USC in the News

USC In the News 2/14/2018

The Hill published an op-ed by USC President C. L. Max Nikias and Retired Lt. Gen. John F. Regni on why President Donald Trump should establish a bipartisan Presidential Commission on Immigration, after providing a path for citizenship for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program recipients. "President Trump should authorize a new similarly bipartisan presidential commission, giving it the same broad mandate —  to help bring American immigration policy into the 21st century, shaping it to meet the realities of a now globalized economic and financial system," they wrote. Nikias and Regni argue this commission could "transcend the political pressures" that have prevented true immigration reform for more than 30 years.

Univision highlighted the USC Dornsife College's Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration's California Bold Conference. The event, which invited attendees to discuss a variety of immigration issues, included a speech by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on the need to protect the security and rights of immigrants. The segment also highlighted a panel moderated by Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College's Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration.

Education Week highlighted a new poll by the USC Rossier School and Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) that found 40 percent of parents know about or have used the California School Dashboard. The dashboard, which grades schools and school districts, has been critiqued as not user friendly and inaccessible for many of the state's parents.

Los Angeles Times quoted Lisa Klerman of the USC Gould School on the rise of equal pay violations.

KPCC-FM's "AirTalk" interviewed Judy Muller, professor emerita of the USC Annenberg School, on how partisan news hosts influence public opinion and policy.

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV interviewed Frank Zerunyan of the USC Price School about the first federal government shutdown in 2018.

The San Diego Union-Tribune quoted Ange-Marie Hancock of the USC Dornsife College on the need to debate free speech and other issues face-to-face, not via social media.

Deadline Hollywood quoted Stanley Rosen of the USC Dornsife College on whether "Black Panther" will appeal to Chinese audiences.

The Washington Post and MSNBC cited comments by Orin Kerr of the USC Gould School about a possible payment President Donald Trump's lawyer made to an adult-film star to remain silent about a sexual relationship with Trump.

Inside Higher Ed, in a story about the rewrite of the Higher Education Act and how it impact distribution of federal work-study funds, mentioned USC.

The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard noted 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 the Grammy Awards.

Variety, in a story about the video game industry, mentioned USC Games as one of the top programs in the country.

The Conversation cited research by Stephanie Canizales, graduate student at the USC Dornsife College, about the labor and immigration issues undocumented children who arrived in the United States unaccompanied by an adult.