Yes! Dr. Dre + Jimmy Iovine Donate $70 Million!
Dr. Dre and one of my former bosses - Jimmy Iovine gave a ‘gift’ of $70 Million Dollars to USC for Arts Academy. With the funds the University of Southern California are set to establish a four-year undergraduate program for students interested in a mix of arts, visual design, entrepreneurship, computer science and marketing. I’m screaming, why didn’t they have a program like this when I went to college?! We were stuck trying to create this mix by taking ‘Mass Communications’, ‘Business Management’, ‘Marketing’ and ‘Computer Science’. That was my case anyways.
So, you kids are very lucky! If your a creative looking to work in Entertainment then you know just how important this is! I’m going to speak to the guys about being a professor! I’m qualified! The 'Iovine and Young Academy' will focus on four core subjects: arts and entrepreneurship; technology, design and marketability; concept and business platforms and creating prototype.
"The vision and generosity of Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young will profoundly influence the way all of us perceive and experience artistic media," university President C. L. Max Nikias said. "USC provides an extraordinarily rich academic, research and artistic environment. We are committed to encouraging our students to use their intellectual and creative resources to effect change in all segments of society. Our goal is to ensure that the academy is the most collaborative educational program in the world."
I salute these two gentlemen and it doesn’t surprise me at all. Having worked near them and sat in meetings with J.I. I know that this is something that they did from the heart and with great intentions.
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