Each year, USC programs and faculty research are highlighted in print, broadcast and online stories throughout the world. Highlights of recent news coverage are compiled by USC Media Relations.
USC in the News 6/30 to 7/2/2012
The New York Times featured Tim Page of the USC Annenberg School and USC Thornton School, reporting that the Pulitzer Prize-winning music critic plans to sell his collection of diaries by New York novelist Dawn Powell. The story stated that Page has almost singlehandedly engineered a revival of interest in Powell, by writing a highly acclaimed biography and overseeing republication of her work. Page, who has also donated Powell materials to Columbia University, stipulates that the diaries' buyer must keep the collection together and make it available to the public. "He can't just take it away to a private island," Page said.
The Washington Post reviewed "War Time: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences" by Mary Dudziak of the USC Gould School. "Drawing thoughtfully from the literature of legal studies, political science, history and sociology, Dudziak crafts a fascinating and nuanced narrative tracing the progressive expansion of U.S. national security interests and the complex ramifications," the story stated. Dudziak writes that "'wartime' serves as an argument and an excuse for national security-related ruptures of the usual legal order."
The Washington Post ran an op-ed by Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College about the impact of the Supreme Court's health care decision on the presidential race. "Neither candidate has much incentive to talk about the issue: President Obama knows that, even though the law is constitutional, it's still extremely unpopular," Schnur wrote. "And Mitt Romney doesn't have much desire to spend the fall talking about why or how his health-care plan in Massachusetts differed from this one. For most voters, the conversation will be back to the economy in a matter of days."
The Telegraph (U.K.) ran a story on Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's years studying at USC, noting that while Morsi was earning his Ph.D., the university celebrated its centennial and the USC Trojan Marching Band performed with Fleetwood Mac on its platinum album "Tusk." The article also noted that USC has served as a filming location for movies including "The Graduate," and that it played host to athletes during the 1984 Olympic Games.
The Huffington Post ran a column by Martin Kaplan of the USC Annenberg School about a resurgence in optimism he felt after meeting young politicians at an event celebrating entertainer Norman Lear, benefactor of the USC Annenberg School's Norman Lear Center. "In an ironic age, idealism is scarce; in a new Gilded Age, it's fragile. But it's the muscular idealism abounding in a new American generation that got me down from my ledge," Kaplan wrote.
USA Today quoted Glenn Winn of the USC Viterbi School about recent incidents in which Transportation Security Administration officers were charged with drug offenses and sleeping on the job.
Los Angeles Times quoted Judith "Jack" Halberstam of the USC Dornsife College about tough female characters on TV, and noted that she is the author of "Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender and the End of Normal."
The Huffington Post quoted Michael Cousineau of the Keck School of USC on how the Affordable Care Act affects patients at the Keck Hospital of USC. The story included a photo of nurses in a USC hospital.
NPR Washington affiliate WAMU-FM's "The Diane Rehm Show" interviewed Morley Winograd of the USC Annenberg School about the generation gap and the 2012 election.
TV Guide quoted Elyn Saks of the USC Gould School about a new TV series featuring a schizophrenic protagonist, and mentioned her memoir "The Center Cannot Hold."
Whittier Daily News quoted Tom Jackiewicz, CEO and senior vice president of USC Health, about the Affordable Care Act.
La Opinion quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the percentage of women in politics.
News at a Glance
Los Angeles Times reported that a group rallied in front of the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center in support of the Affordable Care Act.
National Journal mentioned that Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College participated in a poll on whether recent immigration issues would prompt higher Latino voter turnout in November.