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:
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.
‘Wild’ ideas about how to end homelessness unveiled at USC event
Social workers, tech experts and community leaders note new policy and service initiatives from city, county and state governments.
What you need to know as tax day looms
For starters, you have an extra three days to file this year.
Alumni help humanities majors bridge the gap from college to career
The leader of USC’s Career Pathways advises students to start early, making mixers, mentorship and elevator pitches part of their job strategy.
Fox television CEO Dana Walden joins USC President’s Leadership Council
The advisory group supports the university’s advancement.
From the boots up: Local workers get help from Trojans
Support from faculty, staff and friends leads to career advancement at USC Village.
Trojan Family invites 8,980 exceptional students for fall 2017 admission
The field of 56,000 applicants is a USC record.
New bike shop gets ready to roll at USC Village
Entrepreneurial USC alum builds his business around style and simplicity, gearing it toward Trojans as a gathering place.
From refugee to brigadier general: Trojan warrior invokes his fighting spirit
At USC veterans gala, Viet Luong ’87 — the first U.S. military general born in Vietnam — recalls harrowing flight to freedom.
Housing clinic at USC helps renters find affordable homes
The community resource serves as translator, legal adviser and advocate at no charge for people with housing issues.
What’s cooking at USC Village? For starters, the big and bold flavor of Rance’s Pizza
Entrepreneurial alum bakes a successful recipe for a community oriented business set to open this fall.
County voters consider homelessness measure March 7
USC experts weigh in on the proposal, which would provide $373 million a year for social services.
College Access Day shows students how they can make the leap to higher ed
Local high school students receive college knowledge from USC leaders.
Cancer research in the era of team science
USC Michelson Center for Convergent Science emphasizes a collaborative approach to tackling cancer patients.
USC’s rite of spring: More than 500 freshmen join the Trojan Family
Innovative methods help spring admits find their peer group and feel the embrace of the university before classes begin.
USC Village worker uses offbeat mode of transportation for commute
Construction wireman gets on-the-job training and hopes to be an electrician in the future.
USC Village construction workers ring in longtime Trojan tradition with Victory Bell
With help from USC football coach Clay Helton, hundreds celebrate this year’s win over UCLA.