USC in the News

USC In the News 1/9/2019

CNN published an op-ed by Edward McCaffery of the USC Gould School on the effectiveness of the tax plan proposed by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). McCaffery acknowledges she has correctly identified problems in the country's tax system, but proposes a different solution. "While we can and should admire Ocasio-Cortez's energy, passion, courage, intellect and ambition, her proposal to raise the top income tax rate to 70% would do nothing to those many American billionaires who pay little or no tax on their wealth," McCaffery wrote. "Find a way to tax the likes of [Jared Kushner and President Trump] and lots of us can start dancing."

The Root and Brit + Co featured new research by Stacy Smith, Marc Choueiti and Katherine Pieper of the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative that found 16 of the directors for the top 100 grossing movies in 2018 were black, up from six black directors working on the top 100 films in 2017 and eight in 2007.

The Washington Post quoted Mike Ananny of the USC Annenberg School about calls to fact check President Trump's prime-time immigration speech at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Los Angeles Times quoted Joel Hay of the USC School of Pharmacy on why as long as drug companies are for-profit businesses, patients will continue to pay rising drug prices.

Pacific Standard quoted Jean Reisz of the USC Gould School's Immigration Clinic on how the federal government shutdown is affecting immigration proceedings.

California Healthline quoted Erin Trish of the USC Schaeffer Center on whether California Gov. Gavin Newsom will need federal approval to implement his health care policy proposals.

Sinclair Broadcasting Group quoted Michael Cohen of the USC Price School about the viability of Joe Biden's possible candidacy in the 2020 presidential election.

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV mentioned a collaboration between the USC Thornton School and Tokyo University of the Arts to perform Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" paired with synchronized animated films.

The Conversation published an analysis by Peter Clarke and Susan Evans of the USC Annenberg School about effectiveness of an app that nudges people to eat their vegetables if guidance on how to use the app is provided.

Las Vegas Review-Journal cited research by Morten Bay of the USC Annenberg School on how much time the average American spends online each week.

NPR San Diego affiliate KPBS-FM cited results from a USC Dornsife/L.A. Times poll on California residents' thoughts on housing costs. 

San Francisco Chronicle and Campus Safety Magazine reported on a court case concerning how USC investigates allegations of sexual assaults between students.