Teens plead not guilty to murder of graduate student

The four defendants accused of the murder of USC graduate engineering student Xinran Ji have pleaded not guilty, according to the Los Angeles Times.  Ji, 24, was killed after being struck with a blunt force object in the street near 29th Street and Orchard Avenue on July 24. He returned to his home on the fourth floor of […]

USC medical student reported missing

The LAPD has reached out for help in their search for Derek Adam Seehausen, a 26-year-old student at the Keck School of Medicine who has not been seen or heard from since Tuesday. Seehausen is a white male, six feet tall, weighs about 180 pounds and has brown hair and hazel eyes. LAPD authorities also […]

USC announces new security measures after death of student

USC announced new safety measures to improve security on the University Park Campus and the surrounding neighborhood on Thursday. The measures include adding additional neighborhood security ambassadors, upgrading security technology, instituting new safety education measures and expanding the service area of Campus Cruiser. The announcement comes three weeks after Xinran Ji, a 24-year-old male graduate […]

U.S. General and USC alumnus killed in Afghanistan

Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, a two-star U.S. Army general who held three advanced USC degrees, was killed in Afghanistan in an insider attack on Aug. 5. Greene, a native of upstate New York, was 55 years old. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene’s family, and the families of our soldiers […]

Return to Geek Mecca: Comic-Con 2014

In the 44 years since its humble origins in the basement of the U.S. Grant Hotel, San Diego Comic-Con has evolved into a pop culture Mecca, a sacred pilgrimage every geek worth his or her popcorn salt feels obligated to make at least once, even if it means enduring hellaciously long lines and exorbitantly priced […]

USC professor Warren Bennis passes at 89

USC University Professor, Distinguished Professor of Business Administration and leadership scholar Warren Bennis died on July 31 in Los Angeles. He was 89. “Warren Bennis was a visionary whose transformational contributions to the business world have shaped the fundamental concepts of effective leadership,” USC President C. L. Max Nikias told USC News. Bennis is widely […]