USC’s first female soccer scholarship endowed by Will Ferrell


USC alumnus Will Ferrell and his wife, Viveca Paulin, endowed the University’s first full women’s soccer scholarship through a gift to USC Athletics, the University announced on Tuesday. The Viveca Paulin and Will Ferrell Scholarship Fund aims to help USC recruit female students who are exceptional soccer players. Scholarships make up a large component of […]

Architecture program jumps in rankings


The USC School of Architecture’s undergraduate and graduate programs rose up in the rankings this year based on a national survey of architecture schools by DesignIntelligence. The undergraduate program jumped from 11 to 5 in the rankings, while the graduate program was ranked ninth, despite not being in the top 20 list last year. According […]

USC start-ups participate in TechDay LA 2017


Various USC student-led start-ups presented at TechDay LA, one of the largest start-up events on the West Coast last week. The event helped new entrepreneurs expand their network with various technology communities and consumers interested in their work. “An event like TechDay LA brings firms of all sizes into a smaller atmosphere without having to […]

Students present artwork with scientific themes


Artistic expression and scientific study are often seen as opposing sides of academia, but the Bridge Art & Science Alliance’s pitch day aims to change that. BASA’s pitch day, which is held every semester, gives USC students the opportunity to present projects merging art and science to obtain up to $5,000 in funding. This semester’s […]

Organization focuses on Central American identity


A newly recognized organization on campus, the Central American Network, is seeking to provide unity, academic help, personal support and, most importantly, a space for students to unapologetically be themselves. “Essentially, the mission statement of CAN is to empower the Central American community on- and off-campus by bringing educational resources to our people such as […]

Ilium to house sophomore honors students


Starting in Fall 2018, Building 9 of USC Village, Ilium Residential College, will house 350 sophomore honors students and become the first sophomore honors college at USC. The idea of a sophomore honors college began when the Office for Residential Education received encouraging feedback from scholarship recipients about the honors college experience, but recognized that […]

Keck offers new biology elective


Beginning Spring 2018, the Keck School of Medicine will offer a new two-unit elective course, “SCRM 517: Historical and Contemporary Stem Cell Research.” The course, which is geared toward master’s students, will be taught by Professor Rong Lu in the Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine. Lu plans to cover significant developments in […]

Economics is the most popular major in Dornsife


Economics is the largest major within the USC Dornsife School for Letters, Arts and Sciences, according to Economics Department Chair Matthew Kahn. The economics major has grown 36 percent from the fall semester of 2010 to 2016, with over 1,000 students in Fall 2017. “The reason why I became an economist 30 years ago is […]