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Harriet Ryan

Harriet Ryan is an investigative reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Since joining the paper in 2008, she has written about high-profile people, including Phil Spector, Michael Jackson and Britney Spears, and institutions, including USC, the Catholic Church, the Kabbalah Centre and Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin. Ryan won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting with colleagues Matt Hamilton and Paul Pringle in 2019. She previously worked at Court TV and the Asbury Park Press. She is a graduate of Columbia University.
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C.L. Max Nikias was forced out as USC’s president last summer. But he remains a tenured professor and board member, possibly complicating USC's efforts to move on from scandal after scandal.

Top USC officials stepping down as university tries to set new course

In the latest sign of upheaval at the University of Southern California, Provost Michael Quick and General Counsel Carol Amir are to leave their posts in June.

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