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.
Pulitzer Prize judges named investigative reporters Harriet Ryan, Matt Hamilton and Paul Pringle for their 2018 work uncovering troubling allegations of misconduct by a former USC gynecologist, Dr. George Tyndall and led to changes at the university. It is The Times' 45th Pulitzer Prize.
The Los Angeles Times won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting on Monday for articles that exposed Dr. George Tyndall, the USC gynecologist accused of sexually abusing hundreds of students. Here are excerpts from the entry The Times submitted for consideration.
USC should make public the results of its investigations into the Puliafito and Tyndall scandals soon, and commit to release findings of the admissions probe.
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.
The USC investigation into Dr. George Tyndall remains unfinished and it’s unclear whether any of the law firms’ findings will ever be shared with the physician’s alleged victims.
USC is pressing ahead with a $215-million financial settlement with former patients of Dr. George Tyndall, according to new court filings.
USC board Chairman Rick Caruso calls an emergency meeting of the trustees, who have been clashing amid a search for a new president.
A USC doctor was accused of bad behavior with young women for years. The university let him continue treating students
USC's one full-time gynecologist, Dr. George Tyndall, was allowed to continue seeing student patients for decades despite accusations of inappropriate behavior during pelvic exams and making sexually suggestive remarks about students' bodies.
How George Tyndall went from USC gynecologist to the center of LAPD’s largest-ever sex abuse investigation
Profile of George Tyndall, the former USC gynecologist now at the center of the largest sex abuse investigation with a single suspect handled by the Los Angeles Police Department.
The LAPD raided a storage unit for USC gynecologist George Tyndall and found a trove of homemade pornography and photos of unclothed women in what appeared to be a medical exam room.
Los Angeles County prosecutors have convened a grand jury to hear evidence about Dr. George Tyndall, the USC gynecologist accused of sexually abusing hundreds of patients during three decades at a campus health clinic, according to two sources familiar with the case.
Wealthy USC donors revolt after interim president pushes out top dean over handling of misconduct cases
At issue is the removal of Dean James Ellis, who has led the school since 2007, over his response to sexual harassment and discrimination claims against faculty and staff.
The state medical board has accused Tyndall of misconduct in a series of appointments with five patients where he allegedly made lewd remarks, performed “non-clinical” breast and pelvic exams and once mocked a patient who had been sexually assaulted.
USC's tentative $215-million settlement in Tyndall abuse cases likely just the beginning of financial pain for the university
USC said Friday it had reached an “agreement in principle” to pay $215 million to patients treated by Dr. George Tyndall, the longtime campus gynecologist accused of abusing and sexually harassing scores of young women.
The $215-million proposed settlement for patients treated by USC gynecologist George Tyndall ranks among the biggest paid by universities in sexual abuse cases, experts say.
Former USC gynecologist accused of sexually abusing students agrees to suspension of medical license
Dr. George Tyndall, the USC gynecologist accused of sexually assaulting hundreds of students, has given up his medical license temporarily as he confronts a police investigation and a barrage of lawsuits.
In his lawsuit filed Thursday, Dr. William Leavitt, the former lead physician at USC’s Engemann Student Health Center, said that public statements by administrators about his supposed role in the Tyndall scandal destroyed his reputation.
LAPD detectives have presented the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office with nearly 30 cases for possible sex-crime charges against USC’s former campus gynecologist, Dr. George Tyndall.
An additional 30 women have sued USC, accusing the university of failing to protect them from abuse and mistreatment by the longtime campus gynecologist, Dr. George Tyndall.
In a wave of new lawsuits Tuesday, 90 women and one transgender man accused USC of failing to protect them from sexual abuse by a campus gynecologist.
USC hit with lawsuits from 51 more patients of George Tyndall as board chairman calls for expedited settlement
As more lawsuits pile up against USC for its handling of a campus gynecologist accused of sexually abusing patients, the chair of the university’s board of trustees said he wanted to see the litigation resolved “as quickly as possible.”
Dr. George Tyndall, the former USC gynecologist accused of sexually abusing young patients, has retained a veteran Los Angeles defense attorney to represent him amid a widening criminal probe and mounting lawsuits.
As USC grapples with sexual abuse allegations against campus OB-GYN Dr. George Tyndall, the case is also shaping up to be somewhat of a teaching moment within the world of gynecology.
At least several hundred — and possibly thousands — of former USC students are expected to join lawsuits charging the university with negligence for failing to police a doctor who allegedly sexually abused patients, plaintiff lawyers said.
Testifying before legislators at the State Capitol Monday, an attorney for USC defended its response to misconduct reports against a campus gynecologist, saying the university’s decision to force the physician out through a secret internal process “worked efficiently.”
LAPD has been in contact with more than 100 women. More than 400 have called a university hotline since a Times investigation detailed how USC allowed George Tyndall to continue practicing at a student health clinic on campus despite a record of complaints spanning more than two decades.
Attorney Gloria Allred says a lawsuit filed against the University of Southern California and its former campus clinic gynecologist George Tyndall for sexual battery has expanded to 24 women.
The U.S. Department of Education announced Monday that it has launched an investigation into USC over its handling of complaints against former longtime campus gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall.
The University of Southern California’s board of trustees has elected mall magnate Rick Caruso to be the new chair of the board.
LAPD begins sweeping criminal probe of former USC gynecologist while urging patients to come forward
The Los Angeles Police Department said it is investigating 52 separate complaints of misconduct filed by former patients of USC’s longtime campus gynecologist as detectives launch a sweeping criminal investigation into the scandal that has rocked the university.
After weeks of mounting pressure, USC President Max Nikias said he will step down. The university now has the opportunity to put behind it the scandals that have tarnished its reputation.
USC President C.L. Max Nikias, whose tenure was marked by a significant boost in the university’s prestige and fundraising prowess but tarnished by a series of damaging scandals, is stepping down from his post, the university’s Board of Trustees announced Friday.
"Patients sometimes fabricate stories," Dr. George Tyndall wrote in a letter to The Times. By Friday afternoon, 21 women were suing USC over treatment by Tyndall, who served for nearly three decades as the only full-time campus gynecologist until he was forced out last year.
The announcement of the USC president's marked an ignoble end for the embattled university executive, whose tenure had been overshadowed by recent scandals tarnishing the reputation of one of Southern California’s premier educational institutions.
Amid growing calls for USC President C.L. Max Nikias to resign in the wake of a misconduct scandal involving the campus’ longtime gynecologist, the university’s large and powerful Board of Trustees is coming under growing pressure to take a greater role in responding to the crisis.
The Academic Senate at USC has called on President C.L. Max Nikias to resign over how he has handled a series of scandals involving campus physicians, most recently a gynecologist who remained on staff for decades despite repeated complaints of misconduct.
Students warned USC about gynecologist early in his career: ‘They missed an opportunity to save a lot of other women’
As more women come forward, some are saying they complained about his behavior as far back as 1995. But George Tyndall continued to see patients, and they are now frustrated that their warnings were not heeded.
I was a patient of USC gynecologist George Tyndall. The pelvic exam he gave me was anything but normal
I’m a nurse practitioner who has performed thousands of pelvic exams. I know that what happened to me in USC gynecologist George Tyndall's office was not normal.
Enough with the silence, USC trustees. If the men on your board won't take a stand against President Max Nikias, you should. We are counting on you to help change a culture that puts its image above its responsibility to protect its most vulnerable charges.
Two hundred USC professors on Tuesday demanded the resignation of university President C.L. Max Nikias, saying he has failed to protect students, staff and colleagues from sexual misconduct.
A second scandal involving one of its doctors envelopes USC. A growing number of former students and professors are demanding that USC President C.L. Max Nikias step down. He has failed to protect the USC community, they say, and has lost their confidence. The board of trustees has remained silent.
USC is sued by former patients of Dr. George Tyndall, a gynecologist accused of sexually abusing them under the guise of medical treatment.
How USC handled the case of a campus gynecologist allowed to practice for years despite complaints of misconduct has sparked outrage and demands for change in the university’s leadership and management culture. To some, it is part of a troubling pattern.
USC has moved to fire two supervisors in the student clinic where a gynecologist was allowed to continue practicing despite years of misconduct complaints from patients and co-workers.
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.
A USC gynecologist is finally relieved of duty, years after students and staffers complained that he was sexually inappropriate with them. Why do adults fail the young people they are charged with protecting?
Former USC students grappled with the news Wednesday that Dr. George Tyndall, the campus clinic’s only full-time gynecologist for nearly 30 years, was accused of serial misconduct before he was forced to resign last year. He denies wrongdoing.