How USC mirrors the wealth divide in America

The Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library, University of Southern California (USC) campus, Los Angeles, California. Credit: Bobak Ha'Eri/CC-By-SA-3.0.

USC is sometimes called the University of Spoiled Children. The college admissions cheating scandal hasn’t helped USC shed that reputation. But the university has been trying to recruit students from less privileged backgrounds, and that has created a wealth divide on campus.