Neon Tommy is an online student news service of the USC Annenberg School. The service features a news item dated Nov. 28 which reviews UC's "Onward" fundraising campaign. That's right; USC is reviewing UC. What is interesting about the piece is what isn't in it. Back in the day - say, the 1950s or 1960s - any such story would deal with the impact of a public university competing with privates in fundraising. Private universities would complain about the competition and say UC should be getting its funding from the state. But despite the traditional USC-UCLA rivalry, no such view is mentioned in the story. The idea that UC should rely on the state no longer even occurs to anyone.