USC Rossier in the Media, August 2018

September 1, 2018

Mentions of USC Rossier faculty and other related news

The blog Governing quoted Darline Robles on a labor dispute between the Los Angeles Unified School District and the teachers union. (August 31, 2018)

Tampa Bay Times quoted Shaun R. Harper on how the University of Florida can give underrepresented students academic support. Harper noted his research that shows a disparity between the numbers of Black men who attend UF as athletes versus the number of Black men in UF’s overall undergraduate enrollment. (August 31, 2018)

The Associated Press quoted Shaun R. Harper on the Trump administration’s attempt to end the use of race in college admissions. Harper said that grades and test scores alone should not be the only factors when deciding whether to admit a student. The story was also published in The New York Times. (August 30, 2018).

In an op-ed series for Inside Higher Ed, Stephen J. Aguilar describes what it means to be part of an academic community where you do not see your identity reflected in peers. “Formal distinctions matter because often it is only such distinctions that signal to those around us that we people of color belong in the academy. It shouldn’t be this way, but it is,” Aguilar wrote. (August 29, 2018)

Los Angeles Times highlighted the diverse group charged with selecting USC’s next president. The group includes a prominent social worker, a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and the founding CEO of the nation’s largest health benefits company. “This is a committee that would pass muster at any major university,” William G. Tierney told the Times. (August 28, 2018)

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution cited a study by David Quinn on racial attitudes of pre-K-12 educators compared to non-educators. (August 27, 2018)

The Chronicle of Higher Education mentioned Donald Hossler in a story about NYU’s tuition-free policy for medical school. (August 17, 2018)

Chalkbeat cited comments by Morgan Polikoff on the effects of putting a greater focus on test scores in schools. (August 13, 2018)

Chalkbeat highlighted research by Suneal Kolluri of the Pullias Center about the effectiveness of Advanced Placement (AP) courses and the College Board’s work to expand access to underrepresented students. “AP is such an important element of high school for kids and teachers, and we don’t really understand how it’s impacting student experiences,” noted Kolluri. Education Dive also reported on Kolluri’s research. (August 3, 2018)

The Chronicle of Higher Education quoted Jerry Lucido on the value of a diverse incoming class of students for colleges, in a story about institutions that reverse course on using race-conscious admissions policies. (August 2, 2018)