David is the managing editor of USC News and an instructor at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. He’s been a reporter at the Miami Herald, a correspondent for the Orange County NewsChannel and senior editor, local columnist and occasional travel writer at The Orange County Register. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stories by David Medzerian:
What Trojans will be reading this summer: President Nikias’ picks
This year’s summer reading list is an eclectic assortment, from Dostoyevsky to Edward Snowden.
Wisdom from Will Ferrell: Gags and guidance from his USC commencement address
The comedian, a 1990 USC graduate, keeps the audience laughing but has some thoughtful observations, too.
USC commencement: Through the years in photos
Catch the famous faces that have been part of past ceremonies — and much more — in a pictorial walk down memory lane.
Friday’s the big day: What you need to know about USC commencement 2017
Don’t worry about the weather this year. Traffic? That’s a different story, especially because of road projects around the University Park Campus.
State of the University: ‘If we lose an inclusive spirit, we lose our souls and our selves’
President C. L. Max Nikias underscores importance of diversity, extends the Campaign for USC and sets out grand vision for a new hospital.
Trojans’ Rose Bowl and Rose Parade memories: the day in pictures
USC definitely came out on top Monday, from high-profile appearances in the Tournament of Roses to a last-minute shocker on the playing field.
Year in review: At a place like USC, someone’s always making headlines
USC 2016 | Highs (academic rankings) and lows (admission rate) are among the USC stories that made the news this year, along with the return of a football star and a final farewell to an inspirational leader.
Year in review: Some beautiful, some emotional — our favorite images of the year
USC 2016 | Our team of photographers kept an eye — and a lens — on the university all year. Here are our picks from among the many memorable images they captured.
Year in review: New buildings are popping up all over USC, with more to come
USC 2016 | From Currie to Fertitta to Kaufman to Stevens, several important new facilities made their debuts — and there’s more to come.
USC to face Penn State in 2017 Rose Bowl
It’s the first time in Pasadena for both teams since they faced off there in 2009.
USC service remembers 15th anniversary of 9/11
Commemoration includes moment of silence, laying of wreath at 9/11 Memorial on the University Park Campus.
There’s nothing like it in college football: game day on the USC campus
More fun is in store for fans and families on campus when Trojans play at the Coliseum. The home opener is Saturday against Utah State.
Former Trojans team up to take American football to China
Weeklong camp for student-athletes combines on-field work with intense English-language courses.
USC President Nikias honored by Greek academic institutions
The president receives two honorary degrees and is inducted into the Academy of Athens, the nation’s leading research institution.
Here’s what Trojans will be reading this summer
USC President C. L. Max Nikias’ summer reading list is a university tradition; here are this year’s selections.
Physicist Amber Miller named dean of USC Dornsife College
The LA-area native has focused on enhancing the basic sciences and building cross-disciplinary connections at Columbia, where she is dean of science.
USC and Los Angeles say a final farewell to the Sports Arena
Official closing ceremony is held for the facility, once home to the Lakers, Clippers, Kings and 47 years of Trojan basketball.
We’ve got a horse in this race: Trojan Nation seeks Kentucky Derby win
The horse’s owners are part of a family of diehard USC fans.
Play with a purpose: Therapy dogs, other events provide relief from the stress of final exams
The Engemann Student Health Center schedules a series of events to help students relax.
USC community pauses to remember Steven B. Sample
Several hundred gather around the Tommy Trojan statue to honor the university’s late president.
Pat Haden to retire as USC athletic director
The Trojan legend will stay on to guide the renovation of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
USC Village tops off with placing of landmark spire
It marks the halfway point in construction of the $700 million residential-retail project, on track to open in fall 2017.
USC 2015: The year in social media
Whether it’s bragging about our incoming freshmen or savoring the return of the Victory Bell, Trojans are loud and proud online.
USC 2015: The year’s top USC News stories
From health and science to politics and, of course, football, here are some of the stories you made among our most popular.