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Faculty members call for USC president to resign after Tyndall scandal

May 22, 2018

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.

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. ; Credit: Leon Bennett/Getty Images

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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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Guests:

Sarah Van Orman, M.D.,  associate vice provost for student affairs, chief student health officer, and clinical professor of family medicine at USC

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

This content is from Southern California Public Radio. View the original story at SCPR.org.

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