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Jim Key

Jim Key is the director of media relations at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.

Stories by Jim Key:

Daybreak Poll USC Trump debate performance
After the presidential debate, performance ratings show that neither candidate met the relatively low expectations of voters overall, but President Donald Trump significantly underperformed. (Photo/iStock)

Voter confidence in Trump’s mental and physical fitness dropped after first debate

USC Dornsife’s Daybreak Poll also reveals a staggering two-thirds of voters plan to vote before Election Day and the way people will cast their vote is associated with their political leaning.

pandemic history research
Rat catchers in San Francisco around 1908 pose with the rodents they’ve killed as part of a program aimed at stemming the spread of bubonic plague. The man in the center dips a rat trap into a bucket of antiseptic. (Photo: Courtesy of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

How have people responded to pandemics throughout history?

Through their research on plagues dating back to the late 19th century, USC Dornsife historians have discovered striking parallels between the coronavirus and previous outbreaks.