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IFC releases letter opposing greek deferment

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The Interfraternity Council sent out a letter Thursday to…
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Professor establishes Armenian Scholars Program in Price School

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Thursday marked the 26th anniversary of Armenia obtaining independence…

Featured: Diversity on Campus

What do rising sexual assault rates mean for USC?

Students must take action to combat the rising trend of harmful behaviors.

Campus diversity initiatives lose momentum

One year later, the Campus Climate Resolution resulted in discussion, but not action.

Event tackles use of racial slur against two USC students

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Shortly after Donald Trump became President-elect, two USC students faced racial harassment on campus.

Inclusion narrows achievement gap

A positive campus climate can do much for marginalized students.

#TogetherUSC promotes campus diversity

Tuesday’s event featured a flash mob by Department of Public Safety officers who helped to plan the festivities.
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Incident in Cardinal Gardens not a hate crime, LAPD says

The incident will be handled by the Office of Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards.
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Third campus climate forum focuses on cultural resource centers

Increased resources for cultural resource centers was part of the Campus Climate Resolution passed by the Undergraduate and Graduate Student Governments last semester.
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LAPD investigating racist incident in USC Housing

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Ivan Tsang had eggs and racial slurs hurled at him by another student on Sunday.
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Frustrations linger despite campus climate reform efforts

Students are still calling for a Vice President of Diversity and expanded Title IX office.

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USC start-ups participate in TechDay LA 2017


Various USC student-led start-ups presented at TechDay LA, one of the largest start-up events on the West Coast last week. The event helped new entrepreneurs expand their network with various technology communities and consumers interested in their work. “An event like TechDay LA brings firms of all sizes into a smaller atmosphere without having to […]

Students present artwork with scientific themes


Artistic expression and scientific study are often seen as opposing sides of academia, but the Bridge Art & Science Alliance’s pitch day aims to change that. BASA’s pitch day, which is held every semester, gives USC students the opportunity to present projects merging art and science to obtain up to $5,000 in funding. This semester’s […]

Organization focuses on Central American identity


A newly recognized organization on campus, the Central American Network, is seeking to provide unity, academic help, personal support and, most importantly, a space for students to unapologetically be themselves. “Essentially, the mission statement of CAN is to empower the Central American community on- and off-campus by bringing educational resources to our people such as […]

Ilium to house sophomore honors students


Starting in Fall 2018, Building 9 of USC Village, Ilium Residential College, will house 350 sophomore honors students and become the first sophomore honors college at USC. The idea of a sophomore honors college began when the Office for Residential Education received encouraging feedback from scholarship recipients about the honors college experience, but recognized that […]

Keck offers new biology elective


Beginning Spring 2018, the Keck School of Medicine will offer a new two-unit elective course, “SCRM 517: Historical and Contemporary Stem Cell Research.” The course, which is geared toward master’s students, will be taught by Professor Rong Lu in the Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine. Lu plans to cover significant developments in […]

Economics is the most popular major in Dornsife


Economics is the largest major within the USC Dornsife School for Letters, Arts and Sciences, according to Economics Department Chair Matthew Kahn. The economics major has grown 36 percent from the fall semester of 2010 to 2016, with over 1,000 students in Fall 2017. “The reason why I became an economist 30 years ago is […]

USC to host international genocide convention


The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research will host  the international conference, “Digital Approaches to Genocide Studies,” from Oct. 23 to Oct. 24. The two-day conference, co-sponsored by the USC Digital Humanities program, will be held on campus to provide a forum for scholarly discussions on how new methods of digital research can […]

Space for public debate opens at USC Annenberg


On Tuesday night, the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism hosted a naming celebration for its newly minted debate space, the Sheindlin Forum. Housed within Wallis Annenberg Hall, the forum is named for Judge Judith Sheindlin and her husband, Jerry Sheindlin, both of whom were present for the ceremony. Annenberg Dean Willow Bay opened the […]

USG senate votes to amend all future USCards


The Undergraduate Student Government passed a proposal Tuesday night to modify the phone numbers printed on the back of USCards for future USC students at the USG Senate meeting. By virtue of an amendment proposed by Speaker Pro Tempore Tyler Matheson, the amendment, which passed 9-3, includes three numbers: the Department of Public Safety emergency […]

‘Dean Joan’ leaves legacy of female empowerment


Last week, the USC community lost a member of the Trojan Family known iconically as “Dean Joan,” who has been described as a beacon for students seeking advice, a listening ear and a genuine friend. Joan Metcalf Schaefer, who served as USC’s Dean of Women Emerita from 1955 to 1992, died on Sept. 3. She […]

Creative workshops offered at Annenberg Digital Lounge


The Annenberg Digital Lounge offers a collaborative, digital space for all students at USC beyond the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. The lounge aims to provide students with the opportunity to learn professional programs in order to embrace technology in an environment that encourages experimentation. Different courses and workshops are offered at the lounge, […]

Trustee Gin Wong remembered for la architecture


Gin Wong, trustee and architect of many Southern California buildings, died Sept. 1 in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 94. Wong designed buildings such as a 33-story skyscraper and the Automobile Club of Southern California headquarters in Orange County and a roadway at the Los Angeles International Airport. Wong was born in Guangzhou, China, and […]

Organization aims for mindfulness through meditation and music


To help foster a more peaceful and mindful environment on campus, a new student organization is working to provide techniques to alleviate stress and promote healthy lifestyles among the USC community. The Music Meditation Club was founded by Jaya Chaitanya Das, a former hip-hop producer. Das originally had the idea to create this student group […]

Alumna uses experience with cancer to help others


As she chuckled at the irony of the situation, Thuy Thanh Truong confessed her shock when she received the news in September of last year. “I was like, what? How is that even possible? The person who goes to the gym every single day and doesn’t even smoke,” Truong said. She initially went to the […]

Gould to offer legal, financial assistance to DACA recipients


The USC Gould Immigration Clinic will provide financial and legal assistance for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients looking to renew their work permits. The Immigration Clinic put out an “Urgent Message to DACA Recipients” on Thursday, encouraging undocumented USC students, employees and their family members with DACA work permits that expired after Sept. 5 […]

Easy Recipes for Busy Students


Welcome back to school. Those of us who no longer have unlimited meal swipes are facing the grim reality of finding cheap and easy food ourselves. Between busy schoolwork, extracurriculars and work, many of us will revert to instant noodles and microwave meals. While these may be easy, they are typically unhealthy and full of […]

Neely Center holds first ethics competition


Beginning this semester, students will be able participate in “Towards an Ethically Sensitive Society,” a competition on ethical decision making through the Jerry and Nancy Neely Center for Ethical Leadership. The competition is open to all USC students, and the institution encourages entries that reflect multiple facets of ethics and strategy. “There is a misconception […]

Debate team hires first female director


The oldest student organization at USC has just appointed its first female director. Kiran Dhillon, a lecturer of communication at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, will now lead the USC Trojan Debate Squad. Dhillon was first hired by USC in 2016 as the assistant director of the Trojan Debate Squad. Gordon Stables, the […]

USC community expresses concern over DACA decision


On Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump formally rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, causing uncertainty and worry for many undocumented students such as sophomore Valeria Resendiz. “My mom just always told me to not tell anyone about my status because she was afraid people would find out,” Resendiz said. “My parents always tried […]