Stories by David Medzerian:
L.A. Times Festival of Books kicks off Sunday with compelling discussions — and the Trojan Marching Band
The festival — usually held on the USC University Park Campus — features more than two dozen online events over four weeks.
This year’s Los Angeles Times Festival of Books to be held online
The event — the nation’s largest literary and cultural festival — traditionally draws more than 150,000 people to the USC University Park Campus.
USC Welcome Experience features weeks of special events for new Trojans
Kicking off this week, the schedule — with everything from ceremonies and seminars to concerts and a spirit rally — continues well into September. Check out the events, because you won’t want to miss out.
USC and coalition of western schools sues federal government over international student visas
The lawsuit seeks an injunction against the federal government’s recent directive, which requires international students to take at least one in-person class to maintain their visa status.
USC schedules discussions and issues statements of support in wake of George Floyd protests
“This moment is our call to action,” says USC President Carol L. Folt. “It will be challenging to confront directly issues like racism in our community, but we must.”
USC to mark Juneteenth with intercampus celebration
The online gathering will include student tributes, artistic performances and other celebrations of Black heritage.
From Buss and Ferrell to Leinart and Ling, words of wisdom for USC’s newest graduates
Check out some of the very special messages that athletes, entertainers and other members of the Trojan Family put together for the Class of 2020.
USC to celebrate the Class of 2020 with day of special online events Friday
Programming includes a virtual conferring of degrees, entertainment — and perhaps a few surprises. The live event starts at 9 a.m.
USC 2019 | The USC News headlines you had to share
✌ Year in review: Your favorite stories of the year run the gamut, from a profile of the Class of 2023 to a clue as to why women and men disagree on how warm the office should be.
USC 2019 | A year of transformation and a new course for the university
✌ Year in review: The university takes a number of dramatic steps with one goal — get back on track.
Trojans drop, cover and hold on during annual Great ShakeOut earthquake drill
A mass casualty exercise outside the Engemann Student Health Center adds a dose of realism to the drill, not to mention valuable practice.
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.