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Carol L. Folt

University of Southern California’s 12th president

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Carol L. Folt

University of Southern California’s 12th president

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Carol L. Folt

University of Southern California’s 12th president

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Carol L. Folt

University of Southern California’s 12th president

Carol Folt shows the victory sign to the crowd during commencement

Carol L. Folt

University of Southern California’s 12th president

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Carol L. Folt

University of Southern California’s 12th president

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Carol L. Folt

University of Southern California’s 12th president

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Carol L. Folt

University of Southern California’s 12th president

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Carol L. Folt

University of Southern California’s 12th president

Carol Folt with the USC Helenes

Carol L. Folt

University of Southern California’s 12th president

“We are experiencing our own Galileo moment. We’re seeing problems as opportunities, exercising muscles we didn’t know we had, tapping into wells of expertise and knowledge–and compassion–we didn’t know were so deep.”

– Carol L. Folt, from her State of the University address

News

President Folt’s end-of-year message calls for a time of gratitude

In her last message of 2021, President Folt reflects on the university’s achievements during an unprecedented year. From safely reopening USC’s campuses during a pandemic to becoming carbon neutral by 2025, nothing could be clearer–none of it would have been possible without the innovative thinking and collaborative spirit of the Trojan Family.

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Driven to lead, USC sets the pace on carbon neutrality

In a move taken by only a handful of universities, USC aims for net zero carbon emissions. By 2025, the university will have improved its energy efficiency and expanded the use of solar power. USC also has made sustainability a core part of its curriculum, fostering global citizens who will fight climate change.

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Statement from USC President Carol L. Folt regarding antisemitic behavior

“I understand the hurtful impact of recent anti-Jewish social media statements to those who are Jewish and to those of us who know how harmful antisemitism is when left unchecked.”

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Historic campus building to be renamed in honor of alumnus Joseph Medicine Crow

The Center for International and Public Affairs will now bear the name of the late Native American historian and renowned chief of the Apsáalooke (Crow) Nation, who earned his master’s degree at USC.

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President Folt Holiday Greeting

A holiday message from President Folt and USC

Warm wishes from the University of Southern California! Please watch and enjoy President Carol L. Folt’s holiday greeting to the Trojan Family.

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