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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. She previously worked at Court TV and the Asbury Park Press. She is a graduate of Columbia University.
College admissions scandal: Can USC’s cautious new leader be the crusader it needs?

As chancellor of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carol L. Folt was seen as a cautious leader. Now, she becomes the first female president of USC at a time when scandals have dominated the headlines.

USC selects Carol Folt as new president as university tries to move past scandals

The former chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will become the first female president in USC’s 139-year history.

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