As most of you probably know, I have a soft spot for USC.
It's my alma mater.
It taught me many of the skills needed to be a successful journalist, and I also learned a lot of about life there.
For nearly two decades the university has been led by Dr. Steven Sample, who is retiring. During his tenure, the school—which now boasts a student body of 34,000 students, half of them at the postgraduate level—gained in stature academically. The freshman class this year came in with an average GPA of 4.2 (don't get me started on GPA's above 4.0) and an average SAT of 2068, or 1379 based on the older model.
USC is the largest private employer in Los Angeles, with an endowment worth $4 billion. You'd think being "Top Trojan" would be a plum job.