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  • The Sports Report: Former USC Song Girls describe a toxic culture

    04/23/2021 6:36:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 23, 2021 | Houston Mitchell
    Howdy, I’m your host, Houston Mitchell. Let’s get right to the news. Ryan Kartje on the USC Song Girls: Before she put on that iconic white sweater and saw for herself how the wholesome dreams it sold could turn to nightmares, Josie Bullen didn’t worry about her weight. She didn’t count calories or diet. She rarely, if ever, stepped on a scale.
  • Suspended USC receiver Munir McClain and family to call for his reinstatement

    10/26/2020 3:09:39 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | OCT. 24, 2020 | RYAN KARTJE
    Suspended USC receiver Munir McClain, his brother and Trojans linebacker Abdul-Malik McClain and their mother Shan will hold a news conference outside of Galen Center on Sunday calling for Munir’s immediate reinstatement to the football team.
  • USC board defends $7.6 million exit package paid to ex-President C.L. Max Nikias

    07/16/2020 3:28:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    ktla ^ | Jul 16, 2020 /
    When C.L. Max Nikias was ousted as president of USC amid a sex abuse scandal involving a onetime campus gynecologist, the university’s trustees sent him off with a compensation package that exceeded $7.6 million, according to newly released tax filings. The filings, made public by the university this week, cover the 2019 fiscal year, a period during which Nikias served just 38 days as president. USC’s board defended the payout in a statement, saying it was necessary to abide by the terms of Nikias’ contract and “in order to move forward with a leadership change.”
  • John Wayne Exhibition Removed

    07/12/2020 5:22:07 PM PDT · by Varsity Flight · 96 replies
    John Wayne Exhibition Removed, at USC
  • Professor arrested during alleged attempt to flee US with computers, phones, USB drives

    07/10/2020 6:04:19 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 18 replies
    Campus ^ | 7/9/2020 | Jon Street
    Another U.S. professor "with strong ties to China" has been arrested and charged with allegedly lying about his ties to the communist country. Song Guo Zheng, who the Justice Department described as a "rheumatology professor and researcher," allegedly used more than $4.1 million in federal research funding to help advance China's capabilities with regard to rheumatology and immunology. The Justice Department alleges he then failed to disclose to the U.S. government that he held employment in China while conducting U.S. taxpayer-funded research as a researcher at multiple universities in the U.S., including Ohio State University. A Google Scholars profile with...
  • USC’s School of Cinematic Arts to Remove John Wayne Exhibit

    07/11/2020 2:59:12 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 10 2020 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    The University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts announced Friday that it will remove its exhibit of Hollywood legend John Wayne, citing an initiative to promote “anti-racist cultural values” following protests from students. “Conversations about systemic racism in our cultural institutions along with the recent global, civil uprising by the Black Lives Matter Movement require that we consider the role our school can play as a change maker in promoting antiracist cultural values and experiences,” Evan Hughes, the assistant dean of diversity and inclusion, said in a statement. “Therefore, it has been decided that the Wayne Exhibit will be...
  • After George Floyd’s death, USC alumni circulate petition to rename buildings

    06/06/2020 3:45:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The State ^ | 6/05/20 | Lucas Daprile
    University of South Carolina alumni are circulating a petition to rename two buildings on campus whose namesakes were tied to segregation or slavery. The two online petitions, calling for the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center and Sims at Women’s Quad, a dormitory for female students, to be renamed, have each received more than 2,000 signatures, according to the petitions. The petitions cite Thurmond’s long opposition to racial integration and J. Marion Sims - considered to be the father of modern gynecology - experimenting on enslaved women without anesthesia. “I Googled his name and was immediately infuriated that the most...
  • USC Study Finds Coronavirus Far More Spread In L.A. County Than Reported

    04/21/2020 8:23:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 21, 2020 | Tristan Justice
    A new study unveiled Monday from the University of Southern California (USC) with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health discovered infections of the novel Wuhan coronavirus to be far more widespread with a lower fatality rate than initially thought. The California researchers conducted rapid antibody testing of a representative sample of adults and found that approximately 2.8 to 5.6 percent of L.A. County’s adult population already had coronavirus antibodies present, translating to 221,000 to 442,000 past-infected people. The new estimate dwarfs the nearly 8,000 cases that had been reported at the time the study took place April 10-11....
  • USC Will Offer Free Tuition for Some Families as Part of Major Financial Aid Changes

    02/23/2020 5:00:35 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 27 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | Feb 20,2020 | Jonathan Lloyd
    USC will eliminate tuition for families earning $80,000 or less annually, part of an effort to increase access for middle and low-income students, the school announced Thursday. The new policies were announced in a statement by USC President Carol Folt. As part of the plan, the school will no longer consider home equity in financial aid calculations for applicants. "We really want this to be an institution where great students can attend regardless of their financial background," Folt said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. "Education should be the great bridge across income that really is the equalizer...
  • BREAKING: Suspect who destroyed College Republicans’ booth at UCSC identified as queer activist

    02/15/2020 11:48:30 AM PST · by lowbridge · 46 replies ^ | February 14, 2020 | Andy Ngo
    The Post Millennial can report that one of the assailants who destroyed a College Republicans booth and assaulted a tabler at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has been identified as 23-year-old queer activist, Martina Martin, who also uses the name Artimus Martin.  On Feb. 7, Martin and another young woman were filmed vandalizing the booth at Quarry Plaza on the UCSC campus. Martin, who uses “they” and “them” pronouns, can be seen taking the lead on the attack by trying to forcibly yank a “Trump 2020” flag from Hayden Williams, who was tabling at the booth and was scheduled as...
  • How Ed Orgeron persevered through all the jokes, firings and failure to win it all at LSU

    01/14/2020 6:47:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 73 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 14, 2020 | Dan Wetzel
    Six football seasons ago, Ed Orgeron was out of work, spending his Friday nights sitting in the stands of Mandeville High School (Louisiana) watching his son Parker play. On Saturday afternoons he’d turn on the television. “Sitting on the sofa at my house,” Orgeron said. “I remember watching SEC games, going, ‘I know I can compete with these guys given the right place.’ ” He’d once been head coach at Ole Miss, but he won just three SEC games in three seasons. He’d essentially been retired into Southern football lore as a colorful character who couldn’t coach a lick. He’d...
  • USC fans are about to learn a lesson

    12/02/2019 7:32:14 PM PST · by pacificus · 63 replies
    Disgruntled USC football fans are about to learn a hard lesson about...USC!
  • USC Band Apologizes for Playing During On-Field Tribute to Late Cal Player

    11/18/2019 4:24:04 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    ktla ^ | 11/18/2019
    The USC band has apologized for playing during an on-field tribute to California defensive back Bryce Turner, who died earlier this year Turner, a former St. John Bosco standout and Long Beach City College transfer, had just finished his second season with the Golden Bears when he died in January after suffering a medical emergency during a non-team workout. He was 19.
  • California Businessman Sentenced in College Admissions Case

    10/30/2019 10:17:53 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 29 replies ^ | 10/30/19 | DOJ
    Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Massachusetts FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, October 30, 2019 California Businessman Sentenced in College Admissions Case Defendant paid $250,000 to have his son admitted to USC with falsified athletic profile depicting him as a nationally ranked volleyball player, despite having never played competitively BOSTON – A California businessman became the 12th parent to be sentenced in the college admissions case.  Jeffrey Bizzack, 59, of Solana Beach, Calif., was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to two months in prison, three years of supervised release, 300 hours per year of...
  • Wood Buried Under Ocean Floor Thousands of Miles at Sea

    10/22/2019 7:28:33 AM PDT · by fishtank · 64 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | 10-22-19 | David F. Coppedge
    Wood Buried Under Ocean Floor Thousands of Miles at Sea October 22, 2019 | David F. Coppedge Wood chips hundreds of feet deep in ocean sediments have been found. How did they get there? Watch out for ocean trees. Geology researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) went boring into ocean sediments near India, and were surprised to find direct evidence that “Catastrophic events carry forests of trees thousands of miles to a burial at sea.” They pulled up six cores of sediment from the ocean floor a thousand feet below the surface. The cores were extracted miles apart...
  • Additional Charges Filed Against University Athletic Officials and Others in College Admissions Case

    10/22/2019 11:14:28 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 5 replies
    U.S. Attorney Office Disctrict of Massachusetts ^ | 10/22/2019 | U.S. Attorney's Office
    BOSTON – A federal grand jury in the District of Massachusetts returned a superseding indictment bringing additional charges against seven university athletic officials and others previously charged in the college admissions case today. Gordon Ernst, Donna Heinel, Jorge Salcedo, Mikaela Sanford, Jovan Vavic, Niki Williams and William Ferguson have been charged with conspiring to commit mail and wire fraud, and honest services mail and wire fraud, in connection with the previously charged scheme to accept bribes and engage in other forms of fraud to facilitate cheating on standardized admissions tests and to secure the admission of students to elite universities...
  • Column: O.J. Simpson should not be celebrated on the USC campus

    09/01/2019 6:00:29 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 28 replies
    la times ^ | AUG. 31, 2019 | ARASH MARKAZI
    As the USC Trojans walked through the peristyle entrance of the newly remodeled Coliseum on Saturday, they followed Clay Helton down the concrete steps toward the field, passing six oversized USC jerseys displayed on each side of the staircase recognizing the school’s six Heisman Trophy winners. [snip] The display did not include Reggie Bush’s No. 5 after Bush forfeited the trophy and the Heisman Trust vacated his award in 2010 following an NCAA investigation that revealed he received improper benefits while in school. snip While Bush’s name and number have been scrubbed away at USC, O.J. Simpson’s No. 32 jersey...
  • A Totally Different USC Scandal (more fraud)

    04/16/2019 9:09:44 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    California ^ | 4/16/2019 | Katy Grimes
    UCLA epidemiologist calls out USC med school professors on big money research used to establish EPA regulations University of Southern California has been grabbing headlines lately over the “Varsity Blues” college admissions scam, billed as the biggest ever college entrance scandal, including several high-profile Hollywood parents. Additionally, the former USC medical school dean was linked to drugs and prostitutes, and was forced to resign in 2018. His successor was ousted less than a year after being appointed following revelations of a sexual harassment settlement from 15 years earlier,” Fox News reported, and USC gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall, 71, was accused...
  • Rick Singer College Admissions Scandal Ringleader Sells Newport Beach House For $2.5M

    04/09/2019 6:40:43 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 22 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | April 5, 2019 | Marilyn Kalfus
    The Mediterranean house – which was the address for [Rick] Singer’s Key Worldwide Foundation – was listed for sale Feb. 20 at $2.599 million, nearly three weeks before his court appearance on Tuesday, March 12. Records show Singer paid $1.55 million for the Newport Beach home in 2012. Built in 2003, the 5,167-square-foot house sits on “one of the most sought after blocks” in Newport Heights, the listing description said, touting high ceilings, stone floors, a gourmet kitchen and butler’s pantry. An office suite,  secluded patio and firepit also were highlighted, as were the master suite decks and “spa-like” bathroom...
  • Lori Loughlin’s Daughter Olivia Jade Was Aware of College Admissions Scam

    04/09/2019 6:11:41 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 18 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | April 9, 2019 | Tom Ciccotta
    In one email conversation that was obtained by New York Magazine, [Rick] Singer [college admissions scandal ringleader] instructs an employee to submit Olivia’s application to the University of Southern California. Olivia was later cc’d on emails with her parents and CW-1 in which her mother asked for help with applications to other colleges — “I don’t want to call any attention to [Olivia] with our little friend [guidance counselor].” CW-1 “responded by directing an employee to submit the application on behalf of [Olivia Jade.]” So did she understand what was going on? She certainly would have known, at the very least, that...