USC Kicks Off 2020-21 School Year OnlineMonday was the first day of school for USC’s 2020-21 school year, but most of the classes will be online because of the coronavirus pandemic, with exceptions for clinical education.
Number Of USC Students Testing Positive For COVID-19 Jumps To 9% Over 2 WeeksUSC Student Health issued a memo that said of 304 students tested between July 5-12, 27 were positive for COVID-19. One employee of 55 tested was also positive.
USC Begins First Phase Of Voluntary Workouts For Student-Athletes In 5 SportsBesides football, men and women’s basketball, women’s soccer, women’s volleyball and men’s water polo will also be part of the initial return to campus for workouts.
Former USC Admissions Official Pleads Guilty To Federal Fraud Charge; Admitted to Falsifying Admission Packets For Chinese StudentsHiu Kit David Chong admitted in his April plea agreement that he falsified applicants’ admission packets with doctored college transcripts, phony letters of recommendation and fraudulent personal statements.
USC Debunks Social Media Claim That Student Contracted CoronavirusUSC says no students or residents on campus have been diagnosed or are under evaluation for the novel coronavirus after a social media scare.
USC Fires Senior Athletics Officials Steve Lopes, Ron Orr, And Scott JacobsonSteve Lopes, Ron Orr and Scott Jacobson were all let go Tuesday, as the university continues to recover from a slew of scandals, including the college admissions scandal.
USC Student Found Dead In Off-Campus Housing Brings Semester Death Toll To 9The student was a 28-year-old man and LAPD now says no foul play is suspected, after the death was reportedly considered suspicious Monday.
As USC Breaks Silence On Student Deaths, Yet Another Tragedy Hits SchoolSeven USC students have died since the fall semester began in the last week of August. Folt said the losses are devastating and heartbreaking for the school.
Former USC Gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall Pleads Not Guilty To Sexually Assaulting 16 WomenTyndall, 72, was charged last week with 18 counts of sexual penetration and 11 counts of sexual battery by fraud. He was USC’s only full-time gynecologist at the university’s Engemann Student Health Center for nearly 30 years.