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Melissa Etehad

Los Angeles Times Metpro trainee Melissa Etehad is an Iranian American who enjoys writing about national and international issues. She received her master's in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor’s in international affairs from UC San Diego and has reported from the Middle East and Europe. She previously worked at Al Jazeera English and the Washington Post's foreign desk, where she covered the intersections of politics, religion and gender. She’s a native Farsi speaker. On her free time, you can probably find Melissa petting dogs and reading the news.
USC's aggressive recruiting of Chinese students faces challenge amid gynecologist scandal

USC has aggressively courted Chinese students and donors as part of its expansion. But allegations that a former gynecologist preyed on Chinese students has sparked alarm from the Chinese government and students. The stakes for USC are high.

Chinese government has 'serious concerns' about USC gynecologist and allegations of misconduct with students

The Chinese government expressed "serious concerns" over revelations that a gynecologist at USC’s student health clinic was allowed to continue treating students despite repeated allegations of misconduct.

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