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Biddy Mason and Robynn Cox
Biddy Mason, left, was a freed slave and the fourth great-grandmother of USC assistant professor Robynn Cox, right. (Photos, from left: Courtesy of Robynn Cox; Courtesy of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work)

Social work professor reflects family legacy in criminal justice research

Robynn Cox believes her family’s history with social justice and her desire for fairness laid the groundwork for her research career at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.

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California new senator Kamala Harris election
When provided specific names of who may replace Sen. Kamala Harris in the Senate, California Rep. Barbara Lee leads the pack. However, most voters aren’t aware of the likely top candidates. (Photo/Pixabay)

California voters want a ‘fresh and new voice’ in the U.S. Senate

With Kamala Harris poised to become vice president, almost half of California voters want someone with no experience in Washington or Sacramento to fill the Senate vacancy, the USC Schwarzenegger Institute’s latest poll finds.