Finally, football practice returns today.
Meanwhile, USC placed a hold on the accounts of all enrolled students connected to the college admissions scandal. That means the students cannot register for classes or receive their transcripts.
The hold on transcripts would prevent the students from transferring.
The university said it would take “proper action” after reviewing each case including potentially expelling students. USC said it has notified the students of their new status.
- The faculty of the Annenberg School pledged to immediately launch a collaborative student-faculty reporting initiative that will seek to discover the facts of the admissions cheating case, “as well as previous scandals, of equal of greater gravity.”
That sounds like a project that could last for years.
“Transparency, honesty and accountability are at the core of the journalism and public relations professions,” the faculty said in a statement. “For that reason, we believe we have a moral and intellectual obligation to speak out and demand that USC uphold these values.”
If only Lynn Swann believed in all of that, especially accountability.
- Did you know UCLA baseball is ranked No. 1 in the nation? Of course the Bruins coach is former USC assistant John Savage, who turned down an offer from Pat Haden of around $900,000 per year a few years ago.
- Can you imagine Swann offering that much money to a new baseball coach? I’m sure Savage feels even better about turning down USC now.