USC in the News
USC in the News 10/26/2012
The Chronicle of Higher Education featured the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll, which found that support for Gov. Jerry Browns Proposition 30, which stood at 64 percent in March, has dropped to 46 percent. Los Angeles Times ran stories about the polls results on Proposition 30s waning support when compared with rival Proposition 38; on Proposition 37, a labeling initiative for genetically engineered food; and on Proposition 34 and Californians support for ending the death penalty. The poll found that being listed at the bottom of the ballot may not be an automatic death sentence for candidates and initiatives. There may be a marginal advantage from being listed early rather than late, but it doesnt make a huge difference, said Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College. The poll was covered by another Los Angeles Times story and KPCC-FM.
USA Today featured a report by the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute at USC and Mexicos Colegio de la Frontera Norte, finding an apparent rise in the number of migrants crossing illegally into the United States. Roberto Suro of the USC Annenberg School, co-author of the report, said that people cited the weakening economy and increased enforcement for returning to or staying in Mexico. The report was also covered by Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Financial Times (U.K.) featured USC Marshall School Dean James Ellis, who spoke about the new World Bachelor in Business program and the value of online learning. Ellis noted that for the program, students study at USC, Bocconi University in Milan, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Ellis said that its important for the USC Marshall School to build a global brand. Its critical to the students, he noted. He added that the school seeks to expand its programs, and is experimenting with online learning and specialized one-year masters degrees. The school recently launched the online Master of Business for Veterans degree, aimed at military personnel returning to the United States.
The Press-Enterprise highlighted a documentary about the housing crisis, based on the dissertation project that USC alumnus Imran Farooq did while at the USC Price School. The documentary looks at ways to help neighborhoods devastated by foreclosures, following Farooqs community revitalization efforts in San Bernardino, Fontana, Bloomington and other areas.
Los Angeles Times quoted Karen North of the USC Annenberg School about real estate information once available for a fee now being free online.
Voice of America quoted Morley Winograd of the USC Annenberg School about voting trends within the Asian-American community.
The Kansas City Star quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School about fans of the Kansas City Chiefs expressing their disappointment in the teams losing streak.
Inside Higher Ed mentioned that USC has the largest number of international students in the country, as well as a diversity requirement to make them more tolerant of global citizens.
KCET-TV noted that images for a story were provided by the USC Libraries and by L.A. as Subject, a research collective hosted by the USC Libraries.