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Dr. George Tyndall, the sole full-time gynecologist at USC's student health center for 27 years.
Dr. George Tyndall, the sole full-time gynecologist at USC's student health center for 27 years. (USC, left,; Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

In and around Southern California:

USC has heavily recruited students from China, but the school’s bond with the country has been shaken by allegations of misconduct by a longtime campus gynecologist.

Some see a pattern in the recent scandals that have plagued USC. 

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Houston-area media citing unnamed law enforcement officials are reporting that there are fatalities following a shooting at a local high school Friday morning.

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L.A. schools Supt. Austin Beutner is greeted by Van Nuys High School principal Yolanda Gardea.
L.A. schools Supt. Austin Beutner is greeted by Van Nuys High School principal Yolanda Gardea. (Melissa Barales-Lopez)

Melissa Barales-Lopez, a senior at Garfield High School followed Supt. Austin Beutner on his first day on the job, as he toured a variety of programs around the Los Angeles Unified School District. Here’s what she took from the experience.

LAUSD students and staff alike are looking for a personal champion, someone who will address and improve the difficulties afflicting their education. … What LAUSD students need is someone who’s willing to listen and learn, someone who can understand the current issues affecting their schools and act to efficiently amend them, someone who can unlock the full potential of LAUSD students and enable them to reach their goals.

During the entirety of his first day, superintendent Austin Beutner did indeed demonstrate a willingness to learn. Posing questions to teachers and students, Beutner engaged with the student communities he encountered to gain a better comprehension of the minutiae and nuances that distinguish each school inside an overwhelmingly large district.

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Dr. George Tyndall was allowed to continue seeing student patients for years despite accusations of inappropriate behavior during exams.
Dr. George Tyndall was allowed to continue seeing student patients for years despite accusations of inappropriate behavior during exams. (USC)

In and around Southern California:

A USC gynecologist was allowed to continue practicing even after years of accusations of misconduct toward young women.

Austin Beutner spent his first day as L.A. Unified superintendent on a 13-hour crash course featuring different types of schools across the district.

For nearly 30 years, the University of Southern California’s student health clinic had one full-time gynecologist: Dr. George Tyndall. Tall and garrulous with distinctive jet black hair, he treated tens of thousands of female students, many of them teenagers seeing a gynecologist for the first time.

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 New L.A. schools Supt. Austin Beutner chats with children at Cleveland Early Education Center on his first official day on the job.
New L.A. schools Supt. Austin Beutner chats with children at Cleveland Early Education Center on his first official day on the job. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

In and around Southern California:

Today is Austin Beutner’s first day as superintendent of the nation’s second-largest school district.

Charter school supporters are spending millions in an attempt to elect former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa as governor of California.

L.A. Unified’s new superintendent, Austin Beutner, will kick off his first day of work on Tuesday with a choreographed tour of the nation’s second-largest school district, from the San Fernando Valley to Carson.

Just how much money does California State University need to serve its students?

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Just how much money does California State University need to serve its students?

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