The Washington Post
, in an Associated Press story, covered the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy’s inaugural symposium, attended by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Washington Post
, in another Associated Press story, reported that attendees included Sen. John McCain, former Gov. Bill Richardson and other political, environmental and entertainment leaders. Los Angeles Times
noted Schwarzenegger holds the position of Governor Downey Professor of State and Global Policy at USC, and that his institute is dedicated to finding bipartisan solutions to civic problems. “If a soldier can risk his life for his country, why isn’t a politician willing to risk his office for making the right decision?” Schwarzenegger said during one panel. “The purpose of this is to give people a chance to see what our institute is all about. And it’s really about trying to foster post-partisanship,” Nancy Staudt of the USC Gould School, academic director of the institute, told NBC News
Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV. “We see the institute as a way to move ahead with a lot of the important initiatives that he continued or began as governor,” said Bonnie Reiss of the USC Price School, global director of the institute. Kevin Starr of the USC Dornsife College said that a university environment brings out sides of people that aren’t usually seen in normal political discourse. The symposium was covered by two more stories by Associated Press
(second link here
), The Guardian (U.K.)
, The Telegraph (U.K.)
, San Francisco Chronicle
, New York Post
, Asian News International
, The Daily Beast
, Scripps Howard News Service
, ABC News
Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV, two more KNBC
stories (second link here
), CW News
Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV, Variety
, three Deadline Hollywood
stories (additional links here
), L.A. Observed
and The Guardian Express
The New York Times quoted Geneva Overholser of the USC Annenberg School about CNN basing its reporting on a journal of slain U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.
Deutsche Welle (Germany) quoted Elizabeth Currid-Halkett of the USC Price School about the societal appeal of celebrities.
KCRW-FM’s “Which Way, L.A.?” interviewed David Carter of the USC Marshall School about the potential local impact of the sale of sports and entertainment company Anschutz Entertainment Group.
WGN-AM interviewed Patrick James of the USC Dornsife College about the Republican National Convention.
Chicago Tribune highlighted a study by Michael Goran of the Keck School of USC finding that some popular soft drinks are as much as 55 percent fructose.
Los Angeles Times mentioned that Naj Meshkati of the USC Viterbi School raised concerns about safety along the new Expo Line. Los Angeles Times ran a second story.