Morning Scoop: The USC president makes a lot of money

By Uloop Staff on December 18, 2017

Uloop Morning Scoop for December 18, 2017 was compiled by Uloop Staff and Natalia Kolenko. Trouble reading the email? Get the online version here.

 

ATLANTA AIRPORT OUTAGE STRANDS THOUSANDS

The lights are back on in the ATL airport. (Image: CNN video screenshot)

Thousands of passengers were stranded in dark terminals and on the tarmac during a major power outage at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport yesterday.

“The outage, which affected all airport operations, started with a fire in a Georgia Power underground electrical facility,” Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed told CNN. The electrical fire’s intensity damaged two substations serving the airport, including the airport’s ‘redundant system’ that should have provided backup power, Reed said.

Power was restored early this morning, but the disruption led to thousands of flight delays and hundreds of cancellations and complicates the already busy Christmas holiday travel week.

 

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THE PRESIDENT OF USC MAKES $3.2 MILLION A YEAR

USC’s C.L. Max Nikias shown in 2013. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

C.L. Max Nikias, the head of the University of Southern California, is the highest-paid college president in the state and one of the top earners in the country, according to the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

Nikias made nearly $3.2 million in 2015, according to a recent Chronicle of Higher Education analysis of executive pay.

The Sentinel offered this comparative insight: “The president of Santa Clara University, Jesuit Father Michael Engh, and James Donahue, head of Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, each earn the same amount: $0.”

Check out the whole Chronicle study here.

 

 


TODAY IN A TWEET

Lebron James wore mismatched sneakers last night and people are still talking about it.

 


THIS SERVICE DOG WALKED WITH ITS OWNER AT GRADUATION AND IT WAS ADORABLE

Skittles rocking that graduation gown. (Image: WRAL.com)

Taylor Dearman graduated from Texas A&M on Saturday and when she walked across the stage to pick up her diploma, her best friend and service dog Skittles was by her side.

Dearman told ABC6 that Skittles is “just my world now” and credits the dog for helping get her through college.

They were paired together almost four years ago when Dearman began experiencing anxiety, depression and seizures.

 


LAST BUT NOT LEAST: 12 GIFTS EVERY STUDENT WANTS

Student gifts

Please tell me that’s a box of extra sleep. (Image: Pixabay)

Uloop’s Ashley Paskill knows that for many students, winter break means family, rest and holiday gifts. That’s why she put together a list of 12 things every student would really like to get this holiday season.

We especially like #6, “Not to be asked a million questions.”

Read the whole list here. 

 


If you are one of those who are are facing finals this week, we’re thinking about you. Just keep that coffee brewing and you’ll be fine. 

And remember, you can use Uloop to find a part time job on your campus, connect with a tutor or get a head start on housing for next year. 

 


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