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Nikias announces new security measures


In response to last week’s Halloween shooting, President C.L. Max Nikias announced new campus safety measures Tuesday morning, including restricting access to campus from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. and requiring anyone entering campus after-hours to show appropriate identification. Several changes to event-planning policies went into effect immediately. The new policies include banning the use of […]

Halloween shooting: four injured after on-campus party


[This story has been updated. See below for details.] The Los Angeles Police Department has detained two suspects following a shooting that injured four people near the Ronald Tutor Campus Center at approximately 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday, according to campus authorities. Only one of the four victims is in critical condition and as of approximately […]

President Nikias addresses Halloween shooting


In a statement posted Thursday, USC President C. L. Max Nikias addressed the shootings that occurred on campus and assured parents and students of USC’s continued safety. Nikias wrote that the individuals involved in the shooting were not affiliated with the university. USC’s policy allows student parties to be open to USC students and students […]

LAPD, DPS officers to be added to USC area


Numerous measures will be added to secure public safety in and around the university, including additional Los Angeles Police Department officers, technology and education. At a press conference in Town & Gown on Thursday, President C.L. Max Nikias, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa addressed safety of students and southwest Los […]

University appoints Craig Keys as associate SVP for civic engagement


The university appointed Craig Keys to be associate senior vice president for civic engagement this week. He will report to Senior Vice President of University Relations Thomas Sayles. “Craig will collaborate closely with community leaders, non-profit organizations, local business, and USC faculty, staff and students in support of our engagement priorities,” Sayles said in the announcement. […]

Roski establishes new professorship with donation


The Roski School of Fine Arts has established a professorship with a donation from USC trustee Robert A. Day, chairman and president of the W. M. Keck Foundation and a member of the Board of Overseers for the Keck School of Medicine of USC,  the university announced last week. The professorship will be used to […]