Courage in Journalism Comes to Campus

Three winners of the Courage in Journalism Awards, who spoke on campus this week, were inspiring, brave, and taught us all the importance of bearing witness across the world.

Where Ideas are Contested

Bovard Administration Building

Great American universities have historically been the places where ideas are contested, debates are encouraged, and free speech is held sacred.

USC’s Class of 2022 – We’re Building a Better USC Every Year

New students eat with family and friends
New students eat with family and friends during New Student Convocation, August 16, 2018. (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas)

We continue to admit a high-achieving student body whose composition more accurately reflects the diverse fabric of our national and global society.

Congratulations to faculty recently promoted to tenure

Dr. Takeishi Saito
Dr. Takeishi Saito

USC is a large university with diverse schools and an abundance of departments within those schools, but I’m proud to say that we hire and cultivate world-class faculty at all levels and in all disciplines.

Diversity, Inclusion, and the Trojan Family

Provost Michael Quick speaking to an audience

We talk a great deal about the importance of our Trojan Family, and all that it means to us to be part of this large and dynamic group. Alumni are a major part, and I found it heartening to address more than 300 of them last week at the annual Alumni Leadership Conference.

Hitting the ground running

Prof. Camille Rich instructs our 2018 cohort of Warrior-Scholars (USC Photo/Josh Byun)
Prof. Camille Rich instructs our 2018 cohort of Warrior-Scholars (USC Photo/Josh Byun)

Welcome back to USC for what will be an exciting and engaging semester. We’ve all already hit the ground running.

We don’t break for summer at USC

Our impressive 2018 cohort of high school students from military families. I’m the one in the suit. It was hot. (USC Photo/David Sprague)
Our impressive 2018 cohort of high school students from military families. I’m the one in the suit. It was hot. (USC Photo/David Sprague)

This university is an active and exciting place in the summer. We’ve had several outstanding programs on campus the last few weeks.

Vice Provost Mark Todd Observes Military Training in Norfolk

Vice Provost of Academic Operations Mark Todd (far right) and his JCOC cohort in front of a Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) vehicle at the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story
Vice Provost of Academic Operations Mark Todd (far right) and his JCOC cohort in front of a Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) vehicle at the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story

Vice Provost of Academic Operations Mark Todd was personally invited by Defense Secretary James Mattis to a Joint Civilian Orientation Conference

USC and the Native American community

March 2018 ASB Navajo Nation Trip (photo/Vanessa Gomez Brake)
March 2018 ASB Navajo Nation Trip (photo/Vanessa Gomez Brake)

I want to share with you the steps we have taken over the past year toward supporting students from American tribes.