If you are a member of a USC alumni club upset that your club is being dissolved, you might ask USC why it is still calling the Alumni House the “Widney Alumni House” after Robert Widney, a university founder.
Max Nikias even erected a statue of Widney in 2014.
The Los Angeles Times ran an article that included background on Widney and his brother, Joseph, who founded the medical school.
Excerpt: “(Robert Widney) had ties to a vigilante group (Home Guard Vigilance Committee). David Torres-Rouff, a professor and historian at UC Merced, said Robert Widney was “most certainly” supportive of extralegal lynchings.”
According to the article, Joseph Widney wrote a book, “Race Life of the Aryan Peoples.”
The story also addressed Dean Cromwell’s shady history.