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Grayson Schmidt

Grayson Schmidt is a writer and multimedia journalist with USC News. He comes to USC with news experience in print, radio and television. He also worked as a crime reporter for three years in Iowa, and is well aware of the irony.

Stories by Grayson Schmidt:

Minority graduate recruitment: Christopher Manning addresses prospective students
Christopher Manning, USC’s chief inclusion and diversity officer, speaks to prospective students at the second annual Minority Serving Institutions Graduate and Professional Recruitment Conference in Wallis Annenberg Hall. (Photo/Grayson Schmidt)

USC hosts 2nd graduate recruitment conference for students at minority-serving institutions

The two-day event attracted more than 150 students from universities around the country, including many historically Black colleges and universities and Hispanic-serving institutions.

Sustainability Summit: Manuel Pastor, Gene Block, Carol L. Folt and Eric Garcetti
Professor Manuel Pastor, UCLA Chancellor Gene Block, USC President Carol L. Folt and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, from left, talk about creating the clean tech workforce of the future. (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas)

President Folt touts USC’s role in a more sustainable and equitable L.A. at annual Business Council summit

Event featuring UCLA Chancellor Gene Block and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti examines the city’s clean energy future, water resources and drought, revitalizing buildings with carbon-free power and more.

Xonielle Jordan with DPS Officers Priscilla Quezada and Michelle Velasco Ramirez
Xonielle Jordan, pictured with DPS Officers Priscilla Quezada and Michelle Velasco Ramirez (left to right), is one of five USC Student Health counselors who specialize in students in crisis. (Photo/Courtesy of Beth Kebschull)

MHART program launches to help students experiencing mental health crises

Through the program — part of USC’s prioritization of Trojans’ mental health and well-being — students will be able to meet with a certified licensed mental health professional from USC Student Health.

Business sustainability
While visiting the business sustainability class, USC President Carol L. Folt emphasized USC’s sustainability efforts, including the elimination of single-use plastics on campus, reduction in water use, and a zero-waste goal by 2028. (Photo/Sarah Dorweiler, Unsplash)

President Folt encourages business sustainability class to ‘engage people’s hearts’

The president — a biologist — notes that diverse perspectives are key to creating a more sustainable future, whether students come from backgrounds in business, engineering or the arts.