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April 17, 1986 | SCOTT HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
Two former USC students and a former employee in the university's records office are facing felony charges for their part in a grade-tampering scandal that implicated more than 40 students, the district attorney's office announced today. Two of the men have surrendered to authorities and the third is a fugitive, a spokesman said. News of the prosecutions was delayed because of the continuing search.
March 12, 2010
C. L. 'Max' Nikias University of Southern California's next president: Born: Sept. 30, 1952, in Komi Kebir, Cyprus. Became U.S. citizen in 1988. Education: Bachelor's degree, electrical and mechanical engineering, National Technical University of Athens,1977; M.S., 1980, and Ph.D, 1982, both in electrical engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo. Career: Professor at University of Connecticut, 1982-85; Northeastern University 1985-91; USC, starting in 1991; USC engineering school dean, 2001-2005.
November 28, 1992
I'd like to give credit to John Barnes and the rest of the UCLA Bruins, and my condolences to the Trojan players. Once again Larry Smith and his staff were out-coached, and the natural talents of the defense and Curtis Conway and Co. were unable to bail them out this time. So the USC students, faculty, alumni and fans had to endure another improbable loss in Smith's inconsistent tenure as head coach. We deserve better, President Sample: We've had enough mediocrity. CHUCK SARGENT Bakersfield
August 22, 2012 | By Catherine Saillant, Los Angeles Times
A planned $1.1-billion makeover of a faded shopping center near USC into much-needed student housing and retail space was put on hold by a Los Angeles City Council land-use committee Tuesday after community groups protested the project's potential negative impact on the surrounding neighborhoods. After listening to three hours of debate, the Planning and Land Use Management Committee asked for more information about how other major universities have handled community concerns during major upgrades - including fears that low-income residents could be displaced.
October 7, 1998
In "College Students Cramming--Into Dorms" (Sept. 28), the pictures speak for the entire article: The UCLA freshman is trying to figure out where to put all of her stuff in a room meant for two people, but housing three, while USC students kick back in a hotel Jacuzzi at their makeshift dorm rooms. As a public relations major at USC, I am insulted at the picture that was literally painted of the housing situation at our school. The students living in the Radisson are paying more per semester than the on-campus students; they receive the same amount of maid service as an on-campus dorm dweller--an occasional wipe-down of the bathroom; they do not receive the pampering normal hotel guests do. Students are required to bring their own bedding.
September 21, 1986
David Myers made reference (Sept. 7.) to the fact that on the first day back to class, the Promenade complex was quiet . . . you were not here after 9 p.m., when the USC students congregate around the pool area. The noise level, at times, is unbearable. You also have not been here after midnight when the parties begin. Secondly, as far as parking is concerned, valet parking is for guests, not tenants. There have been quite a few problems, which seem to have worsened since the students moved in. Unauthorized cars have been blocking tenants' cars . . . I was the victim today!
April 16, 2012 | By Karin Klein
It's hard not to be struck by the similarities in, and the differences between, two recent local killings. A young father was gunned down while cleaning his garage in Inglewood, for reasons not totally clear, though speculation is that he was mistakenly targeted by gang members. He quickly moved to shield his 8-year-old son, who was spared. Two USC students were killed while in their car for reasons not totally clear, though robbery is suspected as a motive. Both occurred in areas where daily safety is not a certain thing.
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