Polarization of opportunity and outcomes can become so extreme that the trust in our democratic institutions fails. The events of January 6 suggest we are perilously close to this point.
I wish you a restful, peaceful, and, most of all, healthful holiday season.
At this time of year as we express gratitude and thanks, I would like to take a moment and personally address our USC faculty.
In using social media platforms, with great power comes great responsibility.
Your USC education is for life; it is one constant you can count on through this evolving and ever-changing era.
Congratulations to our fall admits who will make up our class of 2024.
Now more than ever, it is important that we recreate the functional equivalent of the water cooler chat.
This week we will attempt to teach more than 48,000 students online – lectures, discussion sessions, labs, studios, creative arts. Never in human history has this been attempted.
Understanding differences has never been so consequential to the future of USC and our society.
Our responsibility is to uphold the dignity of everyone in order to create a community that functions intelligently, effectively, and compassionately.