USC in the News

USC In the News 5/25/2018

The Washington Post published an op-ed by Shaun Harper of the USC Rossier School's Race and Equity Center on why the NFL's new anthem protest policy is racially charged and how black NFL players have the power to push back. "There is no NFL without 70 percent of its players. Now it is time for these powerful black men to regain control of their bodies and platforms to protest social issues that are most important to them," he wrote.

Los Angeles Times featured results from the new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll on the Republican support for repealing the gas tax bill among California's voters. A second story noted the poll's finding on support for a 2020 ballot measure that would increase property taxes on businesses. The story noted contributions by Jill Darling of the USC Dornsife College's Center for Economic and Social Research on the data analysis. Another article highlighted voter support for the state's proposed bullet train. "Newsom is clearly trying to make sure he runs against Cox and not Villaraigosa," said Bob Shrum of the USC Dornsife College's Unruh Institute in a fourth story on the poll's findings. The San Diego Union-Tribune also noted the poll's results on support for gubernatorial candidates.

The Washington Post (in a Kaiser Health News story) quoted Joel Hay of the USC School of Pharmacy about a recent settlement between Pfizer and the U.S. Department of Justice and the limited impact on prescription prices for patients.

The Washington Post quoted David Kang of the USC Dornsife College's Korean Studies Institute about diplomacy between the United States and North Korea. Vox also quoted Kang.

USA Today quoted Nicholas Cull of the USC Annenberg School on how Russian Facebook ads stoke racial unrest.

Wired quoted Heather Culbertson of the USC Viterbi School on how roboticists teach robots about texture, pressure and temperature when programming for touch.

The Huffington Post quoted Franita Tolson of the USC Gould School about Alabama's lawsuit arguing undocumented individuals should not be counted in the decennial census.

The New York Times reported on a USC investigation into a former doctor at the student health center. The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times (additional mentions here and here), CNN (second story here), USA Today, NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV, KPCC-FM (second story here), KPCC-FM's "Take Two," Deadline Hollywood, KFI-AM, Kaiser Health News (second story here), Next Shark and China Daily covered the new lawsuits against USC and the doctor, as well as the faculty's response to the administration of USC.

The Wall Street Journal reported on an Ostrow School of Dentistry graduate in a story about graduate student debt.

Associated Press mentioned project by USC Dornsife College researchers and others to study seismic activity in Alaska.

NPR San Francisco Affiliate KQED-FM published a story produced by USC Annenberg School students on the decline of the California dream.

Refinery29 cited research by Stacy Smith and colleagues from the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative on the underrepresentation of women and minorities in the entertainment industry.