Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre Break Ground on Their New USC Academy Opening in 2019

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Apple employees Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre this week broke ground on The Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation, a new academy named after the two men opening at the University of Southern California in 2019 (via USC News). The academy will focus on four areas of study: art and design; engineering and computer science; business and venture management; and communication.

The origins of the academy date back to 2013, when Iovine and Dr. Dre donated $70 million to help create the 10,000 square foot academy. Although the first building won't open for another two years -- called the "Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Hall" -- some of the academy's programs and classes are being run within other USC buildings. In total, 114 students are already taking part in Iovine's and Dr. Dre's new program, and are set to graduate next May.


"It will stoke the fire of students' imaginations, and it will propel the next generations of inventions and products that will transform our lives," USC President C. L. Max Nikias said at the groundbreaking ceremony.

"I hope at this school we can help our students to dream big, execute and build the courage to stay in the saddle," Iovine said Wednesday.
One of the academy's programs includes an annual pitch competition where students have the opportunity to win $10,000 to help grow an original idea, and a few enrolled in its programs have recently received internships at Facebook, Hulu, Sony, and Oculus. To get into the academy, students described "the most intense application process," where they first submit a portfolio and video of their own idea or business proposal, and then sit down for an interview with a panel of 10 people.

In a profile by The Wall Street Journal in 2014, Iovine explained that the academy was built to prepare students to "speak both languages" of technology and liberal arts. The Apple Music executive also said that one of the goals of backing the academy is to "find kids who can work at Beats or at Apple."

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Apple employees Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre this week broke ground on The Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation, a new academy named after the two men opening at the University of Southern California in 2019 (via USC News). The academy will focus on four areas of study: art and design; engineering and computer science; business and venture management; and communication.

The origins of the academy date back to 2013, when Iovine and Dr. Dre donated $70 million to help create the 10,000 square foot academy. Although the first building won't open for another two years -- called the "Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Hall" -- some of the academy's programs and classes are being run within other USC buildings. In total, 114 students are already taking part in Iovine's and Dr. Dre's new program, and are set to graduate next May.


One of the academy's programs includes an annual pitch competition where students have the opportunity to win $10,000 to help grow an original idea, and a few enrolled in its programs have recently received internships at Facebook, Hulu, Sony, and Oculus. To get into the academy, students described "the most intense application process," where they first submit a portfolio and video of their own idea or business proposal, and then sit down for an interview with a panel of 10 people.

In a profile by The Wall Street Journal in 2014, Iovine explained that the academy was built to prepare students to "speak both languages" of technology and liberal arts. The Apple Music executive also said that one of the goals of backing the academy is to "find kids who can work at Beats or at Apple."

Article Link: Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre Break Ground on Their New USC Academy Opening in 2019
[doublepost=1507828916][/doublepost]So much for the "Hard Core Gangsta" who used to talk about the white mans system...LOL
Money really does change everything.
 

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Wow all these comments and no praise for actually doing something worthwhile or good for people. Figures.

[doublepost=1507828916][/doublepost]So much for the "Hard Core Gangsta" who used to talk about the white mans system...LOL
Money really does change everything.
And so does television ;)

Funny if you knew anything about Dre or NWA you’d know since the very early days he sucked as an MC and his vocal commentary (since the release of the song Express Yourself), has always been reflectionary.

Notice how LL, Mos Def, Common, and Ice Cube all in that order changed their views after financial success and growing up?!
On the latter maybe you should too and see their efforts and merits for what their worth I present day.

PS: the system he’s talked about decades ago is real to him, affected him it he’s found a way through it. Judge a man by his actions and principles not just by his words ;)
 
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