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Why wasn't Dr. George Tyndall reported to authorities by anyone at USC?

To the editor: When will college administrators learn that crimes (even suspected crimes) committed inside their walls are also crimes outside those walls, and that it’s their responsibility to let the proper authorities do their work? (“USC lawyer says secret deal with accused campus gynecologist ‘worked efficiently,’” June 18)


USC Failed To Protect Us From Our Abusive Doctor

When we stepped on to the University of Southern California campus during freshman orientation in the summer of 2013, we were repeatedly cautioned to be vigilant. We kept an eye on our drinks at frat parties for fear of being drugged and made sure our drunk friends got home safely. We bought pepper spray and clutched our keys in case catcalls turned aggressive. When the worst happened, we supported each other through the emotional aftermath of sexual assault, whether we chose to report it or not. One place we never imagined abuse ― one place we believed we would be safe ― was our doctor’s office.


EDITORIAL BOARD: USC deserves a change of leadership

As USC professor William G. Tierney said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, “The university has lost its way.”

In the last week, the USC community has been rattled by a Times investigation that revealed the disturbing misconduct of former Engemann health center gynecologist George Tyndall.


As Max Nikias pushed USC to prominence, checks and balances were missing

Scandal has hit the University of Southern California like a hurricane, a perfect academic storm. Such tempests are on the rise in higher education, and universities need to reckon with the conditions that are causing them. Similar forces damaged Penn State and then Michigan State. Now it's USC's turn.


I was a patient of USC gynecologist George Tyndall. The pelvic exam he gave me was anything but normal

How many pelvic exams does a woman have in her lifetime? Why should one in particular stand out?

Even at the time it didn’t feel right, back when I was a 25-year-old theater student at USC. Today, 16 years later, I’m a women’s health nurse practitioner who has performed thousands of pelvic exams. I’m a person who knows in great detail what is and is not a typical part of an exam. And I know that what happened to me was not normal.



Confronted by scandal after scandal, University of Southern California leaders have followed a familiar pattern: Express shock and disappointment, call for an investigation to root out the school’s failings — and then keep mum on the findings of those investigations.


USC has investigated its recent scandals. Now it should release the results