USC in the News

USC In the News 5/19 to 5/21/2018

The Washington Post published commentary by Dowell Myers of the USC Price School and Morris Levy of the USC Dornsife College about white anxiety about possibly becoming a demographic minority. Myers and Levy argue this is a myth based on a limited definition of whiteness. "Stories about the impending demise of white America are rooted in outmoded notions of racial exclusivity. These stories of white decline obscure the ongoing changes to America’s color line, and they serve only to divide," they wrote.

U.S. News & World Report quoted Julie Marsh of the USC Rossier School on how charter schools are taking up most of the oxygen in discussions of education issues with gubernatorial candidates. The story referenced a poll by Marsh in partnership with the Policy Analysis for California Education on the quality of California's public schools.

CBS News' "60 Minutes" interviewed Jonathan Taplin, professor emeritus of the USC Annenberg School, on why traditional companies cannot compete with Google and similar technology companies.

The Hill quoted Sam Erman of the USC Gould School about speculation that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will retire.

Houston Chronicle quoted Ron Avi Astor of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School about the signs students may show before committing a violent act.

Healthline quoted Michael Shapiro of the USC Gould School about the bioethical problems of a reanimated brain in a jar.

The New York Times reported on a USC investigation into a former doctor at the student health center. Los Angeles Times (additional stories and mentions here, here and here), KPCC-FM (in an Associated Press story), CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV, NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV, City News Service, Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV and Kaiser Health News mentioned the investigation.

The Chronicle of Higher Education mentioned a gift from Mei-Lee Ney to establish the Ney Center for Healthspan Science at the USC Leonard Davis School.

CNBC, in a story about universities that produce the most billionaire alumni, mentioned USC.