In a letter published in the LA Times, 200 USC professors say the school’s president Max Nikias has “lost the moral authority to lead.” This comes after a scandal involving a campus gynecologist accused of inappropriate behavior. Six women are suing USC, saying the university was negligent. We talk about what USC needs to do to restore its reputation.
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