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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

“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

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VKC Building

USC removes controversial building name, takes other actions

USC President Carol L. Folt announces six immediate actions including removal of the name Von KleinSmid from the Center for International and Public Affairs, establishment of a Community Advisory Board for the Department of Public Safety and more.

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Saying their names: USC hosts online vigil for Black lives lost

President Carol L. Folt and the Trojan Family honor George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and all of the Black lives lost at the hands of racism and oppression.

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Carol L. Folt and Professor Neeraj Sood

President Carol L. Folt and Professor Neeraj Sood join mayor at COVID-19 briefing

Folt and Sood appear with Eric Garcetti to discuss Sood’s serological testing study, which could help leaders around the world determine how and when life can get back to normal.

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USC announces major financial aid expansion to benefit low- and middle-income families

President Carol L. Folt announces two new policies that will make a USC undergraduate education more affordable for those who most need financial assistance.

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State of the University address

Dr. Folt in front of Bovard Administration building

In her first State of the University address, president sees plenty of reasons for optimism

President Carol L. Folt shares triumphs of students, faculty and staff during this challenging time, along with her plans for how the university will move forward in the weeks and months ahead.

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