Stories by David Medzerian:
Meet Wanda Austin, the first woman and African-American to lead USC
The USC alumna and trustee talks about the challenges and opportunities ahead for the university, her plans as interim president, and a lifetime of breaking through barriers — but don’t call her a “pioneer.”
Looking for a good summer book? Here’s what Trojans will be reading
This year’s USC summer reading list is another eclectic assortment, from ancient inspiration to contemporary intrigue.
USC commencement: Through the years in photos
Catch the famous faces that have been part of past ceremonies — and much more — in a pictorial walk down memory lane.
USC commencement 2018: What you need to know about the big day
Thousands will descend on the University Park Campus for the university’s 135th commencement Friday. You’ll want to plan ahead.
Recognize that background? University Park Campus has starring role in movies, TV
From Laurel and Hardy to How to Get Away with Murder, it’s not unusual to see USC on the big or small screen — often standing in for some other place.
Wanda Austin, Viet Thanh Nguyen among honorees at Academic Honors Convocation
The annual event, held at Town and Gown on the University Park Campus, recognizes that USC is above all else a community of scholars.
Nikias honor reflects USC’s investment in brain mapping, bioscience
The university’s president receives the Humanitarian Award of the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics.
USC opens London office to recruit students from UK and Europe
The facility — USC’s ninth international office — builds on the university’s existing European presence.
USC kicks off $270 million renovation of Coliseum
Project will restore and improve the historic venue, the Trojans’ home since it opened in 1923.
USC 2017 | This year’s greatest moments in Trojan sports, from the field to the pool to the court
✌ Year in review: It’s been a breathtaking year for Trojan student athletes, starting with a last-second Rose Bowl with a thousand highlights to follow.
USC 2017 | Say it with pictures: Our favorite images of the year
✌ Year in review: Our gallery takes a look at some of the photographs of 2017 that we can’t forget — from the USC campuses to athletic venues to a president in Washington.
Does Black Friday still matter? You might be surprised
Thanksgiving openings and a new role for Cyber Monday are just a few ways retailers are adapting to our changing shopping patterns.
B-52s conversation, concert kick off Trojan Family Weekend on McCarthy Quad
Band members share their thoughts on social activism before a lively set that kept Trojans on their feet.
Prominent Angelenos and generous donors join in celebration of USC Village
Guests from politicians to philanthropists share in an evening of fun and fireworks to mark the massive project’s completion and show continued support for the university.
USC leaders call for solution to protect DACA students
President and provost underscore university’s support for scholars
Football Saturdays bring game-day fun to USC campus and the Coliseum
Fans will notice a few small changes — and two huge new scoreboards — when the Trojans face Western Michigan in Saturday’s opener.
USC University Park Campus parking structures, entrances get new names
Forget three-letter abbreviations and numbered gates: The new names are based on locations you already know.
What Trojans will be reading this summer: President Nikias’ picks
This year’s summer reading list is an eclectic assortment, from Dostoyevsky to Edward Snowden.
Wisdom from Will Ferrell: Gags and guidance from his USC commencement address
The comedian, a 1990 USC graduate, keeps the audience laughing but has some thoughtful observations, too.
Friday’s the big day: What you need to know about USC commencement 2017
Don’t worry about the weather this year. Traffic? That’s a different story, especially because of road projects around the University Park Campus.
State of the University: ‘If we lose an inclusive spirit, we lose our souls and our selves’
President C. L. Max Nikias underscores importance of diversity, extends the Campaign for USC and sets out grand vision for a new hospital.
Trojans’ Rose Bowl and Rose Parade memories: the day in pictures
USC definitely came out on top Monday, from high-profile appearances in the Tournament of Roses to a last-minute shocker on the playing field.
Year in review: At a place like USC, someone’s always making headlines
USC 2016 | Highs (academic rankings) and lows (admission rate) are among the USC stories that made the news this year, along with the return of a football star and a final farewell to an inspirational leader.
Year in review: Some beautiful, some emotional — our favorite images of the year
USC 2016 | Our team of photographers kept an eye — and a lens — on the university all year. Here are our picks from among the many memorable images they captured.