Greg Hernandez is a special projects writer for USC News who focuses on diversity. He’s been a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Daily News and The Hollywood Reporter and was also writer-editor at the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
Stories by Greg Hernandez:
USC kicks off Latinx Heritage Month: ‘As individuals we are strong, but as a community, we are powerful’
Unity is celebrated during a virtual kickoff event and live viewing party. Latinx Heritage Month runs from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15.
Title IX contributed to gains in entertainment fields, USC School of Cinematic Arts dean says
TITLE IX: Elizabeth M. Daley is grateful for landmark federal law that helped girls and women to pursue their dreams.
USC Latinx Heritage Month to celebrate inclusivity starting Thursday
“This is a great opportunity to come together as family,” says La CASA supervisor Leticia Delgado.
Trojan Title IX trailblazer never hesitates to challenge the status quo
TITLE IX: Dorothy Wright Nelson went from dean of the USC Gould School of Law to judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.
USC drama professor leads with diversity in class and on screen
Rodney To discusses the significance of the big screen comedy Easter Sunday, in which he co-stars with a cast of fellow Filipino Americans.
New ‘student commitment’ introduces Trojans to university’s deeply held values
The commitment, presented at Thursday’s convocation ceremony, encourages students to display integrity, accountability, fairness and communication, and to value diversity.
Emotions and pride overflow as new USC students transition from family homes to on-campus life
Meet some of the new Trojans who are making themselves at home at USC this week.
Trojan trailblazer cherishes being 1st woman to receive USC athletic scholarship
TITLE IX: Tennis standout Barbara Hallquist DeGroot quickly made a name for herself, winning back-to-back national collegiate singles titles in the 1970s. She later returned to USC as a volunteer coach.
Unlikely hero in LGBTQ+ history is back in the spotlight
🏳️🌈 PRIDE MONTH: A Trojan’s new documentary tells the story of a USC Dornsife professor who took a public stand against gay conversion therapy.
Heartfelt tributes and joyous reunions highlight USC Title IX celebration
TITLE IX: On the 50th anniversary of the landmark legislation, women of Troy and allies look back — and ahead.
Trojan brings authenticity to the growing number of LGBTQ+ characters in animation, video games
🏳️🌈 PRIDE MONTH: Actor JP Karliak launched Queer Vox, a nonprofit training academy and community for LGBTQ+ voiceover actors.
USC panel offers complex perspectives on Juneteenth holiday
“How does one be celebratory when thinking about a history of over 250 years of enslavement?” USC’s chief inclusion and diversity officer asks.
‘Title IX changed USC immensely,’ women’s sports trailblazer says
TITLE IX: Barbara Hedges — hired as USC associate athletic director in 1973 — pushed for scholarships, funding and growth.
USC Juneteenth celebration to focus on ‘triumph over adversity’
The newest federal holiday is seen as opportunity to acknowledge centuries of struggle and to celebrate courage.
‘We will always find our people’: USC kicks off Pride Month with celebration
🏳️🌈 PRIDE MONTH: Students, faculty and staff share personal reflections about finding and building community.
USC Pride Month to celebrate ‘The Power of Community’
PRIDE MONTH: Kickoff on June 1 includes virtual event sharing personal stories and Keck Hospital of USC flag-raising ceremony.
For these Trojans, commencement is a family affair
COMMENCEMENT 2022: USC alumni return to their alma mater to watch their children receive degrees of their own.
Parents, as they often do, create the foundation of USC student’s success
COMMENCEMENT 2022: Jacqueline Martinez will receive bachelor’s and master’s degrees on Friday, thanks to her mom and dad’s loving support.
How turbulent times have shaped the USC Class of 2022
COMMENCEMENT 2022: COVID-19, a racial reckoning, the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes and anti-LGBTQ+ laws created a challenging climate for these students’ academic journeys.
USC Michelson Center celebrates 3 state-of-the-art research facilities
The grand opening ceremonies celebrate the latest cutting-edge facilities at the center, which brings together researchers from the university’s engineering and medical schools and the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.