Alumni Park was buzzing with excitement on Friday morning, as the graduating class of 2018 celebrated its accomplishments with cheers, high-fives and selfies at the 135th Annual Commencement Ceremony.
Jimmy Iovine, co-founder of the Interscope-Geffen-A&M record label, will speak on May 17.
Commencement is almost here. It’s a time to see family, take pictures and get nostalgic with your classmates. Of course, it’s also a time to be self-centered. Commencement ultimately exists to celebrate individual achievement. And, hey, if you’re managing to actually graduate — whether it’s in three years or six — you deserve to pat […]
The 2012 commencement speaker is, by most measures, a tenacious individual. This year’s speaker is a journalist who has worked in crisis zones ranging from Iraq to Somalia, places that regularly bring grown men to their knees. CNN host Christiane Amanpour also happens to be a woman — one of USC’s six female commencement speakers […]
I have always felt it is hard to determine the value of a college football program. Unlike, say, for a professional baseball team, Forbes doesn’t annually list the monetary value of Florida, Texas or USC. There isn’t an established market price. There isn’t an exact figure that can be attached. There are a few things, however, […]
1924 was a banner year for USC. The university held its first formal homecoming ceremony, inaugurated the first school of international relations in the country and, on a stifling Wednesday in June, gathered to hear its first female commencement speaker, Aurelia Henry Reinhardt, give her remarks. It is doubtful that the woman once dubbed, with […]
Steve Ballmer, the chief executive officer of Microsoft, will be the keynote speaker May 13.
The USC Office of Protocol and University Events has announced that Microsoft’s chief executive officer, Steven Ballmer, will issue the commencement address at this year’s commencement exercises. Commencement will take place on Friday, May 13, and an estimated 40,000 guests are expected to attend as 5,000 students receive their degrees. Ballmer will receive an honorary […]
Students said the outgoing university president’s last speech was a testament to his leadership.
Last week, thousands of proud seniors braved the intense California sun and the earliest Friday morning wake-up call since their freshman year general education classes to participate in the university’s 127th annual commencement ceremony. Graduate students who received their postgraduate honors joined them. Also in attendance were five honorary degree recipients — William J. Bratton, […]