University of Southern California
The University of Southern California is a private research university in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1880, it is the oldest private research university in California. For the 2018–19 academic year, there were 20,000 students enrolled in four-year undergraduate programs. USC has 27,500 graduate and professional students in a number of different programs, including business, engineering, social work, occupational therapy and medicine, it is the largest private employer in the city of Los Angeles, generates $8 billion in economic impact on Los Angeles and California. USC is the birthplace of the Domain Name System. Other technologies invented at USC include DNA computing, dynamic programming, image compression, VoIP, antivirus software. USC's alumni include a total of 11 Rhodes Scholars and 12 Marshall Scholars; as of October 2018, nine Nobel laureates, six MacArthur Fellows, one Turing Award winner have been affiliated with the university. USC sponsors a variety of intercollegiate sports and competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association as a member of the Pac-12 Conference.
Members of USC's sports teams, the Trojans, have won 104 NCAA team championships, ranking them third in the United States, 399 NCAA individual championships, ranking them second in the United States. Trojan athletes have won 288 medals at the Olympic Games, more than any other university in the United States. In 1969, it joined the Association of American Universities. USC has had a total of 521 football players drafted to the National Football League, the second-highest number of drafted players in the country; the University of Southern California was founded following the efforts of Judge Robert M. Widney, who helped secure donations from several key figures in early Los Angeles history: a Protestant nurseryman, Ozro Childs, an Irish Catholic former-Governor, John Gately Downey, a German Jewish banker, Isaias W. Hellman; the three donated 308 lots of land to establish the campus and provided the necessary seed money for the construction of the first buildings. Operated in affiliation with the Methodist Church, the school mandated from the start that "no student would be denied admission because of race."
The university is no longer affiliated with any church, having severed formal ties in 1952. When USC opened in 1880, tuition was $15.00 per term and students were not allowed to leave town without the knowledge and consent of the university president. The school had an enrollment of 53 students and a faculty of 10; the city lacked paved streets, electric lights, a reliable fire alarm system. Its first graduating class in 1884 was a class of three—two males and female valedictorian Minnie C. Miltimore; the colors of USC are cardinal and gold, which were approved by USC's third president, the Reverend George W. White, in 1896. In 1958, the shade of gold, more of an orange color, was changed to a more yellow shade; the letterman's awards were the first to make the change. USC students and athletes are known as Trojans, epitomized by the Trojan Shrine, nicknamed "Tommy Trojan", near the center of campus; until 1912, USC students were known as Fighting Methodists or Wesleyans, though neither name was approved by the university.
During a fateful track and field meet with Stanford University, the USC team was beaten early and conclusively. After only the first few events, it seemed implausible USC would win. After this contest, Los Angeles Times sportswriter Owen Bird reported the USC athletes "fought on like the Trojans of antiquity", the president of the university at the time, George F. Bovard, approved the name officially. During World War II, USC was one of 131 colleges and universities nationally that took part in the V-12 Navy College Training Program which offered students a path to a Navy commission. USC is responsible for $8 billion in economic output in Los Angeles County. On May 1, 2014, USC was named as one of many higher education institutions under investigation by the Office of Civil Rights for potential Title IX violations by Barack Obama's White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. USC is under a concurrent Title IX investigation for potential anti-male bias in disciplinary proceedings, as well as denial of counseling resources to male students, as of 8 March 2016.
In 2017, the university came into the national spotlight when the Los Angeles Times published information about Carmen A. Puliafito, the dean of USC's medical school. After accusations of drug use, he resigned from his position as dean in 2016 and was fired from the school the following year after the news stories were published, his medical license was subsequently suspended pending a decision. The following year, the Los Angeles Times broke another story about USC focusing on George Tyndall, a gynecologist accused of abusing 52 patients at USC; the reports span from 1990 to 2016 and include using racist and sexual language, conducting exams without gloves and taking pictures of his patients' genitals. Inside Higher Ed noted that there have been "other incidents in which the university is perceived to have failed to act on misconduct by powerful officials" when it reported that the university's president, C. L. Max Nikias, is resigning. Tyndall was fired in 2017 after reaching a settlement with the university.
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Wanda M. Austin is the interim president for the University of Southern California, following the resignation of C. L. Max Nikias, she was president and CEO of The Aerospace Corporation, a leading architect for the nation’s national security space programs. The Aerospace Corporation has annual revenues of more than $917 million, she assumed this position on January 1, 2008, retired on October 1, 2016. She continues as a consultant for the corporation, she serves on the board of directors of the Space Foundation and Chevron Corporation, on the board of trustees for the University of Southern California and the National Geographic Society. Austin was born in The Bronx in New York City, she graduated from the Bronx High School of Science. She earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Franklin & Marshall College, a master's degree in systems engineering and mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh, a doctorate in systems engineering from the University of Southern California. Austin was senior vice president of Aerospace's National Systems Group before becoming the CEO.
The company supports the national security intelligence community. Prior to that, she served as senior vice president of the corporation's Engineering and Technology Group. Before working at Aerospace, Austin worked at Rockwell International on the technical staff. In 2015, Austin was selected by President Barack Obama to serve on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. PCAST is an advisory group of the nation’s leading scientists and engineers who directly advise the President and the Executive Office of the President. In 2009, Austin served as a member of NASA Advisory Council and U. S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee. In 2010, Austin was appointed to the Defense Science Board. Austin is a member of the California Council on Science and Technology, the National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the International Academy of Astronautics and a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, she serves on the board of directors of the Space Foundation, on the board of trustees for the University of Southern California and the National Geographic Society.
On August 7, 2018, Austin was named the interim president of the University of Southern California after C. L. Max Nikias's resignation. In 2016, Austin published. Austin is a recipient of the National Intelligence Medallion for Meritorious Service, the Air Force Scroll of Achievement, the National Reconnaissance Office Gold Distinguished Service Medal. In 2010, she received the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics' von Braun Award for Excellence in Space Program Management, the Air Force Scroll of Achievement, she is a recipient of the 2012 Horatio Alger Award and the 2012 NDIA Peter B. Teets Industry award, she received the USC Presidential Medallion in 2018
Joseph Pomeroy Widney, M. D. D. D. LL. D was an American doctor, educator and religious leader. After the American Civil War led him to medicine, he followed his brothers to California where he received his medical degree, he saw southern California as a "Garden of Eden." In Los Angeles he was a founder of the Los Angeles Medical Society. He was a strong proponent of the new University of Southern California, became its second President and the founding Dean of its School of Medicine; the Los Angeles Public Library was one of his major interests. His real estate interests in California flourished, he was an early environmentalist as well as promoter of the new metropolis, he believed in Los Angeles becoming a major city with a seaport. The city would use water from across local mountains, would recreate Lake Cahuilla, he was a founder of the Church of the Nazarene in Los Angeles, as well as a Methodist pastor. He published many books on his views about California and its history, but only Race Life of the Aryan Peoples was commercially published.
He died at 96, having seen Los Angeles become a major seaport. One of the "most conspicuous Southern Californians of his generation", Widney was a cultural leader in Los Angeles for nearly seventy years. Joseph Pomeroy Widney was born December 1841 in Piqua, Ohio; the third son of John Wilson Widney and Arabella Maclay Widney, Widney was a nephew of Robert Samuel Maclay, Charles Maclay. His father died of pneumonia at the age of 42, when Widney was 15. After graduating from Piqua High School, he entered Miami University at Oxford, Ohio where, for five months, he studied Latin and the classics. In 1907, he received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree for his Race Life of the Aryan Peoples. In 1861 he enlisted in the Union Army in the Civil War, he served as a medical corpsman on ships on the Mississippi rivers. He was discharged in 1862 due to physical and nervous collapse. With the encouragement of his two older brothers and his uncle, Charles Maclay, in California, Widney sailed to San Francisco via Panama, arriving in November 1862.
He travelled throughout California, visited missions and lived with the Spanish-speaking inhabitants. He returned to university in 1865, receiving a Master of Arts degree from the California Wesleyan College. In January 1866, he moved to San Francisco. On June 4, 1866, he began the third session of the medical course at the Toland Medical College, graduating at the head of his class with a Doctor of Medicine degree on October 2, 1866. Widney married twice, his first wife was Ida DeGraw Tuthill Widney on May 17, 1869 in California. They lived in the Bunker Hill, Los Angeles, California area, next to his brother Judge Robert M. Widney. Ida is buried in the Los Angeles City Cemetery, his second wife was Mary Bray, whom he married on December 1882 in Santa Clara, California. On February 18, 1884, a Los Angeles River flood caused the loss of 43 homes, including his own. Dr. and Mrs. Widney moved to 150 W. Adams Boulevard, nearer the new University of Southern California; as founder of the Flower Festival Society, she organized flower festivals to raise money for the Woman's Home, a home for poor working women.
Mary Bray Widney died on March 10, 1903 at their home at Los Angeles. Dr Widney never remarried, he graduated from Toland Medical College the only one in California, on October 2, 1866. He re-enlisted in the army as a military surgeon, he was posted to Drum Barracks in Wilmington, California for a month in 1867, was named Acting Assistant Surgeon for the Arizona Territory during the Apache Wars. In 1868, he was moved to Los Angeles, he began his medical practice on October 1868, sharing offices with John Strother Griffin. General William Tecumseh Sherman and Mexican bandido Tiburcio Vasquez were among his patients. Before the "Anti-Quackery Law" enacted in 1876, doctors were not licensed. Medical practitioners would advertise their medical skills. On January 31, 1871, Dr Widney helped found the Los Angeles County Medical Association, the oldest such association in California; the founders wanted to establish medical schools and publications, raise medical standards Widney advocated aid to "the sickly poor" as a facet of public health and civic philanthropy.
From 1876 to 1901, medical licensing was done by the State Medical Society. In 1901, the State Board of Medical Examiners was created. Widney was one of the first licensed by the medical society, he became its president in 1877. On May 12, 1937, a bust of Widney commissioned by the Los Angeles County Medical Association was placed in the lobby of their headquarters, he believed in scientific medicine, opposed faith healing or "mind cure" practitioners. In 1886, Widney professor of the principles and practice of medicine in the college of medicine of the University of Southern California, proposed a structure for the study of medicine, he advocated the creation of the Los Angeles and California Boards of Health, was Los Angeles' first public health officer. In 1884, he helped re-organize the Southern California Medical Society. In 1886, he helped establish the Southern California Practitioner, the society's monthly journal, served as an editor for the first few years. In 1872, he helped found the Los Angeles Library Association, served on its board of governors for the next six years.
With Jonathan T. Warner and Judge Benjamin Hayes, Widney wrote and edited the first history of Los Angeles County, the Centennial History of Los Angeles, published in 1876
Rufus B. von KleinSmid
Rufus Bernhard von KleinSmid spelt Kleinsmidt, was the seventh president of the University of Arizona and the fifth president of the University of Southern California. KleinSmid started his academic career at DePauw University where he was a Professor of Education and Psychology, he became USC's fifth president in 1921. A high priority of his administration was to expand professional training programs, President von KleinSmid presided over a building program that added nine major structures to the university campus. By the end of his first decade in office, USC had attained full national accreditation and established a graduate school to unify graduate work across the university. With the onset of the Great Depression at decade’s end, USC was forced to retrench in the 1930s. During World War II, army barracks were constructed on campus, the curriculum reflected a wartime emphasis on international relations, geography, languages and the like; some 2,000 military trainees added to crowded conditions on campus.
After the war, the lack of space at USC grew worse, as the G. I. Bill brought former servicemen to the university for study. Enrollment soared from 15,500 in 1945 to more than 24,000 in 1947. In 1947 KleinSmid aged 70, elected to step down and became USC's chancellor, a position he held for the remaining seventeen years of his life, he was recognized as "one of three of the nation's most distinguished citizens" through the National Institute of Social Sciences Gold Medal Award. On an international level, KleinSmid received awards from 20 national governments for his achievements; the Swiss-born American artist Adolfo Müller-Ury painted his three-quarter length portrait in 1931. KleinSmid was a skilled fencer, helped found the USC Fencing Club. A passionate supporter of eugenics, which he described as "the science of good birth", related sterilization programs, KleinSmid co-founded the Human Betterment Association, he argued that "The acceptance is now upon us, the application of the principles of Eugenics to organized society is one of the most important duties of the social scientist of the present generation."KleinSmid died on July 9, 1964.
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Steven Browning Sample was the 10th president of the University of Southern California. He became president in 1991 and was succeeded by C. L. Max Nikias on August 3, 2010. Prior to his presidency at USC, Sample was the 12th president of the University at Buffalo in the State University of New York system from 1982 to 1991, he was succeeded at UB by Bill Greiner. Sample was born on November 29, 1940 and grew up in the Belden Hill neighborhood of Wilton and received a scholarship to attend the University of Illinois to study engineering. Sample held B. S. M. S. and Ph. D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was initiated as a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Sample was president of the University at Buffalo from 1982 to 1991, was succeeded by Bill Greiner. While president, he gained fame for upgrading the long-languishing sports program, for guiding the university into being a major research institution. Accordingly, the university's academic functions were consolidated under the office of the provost, in a major change from prior tradition.
In 2004, Sample was honored by UB with the Charles P. Norton Medal, the highest honor given by the university. In 2004, a scholarship fund was established in Sample's honor to go toward funding four years for an undergraduate, a student in the Engineering and Applied Sciences Department, as well as being in the University Honors Program. Regarding the establishment of a scholarship fund in his honor, Sample is quoted in a statement, included in an article in the June 2, 2004 edition of The Buffalo News by Stephen Watson, stating, "I am proud of the fact that, through this endowed scholarship, my name will be permanently linked with the University of Buffalo, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the honors program." Under Sample's leadership, USC became world-renowned in the fields of communication and multimedia technologies, received national acclaim for its innovative community partnerships, improved its status as one of the nation's leading research universities. In 1999, USC was ranked #41 among universities in the United States by U.
S. News & World Report. In 2010, the final year of Sample's term, USC was ranked #26 in the same listing. In 2008, his own salary was $1.9 million. USC announced on November 1, 2009 that Sample would step down as its president in August 2010, he explained. After stepping down as President, following a one-year sabbatical, Sample taught a course at USC with Warren Bennis. On August 3, 2010, C. L. Max Nikias became the 11th president of the university. Sample's fundraising initiatives raised more than $430 million for sponsored research, he led two strategic planning processes to improve the university on the whole. During his term, the university conducted the second most successful fundraising campaign in the history of higher education, raising nearly $3 billion; these donations included major contributions of $112.5 million from Alfred Mann to establish the Mann Institute of Biomedical Engineering, $120 million from Ambassador Walter Annenberg to create the Annenberg Center for Communication, $100 million from the Annenberg Foundation, a $110 million from the W. M. Keck Foundation for the Keck School of Medicine.
More Sample has overseen the $175 million gift from George Lucas to the School of Cinematic Arts. He oversaw the construction of a number of important structures at USC; these included the Leavey Library, Popovich Hall, the International Residential College at Parkside, the Arts and Humanities Residential College at Parkside, Ronald Tutor Hall. Additional construction projects included the Galen Center, the George Lucas Building at the University Park Campus, the Ronald Tutor Campus Center, the University Hospital at the Health Sciences Campus. Sample is the author of numerous journal articles and published papers in science and engineering and in higher education, his patents for digital appliance controls touch pads on microwave ovens, have been licensed to every major manufacturer of appliances in the world. Over 300 million home appliances have been built using his inventions. Sample had a passion for teaching and education at USC, he taught several classes to students in different class levels.
Most he taught "The Art and Adventure of Leadership" with Warren Bennis. In 2002, Sample published, it provides advice to readers. More it details his style of leadership in the context of USC's rise as an institution in his decade as president. In 2001, Sample was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, but said he would not let it affect his duties as president. Sample was a resident of California. On March 29, 2016, Sample died at the age of 75. Steven B. Sample University at Buffalo presidential biography University of Southern California, President website Appearances on C-SPAN
C. L. Max Nikias
Chrysostomos Loizos "Max" Nikias is a Cypriot-American academic, served as the 11th University of Southern California president, a position he held from August 3, 2010, to August 7, 2018. He holds the Malcolm R. Currie Chair in Technology and the Humanities and is president emeritus of the university, he had been at USC since 1991, as a professor, director of national research centers, dean and president. He holds faculty appointments in both electrical engineering and the classics, teaches an undergraduate course on the culture of Athenian democracy. In May 2018, 200 tenured USC professors demanded Nikias's resignation for how his administration dealt with nearly 300 incidents of sexual assault and sexual misconduct allegations against a longtime student health center gynecologist, George Tyndall, M. D, he and the board of trustees agreed to an orderly transition to a new president on May 25, 2018, he stepped down on August 7, 2018. Following this, Nikias was named a life trustee of the university.
Nikias was born on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. There, he graduated with honors from the Famagusta Gymnasium, a school that emphasizes sciences and Greco-Roman classics, he married his wife, Niki, in 1977, the couple have two daughters and Maria. He received a degree in electrical and mechanical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in 1977, has an academic interest in Athenian drama and democracy. Nikias earned a master's degree in 1980 and a Ph. D in 1982 in electrical engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo, his predecessor as USC president, Steven Sample, was an electrical engineer, served as president of SUNY-Buffalo from 1982 to 1991. From 2001 to 2005, Nikias served as dean of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, solidifying its position as a top-tier engineering school, he directed the expansion of the school's biomedical engineering enterprise and developed its distance-learning program into one of the largest in the country at that time.
He oversaw the development of the school's Tutor Hall of Engineering. He established key partnerships with corporations, among them Pratt & Whitney, Boeing and Northrop Grumman, led a fundraising campaign that brought in more than $250 million, capped by a $52 million school-naming gift from Andrew and Erna Viterbi. From June 2005 to August 2010, Nikias served as chief academic officer, he was instrumental in bringing USC trustee Steven Spielberg's Shoah Foundation Institute and its vast video archive of 55,000 testimonies of Holocaust survivors to USC. Nikias established the university's Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging, Stevens Center for Innovation, U. S.-China Institute, Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics. He launched Visions and Voices, USC's campus-wide arts and humanities initiative, as well as a grant program to advance scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. Nikias spearheaded the integration of the Keck School of Medicine of USC's faculty practice plans, oversaw the transfer of University Hospital and USC Norris Cancer Hospital from Tenet Healthcare Corporation to the university, recruited a new leadership team for USC's medical enterprise.
As president, Nikias wrote about a range of nationally significant topics, including the value of—and access to—higher education. In 2011, Nikias announced a $6 billion fundraising campaign, which—at the time of its launch—was the largest in the history of higher education. In six and a half years, USC's campaign has surpassed the $6 billion mark—18 months ahead of schedule—bringing to the university, on the average, $900 million per year; the fundraising campaign has been extended for five more years until 2021. The Chronicle of Higher Education has called Nikias a "prodigious fundraiser."Nikias brought the nation's largest literary festival, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, to USC. In addition, under his leadership, the university embarked on a major capital construction initiative that includes Wallis Annenberg Hall for journalism, the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience, Dauterive Hall for social sciences, Fertitta Hall for business, the Kaufman International Dance Center, the McKay Center for athletics, Uytengsu Aquatics Center, the Engemann Student Health Center, a new Cinematic Arts building, the University Club at Stoops, as well as the Soto Building, Currie Residential Hall, Norris Consultation Center on the Health Sciences Campus, beautification projects for both of USC's campuses.
The most prominent project, though, is the USC Village, a 1.3 million square-foot center of student residential colleges, that opened in 2017 reimagining the university's landscape. In recognition of his efforts to renew USC's athletic heritage, The New York Times selected Nikias as one of a small number of national figures "who make sports' little corner of the world a better place." Over his two-decade career as an active scholar, Nikias gained acclaim for his research in the fields of digital signal processing and communications, digital media systems, biomedicine. Some of his other research interests have included sonar technologies, he has consulted with corporations and the U. S. government. He is the author of more than 275 journal articles and conference papers, three textbooks, eight patents. In May 2018, Nikias and the USC board of trustees agreed to an orderly transition to a new president, following a sex abuse scandal regarding USC's student health c
Carol Lynn Folt is an American academic administrator, the 11th chancellor, the 29th chief executive, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was provost and interim president of Dartmouth College, she assumed her duties on July 1, 2013, was the first woman to lead UNC. On January 14, 2019, she announced her resignation as chancellor, she will be the next President of the University of Southern California. A native of Akron, Folt is the granddaughter of immigrants from Albania, she graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1976 with a bachelor's degree in aquatic biology. She earned a master's degree in biology from the same institution in 1978, a doctorate in ecology from the University of California, Davis in 1982. After conducting postdoctoral studies at the Kellogg Biological Station at Michigan State University, she joined Dartmouth in 1983 as a research instructor in biological sciences, has conducted extensive research in metal toxicity. Since 2007, she has held an endowed professorship in biological sciences.
Folt joined Dartmouth's administration in 2001, when she was named dean of graduate studies and associate dean of the faculty. She became dean of the faculty in 2004, she was tapped as acting provost in 2009, appointed provost in 2010. When Dartmouth president Jim Yong Kim was named as president of the World Bank in July 2012, Folt was named acting president. Folt was chosen as UNC's chancellor by the Board of Governors of the UNC System to succeed Holden Thorp, who resigned the position in June 2013 amid allegations of widespread academic fraud, she described her selection as "the honor of a lifetime" and vowed to ensure that UNC's students "don't learn what we know but they learn how to create what will be." In August 2016, Dr. Folt was interviewed by Dr. Nido Qubein, she spoke about her life and work and what she hopes the future holds. Under Chancellor Folt's direction, UNC spent 18 million dollars defending itself from NCAA sanctions for prolonged and widespread fraud within academic and athletics departments, the details of which were outlined in Wainstein Report.
The Report summarizes the findings of an independent investigation conducted by former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein. It describes abuses spanning over 18 years, including "no-show" classes that had little to no faculty oversight. Half of the enrollees in these "no-show" classes were athletes; when the Wainstein Report was released in 2014, Folt acknowledged "It is just clear that it was an academic issue with the way the courses were administered, it is an athletics issue." The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the regional accreditation body for UNC, took the nearly unprecedented step of placing UNC on a year of probation, wherein any further missteps would lead to the university's accreditation being removed dooming the entire university. Folt brought forth reforms on several levels, the probation was lifted with no further sanctions after a year. While not nearly as important for the well-being of the university as a whole, UNC faced the possibility of serious sanctions from the NCAA.
Under Folt's leadership, the University went on to deny that the academic fraud was benefiting athletics in its defense to the NCAA, broadly attempting to insulate the UNC administration from the findings of the Wainstein Report and the allegations of UNC whistleblower Mary Willingham. One of the key assertions the University made in its own defense was that the NCAA did not have jurisdiction, since the University created and offered "no-show" courses not as part of a systemic effort to benefit athletes, but the student body in general. While citing the failure of multiple UNC administrators to cooperate with the investigation, the NCAA's Committee on Infractions did not hold UNC responsible, finding that "no-show" classes were not designed to benefit athletes; this finding led both fans and media across the country to question "the integrity of the NCAA, suggesting that UNC's case would open the doors for other universities to set up similar no-show classes so long as non-athletes could enroll."
During her term as Chancellor, Folt had to deal with the controversy over the monument Silent Sam, which at times included demonstrators outside her office. Folt resigned as chancellor on January 14, 2019, effective end of the spring semester, stating: "There has been too much recent disruption due to the monument controversy". In the same letter, she ordered the remaining plinth to be removed, as a threat to campus safety; the University of North Carolina system Board of Governors made her resignation effective January 31. Folt is married to fellow Dartmouth professor David Peart. Patel, Vimal. "UNC's Chancellor Is a Consensus Builder. Silent Sam Is Her Greatest Test". Chronicle of Higher Education. Barnett, Ned. "Carol Folt goes out frustrated and right". News & Observer. Editorial Board. "The Folt in our stars". Duke Gazette. Stancill, Jane. "In the end, Silent Sam's fate and Carol Folt's future were intertwined". News & Observer. Dartmouth biography