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.

Congratulations to David Bridel

L-R: President Emeritus Nikias, Steve Braverman, David Bridel, Michael Quick
L-R: President C. L. Max Nikias, Steve Braverman, Dean David Bridel, Provost Michael Quick (USC Photo/Steve Cohn)

School of Dramatic Arts Dean David Bridel is the inaugural holder of the Braverman Family Dean’s Chair.

The Pop-Up DREAM Center has launched

Pop-UP DREAM Center Illustration of Butterfly (via Pixabay)

This April marked the soft launch of our Pop-Up DREAM Center, a resource center for USC’s undocumented and DACAmented students, staff, faculty, and others.

Spring Semester Stress — and Help

Professor Beauregard, a 2-year-old black golden-doodle and wellness dog, keeps hours at the Engelmann Student Health Center helping students with stress.
Professor Beauregard a 2-year-old black golden-doodle and wellness dog keeps hours at the Engelmann Student Health Center helping students with stress. Photographed Thursday, September 8, 2016. (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas)

Spring semester can be a stressful time as the academic year draws to a close.

Our Fall Admits declare: #IGotintoUSC

Students excited, having got into USC
#IGotintoUSC

Across the U.S. – indeed, across the world – high school seniors are receiving word that they were admitted to USC. We received 64,000 applications – a record – and admitted just 13 percent – another record.