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USC in the News 11/9/2012
Swimming World featured the groundbreaking for USC’s new Uytengsu Aquatics Center. The project is supported by an $8 million donation from USC alumnus and former USC swim team captain Wilfred “Fred” Uytengsu, which represents the largest gift made to the USC athletic department by a former athlete.
KPCC-FM highlighted USC’s use of mobile technology to make the campus more accessible to prospective students. Kirk Brennan, USC director of admission, said the university is developing an iPad app aimed at both U.S. and international prospective students. “We want to make sure it’s a quality experience that really reflects the spirit the students feel when they come here,” Brennan said.
USA Today quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College about growing acceptance of same-sex marriage.
Los Angeles Times quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the importance of Proposition 30’s passage for Gov. Jerry Brown’s political career.
ABC News interviewed Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College about a plan for L.A. to offer ID cards to residents, regardless of immigration status.
Reuters quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College about a tendency for politicians to over-interpret the mandate they’ve been given.
The Arizona Republic quoted Karen North of the USC Annenberg School about political fights that erupted between friends on social media during the 2012 campaign.
Minnesota Public Radio interviewed Ange-Marie Hancock of the USC Dornsife College about the role of changing demographics in the 2012 presidential campaign.
The Washington Times quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College about California’s Proposition 30.
The Wall Street Journal stated that after Standard Oil of California signed an oil deal with Saudi King Abdullah’s father in the 1930s, many Saudis attended USC.
NBC News cited USC’s Initiative and Referendum Institute regarding the 176 ballot measures decided in 38 states on Election Day.
City News Service reported that this week USC Gould School alumna Jackie Lacey became the first female and first African-American district attorney in Los Angles County.
L.A. Weekly cited the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll finding that, if given the chance to vote on it again, a majority of California voters would turn down the high-speed rail project.
HLN covered research by Eric Rice and Hailey Winetrobe of the USC School of Social Work finding that teens with smart phones are 1.5 times more likely to be sexually active.
Jewish Journal reported that Cecil “Chip” Murray of the USC Dornsife College will speak at the Unity interfaith concert.
NPR News San Diego affiliate KPBS-FM ran a story by the California HealthCare Foundation Center for Health Reporting, which is spearheaded by the USC Annenberg School.
KCET-TV noted that images for a story were provided by the USC Libraries and by L.A. as Subject, a research collective hosted by the USC Libraries.