Entries by Emma Peplow

USC Village prepares to welcome 2,700 students home

  USC Village and its eight new residential colleges will open its doors to about 2,700 undergraduate residents on Aug. 17. The $650 million project is currently undergoing final touches before its debut this fall. The introduction of eight new residential colleges will increase university housing options and expand the development of the University’s residential […]

LA District Attorney’s Office drops case against USC student charged with rape

The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office has decided not to pursue its case against rising USC junior Armaan Premjee, who was arrested on campus on charges of sexual assault last April. Judge Michael Pastor ruled in a preliminary hearing last Wednesday that Premjee would not be “held to answer” for the charges — a legal […]

USC lands J.T. Daniels, top quarterback recruit in class of 2019

J.T. Daniels, one of the top quarterback recruits of the class of 2019, committed to USC on Sunday. The junior quarterback from Mater Dei High School announced his decision via Twitter. Daniels, who is ranked the No. 1 quarterback in his class by 247Sports, chose USC out of a pool of talented programs including Alabama, […]

USC to form task force in response to former Keck dean scandal

USC will form a task force led by Provost Michael Quick and Senior Vice President of Administration Todd Dickey to address how to better investigate and confront employee misconduct, President C. L. Max Nikias wrote in a letter to the USC community on Wednesday. This comes following last week’s Los Angeles Times report detailing the […]

Target becomes first USC Village retailer to open for business

Target is the first retailer of the Village’s massive $700 million, mixed-use retail and residential space to open its doors. The USC Village will house 2,700 USC students and accompany 134,000 feet of retail shops such as Starbucks, Trader Joe’s, Greenleaf Gourmet Chop Shop and Bank of America. Target opened its doors for a few […]

USC opens investigation, moves to terminate former Keck dean

USC will take steps to terminate former Keck School of Medicine Dean Carmen Puliafito and strip him of his faculty tenure after reviewing evidence of his prior drug use, Provost Michael Quick announced Friday in a letter to the USC faculty. These steps include hiring an outside attorney to investigate the allegations against Puliafito, as […]