USC Rossier in the Media, April 2019

May 1, 2019

Mentions of USC Rossier faculty and other related news

In an op-ed for Inside Higher Ed, Shaun R. Harper writes about how Beyoncé’s “Homecoming” showcases and celebrates historically Black colleges. “In the most unapologetic fashion, she immersed the Coachella audience—and now viewers of the documentary film—in some elements of black culture,” Harper wrote. (April 30, 2019)

Inside Higher Ed quoted Don Hossler about the practice of university presidents involving themselves with admission decisions. (April 29, 2019)

Chalkbeat quoted Morgan Polikoff about the challenges of studying the effectiveness of Common Core State Standards. (April 29, 2019)

KPCC-FM mentioned a partnership between the USC College Advising Corps and Long Beach schools. USC College Advising Corps is overseen by the USC Rossier Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice. (April 25, 2019)

NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV highlighted research by Shaun R. Harper and Isaiah Simmons that assessed public colleges’ support for their Black students. (April 25, 2019)

Huffington Post quoted Shaun R. Harper about the importance of supporting Black-owned businesses. (April 20, 2019)

KPCC-FM and LAist featured a project by Zoë Corwin to help freshmen college students at California State University, Dominguez Hills, engage and reduce the likelihood of dropping out. (April 19, 2019)

In his monthly column for Inside Higher Ed, Stephen Aguilar discussed creating career opportunities in academia. Aguilar offers guidance for developing habits that will help maximize the odds of being at the right place at the right time to advance one’s career. He also makes recommendations on how to promote diversity in academia.  (April 18, 2019)

A columnist for the Hechinger Report cited research by Shaun R. Harper on the unequal graduation rates between Black male student-athletes and non-athletes. (April 16, 2019)

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education reported Sumun Pendakur will deliver the commencement address at University of Michigan’s Flint campus. (April 11, 2019)

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV interviewed Morgan Polikoff on the value of keyboarding skills for children, compared to learning cursive in the classroom. (April 9, 2019)

Education Week mentioned Shaun R. Harper was elected president of the American Educational Research Association. (April 9, 2019)

Los Angeles Times mentioned the USC Rossier’s EdVentures initiative, which supports start-ups working with education technology. (April 3, 2019)

Education Week mentioned a poll by USC Rossier and Policy Analysis for California Education about California’s education dashboard. (April 2, 2019)

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education profiled Shaun R. Harper following his appointment as president-elect of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). (April 2, 2019)

The Hechinger Report quoted Shaun R. Harper about the lack of racial parity among college admissions counselors. (April 2, 2019)

 The Chronicle of Higher Education quoted Estela Mara Bensimon about the impact of student mentorship when evaluating a professor of color for tenure at a university. (April 1, 2019)