I am assembling the Provost Task Force on University Nomenclature to help us establish principles and procedures on reassessing names across campus.
We are pleased to announce that we have launched the new USC Office of the Ombuds to provide independent, confidential, and impartial support for our university community.
I am pleased to announce that President Wanda Austin has appointed Kelvin J. A. Davies, Maja J. Matarić, and Manuel Pastor, Jr. as Distinguished Professors and Andrew P. McMahon as University Professor.
Thanks to the tireless efforts of Renée Smith-Maddox and Camille Gear Rich, USC hosted approximately 100 trainings, workshops, screenings, discussions, performances, and other events, all aimed at helping our community learn how we can better serve our students, and each other.
USC is an inspiring place to teach and learn, but amid the constant whirlwind of activity and information, it can be challenging to feel fully present in our lives and in our work.
We write to update the parents in our community on the Los Angeles Unified School District teachers’ strike, and relatedly, on the evolution of our own childcare services.
I write to inform you that Ainsley Carry, vice president for student affairs, has accepted a new position as vice president for students at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. His appointment begins April 1, 2019.
We have just learned that the L.A. Rams will host the Kansas City Chiefs at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Monday, November 19 at 5:00 p.m. This is a last-minute change from the league’s previous plans and we are contractually obligated to accommodate this need.
It is with a very heavy heart that I write to you yet again in the wake of another mass shooting. On behalf of our entire university, I offer my deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill.
Among the most important challenges facing higher education is addressing historic, systemic inequities as we work to build more diverse and inclusive university communities.