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Although still in its infancy, the USC Schwarzenegger Institute has already generated extensive media coverage in connection with its mission and activities.

L.A. could be powered entirely by renewable energy in 25 years

Powering Los Angeles entirely with renewable energy can be accomplished without significant disruption to the economy or lifestyles over the next 25 years, if not sooner, according to new research conducted by USC experts for the city and federal government. The new “LA100: The Los Angeles 100% Renewable Energy Study” was released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The report concludes the city may reach its ambitious goal to convert entirely to renewable energy by 2045 through rapid deployment of wind and solar power, electrical storage and other technologies. USC News

Trojan Democrats and USC GOP work with Schwarzenegger Institute to promote unity

Following the insurrection of the United States Capitol Jan. 6, former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger delivered a speech denouncing then President Donald Trump and his Republican participants. Days later, Schwarzenegger said that day shattered U.S. ideals. The Trojan Democrats and College Republicans at USC (USC GOP) hosted a joint Zoom event Tuesday, moderated by a representative from both parties alongside Schwarzenegger, Chairman of the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy, to promote bipartisan unity and find common ground to move forward as a country. Daily Trojan

Arnold Schwarzenegger Slams Trump, Complicit GOP Members Over Capitol Riot

Arnold Schwarzenegger slammed Donald Trump and and complicit Republicans and compared the U.S. Capitol riot to Kristallnacht in a video speech the action star/former California governor delivered Sunday. “I grew up in Austria. I’m very aware of Kristallnacht, or ‘the Night of Broken Glass.’ It was a night of rampage against the Jews in 1938 by the Nazi equivalent of the Proud Boys,” Schwarzenegger said. Rolling Stone

Arnold Schwarzenegger Praised for Message Condemning Capitol Riot

Hollywood star and former Republican governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger was widely praised on Twitter Sunday, after he condemned the events of the Capitol riot and compared it to the deadly event "Kristallnacht" in Nazi Germany. Newsweek

‘You are a hero’, Arnold Schwarzenegger tells Ella Kissi-Debrah’s mother in heartwarming letter

Actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has praised the mother of Ella Kissi-Debrah, the nine-year-old whose 2013 death was ruled on Wednesday to have been partly caused by air pollution in London, as a “hero” for her years-long fight for justice. In the years after Ella died in February 2013 after suffering acute respiratory failure, her mother, Rosamund Kissi-Debrah, a former teacher, had campaigned tirelessly to have her daughter’s death examined by a second coroner, asserting that London’s severe air pollution was partly to blame for the tragic loss. Independent

Professors go remote to engage students in 2020

USC faculty members showed their dedication to their students — and their resourcefulness — by drawing on best practices for remote teaching in 202o. They quickly moved classes online as part of safety efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some even made national news for their innovation. USC News

Who will replace Kamala Harris in the Senate? California governor weighs a shortlist of firsts

Robert Garcia remembers watching on television as then-San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom ordered the county to issue same-sex marriage licenses in 2004. A young gay man in his 20s at the time, Garcia called it a "light switch" that ignited his passion for public service. Now, Garcia, 43, mayor of Long Beach, California, is one of four people Newsom, now the governor, is weighing to serve in the Senate when Vice President-elect Kamala Harris vacates her seat in January. NBC News