I wonder who at USC thought it was a good idea that provost Michael Quick would be acting president at USC for the summer?
Quick was Max Nikias’ right-hand man and played a role in the recent controversies that brought down Nikias. I’m not sure the faculty or students wanted him to replace Nikias, even for a limited time. If USC understands it needs to change, making Quick the acting president is hardly a symbol that it gets it.
I’m surprised someone as media savvy as trustee Rick Caruso signed off on this move.
An interim president totally unconnected to the controversies like Willow Bay would have been much better.