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The GEAR UP CRCC project serves 54 middle/high schools in the School District of Philadelphia and works to build the capacity of schools to address the needs of students for college and career readiness preparation.
PHENND manages a cohort of campus partners who in turn, recruit, train, place and manage college student volunteers using a “College Positive Volunteerism” framework. Primary activities include tutoring in math and English, college visits, career day speakers, and integration of service-learning courses.
PHENND has a long track record of accomplishment with campus-school partnerships generally, as well as with GEAR UP and the School District of Philadelphia specifically. PHENND partnered on the GEAR UP Partnership grant for seven years, helping to support the AVID Tutoring program.
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Business Leadership Summer School, University of Pennsylvania, USA
- Type of educational institution : CAMP, YOUTH CAMP, PREPARATION COURSES, PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
- Age : 16 – 18
- Language : ENGLISH
- Required language level : B2, C1, C2
- Objective : training, preparation for admission to the university
- Lesson intensity : 25 hours per week
- Academic Program : Humanities, General Courses, Management, Political Science, Economics
- Exams : ECTS Credits
- Location , Philadelphia, PA
- Airport : PHL (Philadelphia, PA, USA)
- Sports : MULTISPORT
- Residence : Residence
- Accommodation : 2, separate toilet and bathroom
- Infrastructure : city, nature
- Dates : 07. 07.2019 – 03.08.2019
- Entry Requirements : Yes
- Difficulty level : High
- Price per week (in EURO) : 1975.7076761563
The Business Leadership Summer School is run by one of the world’s leading youth camps and training companies. This company organizes a wide variety of programs, from sports and creative camps for schoolchildren to preparatory work for colleges and universities and summer internships for students.All programs are distinguished by a professional organization and specialized thematic focus. For over 35 years the company has been accumulating experience in organizing summer youth programs and polishing the quality of the programs offered. Today, in their camps, children have the opportunity to acquire new skills and knowledge in any industry that interests them. A wide range of programs are offered, including training in tennis, golf, business leadership, medicine, science, programming, fitness, cooking, creativity, law, international relations, journalism, architecture and much, much more.
Today, these are exceptional programs for thousands of young people from the USA and other countries at the best private colleges and universities in Philadelphia:
- University of Pennsylvania (Ivy League).
- Haverford College
- Villanova University
The Business Leadership Summer School is held on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania (Penn), a private research university founded in 1740 and part of the elite Ivy League.It is one of the oldest institutions of higher education and the first university in the United States.
Penn is ranked 13th in the world according to the QS World University Rankings, 16th according to Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities and 15th in the annual Times Higher Education World University Rankings). The University of Pennsylvania has the largest number of billionaire alumni. Over the past 10 years, 9 teachers and graduates of this university have received Nobel Prizes.
The Penn campus covers nearly 300 acres (270 hectares) and is located in the university district of Philadelphia, where it neighbors Drexel University and the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. 12 schools and colleges, 6 training centers, research institutes are within walking distance from each other. There are restaurants and pubs, a grocery store and a cinema in the vicinity of the campus. The campus has libraries, museums, sports centers, student residences.The Institute of Contemporary Art is located on campus, which acts as a museum. In addition, Penn owns a large off-campus area with a variety of academic and research buildings, including a veterinary clinic.
Director and Founder of the Leadership Summer School in the Business World says: “Teens love choice. We provide a wide range of truly high class programs taught by passionate professors.Exciting adventures must be added to a good curriculum, then the summer will be amazing and will be remembered for a long time! And this is where we see our mission! ”
The history of these camps began with tennis. The founder and CEO of the company was born and raised in South Africa, at the age of 19 he was a professional tennis player, participated in Wimbledon and other international tennis tournaments. After receiving a law degree and a degree in accounting, he emigrated to America and settled in Philadelphia, where he took up teaching tennis.Soon it became quite difficult to get into his school – so many applicants appeared. Since then, the first camp has emerged to meet the ever-changing demands of adolescents and their families. These days, young people are asking for things like fashion design, film, fitness, entrepreneurship training, and summer internships. Well, the camp management, as before, strives to satisfy the most original requests.
For 35 years of its existence, the camp has earned worldwide recognition, children from all over the world come here.Every year, children from 40 US states and 35 countries spend their holidays here.
- 99% of the children who visited these camps, the experience gained was useful in later life
- 98% would recommend the camp to their friends
The Summer School Leadership in the Business World seeks to empower young people to achieve their dreams. The programs being developed allow you to combine different training courses to create your own unique summer vacation program.
If you want to make this summer unforgettable, then Leadership in the Business World Summer School is for you! This is more than just a first-class curriculum: it is a beautifully arranged life in comfortable residences, high-quality and healthy food, interesting excursions, exciting events, security and medical care, new friends from other countries and a lot of new experiences!
So why choose Business Leadership Summer School ?
- a huge selection of various educational programs, sports activities and excursions, everyone can choose what is interesting for themselves
- opportunity to make friends from all over the world
- living on campuses of private colleges on campuses – children immerse themselves in student life
- classes are held in spacious classrooms equipped with all the necessary equipment
- teachers are professionals in their field, successful entrepreneurs and athletes who will influence the worldview of schoolchildren. Whatever the guys choose – they will learn from the best!
- children will get to know the founder and leader of the camp: he is present everywhere, he can be seen driving the bus, on the court, and in the office.
- accommodation on the US East Coast, one of the most beautiful places in the country with many attractions. They will definitely visit New York, Washington, New Jersey.
- the richest extracurricular program both on campus and beyond.The guys will not be bored either on weekends or on holidays!
- Fun and laughter is an obligatory part of the camp program: here we are sure that laughter is no less important than proper nutrition and fresh air.
- At the end of the program, the administration collects feedback from the guys, the most common comment is “great, because there is everything at once”!
In the camp, 80% of the guys are from America. For foreigners, this is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the language environment and get to know the life of Americans. This is a great opportunity to improve your speaking skills in the simplest and most enjoyable way – through continuous daily interaction with native speakers.
In the famous Quad, founded back in 1895. However, the residence was completely renovated and renovated in 2009. Rooms for 1 or 2 people with a bed, desk, chair and chest of drawers. Together with the children, monitors live on the floor, which carry out round-the-clock supervision and help the children in all matters, organize entertainment and rest after school.The ratio of adults to children: 1 to 10.
Washing is possible in the basement where washing machines are installed (coins are required, which can be bought at the reception). Bed linen is provided and transfers to and from Philadelphia International Airport are included with the program. In case of arrival at another airport, the transfer is paid on request.
The Penn has a wide variety of dining options within walking distance of the residence. Meals are plentiful, seasonal salad bar, fresh produce, hot pizzas, hot soups, vegetarian options, chicken, beef and delicious desserts. If you have special dietary needs or allergies, please advise at check-in.
faculties and admission in 2021
The American University of Pennsylvania is located in Philadelphia. He was one of the first to introduce multidisciplinary practice into the training system. The faculties of medicine, legal and classical disciplines are concentrated in a single educational institution.
University of Pennsylvania aerial view
This is not the only achievement, the University of Pennsylvania is named the founder of innovation in education and the ancestor of the first Perelman medical school in America. The merit of the university in creating the best business school and the first student union.
The University of Pennsylvania is the fourth oldest institution in the country. It is also in fifth place among other universities in America (according to the rating conducted by the magazine “Yu. S. News & World Report “). The university is also a member of the Ivy League, which unites the most prestigious educational centers in the United States.Back to the table of contents
During the time of Benjamin Franklin, education in the colonies could be obtained only at four colleges: New Harvard, William and Mary, present-day Princeton University (formerly called New Jersey College), and Collegiate School (later Yale University).
But the students in each school were preparing only for the ministry in the church. Even then, the country needed such educational institutions, in which, along with knowledge of the humanities and art, it became possible to acquire skills and abilities that would help support both oneself and one’s family.
It is interesting to know that …
… the concept of the Ivy League originated in 1873, when the first graduate of the University of Pennsylvania planted ivy near the campus – the current symbol of America’s oldest and best universities.
Benjamin Franklin didn’t just dream of such an establishment. He created a brochure describing his suggestions and ideas regarding the education of Pennsylvania youth. In 1749, the great figure spoke to the inhabitants of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he shared the idea of creating a state academy.
In founding the Philadelphia Academy, Franklin convened a board of trustees, which included distinguished citizens of the state of Pennsylvania. Under his leadership, a project was implemented, according to which an inexpensive student campus was built.The graduates of the school he dreamed of could now go into trade and work in the civil service.
The founder of the school, Benjamin Franklin, insisted on a diversified practical and civic education. In 1997, Franklin’s brainchild grew into a university.
University of Pennsylvania Museum
Throughout its history, the institution has had many significant achievements:
- 1765 – The first medical school in the United States is established.
- 1874 – Organization of the first university hospital.
- 1881 – The emergence of the Wharton School of Business – the world’s first such educational institution.
- 1896 – Creation of a teaching veterinary institution, as well as the construction of the first university building for the Houston Hall student union.
- 1946 – The world’s first digital computer ENIAC appears.
The University of Pennsylvania today
The University of Pennsylvania is currently a member of the Association of American Universities.This organization is a union of research universities in the United States. The University of Pennsylvania (abbreviated Penn) ranks as follows:
- 13th – in the OS World University Ranking.
- 15th – in the world university rankings, which is conducted by the Times Higher Education magazine from the UK.
- Ranked 16th in academic performance among universities, according to the rankings conducted by Shanghai Tziao Tong University.
Pennsylvania State University is working to improve the knowledge taught to students.The levels of research and the quality of the services offered are increasing. The main feature of the training program is the fusion of research and educational processes. Already from the second year, students work in laboratories, as a result of which new discoveries appear in various industries.
The university is proud of its undergraduate and graduate programs. By combining theory and practice, knowledge is improved, students better understand the world around them and their place in this world.
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Faculties of the University
The University of Pennsylvania, the best institution in the state, popular for its faculties and programs:
- Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry.
- Schools of Business, Design and Law.
- Veterinary Faculty.
- Research programs in biomedicine.
- Humanitarian and social programs.
It should be noted that of the 12 existing faculties, the most famous in the world are the Pennsylvania School of Arts and Science, as well as the best in America Wharton School of Business.
Wharton School of Business
The University of Pennsylvania is located on an area of approximately 300 acres of the Pennsylvania University District. But besides this campus (student campus), the educational institution owns even larger territories, on which there are many scientific and educational buildings.
Every year, more than 2000 people become Penn students studying in international educational programs available in 70 countries of the world.Back to the table of contents
Along with the training, Penn students can attend the institution’s theater troupe and choir, which appeared in 1862. Students are active in sports and their achievements are well known in America. In the Ivy League competitions, we have become champions of the Queakers more than once.
They won the championship 12 times in American football, 22 times in basketball. University students are the pride of the entire state, they participate in sports competitions in 17 types, visit more than 37 sports clubs.
Students receive Ivy League scholarships. It is assigned not for any merit, but specifically for each student, taking into account his needs and capabilities.For these purposes, the university lays the highest annual budget among all Ivy League universities – $ 4.25 billion.Back to the table of contents
How to enter university in 2021
You can apply to the University of Pennsylvania by submitting your application before January 1. If an applicant wants to get an advantage in admission, then he must submit an application by November 1 and not try to enter other universities.
By submitting an application to the university, you must send the results of school tests SAT or ACT by February 1, and pay an entrance fee of $ 75.Requirements for applicants are high, about 13% of all applicants from all over the world come.
Foreign applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Have a secondary education, confirmed by a diploma.
- Provide information about your interests in extracurricular activities and social life.
- Pass the SAT standardized tests in reading, math, and writing.
- Hold a TOEFT certificate.Pass an English language proficiency test provided by the US Education Testing Service.
In total, about 4200 foreign students study at the university, of which half came from Asia, 15% from Africa and the Middle East, 14% from Europe, 12% from Mexico and Canada and less than 10% from Australia and Oceania.Back to the table of contents
Where do students live
Student accommodation is conducted at campus residences. Students who do not want to live on its territory settle in nearby houses and apartments, the owners of which often rent them out.Nearly 40 thematic communities such as art, science and cinema contribute to youth unity.
Students use the best institutions in the state:
- The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Arts – the university’s cultural venue that brings together different types of arts, be it music, dance or contemporary creativity. This place serves as a meeting point for city dwellers and Penn students.
- Ross Galleries are places of acquaintance with objects of world culture and scientific activity.Here scientific work is carried out by students along with teachers and grant projects are being carried out.
- Paul Kelly Writers’ House, founded by the efforts of students and university staff to hold meetings of writers from all over Philadelphia.
- John & Lydia Morris Arboretum. An open park and educational institution, where special classes are held that combine different areas of education.
- Library founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1750.
- Museum of Anthropology and Archeology with exhibitions and educational programs.
- University publishing house, which publishes the best research papers.
It is interesting to know that …
… the very first editions that appeared in the university library were donated by Louis XVI.
Penn has an academic quality based on interdisciplinary education. The result of this policy is the opportunity for students to attend classes in any faculty. They can come to the university museum, read the daily newspaper The Daily Pennsylvaniaian, which has been published since 1885.
Daily Pensilvaniya newspaper for 1991
Students at the university are provided with 12 hostels, options for accommodation for a long period or short-term are possible. Students can eat at both cheap mobile kiosks and expensive restaurants.Back to the table of contents
University scientific achievements
The University of Pennsylvania is one of only five universities in the United States with results in research activities. Among the list of the most important discoveries and innovations: 91,553
- Creation of a digital computer (ENIAK) – the world’s first computer.
- Cognitive therapy.
- Development of a vaccine against hepatitis B and rubella.
- The discovery of the tomb of Pharaoh Sebekhotep by university researchers. The approximate year of the burial is about 3800 years ago.
- Development of a new treatment for renal failure.
- Astronomical Discovery – University of Pennsylvania scientists discovered a water cloud accumulation in the atmosphere of one of the planets outside the solar system.
- Obtaining by synthesizing super-strong diamond polymer filaments.
- Investigation of psychological personality disorders and evidence of a link between schizophrenia and toxoplasmosis.
- Awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2000 to physicist Alan Heeger together with colleagues A. McDiarmid and H. Shirakawa for the discovery of electrically conductive polymers.
The presence of famous people of the university is evidenced by the fact that nine of its graduates are Nobel laureates.
It is interesting to know that according to data for 2019, the largest number of world billionaires – 25 people – come from the University of Pennsylvania.
Penn alumni include 12 leaders of governments and states, including prime ministers and presidents. Students work as chief justices, heads of states, heads of international firms and institutions. 18 alumni are on the world’s list of wealthy people. Many politicians and historical figures have studied at the University of Pennsylvania.
The ninth president of the United States, Harrison, Governor of Pennsylvania E. Randall, famous billionaire W. Buffett, philanthropist W. Annenberg, politicians who participated in the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of America studied here.
Warren Buffett – University of Pennsylvania graduate
For all its achievements, the university adheres to its motto, which says that “The right thesis of morality is useless.”
The university was disqualified for pedophilia – Newspaper Kommersant № 135 (4920) from 25.07.2012
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), which includes nearly 1,300 organizations that host university competitions in the United States and Canada, including the hugely popular basketball, baseball, and American football championships, issued a record-breaking American sports fine to the University of Pennsylvania – $ 60 million. This was a reaction to the fact that the university covered the pedophile acting in its structure, Jerry Sandusky, who previously enjoyed a reputation as one of the best coaches in college sports.
The NCAA yesterday made an unprecedented decision in the history of American sports, fining the University of Pennsylvania $ 60 million. The association also canceled all the results shown by the varsity American football team over the past 14 years. In addition, the university is allowed to provide training places for only 15 players (instead of the standard 25) over the next four years. And the team will not be able to play in the playoffs for four years. In addition, all University of Pennsylvania players have been declared non-contractual and may join other teams if they wish.
The NCAA took such harsh measures in response to a high-profile scandal, in the center of which was the University of Pennsylvania. Four years ago, after the mother of one of the injured children contacted the police, it was revealed that one of the most respected coaches in college sports, Jerry Sandusky, had sexual intercourse with young boys. Sandusky worked in Pennsylvania from 1969 to 1999. After retiring on the basis of the university team, he launched the project “The Second Mile”, designed to introduce children from disadvantaged families to sports.It turned out, however, that he introduced young athletes to other things.
One of the assistant football coach Joe Paterno (he passed away last year) Mike Makuiri once found Sandusky in the shower with a 10-year-old boy. Later, already in court, Makuiri said that he reported the incident to Joe Paterno. The same did not start the case, without informing the board of trustees of the university. Although, as it turned out during the trial of Jerry Sandusky, who was found guilty for almost fifty episodes (he is now in prison awaiting a verdict and may well receive a life sentence), many high-ranking university officials knew what the pedophile trainer was doing, but preferred do not wash dirty linen in public.Actually, it was for the inaction of the university sports bosses that the NCAA took such harsh measures.
The glorious traditions of the University of Pennsylvania: hsw_mba – LiveJournal
The glorious traditions of the University of Pennsylvania
Not only Harvard is famous for its traditions. Other top universities in the world also have many equally interesting traditions. Below we will talk about the University of Pennsylvania, which includes one of the top business schools in the world, Wharton.
1) The Button
University of Pennsylvania students have repeatedly stated that their goal is sex under the sculpture of the split button (see photo below), which is located in the heart of the university campus in front of the Van library building Pelt-Dietrich Library. Moreover, this must be done before the release. The sculpture was created by the Swede Claes Oldenburg in 1981. It is about 5 m in diameter. There is a legend that this is the button of the founder of the University, Benjamin Franklin.This is the crux of the matter. Not far from the button sculpture is a monument to Franklin sitting on a bench.
When Franklin, and this was a man with a large waist, sat down, a button from his vest came off and rolled down the main artery of Locust Walk University. Ultimately, she stopped her movement and split in two.
Franklin Button (photo from Wikipedia)
2) Walnut Walk
Walnut is a street in Fildelphia.Once a year, students put on more than a strange outfit – business on top, that is, a jacket, shirt, tie, and below the waist – underpants, etc. In this form, students in the evening take to the streets of the city center and go from pub to pub, amazed bystanders.
3) Toast throwing
Varsity sports fans throw slices of bread (rolls, hot buns, etc.) onto the Franklin Field treadmill after the third quarter of every home football game.This tradition comes in response to the line “Here’a a toast to dear old Penn” from the college song “Drink a Highball”. Highball is a whiskey with soda and ice. In the past, students sang this song during a match and literally raised a toast to the success of the university’s sports teams. After alcohol was banned in the stadium in the 70s of the last century, students literally pelted the stadium with slices of bread. The fact is that in English toast means both “to drink or toast” and “a slice of bread”.According to one version, in 1977, a student at the University of Pennsylvania threw the first slice of bread. He did this after attending The Rocky Horror Picture Show, during which the audience threw slices of bread on stage. In a good season, between 20,000 and 30,000 slices of bread are thrown out per game (the stadium has a capacity of more than 50,000 spectators). At the end of the day, a special “toast zamboni” waste machine collects all these slices of bread.
Slices of bread (photo from the University of Pennsylvania website)
4) Econ Scream
At midnight, on the eve of the first exam in microeconomics, hundreds of students (mostly first years) try to relieve the accumulated stress by participating in a collective howl (scream ).All this takes place at the Junior Balcony of the Lower Quadrangle. For information, in architecture, a quadrangle (quadrilateral, abbreviated quad) is a space or patio, usually in the shape of a quadrangle on a plan, the sides of which are completely or mainly occupied by parts of a large building. This word is mainly associated with the architecture of university campuses. Currently, the Quad at the University of Pennsylvania consists of 38 buildings that surround 5 courtyards.
5) Goal post tossing
Once upon a time, the university soccer team (all University of Pennsylvania sports teams are called Quakers) won the Ivy League championship, encouraging cheering fans to act insane.Celebrating the success, fans ripped out the goal posts and threw them into the Skulkill River. But that was in the past. The last attempt to rip out the goal posts failed, as their base was concreted. In 2009, the students did not even try to rip out the gate posts, as the University of Pennsylvania police blocked them with bicycles.
6) The Compass
This is the most popular meeting place on the University campus. First years try not to step on him until their first exams (midterms).It is believed that the compass serves as a guide for first years during their first year at the University. It is believed that if a student passes it, he will not pass the exams. The only way to counter this failure is sex under the Franklin Button sculpture (see above).
7) Feb Club
It is a tradition in which senior students attend a party or other special event every day throughout the month of February.The names of the record holders, i.e. those who have attended such events more often appear on the “board of honor” in the Smokey Joes Bar.
Whereas Harvard uses broomsticks to play Quidditch, Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania plays broomball. This game resembles ice hockey, only instead of sticks there are special “brooms”, and the players move on the ice without skates.
9) Class Day and Hey Day
These are some of the most famous traditions today, which include elements of many traditions of the past and present.Class Day appeared in the distant 1865 to celebrate the progress of all courses in studies and the graduation of the senior course. In 1916, this day was combined with Straw Hat Day and became the “day of two events.” In 1931, Hey Day emerged from these two events. On this day, junior students put on straw hats, red T-shirts, take canes in their hands and march triumphantly across the university campus. In recent years, there has been a tradition of senior students to “make fun of” newcomers during the march, throwing a variety of foods and condiments at them, including maple syrup, eggs, and flour.
10) The Bowl Fight
The Bowl Fight is one of the oldest, most mesmerizing and controversial traditions of the University of Pennsylvania. First appeared in 1865. The basics of “battle” are very simple. First-year students of the university single out a person, and second-year students actually have a bowl (see the photo below). First years win if they manage to break the bowl before the second years put the person provided by the first years in it. Accordingly, if the second years manage to put the person chosen by the first years in the bowl first, then they win.Over the 50 years of The Bowl Fight’s existence, its rules and attributes have changed more than once. This tradition does not exist at present, since the “battle” was stopped in 1916, when a freshman died during it.
Bowl (photo from the site of the University of Pennsylvania)
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University of Pennsylvania to pay victims of pedophile trainer $ 60 million: Society: World: Lenta.News commentary en
Pennsylvania State University announced a $ 59.7 million compensation payment to victims of sexual harassment by former assistant football coach Gerald Sandusky. This was announced in an official statement on the university website.
A corresponding agreement was reached with 26 victims of Sandusky’s actions. In exchange for compensation, these people give up their claims against the university. The final documents will be signed in the coming weeks.
The university administration emphasized that compensation will not be paid from funds received from students for paying for their tuition, not from funds that receive taxpayers’ money, and not from donations. These costs should be covered by the insurance of the university and the income from the financial activities of the university itself.
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Defending the victim
Student riot occurred at the University of Pennsylvania due to sex scandal
In total, the university received complaints from 32 people who claimed that suffered from Sandusky’s sexual harassment.Having considered them, the university decided to continue negotiations on compensation with only 26 of them.
The scandal surrounding the former assistant football coach Gerald Sandusky erupted in 2011 when it was revealed that he was harassing minors. As it turned out, the university administration and football coach Joe Paterno himself (died in January 2012 of cancer) were aware of Sandusky’s lewd behavior, but turned a blind eye to it. Sandusky himself is currently serving a prison sentence (from 30 to 60 years) for molesting ten underage boys.Joe Paterno, as well as the leadership of the university, were dismissed. Three representatives of the university administration are awaiting trial on charges of harboring Sandusky, The New York Times said.
$ 1 billion for sexual assault. University in the United States will pay female students who complain about a gynecologist
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Former gynecologist Tyndall worked in the medical center of the prestigious Los Angeles University for almost 30 years
University of Southern California USC) has agreed to pay more than $ 1 billion to women seen by a former gynecologist at the student health center.Patients accuse him of sexual crimes.
74-year-old George Tyndall worked as a gynecologist at the University of Southern California for almost 30 years. He was arrested in 2019 and is awaiting trial on charges of sexual assault against 16 patients. Tyndall denies these charges, he also expressed confidence that during the trial he will be fully acquitted.
Tyndall’s abuse was publicly reported by over 350 women who attended Tyndall’s reception.But the lawsuit against the University of Southern California in connection with the actions of the gynecologist was filed on behalf of 710 patients. The plaintiffs accused the heads of the educational institution of not taking action against the doctor for a long time, despite numerous complaints against him.
On Thursday, the court was notified that the parties had come to an agreement: the university will pay the plaintiffs $ 852 million. In 2018, USC had already agreed to pay $ 215 million in a class action lawsuit on behalf of thousands of patients who saw Tyndall from 1989 to 2016.
In 2018, after a petition from students and about 200 faculty members, USC President Max Nikias resigned.
“I deeply regret that the members of the university community, whom we value very much, have had to endure such pain,” USC head Carol Foult, who succeeded Nikias, said in a statement. We hope that the current decision will bring some relief to women. ”
The payment agreed to by USC is the largest in the history of US educational claims.In 2018, Michigan State University paid $ 500 million to the victims of Larry Nassar, a sports doctor who worked, among other things, on campus. He has been convicted of sexually abusing more than 300 gymnasts and female students and is serving a life sentence.
Earlier, the University of Pennsylvania paid more than $ 109 million in lawsuits related to sexual harassment by football coach Jerry Sandusky.
The University of Southern California is a large prestigious university located in Los Angeles.With 46,000 students and over 26,000 employees, this private research institute is one of the largest private employers in the city. Its annual budget is $ 5.3 billion.
What is George Tyndall accused of
In 2018, the Los Angeles Times published an article in which former and current USC employees talked about the sexual activities of Dr. Tyndall at gynecological appointments.
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George Tyndall awaits trial
Several hundred of Tyndall’s former patients then contacted the police. However, only in the cases of 16 women, law enforcement officers found enough evidence to bring charges against Tyndall. He is charged with 29 sexual crimes committed from 2009 to 2016. The maximum prison sentence for them is 53 years.
According to numerous patients, as well as those present in the nurses’ office, during the reception, Tyndall made inappropriate comments, and without medical necessity photographed the genitals, carefully felt the bodies “in search of cancerous moles” and inserted his fingers into the genitals, sometimes without gloves , under the pretext of a gynecological examination.
Tyndall worked at the university hospital for 27 years, being its only full-time gynecologist. Despite the fact that complaints from students and colleagues began in the early 1990s, it was not until 2016 that the university decided to remove Tyndall from the case after another internal investigation.
The Tyndall case sparked a new discussion in the United States about gynecology and the working conditions of doctors during intimate examinations of patients. The words of the victims Tyndall and Nassar showed that young women do not always understand exactly what a medical procedure should be and where the scope of a medical examination ends.
In the United States, gynecological patients have the right to request that a nurse or other healthcare professional be present behind the curtain. Several of Tyndall’s patients noted that he refused them in the presence of a nurse.
But on other occasions, nurses were present and repeatedly informed university officials about their doubts about Tyndall’s methods of work, as well as his inappropriate comments.