Stories by David Medzerian:
USC President Folt honored with UC Davis alumni Award of Distinction
Folt earned her doctorate at UC Davis and credits the institution for inspiring her to drive change for the public good.
Trojans celebrate official opening of Iovine and Young Hall
The 40,000-square-foot facility supports the USC Iovine and Young Academy’s mission with the latest technology, from 3D printers and a multimedia imaging lab to a podcast studio.
USC celebrates Carol L. Folt’s inauguration as the university’s 12th president
The experienced academic leader and life scientist formally takes the helm in a landmark ceremony that united the university.
USC to mark inauguration of President Carol L. Folt with week of activities
Faculty symposiums and a student-focused arts showcase are among the events leading up to Friday’s formal installation ceremony.
USC ranks No. 18 nationally in Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education survey
The university posted especially strong scores for engagement, a measure of student interaction with faculty and of the range of courses offered.
Everything you need to know as USC football’s 2019 season gets underway
As the team heads into Saturday’s opener against Fresno State, learn about tailgating do’s and don’ts, Coliseum changes and more.
Trojan Family welcomes its newest members at convocation
USC President Carol L. Folt, faculty and staff greet more than 3,000 incoming students as they begin their academic journey at the university.
USC, L.A. leaders reintroduce the renovated Coliseum
The completed $315 million project — funded via private donations, including United Airlines’ naming gift — prepares the stadium for its next 100 years.
USC appoints Winston Crisp as new head of Student Affairs
The former vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will oversee more than 300 employees responsible for everything from recreational sports to nearly 1,000 student organizations.
USC commencement 2019: What you need to know if you’re going
Thousands will descend on the University Park Campus for the university’s 136th commencement on May 10 — so you’ll want to plan ahead.
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.
Trojan Marching Band selects first female drum major
India Anderson, a tuba player and junior in the USC Thornton School of Music, will lead the group for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Jane Harman, John Brooks Slaughter among honorees at Academic Honors Convocation
The event, held at Town and Gown on the University Park Campus, recognizes that USC is above all else a community of scholars.
In memoriam: John Petruska, DNA expert and longtime USC biology professor
The popular professor of molecular and computational biology taught Trojans for more than 50 years.
Nearly 100 events mark USC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Week
The broad range of topics for students, faculty and staff includes panel discussions and workshops, presentations, film screenings, social events and more.
USC 2018 | A year of profound changes for the university
✌ Year in review: Take a look back at a memorable year in which the university refocused on its priorities and made major changes to reinforce those Trojan Family values.
USC 2018 | The year in athletics: USC racks up 3 more national titles, hits 130
✌ Year in review: From team championships in water polo and track to strong individual performances, Trojans left their mark on the playing field — and in the community, too.
USC 2018 | Our favorite images of the year
✌ Year in review: Move-ins and a marching band, students and celebs and student-athletes leave long-lasting memories. Take a look at the best pictures of the year.
USC ranks No. 17 nationally in Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education survey
The university posted especially strong scores for engagement, which measures student interaction with faculty, and environment, a measure of diversity and inclusion.
From tailgating to traffic, here’s everything you need to know as USC football gets underway
As the team heads into Saturday’s opener against UNLV, learn about tailgating permits, construction impacts and more.
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 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.