USC Rossier in the Media, April 2018

May 1, 2018

Mentions of USC Rossier faculty and other related news

University World News quoted William G. Tierney of the Pullias Center for Higher Education on why universities need to do more to call out the proliferation and negative impact of fake news on society. (April 21, 2018)

Pacific Standard featured research by Shaun R. Harper of the USC Race and Equity Center on his latest research on the disparities in graduation rates among Black male athletes in the Power Five athletic conferences and points to long entrenched racial attitudes as the root of the problem. “This caricature and other racial stereotypes—[“dumb jock, innate Black athletic superiority, dumb Negro”]—continue to plague Black male student-athletes at many predominantly white colleges and universities,” said Harper. (April 19, 2018)

Bleacher Report published a story about research by Shaun R. Harper on the continued inequity among Black male student athletes in college sports. National Review also cited Harper’s research. (April 9, 2018)

EdSource quoted Morgan Polikoff about California’s results on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. (April 9, 2018)

Inside Higher Ed quoted Don Hossler of the Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice on how high school counselors may be encouraging students to apply to many colleges and how low acceptance rates may discourage some students from applying to some universities. (April 9, 2018)

The Day highlighted a report produced by Estela Mara Bensimon and Debbie Hanson of the Center for Urban Education on the systemic inequalities for historically marginalized students at the United States Coast Guard Academy. Adapting the “Equity Scorecard” to the academy’s unique needs, the researchers found Black cadets are more likely to face inequality and more likely to be assigned a “Class I offense” compared to other students. (April 6, 2018)

KPCC-FM’s “Take Two” interviewed Estela Bensimon on how diverse college faculty can help students of color succeed. (April 3, 2018)