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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

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.

LAPD investigating racist incident in USC Housing

Ivan Tsang had eggs and racial slurs hurled at him by another student on Sunday.

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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Warrior-Scholar Project aims to help veterans make academic progress

The Warrior-Scholar Project returns for its third year at USC to provide a week-long academic training and guidance for veterans of the United States Armed Forces. Dubbed a “boot camp” by the Los Angeles Times, the program is intense, filled with rigorous lectures and discussions. When asked what sets the Warrior-Scholar Project apart from other […]

LA District Attorney’s Office drops case against USC student charged with rape

The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office has decided not to pursue its case against rising USC junior Armaan Premjee, who was arrested on campus on charges of sexual assault last April. Judge Michael Pastor ruled in a preliminary hearing last Wednesday that Premjee would not be “held to answer” for the charges — a legal […]

USC to form task force in response to former Keck dean scandal

USC will form a task force led by Provost Michael Quick and Senior Vice President of Administration Todd Dickey to address how to better investigate and confront employee misconduct, President C. L. Max Nikias wrote in a letter to the USC community on Wednesday. This comes following last week’s Los Angeles Times report detailing the […]

Target becomes first USC Village retailer to open for business

Target is the first retailer of the Village’s massive $700 million, mixed-use retail and residential space to open its doors. The USC Village will house 2,700 USC students and accompany 134,000 feet of retail shops such as Starbucks, Trader Joe’s, Greenleaf Gourmet Chop Shop and Bank of America. Target opened its doors for a few […]

USC opens investigation, moves to terminate former Keck dean

USC will take steps to terminate former Keck School of Medicine Dean Carmen Puliafito and strip him of his faculty tenure after reviewing evidence of his prior drug use, Provost Michael Quick announced Friday in a letter to the USC faculty. These steps include hiring an outside attorney to investigate the allegations against Puliafito, as […]

Missing student found safe

Missing student William Goodeve, a rising senior majoring in cinema and media studies, was found safe on Monday evening and returned to the care of his mother, according to Department of Public Safety Chief John Thomas. Goodeve had been reported missing to the Los Angeles Police Department on June 25 after reportedly failing to return […]

USC student reported missing in downtown Los Angeles

William Goodeve, a rising senior majoring in cinema and media studies, was reported missing to the Los Angeles Police Department on June 25 after reportedly failing to return to his off-campus apartment for 36 hours and exhibiting unusual behavior. According to a news release published on the Los Angeles Police Department website on June 29, […]

New mobility hub at USC Village aims to help students beat LA traffic

With limited parking spaces, unreliable Uber drivers, and confusing public transit schedules, transportation around USC and the greater Los Angeles area is often a difficult task. The URB-E Mobility Hub, set to open in the USC Village this summer, aims to provide students and faculty with the information and tools to help make their commutes […]

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 […]

In Photos: LA Pride and #ResistMarch

Daily Trojan photographer Adrian Hernandez captured the scene at the LA Pride #ResistMarch on June 11 in Hollywood. Instead of using the event to celebrate strides of the past, the organizers asked that this year, participants “march to ensure our collective futures.” The march drew tens of thousands of people. “This was my first Pride […]

USC professors participate in LA homelessness research, census

A core team of five USC professors partnered with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority to conduct the annual homeless count in L.A. County. This marked the first time USC was involved in the LAHSA count. More than 350 volunteers, including students and alumni, assisted in collecting the data for the three-day count in January. […]

APASS director works to build a community

Asian Pacific American Student Services Director Jonathan Wang is dedicated to making sure the students he works with get the support they need — and not just because that’s his job description. As a first-generation Taiwanese American college student at UC San Diego,  Wang struggled to find his own calling. “When I was at UCSD, […]

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 […]