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

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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
  2. jdillings macrumors 68000

    Jun 21, 2015
    It's interesting that USC won't take money from Harvey Weinstein but they will take money from Dr. Dre.
  3. Zxxv macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2011
    Cause hes a doctor fool.
  4. riverfreak macrumors 65816


    Jan 10, 2005
    Thonglor, Bangkok
  5. Prince1369 macrumors newbie


    Mar 27, 2011
    Lynwood CA
    --- Post Merged, Oct 12, 2017 ---
    So much for the "Hard Core Gangsta" who used to talk about the white mans system...LOL
    Money really does change everything.
  6. 69Mustang macrumors 604


    Jan 7, 2014
    In between a rock and a hard place
    More like time. I mean how many of us are the same people we were 20 years ago? 10 years ago? Heck, same as we were last week? People change.
  7. Jimmy James macrumors 601

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
    I'm still trying to figure out the field of Dre's doctorate.
  8. vooke macrumors 6502


    Jul 14, 2014
    Black/melanin privilege
  9. PG(Austin) macrumors regular


    Sep 24, 2004
    Austin, TX
    Who's the lady in jeans and the baby blue sport coat on the right? Next to the Dr.
  10. 007700 macrumors newbie


    Apr 28, 2016
  11. DeepIn2U macrumors 603


    May 30, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Wow all these comments and no praise for actually doing something worthwhile or good for people. Figures.

    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 ;)
  12. M.PaulCezanne macrumors 6502a


    Mar 5, 2014
    Dr. Dre with a university academy and Donald Trump President of the USA.

    ...wait, what?

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