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USC Makes a 'High-Octane' Tuition Move

California private school will waive tuition for families making $80K or less a year

(Newser) - In what the Los Angeles Times calls a "high-octane" effort to open its doors to more middle- and low-income students, the University of South California announced a major initiative Thursday that will get rid of tuition for families earning $80,000 a year or less, starting with new students... More »

Here's Lori Loughlin's Kid's Alleged Fake Crew Resume

Prosecutors release it in response to a filing from Loughlin, Giannulli

(Newser) - Prosecutors have released the fake crew resume allegedly used by Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli to get their daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli into USC, reports the Boston Herald , which has the document in full here . Per CNN , it lists Olivia Jade, now 20, as the winner of two gold... More »

Ex-CEO Receives Longest Sentence for 'Appalling' Scam

Judge gives Douglas Hodge, who paid $850,000 to get his kids into college, 9 months in prison

(Newser) - Douglas Hodge, the 14th parent sentenced in the college admissions bribery scandal, received nine months in prison Friday—the longest term in the case so far. Hodge pleaded guilty last fall to paying $850,000 in bribes to get four of his children into the University of Southern California and... More »

Loughlin Wants to Talk Prison With Huffman: Report

Another report says a plea deal may still be on the table for Loughlin

(Newser) - Despite an alleged $500,000 spent to get them into the University of Southern California, Lori Loughlin's daughters are no longer enrolled at the school. Olivia Jade Giannulli, 20, and Isabella Rose Giannulli, 21, "are not currently enrolled" but "we are unable to provide additional information because... More »

Ex-USC Gynecologist Charged With 16 Sexual Assaults

Investigation into George Tyndall's alleged actions is continuing

(Newser) - A former campus gynecologist at the University of Southern California was charged Wednesday in the sexual assaults of 16 patients at the campus student health center, authorities said. Dr. George Tyndall has been the subject of a Los Angeles police investigation for more than a year after patients claimed sexual... More »

Lori Loughlin, Husband Want to See Evidence Against Them

A motion was filed Monday in the case

(Newser) - The next hearing in the case against 17 parents charged in the sweeping college admissions bribery scandal isn't until June 3, but one tidbit about the case's progress emerged Monday by way of a motion filed by the parents. In it, they're requesting to see the prosecution'... More »

What Cops Say They Found in Ex-USC OB-GYN's Storage Unit

Allegedly, photos of naked women who appeared to be in an exam room

(Newser) - Inside the storage unit of the ex-USC gynecologist accused of molesting hundreds of students, cops say they found what the Los Angeles Times calls a "trove of homemade pornography," as well as nude photos of women in what appeared to be a medical exam room. George Tyndall, who... More »

USC President Is Quitting Over Gynecologist Scandal

C.L. Max Nikias stepping down amid accusations school did not stop abusive doctor

(Newser) - The president of the University of Southern California has agreed to step down amid a raging sex scandal involving a university gynecologist who is accused of conducting inappropriate exams for decades. The university's board has "agreed to begin an orderly transition and commence the process of selecting a... More »

Behind California Drug Lord's Downfall: a Beheading Video

Owen Hanson sentenced to 21 years in prison for drug operation

(Newser) - Owen "O-Dog" Hanson played on the same championship-winning USC football team as future NFL stars Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart, but he would ultimately take a very different career path. The 35-year-old California man was sentenced to more than 21 years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to racketeering... More »

USC Bans Former Dean, Citing 'Egregious Behavior'

(Newser) - New evidence in an investigation of Dr. Carmen Puliafito has USC quickly separating itself from the former Keck School of Medicine dean. Per the Los Angeles Times , the school has begun the process of firing Puliafito—which involves removing his faculty tenure—and has barred him from campus. Puliafito was... More »

USC's Former Medical School Dean Allegedly Had a Secret Life

'Los Angeles Times' takes a long look

(Newser) - Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito, the Harvard-educated former dean of USC's Keck School of Medicine, oversaw hundreds of medical students, professors, and clinicians; he estimated he raised more than $1 billion in funds for the Southern California university. But in March of last year he resigned; the only reason he... More »

Cops: Student Fatally Stabbed USC Professor

Police believe killing was personal dispute

(Newser) - A student stabbed a psychology professor to death on the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles on Friday in what authorities say was a personal dispute. An LAPD spokeswoman says the professor was killed inside the Seeley G. Mudd building in the heart of campus, the AP reports.... More »

Stolen OJ Simpson Heisman Found, 20 Years Later

USC's copy of the trophy was stolen in 1994

(Newser) - A Heisman Trophy that OJ Simpson won in 1968 has been recovered more than 20 years after it was stolen in a burglary at the University of Southern California, police said last night. The trophy and a Simpson jersey were stolen in a burglary at Heritage Hall, home to USC'... More »

New on FBI's Most Wanted: Ex USC Prof

Walter Lee Williams accused of sexually exploiting children

(Newser) - If you took Professor Walter Lee Williams' anthropology class at USC, you might be surprised to learn that as of yesterday he's one of the FBI's 10 Most Wanted fugitives. Williams, 64, became the 500th name added to the list in its 63-year history, the Los Angeles Times... More »

2 USC Students Shot Dead Near Campus

Cops hunting killer of two Chinese grad students

(Newser) - Two Chinese graduate students at the University of Southern California were killed near the Los Angeles campus just after midnight yesterday. Ying Wu, 23, was shot in the chest as she sat in a BMW with Minq Qu, who would have turned 24 today. He was shot in the head,... More »

2 USC Students Shot at Party

Thief opens fire near campus: cops

(Newser) - Two students from the University of Southern California were shot at a party near the USC campus yesterday. Several students confronted a man who appeared to be stealing items from an apartment complex where the party was taking place. He opened fire, shooting a male student in the chest and... More »

USC Football Stripped of 2004 Title

No champion in the 2004 season after Reggie Bush ineligibility

(Newser) - The Heisman trophies have been returned , and now USC has lost something else: The Bowl Championship Series stripped Southern California of its 2004 title yesterday, leaving that season without a BCS champion. The announcement was not a surprise—BCS officials had said USC was in danger of having its championship... More »

USC Students Stage Protest Over Sexist Frat Email

Outraged over alleged Kappa Sigma diatribe

(Newser) - Almost a month after a sexist email surfaced advising "cocksmen" on the rites of pursuing "targets," dozens of USC students stalked out of class and staged a boisterous protest. The email is believed to have been penned by a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity, and has... More »

USC Frat Email: Women Are 'Targets,' Not Actual People

National fraternity probing 'appalling' note

(Newser) - A fraternity email from a member of USC's Kappa Sigma chapter details how to be an effective "cocksman" and breach a woman's "pie"—vagina—or "gullet"—mouth and throat. "I will refer to females as 'targets," notes the author in his missive to... More »

Calif. Researchers Hack Kinect for World Of Warcraft

USC researchers provide software free online

(Newser) - It's about time academics applied their brain power to something really useful. Researchers at the University of Southern California have hacked Microsoft's touchie-feelie Kinect camera for the XBox to play the hugely popular World of Warcraft online game. What's even better is that the software they developed to do it—... More »

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