IFC releases letter opposing greek deferment


The Interfraternity Council sent out a letter Thursday to the USC community expressing its disagreement with the Academic Senate’s resolution from 2015 to defer Greek recruitment to spring. The letter said that the IFC leadership met with USC administrators on Sept. 13 who again asked to push Greek recruitment to the spring semester, citing mental […]

Professor establishes Armenian Scholars Program in Price School


Thursday marked the 26th anniversary of Armenia obtaining independence from Soviet rule, and professor Frank Zerunyan celebrated by wearing his Armenian army uniform. On all other days, Zerunyan proudly displays the gift from the defense minister of Armenia on a hanger in his office in Lewis Hall. Zerunyan is of Armenian descent, but has no […]

Organization aims for mindfulness through meditation and music


To help foster a more peaceful and mindful environment on campus, a new student organization is working to provide techniques to alleviate stress and promote healthy lifestyles among the USC community. The Music Meditation Club was founded by Jaya Chaitanya Das, a former hip-hop producer. Das originally had the idea to create this student group […]

Gould to offer legal, financial assistance to DACA recipients


The USC Gould Immigration Clinic will provide financial and legal assistance for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients looking to renew their work permits. The Immigration Clinic put out an “Urgent Message to DACA Recipients” on Thursday, encouraging undocumented USC students, employees and their family members with DACA work permits that expired after Sept. 5 […]

Neely Center holds first ethics competition


Beginning this semester, students will be able participate in “Towards an Ethically Sensitive Society,” a competition on ethical decision making through the Jerry and Nancy Neely Center for Ethical Leadership. The competition is open to all USC students, and the institution encourages entries that reflect multiple facets of ethics and strategy. “There is a misconception […]

Panel explores the future of immigration


With President Donald Trump’s recent decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, immigration has become a topic of debate and discussion in the recent political climate, in regards to refugees, undocumented individuals and their experiences. On Tuesday evening, students, professors and community members gathered for a Visions and Voices event titled “Borders, […]

USG approves funding to aid DACA students


On Tuesday night, the USG Senate approved the allocation of $10,000 for students affected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program policy change that will help fund their reapplication fee. After President Donald Trump’s announcement to phase out DACA, Dunn urged decisive action. “I will make it my absolute personal mission to ensure that […]

New club focuses on social media influence


With the expansion of social media, new tools and marketing conditions are now playing a large part in promoting brands, organizations and individuals. Reach, a new student organization focused on social media and online networking, aims to help those interested in these social networks by creating a space for influencers and digital marketers. Markian Benhamou, […]

Annenberg hosts talk on countering extremism


In the wake of terror attacks in Europe this summer, tensions have risen in the international community as countries around the world face a daunting task : counteracting violent acts organized by terrorist groups. On Wednesday, the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism hosted an event to discuss how social networks have become platforms for […]