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Court grants preliminary approval of $215 million Tyndall settlement

Joseph Chen | Daily Trojan A federal judge granted…

Longest-serving employee to retire after 56 years at the University

Photo from USC Price School of Public Policy Constance Rodgers,…

What do rising sexual assault rates mean for USC?

Students must take action to combat the rising trend of harmful behaviors.

Campus diversity initiatives lose momentum

One year later, the Campus Climate Resolution resulted in discussion, but not action.

Event tackles use of racial slur against two USC students

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Shortly after Donald Trump became President-elect, two USC students faced racial harassment on campus.

Inclusion narrows achievement gap

A positive campus climate can do much for marginalized students.

#TogetherUSC promotes campus diversity

Tuesday’s event featured a flash mob by Department of Public Safety officers who helped to plan the festivities.
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Incident in Cardinal Gardens not a hate crime, LAPD says

The incident will be handled by the Office of Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards.
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Third campus climate forum focuses on cultural resource centers

Increased resources for cultural resource centers was part of the Campus Climate Resolution passed by the Undergraduate and Graduate Student Governments last semester.
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LAPD investigating racist incident in USC Housing

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Ivan Tsang had eggs and racial slurs hurled at him by another student on Sunday.
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Frustrations linger despite campus climate reform efforts

Students are still calling for a Vice President of Diversity and expanded Title IX office.

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Chief of Staff to retire after nine years


“My job as the chief of staff was to keep all the engines running.” Dennis Cornell, who has served as chief of staff for two presidents, and worked under three, will retire June 30 after being at the University for almost 30 years. The chief of staff position reports directly to the president, managing their […]

Family of slain student holds peace stand-in


“Stop the silence to stop the violence. We’re going to say something. Do something.” On Saturday, over 50 community members gathered on the corner of Maple Avenue and Adams Boulevard, where USC student Victor McElhaney was shot and killed in early March, to call for the identification of the 21-year-old’s killers and justice for his […]

Valedictorian Ivana Giang encourages Class of 2019 to spread love


The gloomy morning weather was overshadowed by the buzz of excitement from over 19,000 graduates as they held up USC’s “Fight On” sign one last time at the 136th Commencement Ceremony Friday. Interim President Wanda Austin, valedictorian Ivana Giang and commencement speaker Karen Bass delivered remarks to the graduates and attendees at the main ceremony. […]

Former soccer coach Laura Janke pleads guilty in college admissions bribery case


Former USC women’s assistant soccer coach Laura Janke pleaded guilty to a racketeering conspiracy charge Tuesday. Janke created fake athletic profiles to admit the students of wealthy parents who bribed her and other University officials as part of the college admissions bribery scheme. In addition to Janke, several USC parents involved in the college admissions […]

18 more students come forward against former campus doctor, alleging sexual harassment


Eighteen more current and former students joined a class-action lawsuit against USC and former campus men’s sexual health doctor Dennis Kelly Thursday. A total of 50 men, most of whom identify as gay and bisexual, have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct and gender discrimination against Kelly. In February, Kellogg & Van Aken LLP, […]