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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 … Continue reading USC Names Replacement For Rick Caruso

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USC Wants You To “Stay Doubted”

In case you wondered why the new company USC hired is called “Stay Doubted” here is the answer from founder/CEO Michael Jones: We believe in the power of 2 forms of doubt. Self doubt and external doubt. In both forms, it’s because you’re pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. That’s where you grow, so we believe it’s good to embrace doubt and “stay doubted”. … Continue reading USC Wants You To “Stay Doubted”

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USC Needs A New Sidekick

It’s funny that Mike Bohn felt he needed to do an interview immediately after Brandon Sosna’s departure to the Detroit Lions. Bohn helped create the image that Sosna was vitally important and when Sosna left, it made people overreact. How will USC survive? Well, having money to throw at problems helps. And USC had that for the football hire. Otherwise, Lincoln Riley is not so … Continue reading USC Needs A New Sidekick

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Saturday Buzz: Track Pays Price For Stacking Roster

USC women’s track-and-field, which won the national title 2 of the past 3 years, only had one athlete score points at the NCAA championships today. The Trojans finished tied for 30th in the team standings as Jasmine Jones’ second-place finish was worth all 8 points. Now ordinarily, I might criticize such a showing, but there were mitigating circumstances. With COVID-19 eligibility rules that allowed athletes … Continue reading Saturday Buzz: Track Pays Price For Stacking Roster

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Morning Buzz: It’s A USC Win In L.A. Mayor’s Race

Rick Caruso and Karen Bass will face off in November for the L.A. Mayor’s race. Caruso received 42 percent of the vote while Bass received 37 percent in Tuesday’s primary election. You know who wins come November? USC. In the end, isn’t that how it always works in politics? The most powerful always come out ahead. Caruso and Bass both have strong ties to USC. … Continue reading Morning Buzz: It’s A USC Win In L.A. Mayor’s Race