Morning Buzz: USC Recommends Online Courses For Fall

Why a USC student would pay for fall classes became a good question Wednesday night when the university recommended students take all classes online and not live on-campus or close to campus.

“While not what we hoped, we are now recommending all undergraduates take their courses online, and reconsider living on or close to campus this semester,” Provost Charles Zukoski and Senior Vice President David Wright wrote in an email. “We are continuing with limited in-person, on-campus activity because we believe we can keep students, researchers, staff, and faculty safe with our low-density plan.”

Only around 10-to-20 percent of classes will be in-person, including labs, performance classes and studios conducted in person. 

Athletes will be among those given housing priority. Housing will be less than 50 percent normal capacity because of single-occupancy limits.

For normal students, the issue is whether you would want to pay tuition, plus rent, for mostly online courses. It is expected students will need to make an appointment to use the library and food will probably be pre-packaged at dining halls.

The university is being diligent but what a horrible experience for incoming freshmen, who already missed out on high school proms and graduation. Waiting a semester (or year) to start definitely makes sense financially.

What does it mean for football? If the COVID-19 numbers do not decrease, we could be headed toward no fans and maybe even no football.

“The fall semester will be a completely new and different experience,” the email said. “We will overcome the challenges by drawing on the creativity of our faculty, staff and students, and create a semester that delivers on our commitment to supporting outstanding education, research and service.

“Whether students are here on campus or pursuing their studies and activities online, we want everyone to feel safe and supported. We are in this together and together we will make this fall a rich and rewarding experience.”

46 thoughts on “Morning Buzz: USC Recommends Online Courses For Fall

  1. No football = Another year or two of $3 million+ salary job security for Helton. Even in the worst of times, he’s the luckiest man alive.

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    1. I know Alabama will blow my Trojans out, and embarrass them on national television . But if Clay Helton can find a way to beat the RUINS, they should extend his contract for three more years.

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  2. Hate to be a downer, but there won’t be any football this year. Covid is going up in infections and down in mortality rates. The PC/liberal administrators will whimp out and call off the season. The Newsom/Garcetti/Folt trio will be happy to shut it all down.

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    1. Hey Mike.
      Always glad when you share your opinions. I was looking at the stats for covid deaths this morning and found an odd anomaly.
      Did you know that of the 130,147 deaths across this country from covid-19, that MORE than half come from six states… NY – NJ – Penn – Mich – Cali – Illini…. and there’s a definite commonality these states share!! Democrats as governors. Now why don’t they share this on the CrazyNewsNetwork.
      Nah, no electioneering involved in this pandemic.

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      1. Hey Mike.
        Always glad when you share your opinions. But after I personally researched the situation, and realized I’m so smart, and intelligent, that I need to take over Scott Wolf’s page. I came to this conclusion——->
        Did you know that of the 130,147 deaths across this country from covid-19, that MORE than half come from six states… NY – NJ – Penn – Mich – Cali – Illini…. and there’s a definite commonality these states share!! Democrats as governors. Now why don’t they share this on the CrazyNewsNetwork.
        Hey Scott Wolf, eat your heart out Pal, I’m coming for your job 😂😂😂

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      2. Love your rhetorical question, Pudly: Why doesn’t CNN explore the real numbers on covid? […um, cuz CNN isn’t a real news network]?
        [There is no such thing as a news network — no one person or family or group is willing to invest hundreds of millions of dollars into getting the Truth out —- every “news” program serves one wealthy constituency or another. So it’s necessary for folks to start reading between the lines —that’s where all the news is].
        #AndTheDemsDon’tLookTooGood…
        #..WhichIsWhyTheyKeepInventingShinyObjects…
        #…ForThe”News”NetworksToCover….

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  3. Michael Guarino
    10 hours
    “What fun. I remember the first time I heard that dialog from “Wuthering Heights”, too….
    #GreatStuff…
    #ButILikedItBetterWhenLawerenceOlivierSpokeTheLines….”

    MG, it’s unfortunate that the history of the boomers ISN’T a work of fiction. There’s nothing but a record and objective truth to speak for your generation and its leaders.

    Again, you guys put greed at the center of your universe and your politicians acted accordingly. You guys sit here wanting to do this tired red and blue dance when you BOTH sold out and took money for your souls and our future. You went out and put everything on a chargecard and will leave us with deficits as far as the eye can see. You’ve allowed and fostered the rise of China and left us hamstrung in our ability to compete with them because we’re still dealing with issues that you should’ve resolved, but you wanted the GT3 more. Russia is a greasy, petro-gangster state now and they are running rings around us and damn near running our country with Trump in charge. Marriage was too hard, so you got divorced. Raising kids was too hard, so you let the TV do it. There’s no future down the path you’ve led us, but you’re too set in your ways to realize it. After you’re gone, we’re going to have to retrace your steps and discard most of what you left us in terms of philosophy. Great job guys. Look at where we are under your leadership…LOOK at our “leadership”. No matter how it goes, more boomer bullshit…great.

    Who the hell needs a novel with the autobiography you guys leave behind? If you were insightful enough to see how history will view you, you’d change today. Thanks for blowing the huge lead we had on the rest of the world. With all DUE respect, sit down, be humble and get the F out of the way.

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      1. Ah, Heathcliff’s latest Meditation. Where to begin? It would take up way too much of the day…
        Descartes — “Suffice it to say, any hypothesis which contains it’s own rebuttal need not be rebutted…”

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      2. Well, guys: I hope we do get back to football soon —–if only to allow Heathcliff to once again address matters he understands…..
        #AsAPoliticalCommentatorHe’sPrettyMuchBurnedOut….

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      3. Careful gt, clay sees himself as a shark…mouth full of teeth ready to attack anything that dares enter his lair… 😂😂. I amaze myself with the bullshit that I come up with when I insult people. I wonder what else I can do for some attention? 🤔

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    1. I understand guys, the NFL’s marketing team was much better than the pastor’s so you HAD to catch the doubleheader instead of going to church. I get it.

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      1. Gov cuomo on 7/1/2020….
        “ I said great what this nation has done standing up after Mr. Floyd’s murder…I’m sorry it took so long. Why couldn’t we have done it after Eric Garner six years ago? Or Rodney King 30 years ago? But now we’re here. Great.”

        He added: “Send that message to Mr. Trump, ‘Black Lives Matter,’ excessive force has to stop. Using the National Guard to stop protesters has to stop….Tell every police department in the United States of America enough is enough. Great. Great. Great.

        “You know what’s better?” He continued. “Do something. Do something. Do something.”

        He added: “You know where you start? You start at home. You know where change starts. Change starts with the person in the mirror.”

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      2. Wow, gt. I guess it was only a matter of time. [I’m sure our growingly ponderous friend, Heathcliff, isn’t anti-Semitic —-but the mob he sees as leading the way to a perfect future shows troubling signs]…….

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      3. Well we know Heathcliff’s beloved “Remarkable Generation” is racist, so anti-semitism fits right in.

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      4. Every mob has kapos, Heathcliffe. Hollywood is full of them. Doesn’t mean they don’t support the destruction of Israel. They share the same god you do: socialism.

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      5. Gov cuomo on 7/1/2020….
        “ I said great what this nation has done standing up after Mr. Floyd’s murder…I’m sorry it took so long. Why couldn’t we have done it after Eric Garner six years ago? Or Rodney King 30 years ago? But now we’re here. Great.”

        He added: “Send that message to Mr. Trump, ‘Black Lives Matter,’ excessive force has to stop. Using the National Guard to stop protesters has to stop….Tell every police department in the United States of America enough is enough. Great. Great. Great.

        “You know what’s better?” He continued. “Do something. Do something. Do something.”

        He added: “You know where you start? You start at home. You know where change starts. Change starts with the person in the mirror.” I wonder if people actually take time to read my long winded quotes? 🤔. I certainly hope so, because it makes me look brilliant, and I’ll get tons of likes 😀😀👍

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      6. In response to questions from The Post at his daily briefing in Albany, Governor Andrew “Sonny” Cuomo denied that his administration spread the virus through its controversial decision to send hospitalized coronavirus patients to nursing homes as the pandemic raged.

        He also downplayed, without presenting any evidence, the impact of sending an estimated 4,500-plus COVID-19 patients to nursing homes under the March 25 order.

        Cuomo refused to say who specifically advised him and Health Commissioner Howard Zucker to adopt the controversial directive, which Cuomo largely rescinded last month under withering criticism as nursing home deaths mounted.

        More than 6,200 nursing home residents are confirmed or suspected to have been killed by COVID-19 since March 1, according to official state figure

        Instead Sonny Cuomo did his best Richard Deyfus imitation form Close Encounters of the Third Kind while the adoring Fake News Mediacrats looked on in wonder…

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      7. gt — You are being unfair to this protester! He’s simply pointing out that, having misread portions of 2 paperbacks on American History, he’s superior to the officers in the video —who only see real life (and real death) every day of their lives….
        #…Accordingly,HeHasEveryRightToInsult&DemeanTheseGoodMen…

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      8. I know every one of these protesters is individually a selfless & good person —which is why I can’t understand why, when they come together as a collective, they sound like a Hitler’s Youth Gang…
        #…ItDoesn’tAddUp….

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      9. Just to be clear guys, I’m not promoting any individual generation because ANY other one would/will be better. Take your pick, but you guys were historically bad and the proof is in the pudding. Listen though, it’s kind of understandable in that it’s human nature to get fat, lazy and self-indulgent when presented with such a favorable position. You were a blessed generation and I’m just sorry that you couldn’t pass the blessing on. I’m not even trying to be nasty, it just is what it is and it’s apparent. You guys are leaving us isolated in the world, in debt and sick. Thanks.

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      10. What could be better than your “Remarkable Generation”? Notice the lack social distancing and masks as they riot and spread disease at the same time.

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    2. Hey boomers, did you notice that because of your handiwork that we are LITERALLY unable to wipe our own asses when push comes to shove?

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    1. Hey looks everybody, I scooped Scott Wolf again 😀. Haha 😜😜😜

      @BigO21_ is now projected as high as No. 1 (😳) in @TheAssociation mock draft. #USCtotheNBA

      Heralded but not hyped, Onyeka Okongwu moves to the top of…
      theathletic.com

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  4. And exactly why should athletes be given Housing Priority? Wouldn’t this be an Impermissible Benefit not available to the general Student Body Population? Just asking for Missy Conboy.

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