Updated: March 6, 2021
A sex scandal has ousted the president of the University of Southern California.
The Associated Press quoted a letter to faculty members on Friday as saying that the school’s board of trustees had “agreed to begin an orderly transition” and begin searching for a new president.
C.L. Max Nikias is being punished for reporting to the medical board a 2016 internal investigation that found that Dr. George Tyndall had conducted inappropriate pelvic exams and made sexually offensive remarks to patients.
The New York Daily News reported that the decision to let him go was taken after dozens of professors, students and alumni called for Nikias’ resignation in the wake of the scandal.
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