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USC tragedy demands unity, not division


On Wednesday, graduate students Ying Wu and Ming Qu were fatally shot in front of Wu’s residence west of campus. The university has delivered a heartwarming response to the shooting. But varying community responses have also highlighted campus divisions. Wu and Qu were international students from China — and that fact has received more attention […]

In Photos: LAPD/USC press conference


LAPD and USC held a press conference Friday to announce a $125, 000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects responsible for the deaths of graduate students Ying Wu and Ming Qu. The LAPD deputy chief, USC administrators, and Wu’s host mother spoke at the conference.     […]

Victims’ families will travel to Los Angeles


The families of two international graduate students who were fatally shot have been granted visas to travel from China to the United States, said Michael Jackson, vice president for student affairs. Jackson said the parents and some extended family members of both victims should arrive within the next several days. The director of the Viterbi […]

LAPD, university hold press conference to announce reward, encourage public help


The Los Angeles Police Department and the university held a press conference Friday afternoon to encourage public help in finding the people responsible for the death of two graduate students shot dead early Wednesday morning. Viterbi School of Engineering graduate students Ming Qu and Ying Wu were fatally shot early Wednesday morning while sitting in Qu’s car […]