Unless you have been away from the Internet over the last week, you already know that the USC Trojans have a ridiculous situation on their hands. The “Aunt Becky” college admissions scandal has been the talk of the nation. USC isn’t alone of course — many, many schools were included in this investigation that led to the arrests of bulldozer parents everywhere (about 33 of them).
It was, however, a USC student that is getting the most press. That student is Olivia Jade, daughter of actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli. Loughlin is best known from her role as Aunt Becky in the ABC sitcom Full House as a part of their legendary TGIF lineup in the late 80s and early 90s.
Giannulli and Loughlin are accused of paying $500,000 to help get their daughter into USC as a recruit for the crew team. USC, being as tone deaf as Olivia Jade in her YouTube videos, made announcement that they will be raising tuition for undergraduates.
Breaking: @USC is increasing undergraduate tuition by 3.5 percent for the 2019-2020 academic year. Next year's undergraduate tuition and fees will rise from $55,320 to $57,256. USC posted the news on its press site Monday afternoon. https://t.co/AbYlDDFWgx pic.twitter.com/LhD1PWIZ5x— USC Annenberg Media (@AnnenbergMedia) March 18, 2019
As horribly timed as this was, they didn’t even get it right. The tuition increase they first announced did not include the fees. Go figure.
Correction: Next year's undergraduate tuition will cost more than the university originally stated. Earlier today, @USC announced 2019-2020 tuition and fees will be $57,256. However, that sum only reflects tuition, not fees. USC did not specify the fees in the updated release. pic.twitter.com/BHzH9baAzQ— USC Annenberg Media (@AnnenbergMedia) March 18, 2019
USC can’t seem to make any correct administrative decisions these days. Why am I posting this on a site dedicated to Notre Dame Fighting Irish athletics? As Notre Dame’s chief rival in football, what happens at that school affects the Irish. Annually these two programs meet on the gridiron and I have stated before that Notre Dame needs more of a prestige factor in this game as they move forward in the college football playoff era.
I firmly believe that a strong USC helps Notre Dame in many ways with their schedule. Events such as these indirectly hinder the series, as it also continues to prove how far they have fallen.