USC in the News

USC In the News 5/23/2018

Los Angeles Times featured a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll on California's gubernatorial hopefuls, possible presidential candidates from California and the most important issues in California congressional races. "It's very volatile for second place; it seems very likely that this is a contest between [Antonio] Villaraigosa and [John] Cox at this point. Other people do not seem to have made substantial progress," said Bob Shrum of the USC Dornsife College's Unruh Institute. The poll also showed that Californians would prefer if Kamala Harris remained in the U.S. Senate and that voters are engaged because of the new tax laws and possible threats to the Affordable Care Act.

Futurism featured projects by students in Satyandra “S.K.” Gupta of the USC Viterbi School's class, "Biologically Inspired Robotics." “Taking inspiration from nature offers new possibilities for realizing novel robots. As such, bio-inspired robotics has emerged as an important specialization within the field of robotics," Gupta said.

Los Angeles Times quoted Jill Johnston of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the levels of lead in parkways near the old Exide battery plant in Vernon.

KPCC-FM's "AirTalk" interviewed Joel Hay of the USC School of Pharmacy about proposed legislation in California that would provide MediCal benefits to all adults, regardless of immigration status.

Politico's "Morning Education" quoted Shaun Harper of the USC Rossier School's Race and Equity Center on why there is not a free speech crisis on college campuses.

The Atlantic quoted Sam Erman of the USC Gould School about a proposal for colleges and universities to take poverty levels of a school into account when making admissions decisions as an alternative to affirmative action.

PopSugar quoted Rushabh Modi of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the purpose of measuring body fat percentages.

The New York Times reported on a USC investigation into a former doctor at the student health center (additional mention here). The New York Times (in an Associated Press story), The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times (additional mentions here, here, here, here, here, here and here), NPR (additional story here), The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, NBC Nightly News, NBC News, ABC News, CBS News, The Today Show, USA Today, Reuters, ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV, CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCAL-TV, NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV, CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV, Univision Los Angeles affiliate KMEX-TV, Telemundo Los Angeles affiliate KVEA-TV, Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV, KPCC-FM's "AirTalk" (second story here), KPCC-FM's "Take Two," KPCC-FM, KCRW-FM, ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-AM (second story here), KNX-AM, La Opinión, Los Angeles Business Journal, The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, Xinhua News Agency (second story here), City News Service, OZY, Fortune, Glamour, Inside Edition, Business Insider, Kaiser Health News, California Healthline, The Week, Agence France Presse, Mail & Guardian (South Africa), The National Herald (Greece), Spectator (UK) and The Skimm covered new lawsuits against USC and the doctor.

The Washington Post included selections from the USC Annenberg School's commencement speaker, Oprah Winfrey. The Washington Post (in an Associated Press story) and Financial Times also reported on Winfrey's speech.

The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Times reported on a Dept. of Education’s Office for Civil Rights investigation to find if USC discriminates against men.

Bloomberg mentioned USC in a story about a possible class action suit against USC regarding management of employee retirement plans.

The Huffington Post published commentary by Theresa Hernandez, a graduate student at the USC Rossier School, about the need to abolish standardized testing requirements for college admissions.

The Sacramento Bee mentioned Sebastian Ridley-Thomas of the USC Price School and USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School.

The Glendale News-Press mentioned a fundraiser to raise money for the neonatal intensive-care unit at Keck Medicine of USC's Verdugo Hills Hospital.

Campus Safety Magazine mentioned Erroll Southers of the USC Price School helped compile a list of security assessment resources for schools.