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Ron Mackovich

Ron Mackovich

Ron Mackovich oversees priorities – stories about USC Village, biotech, access and value, among other areas – for USC University Communications. He has a strong background in digital journalism, most recently at KCBS-TV.

Stories by Ron Mackovich:

College Track students
The College Track program helps students of color get to and through college. Nationwide, College Track students graduate at a rate that’s double the national average for first-generation students from low-income communities. (Photo/Courtesy of College Track)

USC partners with College Track to promote school success for first-gen high school students of color

The national nonprofit’s new Crenshaw center is just 1½ miles from USC’s University Park Campus — and Trojan Olympian Allyson Felix has joined its board to boost participation in the neighborhood where she grew up.

USC Village reopens faculty in residence
USC Village faculty-in-residence — Broderick Leaks, Trisha Tucker, Neelesh Tiruviluamala, John Pascarella, Laura Baker and Ruth Chung — share their stories of the pandemic shutdown and return to campus. (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas)

With neon parties and nonstop chatter, it’s springtime in the fall at USC Village

The faculty-in-residence at USC Village got a lesson in leaving when students headed home during the pandemic lockdown. Now, those faculty find themselves in the middle of a noisy renaissance.