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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.
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February 9, 1991
A South-Central Los Angeles man charged with attacking three USC students was sentenced Friday to two life terms, plus an additional 18 years and eight months in prison for assaulting three other women at a North Hollywood complex in 1988. Deon Proby, 20, was convicted in June in San Fernando Superior Court on seven felony counts--including robbery, kidnaping for robbery, and forced oral copulation--in connection with the attacks on the three North Hollywood women.
March 17, 2013 |
DUBLIN, Ireland - As the shopkeepers in this capital city readied for St. Patrick's Day under typically intermittent rainy skies, Father Sean McDonagh's attention was on the new pope's agenda. The Columban priest, whose order has a long tradition of missionary work, has been an outspoken critic of Vatican policies. With Pope Francis' honeymoon period underway he, like many, is waiting to see what issues will be at the center of the new papal agenda. McDonagh, 69, believes Francis needs to go green, making environmentalism the No. 1 priority for the Catholic Church.
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July 22, 2013 |
The U.S. Department of Education is investigating USC for failing to properly investigate claims of rape and sexual assault, officials said Monday. The case is the latest in a series of investigations looking at sexual assault allegations at colleges and universities throughout the nation, including reported cases at Occidental College and Dartmouth University. Occidental officials have hired two former sex crimes prosecutors to complete an extensive review of the university's handling of sexual abuse cases.
April 17, 1986 |
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.
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
January 19, 2013 |
In a week when you thought you might have heard it all, I present to you Bill Walton speaking to USC students and bashing UCLA basketball. "I never knew they had pretty girls here at USC," began Walton, one of UCLA's all-time greats, after being introduced to a packed auditorium of sports business students. And for the next two hours he wouldn't shut up, entertaining, inspiring, opinionated, off the wall and dedicated to preserving the memory of John Wooden. It was all part of a bus tour to promote the Pac-12 Networks, Walton trumpeting an upcoming game in his own way. "What should be an absolute unbelievable game will be ruined by the style of the UCLA basketball team who loves to do nothing but call timeouts and run plays.
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!