USC Rossier in the Media, August 2017

September 8, 2017

Mentions of USC Rossier faculty, students and other related news

Stop sustaining white supremacy
Inside Higher Ed, August 21, 2017
Shaun R. Harper writes about a speech he delivered to faculty and staff members at the University of Virginia one week after white supremacists showed up on the campus.

We should rethink our approach to school-lunch policy
Education Week, August 18, 2017
In a guest column for Rick Hess, postdoctoral fellow Rachel White points to what’s been missing in discussions of how schools serve lunch.

Free speech on campus: Racism and public safety
KCRW, August 15, 2017
Charles H.F. Davis III discusses the strategy of white supremacists leading up to and following a Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Va., and the muted response from leaders of higher education. Davis also spoke about the issue of white supremacy with KPCC’s Take Two.

RI’s new higher-ed commissioner wants to expand free college tuition plan
Providence Journal, August 15, 2017
An article notes that Rhode Island has sought out a partnership with the Center for Urban Education to examine gaps in graduation rates between white students and students of color.

Low school board election voter turnout? Increase the pool of eligible voters
Education Week, August 15, 2017
In a guest column for Rick Hess, postdoctoral fellow Rachel White suggests lowering the voting age to 16 years old.

What UVA did wrong when white supremacists came to campus
Los Angeles Times, August 12, 2017
In an op-ed, Shaun R. Harper and Charles H.F. Davis III offer criticism of how the University of Virginia responded to a Nazi rally held at their campus in Charlottesville, Va.

Kids’ brains need more downtime, research shows
Voice of America, August 11, 2017
Mary Helen Immordino-Yang explains neurological studies suggesting that pushing kids to be constantly learning and practicing, even during summer vacation, is not good for them.

A lesson in innovative education
Los Angeles Daily News, August 4, 2017
An op-ed highlights USC Rossier’s creation and growth of Ednovate and the planning that went into USC Hybrid High School.

Trump administration plan to sue schools for anti-white bias would reinforce white supremacy
The Washington Post, August 3, 2017
In an op-ed, Shaun R. Harper criticizes a Trump administration idea to sue colleges for bias against white applicants. Harper was also quoted in a related op-ed about the Trump administration’s push against affirmative action practices, published by The Inquirer.

Justice Department calls for review of race-based college admissions, alarming civil rights groups
Los Angeles Times, August 2, 2017
Estela Bensimon offers context on the history of bias in college admissions.

What happens when a college accepts too many students?
The Chronicle of Higher Education, August 1, 2017
Don Hossler, of the Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice, explains how the technical hurdles in college admissions can disadvantage low-income and first-generation students.