Somerville Place celebrates its 20th anniversary

When the first residents moved onto the fifth floor of Fluor Tower in the Fall 1995 semester, they became the inaugural class of Somerville Place. The newly minted African-American floor, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this week, was created to help students transition to a predominantly white institution and create a support system of belonging […]

Janitors to vote on new contract Saturday

After two days of negotiations, the Service Employees International Union, the labor union representing USC custodial staff, has reached an agreement about the workers’ labor contract with their employer, Aramark. USC service workers will be voting on whether or not to accept the terms of the new labor contract on Saturday at the SEIU headquarters. […]

George Lucas pledges funds for diversity in entertainment

In an effort to increase the number of minority storytellers in the entertainment industry, USC announced yesterday that the George Lucas Family Foundation will apportion $10 million from a previous donation to fund the education and recruitment of black and Hispanic students. “This gift will nurture the next generation of artists, supporting scholarships that enhance […]