What a USC student looks like

Three students share their experiences applying to and studying at the University in the midst of multiple scandals that have brought USC into the national spotlight.

Associate athletic director, water polo coach fired in wake of FBI investigation of admissions scam

USC terminated senior associate athletics director Donna Heinel and men’s and women’s water polo head coach Jovan Vavic Tuesday in connection to a FBI investigation accusing nearly 50 celebrities and executives of participating in admission scams. They were accused of portraying their children as athletic recruits, despite little to no prior athletic experience. Vavic and […]

Colleges cannot wield political influence

For many high school students, the months after applying to college become an incredibly fragile time. Uncertainty about the future makes this group particularly vulnerable to external social and political influences, especially when these influences come from colleges themselves. Taking advantage of this vulnerability will ultimately damage higher education by cultivating a student body that […]