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March 26th, 2018

A year like no other: USC releases fall admission stats

  Contact: Ron Mackovich at (213) 740-6156 or rmackovi@usc.edu An unprecedented surge in applications has made 2018 a historic year for USC admissions. A record 64,000 students applied, a 14 percent increase from the year before and the biggest jump in two decades. “We’ve never had a harder time selecting which applicants to put in […]

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March 26th, 2018

Accomplished business leader Oscar Munoz joins USC Board of Trustees

The USC alumnus has held strategic and leadership roles with some of the world’s most recognized brands, including United Airlines, AT&T, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. Contact: Eddie North-Hager at 213-740-9335 or edwardnh@usc.edu Oscar Munoz ’83, CEO of United Airlines, has been elected to the USC Board of Trustees. A visionary corporate executive, Munoz has built a […]

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March 23rd, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY: A conversation with candidates for California governor

USC is hosting a California gubernatorial debate for Travis Allen (R), John Chiang (D), John Cox (R), Delaine Eastin (D) and Antonio Villaraigosa (D). The live-broadcast debate on NBC4 will be co-moderated by Colleen Williams, NBC4 Anchor, and Conan Nolan, NBC4 Chief Political Reporter and anchor of the political affairs show, News Conference.

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March 22nd, 2018

Facebook’s ‘breach of trust’ after Cambridge Analytica scandal

News broke this week that a political data firm for the 2016 Trump campaign accessed private Facebook user data and then utilized it for targeting ads. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized for the “breach of trust” as a #DeleteFacebook movement began and amid reports that Cambridge Analytica was swept into Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation […]

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March 21st, 2018

Play ball! – 4 ways that science has changed America’s grand old game

The 2018 Major League Baseball season will begin Thursday, March 29, marking the earliest opening day in MLB history. A lot has changed for players over the course of nearly 200 years — much of it because of advancements in science and medicine. Contact: Zen Vuong, (213) 300-1381 or zvuong@usc.edu   Catching Z’s optimizes player performance “Professional teams are starting […]

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March 12th, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY: Candidates for California’s top education position to hold forum at USC

The candidates for state superintendent of public instruction will be participating in a forum to discuss education policy in California. Candidates will answer questions from the moderator and, later, from the audience. Contact: Emily Gersema, (213) 361-6730 or gersema@usc.edu or Ross Brenneman at (213) 740-2327 or rossbren@usc.edu WHAT On Monday, March 19, candidates for state […]

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