Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Professors at UCLA’s School of Dentistry allegedly charged foreign students extra fees and pocketed the money


UCLA is ranked as one of the top six institutions in the world for dentistry and oral sciences


After investigating the allegations, a law firm commissioned by UCLA issued a report that concluded the professors targeted Middle Eastern students believing their wealthy government sponsors “could — and would — pay for it.”


Despite the report’s findings of misconduct, each of the three professors entered into settlements with the university and resigned. In one case formal charges were dismissed, and in the other cases pending disciplinary hearings were stopped, the court records said.

Now, the professors are waging a legal battle to keep the report cloaked in secrecy, claiming it is a confidential personnel record and its disclosure would violate their privacy.