Stories by Diane Krieger:
Veterans in search of an education mobilize at USC
The number of military personnel grows as the university improves its services for members of the armed forces.
Afghanistan veteran sets ‘big, scary’ goals in life
GI goes from paratrooper to champion bodybuilder to Olympic bobsledding contender.
Autism website fills void for Mandarin speakers
The site features informative shorts now shown with subtitles for millions living with the disorder in China.
Fire Station No. 15 is ready to roll
With help from a big rig, the retired structure will move to a new USC site a few blocks away. But that’s going to take a while.
Ken Butler takes ordinary objects and makes musical wonders
Visions & Voices performance demonstrates that just about anything can become a musical instrument.
Pianist Daniel Pollack: The artist as mentor
Students are like family to the renowned musician, who does everything he can to help them.
USC to honor America’s military at Idaho game
Among the festivities of Joint Forces Day: Trustee Ed Roski Jr., a Vietnam veteran, will be recognized as Hero of the Game.
Meet the master of the house at Parkside Residential College
Playwright, professor and surrogate father Oliver Mayer oversees hundreds of students year-round with his wife. It’s a job that requires care, openness and generosity.
USC’s first-year roommates use social media to play the match game
Texting, Snapchats and Facetime help bring freshmen together like never before, USC Housing manager says.
USC schools support military scholars
22 teens receive an all-expenses paid scholarship as well as college credit.
How to survive your vacation without Wi-Fi
A USC social media expert offers tips on camping without connectivity. (And they come from personal experience.)
USC alum crusades against elder abuse
Laura Mosqueda fights for increased funding of federal research and maintains a focus on prevention and early detection of neglect and beatings.
Old World exterior conceals high-tech heart of USC Village
Key design decisions are shaping the $650 million project, which will be home to 2,700 undergraduates come fall 2017.
Baccalaureate ceremony brings out life’s paradoxes
Novelist Pico Iyer notes the seemingly contradictory nature of life as headliner of this year’s non-denominational event at Bovard.
The girl in the prophetic T-shirt
Commencement comes full circle for a South LA student who once wore a childhood shirt reading ‘I’m going to college at USC.’
Valedictorian Alexander Yuen fulfills a sense of duty
More at ease with a microscope than a microphone, the double-major sets his sights on medicine.
Salutatorian Carrie Moore recalls a journey of self-discovery
In four years at USC, the creative writing major welcomed the chance to reinvent herself.
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books resembles a big block party
Music, art, celebs and health screenings highlight the 20th annual family-friendly event.
A hundred years after the Armenian Genocide
The director of USC’s Institute of Armenian Studies recounts a dark, unresolved chapter of Turkish history.
$15 million gift underscores USC Village progress
The donation means three of the $650 million project’s nine residential colleges are endowed.
Nikias comes to defense of the research university
USC president responds to media criticism of increasing tuition and covers other pressing topics at his annual addresses to faculty, staff.
What will tomorrow’s computers look like? Nothing like today’s
USC scientist predicts people soon will interact with technology the same way we interact with other people.
Life as a ‘half immigrant’: growing up Armenian in the Central Valley
Historian Richard G. Hovannisian talks of straddling two cultures — and the ‘forgotten genocide.’
Martin Luther King Jr. remembered in word, song and dance
The Black Staff and Faculty Caucus’ annual event honors the civil rights leader.