculty members at USC are calling for the school’s president to step down, after a brewing scandal that has once again put the school’s culture and its leadership under scrutiny.
The latest scandal involves a former gynecologist, Dr. George Tyndall, who was the subject of complaints filed by students over a number of years. Tyndall was accused of inappropriate behaviors during pelvic exams. The revelations were first published in the Los Angeles Times.
The Tyndall scandal came less than a year after another Times investigation looking into USC’s handling of the school’s medical school dean, Dr. Carmen Puliafito.
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Ariela Gross, professor of law and history and co-director of the Center for Law, History and Culture at USC; she is one of the 200 USC professors who signed the letter calling for President Nikias’ resignation