USC in the News

USC In the News 4/26/2017

A New York Times opinion columnist featured USC's work to prepare underprivileged students in the community for higher education. Through programs like USC's Neighborhood Academic Initiative, students are prepared to reach college and succeed once they get there. "We’re not doing a good job in K-12 schools. The pipeline is not there. I feel that puts more responsibility on our shoulders to improve the raw material for us," said USC President C. L. Max Nikias. The story noted Foshay Learning Academy was the biggest feeder school for the freshman class of fall 2016 and mentioned partnerships with the USC Rossier School to manage three charter schools in low-income areas. According to the author, USC "outpaces most of its peers in trying to lift disadvantaged kids to better lives. Those peers should learn from its example."

Los Angeles Times featured the new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Daybreak Poll that found evidence of continued polarization among the American electorate and stable support for President Donald Trump among his voters. The poll also measured presidential job approval, economic expectations and trust in media.

Los Angeles Times profiled Michael Patterson and Candace Reckinger of the USC School of Cinematic Arts and their body of interdisciplinary animation work. "Ever since we started our careers, we’ve been hybrid, whether it was mixing live action and animation or blending media," Patterson said. The pair's latest work will be featured at the USC School of Cinematic Arts' "Rhythm + Visions" on April 28, which melds performances, art installations, architectural projects and music. "If you create a visual approach to the music, people can hear the music better. They can understand the design of the music better," said Reckinger.

CNN published an op-ed by Edward McCaffery of the USC Gould School on President Donald Trump's tax plan, which is based on economic growth paying for large proposed tax cuts. According to McCaffery, instead of providing tax breaks for the richest Americans, Trump has the opportunity to ask them to share tax costs with all income brackets. "Unfortunately, it is exactly such a sensible reaction to rising economic inequality and mounting associated political concerns that sounds like voodoo these days," he wrote.

University Herald highlighted an event by the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work to seek new and even radical solutions to eradicate homelessness. The forum encouraged social workers, community leaders and technology experts to share ideas on how to better address the needs of homeless populations and possible policies jurisdictions could implement. The story noted comments by USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Dean Marilyn Flynn and Gabriel Crenshaw of the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.

The Chronicle of Higher Education quoted Mallory Montgomery of the USC Dornsife College about the best way to distribute scientific research that focuses on well-being. The story also mentioned research presented by Kelsey O'Connor of the USC Dornsife College on the connection between employment and well-being.

Univision quoted Roberto Suro of the USC Annenberg School on why politicians need to focus on more than immigration when trying to appeal to Latino voters.

The Boston Globe quoted Karen North of the USC Annenberg School about community guidelines instituted by Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms for nude content.

Quartz noted USC is among the top five universities with undergraduate and graduate alumni hired by the 25 biggest Silicon Valley employers in the last year.

The Guardian (UK) mentioned the USC Roski School and USC Iovine Young Academy in a story about artist Frances Stark.

The Korea Times published commentary by Kyung Moon Hwang of the USC Dornsife College about Chinese efforts to spread its vision of the past through its nationalistic view.

Diverse: Issues in Education noted the USC Price School is hosting a conference on the 1992 Los Angeles riots called "Forward LA: Race, Arts and Inclusive Placemaking After the 1992 Civil Unrest."