USC announces new school of dance


USC will gain a sixth school of the arts with the addition of the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, President C. L. Max Nikias announced Friday in an open letter to the USC community. The school and the Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center at USC will be founded with the aid of an endowment […]

Teacher evaluations need improvement


Poor teaching plagues bright futures. Evaluating the performance of teachers has become essential to improving school systems across the nation; however, student scores on standardized tests should never be taken as the measure of an educator’s worth. With the rise of new test score-based models such as Los Angeles Unified School District’s “Academic Growth Over […]

NCAA grants Oraby eligibility


The USC men’s basketball team received a big boost right before the season opener against Coppin State, when 7-foot-two-inch transfer center Omar Oraby was granted a hardship waiver by the NCAA. Hardship waivers are requested when a player wishes to override the standard one-year waiting period for transfers due to mitigating personal circumstances. USC applied […]

In Photos: Wallis Hall Groundbreaking


USC hosted the groundbreaking ceremony Thursday of the Wallis Annenberg Hall, marking the launch of a $150 million fundraising initiative. The hall will be located next to the Pertusati Bookstore at the corner of Childs and Watt ways, and is scheduled to open in the fall semester in 2014. Photos by Priyanka Patel