Stories by James Grant:
USC a top choice for Jewish students
USC has been named among the leading U.S. higher education institutions chosen by Jewish students, according to a new ranking from Reform Judaism magazine.
USC Researchers Receive MTA Grant
Researchers at the USC Metrans Transportation Center and the USC Integrated Media Systems Center have received a three-year, $1.8 million grant from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority to create an integrated data system that ultimately could improve traffic flows in and around Los Angeles.
USC Freshman Class Gets High Marks
The entering undergraduate student body at USC is the most academically talented in the university’s 130-year history.
USC named an International Safe Community
USC is the first academic institution in the world to be designated as an International Safe Community by the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Community Safety Promotion.
U.S. News Ranks USC No. 23 in Nation
USC continues its historic rise in national academic rankings, with U.S. News & World Report this year naming the university No. 23 in the nation for the “best national universities” category.
Enrollment Research Center Moves to USC Rossier
The USC Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice is moving to the USC Rossier School of Education, it was announced recently by Elizabeth Garrett, interim senior vice president for academic affairs and provost.
President Nikias Announces Leadership Team
USC President C. L. Max Nikias has announced his executive team, selecting a group of experienced leaders to oversee the university.
New President Emphasizes Character
On Aug. 3, his first day in office, USC President C. L. Max Nikias greeted the young men of the USC Trojans football team at Heritage Hall and stressed that they have joined a long-standing tradition of excellence both in and out of the classroom.
Could New Climate Policy Create Jobs?
New greenhouse gas emissions policies at the federal level could generate as many as 2.5 million new jobs and $134 billion in economic activity in the United States while keeping energy costs down, according to a new report from the Center for Climate Strategies published jointly with Johns Hopkins University and co-written by a USC professor.
Pat Haden Named New Athletic Director
Members of the Trojan Family might best remember Pat Haden as the famed USC quarterback who was part of two national championships under coaching legend John McKay and later went on to call signals for the Los Angeles Rams.
USC Public Safety Gains Accreditation
The USC Department of Public Safety has been awarded accreditation by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.
Environmental Impact Report Issued for USC Plan
The City of Los Angeles has released the notice of completion of a draft Environmental Impact Report for a USC development project that would create a mixed-use housing, retail, academic and entertainment complex adjacent to the University Park campus.
USC Celebrates 127th Commencement
With many cheers – and a few tears – more than 10,000 graduating Trojans celebrated Commencement today.
A Life-Size Surprise at USC
USC President Steven B. Sample and his wife Kathryn have given immeasurably through their professional effort and personal service to the university over nearly two decades in Los Angeles.
Presidential Medallion Goes to George Lucas
USC alumnus, filmmaker and benefactor George Lucas ’66 was awarded the USC Presidential Medallion, the university’s highest honor, by President Steven B. Sample on April 26 at the annual Academic Honors Convocation.
Steven Sample Named Commencement Speaker
USC’s 127th annual commencement on May 14 will feature an address by USC President Steven B. Sample on the occasion of his retirement. At the event, five noted leaders will receive honorary doctorates: William J. Bratton, John Hood, Ting-Kai Li, Festus G. Mogae and Esa-Pekka Salonen.
Leading Analysts to Attend South Asia Conference
Scholars and analysts from around the world will converge in Los Angeles on April 10 and 11 for the South Asian Studies Association conference “South Asia and the West: Entwined, Entangled and Engaged.”
Public Safety Dept. Invites Comment
The USC Department of Public Safety is seeking public comment as part of the process of seeking voluntary accreditation by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.
ROTC Dinner Salutes Military Service
USC President Steven B. Sample and Edward P. Roski Jr., ’62 chairman of the USC Board of Trustees, saluted the more than 700 USC students, faculty and staff members associated with the U.S. armed forces at a gala dinner on March 3 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel.
Fall Applications Up Slightly at USC
A total of 35,630 accomplished high school seniors from all 50 states in the U.S. and more than 125 countries have applied for admission to the fall entering class of USC.
Beware of Manufactured Fears
Plane crashes, road rage, child abductions, unwed mothers, teenage promiscuity and more.
Enhanced Security Measures on Campus
USC soon will institute a new electronic lock system for access to nine classroom and office buildings on the University Park campus. The electronic lock system is currently in place at USC residence halls and several other facilities.
USC Leads in Enrollment of International Students
USC enrolled more international students than any other American institution of higher education, according to the annual Open Doors report issued on Nov. 16 by the Institute of International Education.
Political Lobbying Guidelines Offered
Each year, USC interacts with hundreds of elected officials at the national, state and local levels.