USC in the News

USC In the News 3/16/2018

The Wall Street Journal reported USC is among the top schools in the West for academic resources according to the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings. USC is number three in the region based on metrics like student-to-faculty ratio, academic spending per student and research output.

The Wall Street Journal published commentary by Jennifer Deal of the USC Marshall School's Center for Effective Organizations on why tracking accomplishments can help employees feel more motivated. Instead of adding an additional task, this can help workers recognize their unique contributions to an organization.

Los Angeles Times published an op-ed by Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College about California's history of anti-immigrant sentiment and how the current political climate was foreshadowed more than 20 years before in California. "California has been through the anxious, mean-spirited and divisive rhetoric and policy-making now gripping Washington. We're here to say that there's no need to repeat our mistakes," Pastor wrote.

ABC News featured research by Karen Van Nuys, Geoffrey Joyce, Dana Goldman and colleagues at the USC Schaeffer Center on how many patients overpay for prescription medications with their copays. According to Karen Van Nuys, customers would be better off paying cash 23 percent of the time. The Morning Call also noted the study's results.

The Hill published commentary by Jonathan Taplin, professor emeritus of the USC Annenberg School, about the possible consequences if the federal government fails to regulate dominant internet platforms. "There is a legitimate discussion to be had about the proper scope of intermediary liability, but it is simply untenable for dominant online platforms to maintain the position that they have no role to play," he wrote.

Los Angeles Daily News quoted Erroll Southers of the USC Price School's Safe Communities Institute on why universities should have set protocols for dealing with online harassment of faculty.

The Orange County Register quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School's Sports Business Institute on the marketing power of Shohei Ohtani, the Los Angeles Angels' new pitcher from Japan.

The Washington Post cited research by Stacy Smith and colleagues of the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative on the lack of gender parity among directors for the year's top grossing films. Bloomberg mentioned a separate study by Smith's team on the underrepresentation of women and minorities in the entertainment industry, as well as Smith's proposal for an "inclusion rider." Boston Globe also noted the proposal.

U.S. News & World Report noted the USC Rossier School has one of the top 10 graduate education programs in the United States.

CGTN America mentioned research by Stacy Smith, Marc Choueiti and Kate Pieper of the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative that tracked the gender and race of performers, writers and producers across the pop music charts and Grammy Awards.

China News Daily mentioned USC has one of the largest enrollments of international students in the country.

Eater LA reported on the opening of Honeybird at USC Village.

Richmond Times-Dispatch cited research by Abby Wood of the USC Gould School and colleagues that found disclosure of signatures on a ballot measures does not chill free speech.