Ron Mackovich oversees priorities – stories about USC Village, biotech, access and value, among other areas. He has a strong background in digital journalism, most recently at KCBS-TV.
Stories by Ron Mackovich:
Retired Green Beret seeks social work graduate degree to help veterans and employers
🇺🇸 Military Appreciation Week: Attorney Mike St. Denis learns the tools he needs to better serve the military community.
Air Force veteran takes advice from UCLA alum — and becomes a Trojan
🇺🇸 Military Appreciation Week: After stints in Kuwait and Afghanistan, Sebero Quintero turns down a six-figure bonus to be a first-generation student.
SoCalBio Conference showcases emerging technology created by Trojans
Biotech and digital health companies with USC ties turn out at bioscience event.
McCarthy Honors College offers education, relaxation and collaboration
An aspiring pediatrician settles in among the 560 freshmen at one of USC Village’s eight new residential colleges.
Foshay Learning Center provides more first-year USC students than any other high school
Freshmen from South L.A. high school stick together as they begin their collegiate careers.
USC’s freshman class sets record: More first-generation students than ever
The incoming class also has the highest average test scores in USC history, and it’s the most selective class, too.
Biotech Bootcamp embraces ‘off-the-shelf’ solutions to global health issues
Two USC students use an app to determine the needs of an African community where health care is scarce.
Inspired by his grandfather, a USC student takes on the fight against Alzheimer’s
USC’s Bridging the Gaps program gives Chris Im the chance to study neuroscience and the immune system at the Keck School of Medicine.
USC’s Bovard Scholars program gives low-income high schoolers a chance at a top-tier university
Students come to campus for three weeks, then guidance counselors help them through the application and admission processes at any school, not just USC.
Aspiring engineers take on robotics, biotech and aerospace in USC Viterbi labs
Exceptional high school students spend their summers studying challenging fields of research with PhD students and faculty.
New dining hall at USC Village favors flavor and a healthful menu
USC Hospitality’s food philosophy guides fresh ideas from Chef Nathan Martinez.
Sons and daughters of military families spend a summer studying at USC
Provost’s scholarship provides college-credit courses on diplomacy, economic development and international law.
Tiny shelter built by architecture students could offer a solution to homelessness
Sample house is built with materials from the streets and alleys of L.A., then raffled off to benefit rescue mission.
Looking at the blurred lines between political news, reality TV and fake news
USC experts explain how political events become a highly watched spectacle influenced by pop culture and entertainment.
How to stay healthy, and maybe find a career, in the age of biotech
Pioneering USC surgeon shares wellness tips and talks about biotech opportunities at East L.A. College health fair.
Residential faculty ready to take on new roles at USC Village
Six faculty members will live among students at new residential colleges.
East L.A. biotech park could create ‘explosion of employment’
USC President C. L. Max Nikias calls for swift action as the race for biotech investment accelerates.
Latest count shows number of L.A.-area homeless up 23 percent in one year
USC researchers provide key analysis of the data gathered annually by the county and city, as part of the university’s Initiative to Eliminate Homelessness.
Move-in ready: Your first look inside the new USC Village residential colleges
The living spaces are filling quickly with furniture, but the choices took years and high-level testing.
MBA student combines education and enterprise to guide teens toward college
✌ Class of 2017: The daughter of migrant farm workers is opening a company aimed at helping the underserved.
Trailblazing Navy officer finds new mission at USC Marshall
✌ Class of 2017: After almost three decades of military service, a Navy commander focuses on entrepreneurship.
Scholar without borders bridges three continents to improve health care
✌ Class of 2017: Jack Huebner aims to advance medicine in sub-Saharan Africa.
Some assembly required: Crews work fast to furnish USC Village
Watch time-lapse video of work in residential lounges where students will study or relax.
Cobbler will soon be back in business at USC Village
The popular repair shop for shoes, watches and more prepares to open its new space in an old location.