Eddie North-Hager is the director of USC Media Relations and writes about the social sciences. He is on the executive board of the neighborhood council and oversees a network of hyperlocal websites, including one for USC's neighborhood, University Park. Previously he was an award-winning community journalist at daily newspapers throughout the West.
Stories by Eddie North-Hager:
USC 2014: The year in digital media
Cloned actors and virtual whales, Google Glass class and restoring sight to the blind — more and more, it’s a digital world. Here are some of the highlights of the year.
USC Village signs up a big name in groceries: Trader Joe’s
Southern California's beloved and quirky market chain will set up shop in USC's new development project.
USC kicks off construction of USC Village residential-retail hub
Residential colleges for future students and neighborhood shopping and dining on north side of University Park Campus will pump millions into local economy.
Expert in Chinese art set to lead USC Pacific Asia Museum
Christina Yu Yu garners praise for her experience in researching and curating Asian art and her ambitious vision.
USC announces summer scholarship for military children
USC President Nikias unveils a new program that will bring the sons and daughters from military families to USC for summer classes.
Gioia honored for his poetic prowess
Dana Gioia joins a list of the greatest contemporary American poets who have already been bestowed this national prize honoring lifetime achievement.
USC serves as model for Latino students
USC is one of the most successful at graduating Latino students, according to an analysis by the Education Trust.
El Centro Chicano makes a move
Cesar Chavez still looms large over El Centro Chicano and USC.
USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative expands to East LA
The USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative will expand beyond South Los Angeles to include more than 100 sixth-graders near the university’s Health Sciences Campus in East Los Angeles.
Coliseum agreement with USC approved
The governing board of the California Science Center unanimously approved the final part of a lease agreement for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
DPS chief returns to his roots
USC administrators had a long list of attributes that they were seeking in the university’s next Department of Public Safety chief.
Alumna leads USC Government Relations
Former California state Sen. Martha Escutia’s eyes welled up with tears recently as she remembered one of her last nights as a USC undergraduate studying public policy in 1979.
USC holds bipartisan meetings in D.C.
USC President C. L. Max Nikias made the rounds to leadership on both sides of the aisle as he led a delegation to Washington, D.C.
Brazil welcomes USC delegation
Never mind that the country is hosting the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics. Today the buzz in Brazil is all about USC.
USC delegation to open university’s eighth international office in São Paulo
USC President C. L. Max Nikias is leading a delegation of deans and trustees this week to Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, where USC will open its eighth international office.
Ready for prime time
Phil Owen, along with dozens of other reporters, stood in line for an exclusive chance to try out the latest innovations in technology at “GLIMPSE: A Digital Technology Showcase,” a daylong tech event at USC.
New campus-access policy to take effect Jan. 14
University officials are reminding the community that a new campus-access policy for the University Park Campus will go into effect on Jan. 14.
USC, Queens’ College announce student exchange program
USC and Queens’ College at the University of Cambridge have formed an academic collaboration allowing a student per year to pursue coursework in residence at the partner institution.
Carbon footprint labels inaccurate, USC study finds
The current methods used to measure the carbon footprint of many consumer products fall short of assessing their true environmental impact, according to two studies from Robert Vos of the USC Spatial Sciences Institute.
Teens involved in risky sexual behavior, USC study finds
Sexting appears to be part of a cluster of risky sexual behaviors among adolescents, according to a USC study in Pediatrics.
The Village at USC moves on to LA City Council
The Los Angeles Planning and Land Use Management Committee on Oct. 10 approved The Village at USC, a mixed-use center featuring retail options and student housing.
One of the gang
During his fieldwork one evening in Los Angeles, Thomas Ward found himself staring down the barrel of a gang member’s gun.
University of Haifa given access to USC Shoah Foundation Institute archive
The University of Haifa has become the first university in Israel with access to the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive.
USC to create first chair of Hindu studies funded by Indian-American community
The USC School of Religion will establish the first chair of Hindu studies in the United States funded by the Indian-American community.