President of USC Apologizes for Not Citing Correctly

USC President apologizes for not citing author of quote 

President of USC Apologizes for Not Citing Correctly

Eugenio Guardascione, Contributor

USC President apologizes for not citing author of quote.

The president of the University South Carolina, Bob Caslen, released a statement regarding his remarks during the commencement address last weekend.

Caslen stated the wrong school name when congratulating the new graduates of the University of South Carolina. 

His statement was:

“It’s now my honor and privilege to officially congratulate you, congratulate you as the newest alumni of the University of California. Congratulations and please be seated. (Looks off to the side at someone correcting him off-screen) Carolina. Sorry about that.  Whew.  I owe you push-ups” (Fox). 

He later goes on to say the quote made famous by Admiral McRaven during his 2014 Commencement speech at the University of Texas, but does not give credit to McRaven. He released a statement below apologizing for his actions.

“I am truly sorry. During my remarks in our weekend commencement ceremonies, I shared a well-known quote from Admiral William McRaven and failed to cite him as its original author and speaker. I was searching for words about resilience in adversity and when they were transcribed into the speech, I failed to ensure its attribution. I take full responsibility for this oversight” (Fox).

“I sincerely apologize to Admiral McRaven, someone I know and respect, our graduates, their families and the entire university community for not leading by example” (Fox).