USC Rossier in the Media, February 2020

March 3, 2020

Mentions of USC Rossier faculty and other related news

Inside Higher Ed featured Robert Massa on New Jersey’s efforts to expand its tuition-free program for four-year public colleges and what that will mean for other schools. (February 27, 2020)

Los Angeles Times featured research by Zoë Corwin on the benefits of skateboarding for young people. “Skateboarders are prone to being labeled by society as rebels, social deviants or rule-breakers. The study aims to redefine what it means to be a skateboarder and highlight connections among skateboarding, education and career,” she said. Additional coverage was found on ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TVNBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TVKCRW-FM and KNX 1070 AM. (February 26, 2020)

The Christian Science Monitor quoted Jerry Lucido on if colleges should still consider legacy admissions. (February 19, 2020)

Inside Higher Ed featured an op-ed by Stephen J. Aguilar on the importance of the personal statement in PhD admissions. “This is where many applicants often trip themselves up,” Aguilar writers. (February 14, 2020)

Inside Higher Ed quoted Shaun R. Harper on the value of creating smaller spaces specific to cultural groups. (February 14, 2020)

EdSource featured the results of the annual PACE/USC Rossier poll and what California’s voters cited as top priorities in education policy. (February 11, 2020)

Education Dive featured results from the annual PACE/USC Rossier poll on public distrust of college admissions. “Since last year, California voters seemed to have soured on certain admissions advantages. About 51% of voters polled oppose giving preference to ‘elite’ athletes,” they wrote. Morgan Polikoff of the USC Rossier School was also quoted. (February 11, 2020)

USA Today quoted Mary Andres on the health benefits of regular sex. (February 7, 2020)

The Hechinger Report featured Jerry Lucido, Don Hossler and Robert Massa on ideas for potentially overhauling the college admissions process that emerged during a conference hosted by the USC Rossier Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice. The article was also featured in The Washington Post. (February 4, 2020)