Gustavo Solis is a writer for USC News and Trojan Family Magazine. Before joining USC, he spent a decade as a reporter and shared the Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism in 2018.
Stories by Gustavo Solis:
How Mexico offered freedom to the enslaved people of the antebellum South
Alice Baumgartner, a new history professor at USC Dornsife, explores this little-known piece of history.
Top movies to watch during Latinx Heritage Month
Students from the Latinx Film and Media Association of USC came up with 10 movies to watch while celebrating Latinx Heritage Month.
Unhappy with how the media portrays Latinx people, USC alumna made her own news show
As host and lead writer of Telemundo’s only English-language news show, Gabriela Fresquez aims to cover Latinx communities with depth and nuance.
Latinx Heritage Month celebrations focus on the community’s contributions to L.A.
USC virtual events run from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, including a kickoff celebration and a series of talks about Latinx influence in Los Angeles.
USC Africa Hub promotes global health through collaboration
The hub brings USC professors and students together with experts in Kenya and beyond to tackle some of the region’s most pressing health issues.
USC has made it easier than ever to celebrate all of your unique identities
The university offers more resources to students who identify as Black, Latinx, Asian, LGBTQ+, undocumented, first generation and transfer, as well as their allies.
New group seeks to build community among Asian faculty and staff
The Asian Pacific Islander Faculty and Staff Association, or APIFSA, offers a space where USC faculty and staff can come together to address common concerns.
Making private industries more diverse starts at USC
Experts discuss how bringing inclusivity and equity into the classroom could change industries for the better.
USC schools bring diverse voices and perspectives into the classroom
University leaders describe their ongoing efforts to include more diversity in academia, re-imagining curriculums to bring in viewpoints that have historically been overlooked.
First-Generation Mentor Program triples in size during pandemic
Since 2008, first-gen students can be paired up with first-gen alumni to help the young Trojans get the most out of their USC experience.
How Black church leaders and USC are overcoming vaccine hesitancy in Watts
The VaccinateLA health campaign connects community organizations in South and East Los Angeles with vaccines, doctors and other resources.
Community input helps shape advisory board recommendations to enhance public safety at USC
The report from the Department of Public Safety Community Advisory Board recommends steps aimed at strengthening trust between the university, DPS and the broader community and making security more equitable.
USC Marshall School of Business receives $20 million gift for a new Global Supply Chain Institute
Alumnus Randall R. Kendrick’s donation will fund scholarships, endow new faculty positions and establish the new institute.
Stories from L.A.’s pioneering gay motorcycle clubs are told through USC’s ONE Archives
USC has the largest archive of LGBTQ materials in the world, and researchers use it every year to learn more about gay history and culture.
Juneteenth is Joyce Richey’s own family history
For this USC scientist, the stories are personal: Her great-grandmother was freed nearly two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.
Business leader Steve Keck named to the USC Board of Trustees
The USC alumnus has deep, long-standing connections to the university.
Students from Myanmar persevere despite social upheaval back home
As a tight-knit Burmese community grapples with uncertainty, fear and communication disruptions after a military coup, USC staff and faculty provide support and understanding.
USC Pacific Asia Museum reopens and vows to be a platform for community artists
The museum’s “Opening and Closing Weekend” will feature the first — and final — chance to visit an exhibit on identity, migration, race and gender from seven Asian female artists.
Anthony Lazzaro, 100, administrator credited with shaping the modern USC
The senior vice president emeritus was responsible for the construction of more than 130 buildings on USC’s campuses and was key in planning the 1984 Olympics.
2 Trojans are blazing trails for Filipinos in slowly diversifying fields
Alums Corina Irvin and Ernie Ocampo are serving as Filipino role models, encouraging others to enter professions like commercial real estate and law.
Got old sneakers and wine corks to recycle? This USC grad student has an app for that
TaBee, a ride-hailing app that boosts sustainability, comes from a petroleum engineer with the environment on his mind.
How the USC School of Cinematic Arts aims to diversify Hollywood, games and beyond
Ten years of work and millions of dollars in scholarships have pulled in students whose stories may have otherwise gone untold.
Aerospace industry pioneer and USC Trustee Malcolm Currie, 94
His esteemed career in electronics and weapons research and development included serving as undersecretary of defense research and engineering in the Department of Defense.
Arts become a tool for climate action in the hands of USC students
The first round of 12 Trojan grant winners will pursue storytelling projects on sustainability and environmental justice through the Arts and Climate Collective.