Eddie North-Hager is USC’s assistant vice president of media relations and research communications. Before coming to USC, the Leimert Park resident was an award-winning community journalist at daily newspapers throughout the West.
Stories by Eddie North-Hager:
80 years after being forced to leave USC, a degree of honor for the Nisei
Though commencement never came for more than 100 Japanese American students who were forced into internment during World War II, the university will at last issue posthumous degrees in their names.
Emily Roxworthy, champion of diversity and interactive theater, named dean of USC School of Dramatic Arts
Currently the associate dean of the Graduate Division at the University of California, San Diego, Roxworthy will join USC in July.
USC announces first chief inclusion and diversity officer
As part of President Carol L. Folt’s senior leadership team, Christopher Manning will reinforce the university’s commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging.
Determination and grit helped this 59-year-old finally earn her master’s
Inspired by her children, Ana González never gave up. Now, she’s got her degree and years of college memories, including a memorable meeting with President Carol L. Folt.
Prominent Trojans recognized at 86th annual USC Alumni Awards
Kathleen L. McCarthy, philanthropist and USC trustee, receives the university’s highest alumni honor, the Asa V. Call Alumni Achievement Award.
El Centro Chicano becomes La CASA, reinforcing its inclusive mission
After years of student requests, USC’s center for Latinx and Chicanx students changes its name.
USC 2017 | USC Village highlights an unprecedented year of new buildings, with more on the way
✌ Year in review: The $700 million retail-residential project debuts as does Michelson Hall, the largest research building on the University Park Campus.
Good Neighbors Campaign dinner salutes Trojans who support the community
Annual event at the home of USC President Nikias honors people whose generosity brings a sense of hope.
USC President C. L. Max Nikias named chair of Pac-12 CEO Group
The conference’s governing body includes all 12 university presidents and chancellors.
USC’s economic impact on California estimated at $8 billion a year
Report comes as the university nears the opening of USC Village, the largest economic development project in the history of South Los Angeles.
David Cameron, former British prime minister, speaks at Bovard
In appearance as part of the USC President’s Distinguished Lecture series, the former leader remains an optimist.
Local leaders consider ways to develop business investment in Los Angeles
USC Senior Vice President Thomas Sayles joins other top-level executives at L.A. Magazine roundtable.
Steve Kay returns to lead USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience
The pioneering center will bring together interdisciplinary teams to better understand human health and develop new life-saving devices and therapeutics.
New Alzheimer’s study aims to delay or prevent symptoms
The international trial co-managed by USC will test a drug in people who show no symptoms of the disease.
Educators meet at White House to discuss military-connected children
USC’s Ron Avi Astor is among 200 professors united by Jill Biden to support a nationwide initiative.
Local residents find work — and the path to a career — at USC Village
Construction crews have worked more than 1 million combined hours on the massive development.
USC gears up to host LA Times Festival of Books
More than 150,000 are expected at the event, the largest literary and cultural festival in the country.
USC official has key role in Smithsonian women’s event
Hortensia Amaro is one of handful of women chosen to showcase the history and contributions of women of color in psychology.
High-achieving, low-income students connect with USC
The university is a national leader in recruiting Pell Grant-eligible undergraduates.
LAUSD, USC Social Work strive to better serve children with military ties
Information obtained by school district can help provide resources to students and their families.
Fire Station No. 15 celebrates grand opening
Standing-room-only crowd welcomes the station’s third incarnation, which offers upgraded fire and emergency resources.
Carnegie honors USC President Nikias with Academic Leadership Award
He is the foundation’s first awardee in Southern California. The award comes with a $500,000 grant to further academic initiatives.
Children in military families at higher risk for a variety of problems, study finds
Troubles include drug use, being bullied and bringing weapons to school, researchers from USC and Israel say.
State of the Neighborhood Report offers proposals for surrounding communities
Findings in five key areas are reviewed by community leaders, local groups, faculty and staff.