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Overholser to leave post as director in 2013


The Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism announced Friday that Geneva Overholser, director of the school of journalism, will leave her post in June 2013. The school has also launched a recruitment campaign for her successor. Overholser has served as director since 2008, when she left a professorship at the Missouri School of Journalism’s Washington bureau. […]

USC marching band suspends pregame tradition for UCLA game


The USC Trojan Marching Band agreed Tuesday that its drum major will not stab the midfield logo at the request of the UCLA Athletic Department prior to Saturday’s rivalry football game against the No. 17 Bruins at the Rose Bowl. The Trojan Marching Band released a statement Tuesday, saying its director Arthur C. Bartner had […]

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 […]

USC Housing to implement fingerprinting technology


Beginning next week, USC residence halls will require students to present their student ID and scan their fingerprint in order to gain entry to their buildings, according to an email from USC Housing. The email said the move was made to better ensure safety in USC Housing facilities. “As part of USC Housing’s continuing effort […]

Networks call re-election for Obama


President Barack Obama finished off a hard-fought race with a victory, becoming re-elected as the 44th President of the United States on Tuesday night. As most major networks began calling the election around 8:20 p.m., hundreds of students keeping tabs on the results in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center erupted in screams and cheers. Though […]

Nikias announces new security measures


In response to last week’s Halloween shooting, President C.L. Max Nikias announced new campus safety measures Tuesday morning, including restricting access to campus from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. and requiring anyone entering campus after-hours to show appropriate identification. Several changes to event-planning policies went into effect immediately. The new policies include banning the use of […]

Suspect pleads not guilty to attempted murder


Brandon Spencer, a 20-year-old security guard from Inglewood, pleaded not guilty Monday afternoon to four counts of attempted murder in connection with an on-campus shooting last Wednesday, prosecutors told the Los Angeles Times. Spencer allegedly opened fire after he became engaged in a verbal dispute with Geno Hall, a former football player at Crenshaw High […]

Alleged Halloween gunman charged with four counts of attempted murder


A 20-year-old Inglewood man, who was arrested last week in connection to an on-campus shooting, has been charged with four counts of attempted murder, the Los Angeles district attorney’s office said Monday. Authorities said Brandon Spencer opened fire on four people, including former Crenshaw High School football player Geno Hall, at an Oct. 31 party […]