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Eli’s DT 4-1-1: Week of 9/7


USC News Movin’ on Up: For the third year in a row, USC and UCLA have tied in the U.S. News and World Report’s national university rankings. The annual report utilizes data on things like financial aid availability, graduation rates and student-to-faculty ratios. The 411: We moved up two spots while the Bruins stayed in […]

Rini, Jordan share USG semester plans


With a new academic year ahead of them, President Rini Sampath and Vice President Jordan Fowler shared their upcoming plans and goals for the Undergraduate Student Government with the Daily Trojan. These include, among other things, addressing students’ mental health concerns, the rising costs of college tuition and USG’s accessibility. Sampath — the co-chair for […]

Behind the scenes: How USG works


Though Undergraduate Student Government can seem insular, student leaders utilize the methods at their disposal to create campus change. One powerful method is the resolution. “Resolutions basically gauge student interest,” said Samantha Cheng, a USG residential senator. “They’re not really binding but they’re a way for us to show administrators that yes, this is something […]