Stories by David Medzerian:
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.
USC 2015: Our favorite images of the year
Every picture tells a story, and here are some of the most memorable pictures of the year gone by.
USC 2015: The year in student stories
From hiking with professors to interning with the mayor, take a look back at some of the year’s most fascinating student stories.
More than just a movie series, Star Wars is also inspiration for some of USC’s top thinkers
From computer science to journalism to business, the Force is with these Trojans.
Steven Spielberg presented Presidential Medal of Freedom
The filmmaker and founder of USC Shoah Foundation is awarded the nation’s highest civilian honor.
Who’s the most active? Pac-12 Recreation Challenge pits schools against each other
Participants in this week’s Fall Recreation Challenge get free access and classes at the Lyon Center and the Health Sciences Campus gym.
USC President Nikias signs up for a spring class — as the instructor
He’ll join Thomas Habinek in teaching ‘The Culture of the Athenian Democracy’ to a select group of freshmen and sophomores.
The Class of 2019: by the numbers
They come from 53 countries and nearly every state, with 17 percent hailing from the East Coast — the highest percentage in USC history.
Special Olympics kick off with unforgettable Coliseum spectacle
USC joins all of Los Angeles in welcoming nearly 7,000 athletes from around the world.
Houses hit the road: Victorians preserved by moving a few blocks away
Middle-of-the-night relocations preserve two turn-of-the-century homes.
Bike-sharing headed to USC as part of MTA program
Metro pilot project will put more than 1,000 rental bicycles around downtown Los Angeles.
State’s water woes can be overcome — at a price, Gov. Jerry Brown tells USC audience
Conservation, allocation and technology are key, he says, but all will take time.
Summertime, and the reading is easy
Each year, USC President C. L. Max Nikias sends students a summer reading list; take a look at this year’s selections.
Looking back in pictures: How was your first year at USC?
We catch up with three freshmen we met in August to find out how their first year went.
Michael Quick formally installed as USC provost
The neuroscientist lays out an ambitious agenda for the university as a global leader.
USC Shoah Foundation’s Rob Kuznia wins Pulitzer Prize
The award, for local reporting, is for work done at the Daily Breeze in Torrance.
Students rock to Springfest — and earn national envy
Live Nation calls it the best of ‘5 College Concerts That Should Be Actual Festivals.’
Donate to the USC Book Drive – from your computer
Books will go to schoolchildren who attend the schools surrounding USC’s University Park and Health Science campuses.
USC prepares full slate of fun, educational activities for Festival of Books
From music and dance to health screenings and serious debate, the April 18-19 event is packed with activities for the whole family.