USC In The News

USC In the News 8/8/2018

The New York Times reported on the appointment of Wanda M. Austin as the interim president of USC, and C. L. Max Nikias has been named president emeritus. The story cited an announcement by Rick Caruso, chairman of the university board of trustees. The Washington Post (in an Associated Press story), Los Angeles Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, CNN,  Fox News, NBC News, ABC News, The Daily Beast, Deadline Hollywood, CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV, NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV and Xinhua News Agency.

L.A. Weekly featured a summer camp hosted at the USC Viterbi School's Institute of Engineering Community and community partners to introduce 32 predominantly African-American and Latinas to STEM disciplines. By the end of their experience at the camp, students will have designed and built an engine-propelled rocket.

The New York Times quoted Orin Kerr of the USC Gould School about how journalists and scholars have requested Facebook grant them exemptions to disclosure restrictions so they can conduct research and newsgathering in the public interest.

Inside Higher Ed quoted Laurie Brand of the USC Dornsife College about professors decrying state laws  that impose penalites against supporters of boycott, divestment and sanctions with regard to Israel. 

KPCC's "Air Talk" featured Larry Gross of the USC Annenberg School about whether Alex Jones should have been removed from new media platforms.

KPCC's "Take Two" interviewed Ed Avol of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about masks to protect against wildfire smoke.

Variety quoted David Carter of USC Marshall School of Business about a new ESPN show featuring unsung, niche sports.

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) mentioned research by Stacy Smith and colleagues from the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative on the continued underrepresentation of women and minorities in the entertainment industry. Bustle also mentioned the study.

The Chronicle of Higher Education reported how other big universities are responding to concerns about physicians abusing students in the wake of complaints against a former doctor at USC's student health center.

Huffington Post mentioned USC School of Cinematic Arts rejected a $5 million gift from Harvey Weinstein.

Chicago Tribune cited comments by Antonio Bento of the USC Price School about auto safety and fuel-efficiency standards.