Aug 282018
 August 28, 2018  Posted by  Breaches, U.S., Youth & Schools

Thomas Mier reports:

Former state legislator Sebastian Ridley-Thomas has accused USC of violating his rights as a student by disclosing private information to the media, the latest development in a string of controversies surrounding the Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and Ridley-Thomas.

The accusation follows reports from the Los Angeles Times that Ridley-Thomas, a former member of the state Assembly, was hired as a professor and given a scholarship to pursue his master’s degree at the University, while a $100,000 donation from his father, a prominent local politician, was funneled from USC to a think tank led by Ridley-Thomas.

In a letter dated Aug. 8 obtained by the Daily Trojan, Ridley-Thomas’ attorney Lance Olson alleged that a USC staff member disclosed the former legislator’s status as a student, scholarship and financial aid information to the Times.

Read more on Daily Trojan.

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