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USC knew of abuse by former men’s health doctor, report finds

Five students said they alerted University officials prior to Dennis Kelly’s resignation

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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IFC details changes in semester report


The Interfraternity Council released its semester report outlining improvements to Greek life, including an enhanced recruitment process and an emphasis on community involvement. “In the past 5 to 10 years, USC has gotten more heavy-handed in how they’ve operated judicially,” said Jack Elliott, IFC’s executive vice president of judicial affairs. “We’ve seen that not just […]

Court grants preliminary approval of $215 million Tyndall settlement


A federal judge granted preliminary approval of the proposed $215 million class-action settlement between USC and alleged victims of former gynecologist George Tyndall Thursday. “This settlement gives every single woman who saw Tyndall a choice in how they want to participate and hold USC accountable, while also forcing the school to change to ensure this […]

Longest-serving employee to retire after 56 years at the University


Constance Rodgers, the longest serving employee at USC, will step down from her position and retire July 31 after serving the University community for 56 years. “My experience working with Connie has been one of just admiration,” said Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Carol Rush. “I really admire the way she handles […]

Dworak-Peck faces budget crisis and cuts


The Dworak-Peck School of Social Work may be forced to lay off nearly half its staff and most of its part-time employees amid a financial crisis caused by a new online degree programs launched in 2010, according to the Los Angeles Times. The programs, designed to boost tuition revenue, instead caused the school to drop […]

Students launch online marketplace


With the goal of creating a valuable platform to sell and exchange products on campus, two freshmen in the World Bachelor Business Program launched Agora, a streamlined marketplace for USC students, in Spring 2019. The website lets USC students sell and exchange goods on campus. Since Jacob Pielke and Ethan Aspin are leaving USC to […]

Senior takes on Kamala Harris senatorial internship


When news first broke about the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last February, Tiana Lyew, who grew up in Coral Springs, Fla. was crushed.  “It was terrible — one of the worst days of my life,” said Lyew, a senior majoring in public relations. “I walked home and cried.”  While Lyew was always […]

Chief of Staff to retire after nine years


“My job as the chief of staff was to keep all the engines running.” Dennis Cornell, who has served as chief of staff for two presidents, and worked under three, will retire June 30 after being at the University for almost 30 years. The chief of staff position reports directly to the president, managing their […]

Family of slain student holds peace stand-in


“Stop the silence to stop the violence. We’re going to say something. Do something.” On Saturday, over 50 community members gathered on the corner of Maple Avenue and Adams Boulevard, where USC student Victor McElhaney was shot and killed in early March, to call for the identification of the 21-year-old’s killers and justice for his […]

Valedictorian Ivana Giang encourages Class of 2019 to spread love


The gloomy morning weather was overshadowed by the buzz of excitement from over 19,000 graduates as they held up USC’s “Fight On” sign one last time at the 136th Commencement Ceremony Friday. Interim President Wanda Austin, valedictorian Ivana Giang and commencement speaker Karen Bass delivered remarks to the graduates and attendees at the main ceremony. […]

Former soccer coach Laura Janke pleads guilty in college admissions bribery case


Former USC women’s assistant soccer coach Laura Janke pleaded guilty to a racketeering conspiracy charge Tuesday. Janke created fake athletic profiles to admit the students of wealthy parents who bribed her and other University officials as part of the college admissions bribery scheme. In addition to Janke, several USC parents involved in the college admissions […]

18 more students come forward against former campus doctor, alleging sexual harassment


Eighteen more current and former students joined a class-action lawsuit against USC and former campus men’s sexual health doctor Dennis Kelly Thursday. A total of 50 men, most of whom identify as gay and bisexual, have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct and gender discrimination against Kelly. In February, Kellogg & Van Aken LLP, […]