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‘Vote on, Trojans’: President Folt’s election video message to the USC community
The president encourages everyone to get out and vote, while reminding people to maintain social distancing, wear face coverings and avoid gathering in groups.
140 years old, and still fighting on
From a modest start, the university marks its 140th birthday as one of the nation’s leading research institutions.
Celebrate Constitution Day 2020 with USC
Congress designates Sept. 17 as a day to recognize the value and history of the guiding document.
In the arts and sciences, interconnections are king
In a conversation with USC President Carol L. Folt, USC Dornsife Dean Amber D. Miller cites the importance of collaboration — especially during a pandemic.
1 in 5 tenants in L.A. County has struggled with rent during the pandemic
A study from USC and UCLA researchers found that thousands of L.A. renters are facing housing-related money problems — and landlords reportedly already started eviction proceedings against 40,000 of them.
USC joins amicus brief strongly supporting lawsuit filed by Harvard and MIT
The university also is working with legislators and our fellow educational institutions to find solutions to protect international students in the wake of this week’s ICE announcement, President Carol L. Folt announces.
Esteemed tax scholar and USC Gould Professor Edward Kleinbard, 68
The committed educator and influential author passed away June 28.
Supreme Court decision is a win for ‘Dreamers’ — but USC experts say it may not last
While many advocates are celebrating the Supreme Court’s opinion on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, USC experts warn that additional legal challenges are likely.
Student and alumni connections grow through Trojans to Trojans Initiative
Thousands of experienced alumni build relationships with current and recently graduated students through the Trojan Network online platform.
Peaceful protest near USC draws Trojans and local residents
Hundreds gather on the streets around the University Park Campus on Saturday in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
What Rainn Wilson, Eric Garcetti and Tina Knowles Lawson (Beyoncé’s mom) had to say to graduating Trojans
Best of baccalaureates: The annual nondenominational service is one of many USC traditions on hold for now, so here’s a look back at some of the unforgettable speeches from recent years.
USC President Carol L. Folt and Professor Neeraj Sood join mayor at COVID-19 briefing
Folt and Sood appeared with Eric Garcetti to discuss Sood’s serological testing study, which could help leaders around the world determine how and when life can return to normal.
Relieve some stress with these photos of puppies at USC
Put your worries aside for a few minutes and enjoy these pictures of man’s — and Trojans’ — best friends.
Through Kicks for Kids, Trojans give children with disabilities an afternoon of fun
The USC students also get something out of it: relationships with youngsters that grow as the year progresses. “I don’t think they realize how much of a difference it makes for me, too,” says one volunteer.
Composting is the next sustainability step for USC residential living
Collection bins are being installed at numerous residential colleges, with the goal of making composting easy for students.
Free meals create community between USC students and retired staff and faculty members
Trojan Table events bring USC retirees and current students together for free homestyle dinners on the University Park Campus.
Trojans discuss impact of Martin Luther King Jr. at celebratory event
Students, faculty and staff gather to remember the civil rights leader and consider the impact his work has had on the nation.
Newest Trojans welcomed at spring new student convocation
University leaders greeted incoming students at what’s become a USC tradition.
Skating celebration draws crowds to USC Village
Hundreds of South L.A. kids tried skating for the first time on a rink opened for the local community at USC Village.
USC esports stars take on Bruins in online gaming battle
When crosstown rivals face off, the on-screen competition is as heated as anything you’ll see on the football field.
Facebook Live: The state of Alzheimer’s research
Christian Pike of the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology and USC health policy expert Julie Zissimopoulos as they discuss the latest research into the disease.
Foundation that supports USC receives $260 million to fund research and teaching
The Lord Foundation of California, which received the funds after the sale of the LORD Corporation, is expected to distribute the proceeds to USC in 2020.
USC releases results of survey on campus climate around sexual assault, misconduct
Two town hall sessions will be held today so the university community can discuss the findings.
Arts showcase puts talented USC students at center stage
The evening — featuring music, dance and theatrical presentations, comedy, films and an art exhibition — was a signature event leading up to Friday’s inauguration of Carol L. Folt as USC president.