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SC: TUTOR JOINS ROBINSON IN LAS VEGAS.

Byline: Scott Wolf Daily News Staff Writer

Janice Henry, the controversial USC tutor/supervisor who was a key figure in two academic investigations, has resigned to accept a similar post at Nevada-Las Vegas.

Henry survived a pair of academic scandals involving USC athletes in recent years during her tenure.

In 1997, she was accused of unethical conduct by at least two USC employees during a university investigation into allegations of impropriety in the school's Student Athlete Academic Services department.

Former USC tutor Noel Looney called Henry ``a cancer'' and wrote in a memo that she implemented plagiarism and unethical conduct for football players. Henry was eventually cleared of wrongdoing by a university committee.

``No one came forward with any allegations against her, it was all by supposition,'' USC general counsel Todd Dickey said.

Henry, currently an SAAS assistant director, was previously investigated in 1995 over an undergraduate class which gave students credit for group course work, but did not require class attendance.

At least 30 athletes took the course, which was the subject of a Pacific-10 Conference investigation.

Henry will be reunited at UNLV with former Trojans football coach John Robinson, who was one of her biggest supporters during her time at USC.

``I'm real excited, I'm real excited,'' Henry said in a brief comment Thursday.

After USC fired Robinson, Henry stopped tutoring football players and worked with the men's basketball team.
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