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USC in the News 4/12/2012
Los Angeles Times reported on the fatal shootings of two USC students. The story noted that more than 500 students gathered to mourn the two students Wednesday night. The vigil was also attended by school officials, including the university's provost and dean of Religious Life. The Washington Post, in Associated Press stories, reported on the shooting, the vigil and Chinese students at USC. Los Angeles Times ran updates on the shooting and about security near campus (additional links available on request). The story was also covered by Associated Press, Reuters, United Press International, People's Daily (China), another People's Daily (China) story, Sina (China), China News Service (China), a second China News Service (China) story, CNTV (China), China Business Journal (China), Xinhua News Agency (China), another Xinhua News Agency (China) story, Southern Metropolis Weekly (China), Agence France-Presse, CCTV (China), ABC News, CBS News, MSNBC, KPCC-FM, a second KPCC story, ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV, NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV, CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCAL-TV, CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV, City News Service, LAist and GlobalPost.
The New York Times ran a column by Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College about Mitt Romney's need to court female voters. "If Romney is going to be competitive in the fight for increased support from married women, it will be because he has found a way to frame his core economic message in a way that connects with these voters," Schnur wrote.
The Wall Street Journal ran an op-ed by Calla Wiemer, a visiting scholar at the USC U.S.-China Institute, about China's trade imbalances and how they have worsened. She offered a few key suggestions on how China can address these issues. "If Chinese citizens were to take greater claims on rural land and increased ownership shares in state enterprises, that would redistribute wealth away from corporations and the state toward consumers," Wiemer said.
KPCC-FM's "AirTalk" highlighted "Stardust Monuments: The Saving and Selling of Hollywood," a new book by Alison Trope of the USC Annenberg School about the history of Hollywood and American film culture. The book looks at why Los Angeles doesn't have a film museum and how sites like Deadline Hollywood and TMZ have exposed the industry beyond L.A.'s borders.
KPCC-FM interviewed Brandon Martinez of the USC Rossier School about online courses for high school students.
News at a Glance
Inside Higher Ed mentioned that USC as issued "century bonds," which mature in a hundred years.