This is not the first time that, in the last year of a Republican president’s first term, a Republican senator in bad health threatened the party’s narrow majority in the Senate. [4½ min read]


USC Dornsife alumna Parita Shah credits her immigrant family’s spirit of giving with her drive to make a difference in the United States government.

Social Impact

Students in the USC Dornsife course "Case Studies in Modern Leadership" get advice from Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.


The USC Dornsife freshman seminar ‘It Ought to Be a Law’ empowers students to draft and present bills before the California State Senate’s Education Committee. As a result, SB 63 was passed, requiring all public high schools statewide to carry defibrillators.


The Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration in USC College hosts panel to discuss the broader impacts of anti-illegal immigration measure Arizona SB 1070.


USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll: In a survey of 1,500 registered voters, 80% say the state is on the wrong track. Respondents express little confidence in state politicians and candidates, even as support for Obama remains high.

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