USC Names Replacement For Rick Caruso

Suzanne Nora Johnson has been elected the next Chair of the USC Board of Trustees, effective immediately.

Johnson, 65, is co-chair of the Brookings Institution and previously worked for Goldman Sachs.

Last week, Brookings was in the news because president John Allen resigned following allegations he illegally lobbied for Qatar. Qatar contributed tens of millions of dollars to Brookings before the funding relationship ended last year.

According to USC, Johnson was chair of the search committees that helped identify and hire Athletic Director Mike Bohn and Chief Investment Officer Amy Diamond. Remember, several candidates turned down the AD’s job before Bohn took it.

“Chair Nora Johnson is an insightful strategist and an ethical and collaborative leader,” USC President Carol Folt said in a statement. “She will work tirelessly to help USC advance and progress, and we will benefit greatly from her experience, enthusiasm, and energy.”

“My fellow Trustees and I pledge to hold ourselves to the highest standards of ethics and accountability as we support USC,” Johnson said in a statement.

REACTION: Johnson will not wield the power Caruso has at USC the past few years. So this probably puts more power in Folt’s hands.

93 thoughts on “USC Names Replacement For Rick Caruso

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    1. Watch it, Eddie Boy or you might get cancelled. You’re toeing the line. The only thing that is saving you from the politically correct woke crowd is that they can’t understand what the hell you are saying.

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  2. The Big Joke is now complete. Suzanne Nora Johnson is a Pfizer Board Member –and a Member of the Global Agenda Council for the Future of Financial and Monetary Systems for the World Economic Forum. Scott is wrong on this one —SNJ will transform USC radically. USC –with Folt and Johnson at the helm — is gonna be dedicated to scuttling U. S. sovereignty in whatever ways it can.
    #OnlyOneQuestionRemains:WasNancyPelosiNotAvailable?

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    1. MG
      Don’t sweat it dude. The New World Order will be great. “You’ll own nothing and be happy”……That’s straight from the World Economic Forums website word for word. Why own a Lexus when you can ride a bike? Why own a 3,000 sq. ft. home when you can live in a 200 sq. ft. apartment? Why waste mental energy thinking for yourself when you can have George Soros and Klaus Schwab thinking for you? The New World Order…..it’s going to be awesome!!!!!

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      1. In every futuristic movie you see, everyone is wearing the same thing.
        -Jerry Seinfeld

        What a relief, not having to worry about which outfit to wear.

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      1. SoCal
        Speaking about futuristic movies. Watch ‘Ready Player 1’. It was made about 4 years ago. It’s another dystopian movie about how , in the future, 2% of the people in the world will live like Gods and the other 98% will live like peons. The movie was made by Stephan Spielberg. He has been quoted as saying that he believes that this will actually happen.

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      2. Thanks for the suggestion. When I’ve seen it on the TV grid, I’ve passed on it. Next time I won’t.

        I really wish they’d quit lying:

        Karine Jean-Pierre on Jun 13, 2022: When Joe Biden “walked into this administration 20 million people were on unemployment insurance benefits.”

        The unemployment level peaked at about 23 million people in April 2020, right when the economy was shutting down. By January 2021, when Biden was being sworn in, the number of unemployed Americans had fallen by more than half, to 10.2 million.

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      1. SoCal
        I’m not saying that it was the greatest movie ever made. It was OK. All I’m saying is that it is a dystopian movie about a dark future and the man who made it(Stephan Spielberg) said he believes it will come true(unless the people of the world stand up and stop it).

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    2. We’re doomed.

      Gov’t of New Zealand planning to tax farmers for methane emissions of cattle and sheep. Institutions such as the World Economic Forum, which has long advocated for the consumption of bugs, recently called for the widespread adoption of veganism and the eating of “climate beneficial foods” such as seaweed and algae.
      https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2022/06/09/cow-farts-and-burps-to-be-taxed-for-climate-change-in-backdoor-meat-tax/

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      1. Writing is on the wall: seaweed and algae will be served at USC football games. At least they’ll be serving beer again … albeit at $10 a pop.

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      2. Bill Gates was quoted as saying that 100% of americans will soon cease to eat meat. We’ll all eat meat substitutes. He said “don’t worry….you’ll get used to it”. That’s a quote from Bill Gates. I’m sure he and all of his rich friends won’t have to get used to it. They’ll still be eating their T-Bone steaks.

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      3. I’m aware (some) of what Gates is up to here. He’s buying up American farmland (as are the Chinese) and food processing plants (as are the Chinese). They have to be stopped.

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      4. Hadn’t heard that. There’s been rash of accidents that have closed food processing plants. I don’t have proof … but it’s actual domestic terrorism from the left.

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      5. They’re trying to blame it on excessive heat, but I’m calling bs on that notion. Sounds a lot more like domestic terrorism to me.

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      6. Many commercial feed lots in SW Kansas where they say it’s been 108. Hotter than usual even for there, but I’ve never heard of this. Cattle should be fine if they’re being kept watered and fed.

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      7. So glad my old lady prefers feminine pads. Heaven help the man whose woman can’t find tampons.

        Almost as bad as a woman who can’t find her preferred method of contraception! Just ask Elaine Benes.

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      8. Baby formula is a revelation. How the federal government allows basically a one-company monopoly. How can that be!?

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    1. I guess you’ve never seen one then. It’s dead center. (Though I wouldn’t be surprised if from your POV it’s considered far left.)

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      1. Time to check out Brookings’ positions on the widespread 2020 looting, burning and killing (hint: it’s being cheered and exacerbated by white extremists — they just love it). The Brookings Institute is debasing our vocabulary to the point words such as “extremism”, are meaningless.
        #ParcelmanIsCorrect

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      2. MG, you don’t think white supremacist groups are rightfully labeled as “extremist?”

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      3. Yes. [But you know what I’ve seen at 99% of the demonstrations labeled “white supremacist” by CNN —a bunch of average Americans protesting government shutdowns or the slashing of police budgets. I have not heard these average citizens chanting racist slogans. As I said earlier, lumping average citizens into the “white supremacist” column does language such a disservice —- it practically makes debate impossible].

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      4. I can’t comment on what you’ve seen on CNN (unfortunately they seem to have stooped to the same level as Fox News). But to my original point, Brookings–having positions both left and right–ends up in the center. And I don’t think stating the fact that white supremacists cheered on the 2020 social unrest makes Brookings out to be a left leaning organization. Or maybe I misunderstood your point.

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      5. My point is 99% of the people who oppose open borders, shutdowns, mandates, defunding the police, arresting Peter Navarro and putting him in leg irons aren’t extremists…. and they certainly aren’t white supremacists —-
        #PleaseJoinMeInObjectingToTheOveruseOfThatLabel…
        #..SoThatWhenWeNeedToUseIt,ItStillHasMeaning

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      1. AOC & her crowd want us to stop eating meat: “Beef production has a considerable effect on climate change due to emissions of greenhouse gases such as methane, nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide. Research shows that ruminant livestock account for between 7% and 18% of global methane emissions from human-related activities.”

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  3. A member of the Brooking Institute and the Global Agenda Council on Monetary Systems. That is all you need to know. Same agenda as Gates, Kerry and Soros. Wonder if she takes a private plane to Davos, Switzerland to discuss the existential threat of global warming and the need for the middle class to take public transportation.

    Dennis Prager calls colleges the “seminaries of the left.” The place where leftists destroy the values you raised your children with and indoctrinate them with anti-American values. How long before parents say enough and start sending their kids to orthodox Christian colleges or decide to save $200,000 and skip college altogether.

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    1. PH: Most of you conservative commentators went to USC–what Dennis Prager would call a “seminary of the left,” and none of you turned into liberal elites. (Conservative elites maybe.) More BS generalizing that serves to only stoke hate and division within this country.

      I’d quote Rodney King and say, “Can’t we all just get along,” but I’d probably be accused of being some BLM/Antifa crisis actor.

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      1. I agree with Rodney 100%, Oaktown. But let’s also agree the old left/right labels don’t work anymore. The new breakdown: folks who believe in the U. S. Constitution (which guarantees freedom to express political views and the right to assemble to address grievances …and the duty of public officials to protect our borders so that American taxpayers can support American citizens in need, not the entire world population) and, on the other side of the divide, folks who want to move away from those constitutional guarantees without lawfully amending the constitution (which is exactly what the people behind Biden want & are doing).

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      2. It is not “BS generalizing” to say colleges are controlled by liberal elites. A recent study at Harvard showed that 94% of their students identified as progressives with only 6% identifying as conservatives. Larry Summers when he was the President of Harvard stated that the goal of college was to get students to re-think the values of their parents. A few years ago, all 28 instructors at UCSD identified as liberal or progressive with 0 identifying as conservatives. Well over 50% of Columbia’s journalism department identifies as socialist or communist. And criticism of the death of diverse thought and opinion at colleges does not “stoke hate and division.” On the other hand, critical race theory is designed to stoke hate and division and I bet you support making this mandatory starting in elementary school.

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      3. No one is stoking more hate & division than our President and his party. Supporting the intimidation of our Supreme Court Justices, saying nothing about the vandalism of churches, opening the flood gates at the border with zero concern about the exploitation by the criminal element?!

        Your effort at being a calming voice will draw no such comparisons. I feel the same way, except that all of this was so foreseeable. Only people who weren’t paying attention didn’t see that he wasn’t fit for office and would make poor decisions.

        Both sides need to call out their own extremists for what they are…violent thugs who aren’t going to change anything through intimidation & destruction.

        As they said in “Rent”, the opposite of war isn’t peace, it’s creation.

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      4. MG, that is a very succinct breakdown that I find to be refreshing and honest. Thank you for sharing it.

        I wholeheartedly agree on the Constitution. But let’s also remember that much of it is a framework–and in many cases must be (and always has been) interpreted in some fashion. And we know that interpretations vary wildly depending on where you sit on the political spectrum. This is why I feel we (i.e., both parties) need to stop listening to the fringes and instead work together in the middle and acknowledge we won’t solve all the issues but we can at least tackle and agree on solving the most pressing ones. Because right now, nothing is getting done.

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      5. Agreed. Robert Kennedy used this metaphor: discussions between the people on either side of the 40 yard line on a football field are productive. The folks in either end zone can’t hear each other.

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      6. Oaktown,

        With all due respect, why are white conservitives labled extreme supremacists? For me, the labeling is trying to seperate white conservatives from the crowd so that they can be picked off more easliy that way. You take down one group then the next group will fall easier. My views are based on what the traditional American stands for. Also, is there a slang name for black left goose stepping democraps or consverative blacks? You can apply this quesiton to all races. I would like to hear your thought on this. Thank you.

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      7. Hi pasadenatrojan. I’m not sure anyone is being labeled “extreme supremacists” but I think I get your point, that white conservatives are being labeled as extremists. I could say that same about progressives being labeled as “black left goose stepping democraps.” 🙂 This is a point I made in another post about generalizations. Let’s stop jumping to conclusions about people when they express either a conservative or liberal POV. I think we might have a lot more in common than you’d think.

        As for what “the traditional American stands for,” I’m not convinced there is such a thing as a “traditional American” anymore and there hasn’t been for nearly 150 years. (I think I know what you mean by that term but if you’d like to define it then by all means do.)

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      8. USC is heading very far in the wrong direction. I dont care if they hired Lincoln Riley as the coach of football, everything about the school is being turned into the next liberal, progressive, globalist institution. Not going to send my second daughter to USC.

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    2. I don’t know how long. Right now a lot of traditional conservative americans don’t seem to care. I don’t know how many people I know who are responsible people with good paying jobs who never even vote.

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      1. Well today straight from the Bloomberg terminal: POTUS considering the War Powers Act to force oil companies to produce more. This is going to work out well.

        I’m not going to post a link BUT I would encourage the reading of an article re the allegedly bipartisan gun control on the RUTHERFORD INSTITUTE website. Author states the ramifications of the new federally proposed ‘ red flag laws’.
        Oh they seem like a good idea. Until they’re not.

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      2. I remember candidate Biden saying that “only a dictator governs by executive order.”

        Either he’s a total hypocrite or that dementia is worse than we thought. 😛

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      3. POTUS is a joke. First the tells the oil industry to screw itself, and pushes middle east policy in a direction unfavorable to the Saudis, then he begs for their help when he needs it. This guy is an idiot.

        Every liberal I have met is an idiot who doesnt question anything they hear on mass media channels.

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    1. Mike Pence is the bestest ever!
      #HeSoundsSoNaturalWhenHeTalks…
      #…NotAtAllLikeA1950’sScienceFictionRobot

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  4. CAL75,

    I was listening to an energy expert from an oil company on KFI yeaterday regarding the War Powes Act. She said that Newsom has a stack of leases to drill for oil on his desk. And he won’t sign them. She said that there is so much oil in the State of Ca and that they would not have to import oil. Also, about 30-40% comes from the middle east. Around another 10-15% from Canada. She said the oil companies want to produce more oil but Biden and Newsom won’t let them. She said she did not know how the War Powers Act would wore out because that is Consititunial Law. Maybe Michael or Lawyer John could have a say about the War Powers Act regarding the oil companies.

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    1. PT
      You should have read the letter from The Petroleum Institute to the White House on behalf of oil cos. States what needs to be down. IMHO, what is happening is total non cooperation from the feds. I’ll try to link the pdf here later. BTW, Alaskan crude? Most shipped overseas. California drilling. Good luck with newsom. Even the existing fields that Chevron owns are restricted production.

      Re: me. Guys I appreciate your concern. I have a large melanoma on my back that just grew and grew until I was forced to see a doctor. About once in 45 years whether I need it or not. I live alone . My wife died on the operating table at stanfurd many years ago. No one to examine my back. Itched for a year. Thought nothing of it. Now it’s serious. One month ago I went on a strict keto diet. And other self protocols. Fan of Dr Eric Berg on YouTube. Chemo on Tuesday. Really looking forward to it.

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  5. Michael,

    From your expertise, can you fill us in on how the president can force a company to do what he wants? A private commercial company has free reign on what they do. However, I can if is for the good of the nation so be it. However, this was caused by the government and the president wants to blame the oil company for his screw up. It should be up to the president to fix his problem byu alllwing drilling. Thank you.

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    1. PT,
      Let’s cut to the chase —everything Biden’s wrecking crew does is meant to hurt the oil companies. He said as much in the first debate (before going to sleep at the one hour mark). Now he wants to blame the oil companies for the fact HE destroyed our energy independence in a little over a year. This horrid fuck of a man uses his presidential powers to weaken the United States. The framers never contemplated a president using his legitimate powers to dismantle the country.
      #TheOnlyConstitutinalAnswer?Impeach&ConvictIn2023

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      1. Biden and his minions are just complete idiots. They dont have a clue how the world works.

        The science for global warming is solid. But anyone that wants to transition to renewables needs to have a smart strategy. Most of the policy is merely finding ways to make a different group of people wealthy and reduce real competition.

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    2. There are currently 8,000 unused drilling permits. Problem is the oil companies already sucked up all the easy to get oil. The oil companies don’t want to lay out the cash needed to get a fracked well up and running. Profit margin sucks too.

      Crazy that this is even a problem when Trump’s first Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the CEO of Exxon. But yeah Biden ruined everything in 16 months…

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  6. Scooter,

    That photo fo the new trustee has to be abour 25 years old. We need a new photo to see how old hse looks. I am sure she looks older. I know, they photoshopped her face to make her look good.

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    1. The fairer sex does that a lot. I see it in Outlook when they attach a picture. I also see realtors do it a lot with their flyers & business cards.

      But you know who the most flagrant violator is? Adrianna’s Insurance! 😛

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    2. Suzanne’s looks are by far the least of USC’s problems. The problem is she’s a globalist who likes the idea of U. S. taxpayers covering the bill for all interests except their own.

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  7. I hate both political parties. I pray pestilence upon the houses of the followers of both parties. Your attempts at high brow conversation are amusing. I truly enjoyed the comment that most who posted complaining about liberals running college are conservative and unaffected by those evil liberals. Your anxiety is unnecessary. Caruso is about to become mayor but you think your kind is losing? Only someone poverty stricken embraces that.

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