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:
Trojans share their commitment to being ‘All Out With Pride’
“We are not going to let anyone steal our joy,” USC Lambda LGBTQ+ Alumni Association President Erika Hartman says during the university’s virtual Pride Month kickoff event.
USC Pride Month celebrations come as LGTBQ+ community is targeted across the country
“It’s all about being together and standing alongside each other,” says USC Professor Karen Tongson.
Folt encourages student-athletes at conference to be their ‘authentic’ selves
More than 1,400 attend 2023 Black Student Athlete Summit on the USC University Park Campus.
Keck School of Medicine of USC Dean Carolyn Meltzer beats impostor syndrome
TITLE IX: Leader seeks to create environments that ensure that people of all identities feel included and valued.
USC bestows degrees upon more than 4,000 first-generation students
COMMENCEMENT: New Trojans provide proud day for parents who didn’t have the same opportunities. Read their moving stories.
Latina doctoral candidates are first in their families to pursue PhDs; now they’re set for USC graduation
COMMENCEMENT: Online retreats provided strong connections and mutual support during daunting years of study, research and writing.
Trojans share ways to celebrate AAPI heritage year-round
USC wraps up a month of on-campus events as the national observation of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month begins.
Trailblazer Emily Roxworthy credits role-model mom for ‘bulletproof’ determination
TITLE IX: The USC School of Dramatic Arts dean has thrived despite some people’s outdated attitudes.
USC School of Dramatic Arts celebrates its first tenured transgender faculty member
“It’s the students and their artistic voice that matter,” says Alexandra Billings.
After 30 years, USC Lambda LGBTQ+ Alumni Association continues the good fight
The group honored students, faculty, allies and alumni at its 30th anniversary scholarship gala.
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC: This weekend, a time for Trojan stars to shine
USC Stage and Wallis Annenberg Hall will be two Trojan hotspots during the two-day event on the University Park Campus.
USC gets early start on Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
More than 650 students, faculty and staff enjoy singing, dancing and speaker remarks during opening event in Founders Park on the University Park Campus.
USC holds its largest Arab American Heritage Month celebration to date
The Middle Eastern North African Student Assembly’s lively kickoff event in Hahn Plaza features music, Arab dance, inspiring stories and plenty of food.
LGBTQ+ ‘Jeopardy!’ champions have all the answers during USC visit
Amy Schneider and Mattea Roach talk about their time on the popular television game show — and take on some trivia questions, too.
Students have big plans for USC’s first Arab American Heritage Month
The newly established Middle Eastern North African Student Assembly is making the most of additional resources as the group advocates for more.
Hard-earned professional lessons shared at Young Women’s Leadership Conference
“Just hearing about how they overcame people telling them ‘no’ really resonated with me,” says high school student Katharine Rovira.
Women’s History Month at USC celebrates female pioneers and their stories
Events taking place during the yearlong tribute to the 50th anniversary of Title IX include a music festival, a movie screening and conversations featuring trailblazing women.
‘The 1619 Project’ creator takes a sharp look at Black American history
“We can be the country of our greatest ideals, but we have to tell the truth first,” Nikole Hannah-Jones says at debut of Charlotta Bass Media Trailblazer Speaker Series.
Mentoring the next LGBTQ+ generation
As it celebrates its 30th anniversary, the USC Lambda LGBTQ+ Alumni Association seeks to reach new heights.
USC produces more 2022-23 Fulbright students than any other university in California
Twenty-two Trojans from various schools received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant during the 2022-23 awards cycle.
Lora King, 32 years after her father’s beating by police: ‘We should not still be here’
The daughter of Rodney King speaks out during launch of the USC Annenberg Charlotta Bass Journalism & Justice Lab’s Voices of a Movement series.
USC students have plenty of questions — and résumés — for recruiters at Black Career Fair
More than 300 Black Trojans meet with companies that say they are committed to a diverse workplace.
USC kicks off Black History Month with powerful messages
Hybrid event at Tommy’s Place draws more than 200 people to watch livestreamed program and dine on Ethiopian food.
Black History Month at USC offers opportunities to celebrate and educate
This year’s theme is “Reclamation Through Resistance, Rebirth Through Reconciliation.”