latimes.com – By Donesh Olyaie – The response by USC faculty and staff to the revelation that gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall practiced on campus for 26 years despite multiple complaints of inappropriate conduct with patients has been heartening yet indicative of the vast divide between them and the university administration. In a university climate that has become increasingly focused on development and advancement, only those with direct contact with students — ostensibly the core of any great university — would see how bad this problem truly is. USC President C.L. Max Nikias’s action plan, supported by the Board of Trustees, has been released a few scandals too late and lays bare the disconnect his fundraising apparatus has with the Trojan community. His time is up.
USC prides itself as the Trojan family, but what kind of family allows neglect to continue, incident after incident? As a 2007 almnus and member of the university’s Ten Year Reunion Committee, I will no longer support my alma mater until more serious action is taken.