Max Nikias Officially Resigns

USC president Max Nikias officially resigned today according to Rick Caruso, chairperson of the Board of Trustees. The interim president will be Wanda Austin, who is a member of the Board of Trustees and former president of the Aerospace Corporation. And now for the aggravating part: Nikias will be inducted as President Emeritus and Life Trustee of the University. Everyone gets a golden parachute at USC. Continue reading Max Nikias Officially Resigns

Les Moonves’ Name Temporarily Removed From Media Center

I mentioned a couple days ago the awkward situation created by the fact CBS CEO Les Moonves has his name on the USC journalism media center at Annenberg Hall. Now Moonves and his wife, Julie Chen, have asked for their names to be removed. ”In recognition of the sensitivities surrounding recent allegations against Mr. Moonves, he and Ms. Chen have requested that USC Annenberg temporarily … Continue reading Les Moonves’ Name Temporarily Removed From Media Center

USC Faculty Wants Max Nikias To Formally Resign

It’s been two months since USC announced school president Max Nikias would step down but many faculty members are wondering why it’s taking so long as the fall semester starts in three weeks. More than 670 faculty members signed a letter calling for a “formal resignation.” The faculty is concerned that no interim president has been named and almost nothing has been said about a … Continue reading USC Faculty Wants Max Nikias To Formally Resign

Another USC Donor In The News

You know about the medical school scandal. And the health center scandal. And Cinema School rejecting a $5 million donation from Harvey Weinstein. Let’s remember that CBS CEO Les Moonves, recently accused of sexual misconduct by six women, has his name on the 20,000-square foot media center at the Wallis Annenberg Center. His wife, Julie Chen, and CBS also have their name on the center. Continue reading Another USC Donor In The News