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Duet student startup refugee giving
The team that built Duet identified refugee families who were willing to share their stories, worked with a small network of family-owned stores willing to sign up, and coded and developed the app. (Photo/Courtesy of Spence Blood)

In a season of giving, this student startup is transforming how we think about philanthropy

Duet — a student-built microphilanthropy startup — looks to connect donors with refugees and their family-owned stores in a more personalized and dignified way.

Athletics
Rex Johnston
Rex Johnston lettered as a football fullback for three seasons, and was a two-year letterman outfielder for USC’s baseball team -- including the team that won the 1958 College World Series. (Photos/Courtesy of USC Athletics)

Rex Johnston, two-sport USC athlete who played in NFL and MLB, 82

Johnston — who scored the winning run in the 1958 College World Series championship game — is one of just two Trojans to have played in football’s and baseball’s big leagues.

University
USC STAR program Bravo High
USC‘s STAR program brings together students from Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School, like Nirali Patel, center, to work with USC faculty members on research. (USC Photo/Eric Lindberg)

Here’s one way to get more diversity in science and health fields

When you don’t know any doctors or scientists, it can be tough to imagine becoming one. The USC STAR program introduces teens to real lab work, and it’s one of many initiatives supported by the university’s Good Neighbors Campaign.