Entries by Daily Trojan Staff

Transparency is key to new USG term

Even after the summer break, the words “Austin-Morgan” still conjure up a feeling similar to “Hillary 2016;” it was written previously in this publication that the USG presidential race rocked an already election-sensitive campus. Past the doubled trauma of watching yet another inexperienced outsider go head-to-head with another surreptitiously deceptive heir-apparent, the most important distinction […]

USC needs more female faculty in STEM

Last year, USA Today ranked USC as the third best college for women studying STEM, citing that the number of women in tenured faculty positions in the sciences has tripled at the University since 2000. But, as with the age-old growth versus proficiency debate in education, the gender ratio among STEM faculty at the University […]

For a successful year, prioritize mental health

With the advent of the highly anticipated USC Village, it almost seems as if students are arriving at a new university: bigger and brighter than ever before, if not somewhat marred by recent revelations surrounding former Keck School of Medicine Dean Carmen Puliafito. And yet, amid romps through the new Target and afternoons spent sampling […]

DOJ stance on affirmative action is offensive to minorities

At the end of July, The New York Times published a report about the latest Department of Justice investigation. The report read like a work of satire: Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be looking into racial discrimination toward white college applicants as a result of affirmative action policies. According to the internal document obtained by […]

LGBT Center director brings pride to USC

USC’s LGBT Resource Center director, Reverend Kelby Harrison, wasn’t always involved in the LGBT community. “I grew up in Wichita, Kan. … Kansas is fairly conservative, and I didn’t come out as gay until I was a teenager,” Harrison said. However, that changed when Harrison attended Northwestern University for her doctorate degree. “I left for […]

New residential faculty selected for Village housing

Come August, a total of 23 professors will live among students in the 14 residential colleges spread throughout campus, including the addition of six for the new USC Village. Each residential faculty member was selected through a competitive application process for a term of four years. Director for Residential Education Emily Sandoval espouses the benefits […]

Former athletic director files to dismiss lawsuit

Former USC football star and Athletic Director Mike Garrett and his lawyers are filing a motion to dismiss a case against him alleging he sexually harassed a colleague working at Cal State Los Angeles. The initial case against Garrett was filed Aug. 29, 2016 in the Los Angeles Superior Court by Cal State L.A. senior […]

ESPY nods include two alumni

Two Trojan alumni have been nominated for ESPY Awards after standout performances at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Allyson Felix became the most decorated American woman in Olympic track and field history last summer, which earned her a nomination for Best Female U.S. Olympic Athlete. Swimmer Katinka Hosszu, who represented Hungary in Rio de Janeiro, is […]

Women’s soccer releases upcoming 2017 schedule

The USC women’s soccer team announced its 2017 schedule last Tuesday, as the reigning national champions prepare to defend their first title under fourth-year head coach Keidane McAlpine. The Trojans have a challenging slate on tap this fall, matching up against eight teams that made the NCAA Tournament last year. The team will raise its […]

Trojan track enjoys productive weekend at USATF Championships

The USC track program shone at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships last week, with both alumni and collegiate stars impressing during the four-day competition in Sacramento, Calif. Former Trojans Dalilah Muhammad and Aleec Harris earned titles in the 400m hurdles and 110m hurdles, respectively, and current Trojans smashed multiple team records. At the […]