Diane Krieger is a freelance writer. She previously served as a member of the USC staff for two decades, writing for publications including USC Trojan Family Magazine.
Stories by Diane Krieger:
No lectern, no laptop? No problem for Trojans and their teachers hiking on SoCal’s scenic trails
Peaks and Professors, a club run by students, allows enthusiastic participants to take a hike.
In memoriam: Lawrence Neinstein, 66
USC’s student health services grew over two decades under the watch of the resilient administrator, hiker and singer.
A wet yet wonderful weekend as USC hosts the LA Times Festival of Books
The literary and cultural event’s music, film, art and health screenings don’t disappoint the thousands in attendance.
After 50 years as USC’s man of many hats, Alan Kreditor will retire
Over five decades, the administrator and professor has taught, raised millions and made USC Price his beloved home.
SoCal VoCals mark their 20th anniversary in style
Collegiate a cappella’s undisputed world champions take pride in their history, group’s founder says.
SoCal VoCals celebrate 20 years of noteworthy singing
The award-winning team has captured the Super Bowl of a cappella four times in the last seven years.
USC student Sam Deutsch crowned Jeopardy! College Champion
USC Dornsife junior’s knowledge of the U.S. Senate pays off in a big way.
The man with the plan behind USC Village
Meet the USC alum keeping the $700 million residential-retail project on time and on budget.
Veterans in search of an education mobilize at USC
The number of military personnel grows as the university improves its services for members of the armed forces.
Afghanistan veteran sets ‘big, scary’ goals in life
GI goes from paratrooper to champion bodybuilder to Olympic bobsledding contender.
Autism website fills void for Mandarin speakers
The site features informative shorts now shown with subtitles for millions living with the disorder in China.
Fire Station No. 15 is ready to roll
With help from a big rig, the retired structure will move to a new USC site a few blocks away. But that’s going to take a while.
Ken Butler takes ordinary objects and makes musical wonders
Visions & Voices performance demonstrates that just about anything can become a musical instrument.
Pianist Daniel Pollack: The artist as mentor
Students are like family to the renowned musician, who does everything he can to help them.
USC to honor America’s military at Idaho game
Among the festivities of Joint Forces Day: Trustee Ed Roski Jr., a Vietnam veteran, will be recognized as Hero of the Game.
Meet the master of the house at Parkside Residential College
Playwright, professor and surrogate father Oliver Mayer oversees hundreds of students year-round with his wife. It’s a job that requires care, openness and generosity.
USC’s first-year roommates use social media to play the match game
Texting, Snapchats and Facetime help bring freshmen together like never before, USC Housing manager says.
USC schools support military scholars
22 teens receive an all-expenses paid scholarship as well as college credit.
How to survive your vacation without Wi-Fi
A USC social media expert offers tips on camping without connectivity. (And they come from personal experience.)
USC alum crusades against elder abuse
Laura Mosqueda fights for increased funding of federal research and maintains a focus on prevention and early detection of neglect and beatings.
Old World exterior conceals high-tech heart of USC Village
Key design decisions are shaping the $650 million project, which will be home to 2,700 undergraduates come fall 2017.
Baccalaureate ceremony brings out life’s paradoxes
Novelist Pico Iyer notes the seemingly contradictory nature of life as headliner of this year’s non-denominational event at Bovard.
The girl in the prophetic T-shirt
Commencement comes full circle for a South LA student who once wore a childhood shirt reading ‘I’m going to college at USC.’
Valedictorian Alexander Yuen fulfills a sense of duty
More at ease with a microscope than a microphone, the double-major sets his sights on medicine.