It’s been nearly two years since the Los Angeles Times revealed the drug-fueled secret life of USC’s former medical school dean, but scandals involving the elite private university only continue to surface.
The two most prominent scandals have dominated headlines for months: the university’s major role in the college admissions scheme, and allegations of misconduct against a longtime campus gynecologist.
The university is still dealing with fallout from the former, which involved an athletic administrator and multiple coaches. The latter, involving USC student health center gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall, resulted in a class action lawsuit with a $215 million settlement.
But many other scandals have fallen largely under the public radar. Most recently, the Los Angeles Times reported the university’s School of Social Work may be facing major staff cuts after school officials found it had been losing money for years, and the budget only appeared balanced because the school was tapping into reserves.
There’s also been a growing dialogue about the economic disparity between students and its impact on student life.
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