New Lyon Center renovations near completion


The Lyon Center, which was originally built in the 1980s, has been undergoing renovations this summer and is scheduled to reopen all of its facilities in early August, well before move-in day. Michael Munson, the associate director of facilities at the Lyon Center, said that this remodel would reflect many external changes that fitness centers […]

Professor Emeritus Gerald ‘Jerry’ Bender dies at 75


Gerald “Jerry” Bender, associate professor emeritus of international relations and 31-year USC faculty member, died May 22 in Los Angeles from emphysema and kidney failure. He was 75. Bender was considered one of the leading experts on the politics, languages and culture of Angola. He had an interest in United States foreign policy toward southern […]

World Bachelor in Business offers USC students an international education


The World Bachelor in Business program is neither for the timid nor the tame. The WBB, as it is known on campus, takes a select cohort of students to three different universities around the world to gain a global approach to their business education during their time as undergraduate students. The inaugural WBB class graduated […]

Orientation introduces freshmen to college life


The freshman summer orientation sessions have been re-structured to better address the needs of first-generation college students, as well as incoming freshmen who may be unfamiliar with University procedures, according to the Office of Orientation Programs. Julia Stanton, associate director of orientation programs, said that a first-generation student information session will be added to the […]

Campus construction continues into the fall


In the fall, students will return to several capital construction projects, which are scheduled for completion. These include the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience, MyFigueroa Project, a 24-hour Starbucks which will replace Café 84 and the USC Village. The Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience is a $50 million project funded by retired orthopedic surgeon […]