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What should the university’s approach to security be?


The last year at USC has been marked by two major violent crimes: the tragic killings of two graduate students in April and the shooting on Halloween night. USC was also marked by increased security measures, both on and off campus. The Los Angeles Police Department added extra patrols in addition to 30 officers, a […]

Judge says preliminary hearing is on track


Preparations for the preliminary hearing of two suspects accused of killing two USC graduate students in April are moving forward as scheduled, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Shelly Torri Alba confirmed at a short hearing on Tuesday. Bryan Barnes, 20, and Javier Bolden, 19, were arrested in May and charged with first-degree murder in connection […]

President Nikias addresses Halloween shooting


In a statement posted Thursday, USC President C. L. Max Nikias addressed the shootings that occurred on campus and assured parents and students of USC’s continued safety. Nikias wrote that the individuals involved in the shooting were not affiliated with the university. USC’s policy allows student parties to be open to USC students and students […]