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Paying Tribute to Talented Teachers

Paying Tribute to Talented Teachers

December 1, 2006

In this year’s entry of an annual tradition, USC College recognized the excellence of faculty and graduate students at its holiday party, held Dec. 5 at Davidson Conference Center. “We take very seriously the…

A Call to Action

A Call to Action

December 1, 2006

Former presidential candidate and activist Ralph Nader spoke to a rapt, standing-room-only audience of USC students. He had a serious message to impart. “Dissent is the mother of ascent,” Nader said. “All…

Still Trying to Do the Right Thing

Still Trying to Do the Right Thing

December 1, 2006

Appearing at USC, filmmaker Spike Lee sharply criticized a subgenre of the hip-hop community called gangsta rap, dismissing it as culturally approved misogyny — music banned in his own home. “Any type of music…

Poli Sci Major Named Marshall Scholar

Poli Sci Major Named Marshall Scholar

November 22, 2006

This year’s winner of the prestigious accolade awarded to exceptional young Americans will attend Oxford next fall. By Allison Engel Colin Koproske, a multifaceted senior majoring in political science and music…

Waging War Against 'Urban Underclass'

Waging War Against 'Urban Underclass'

November 20, 2006

An ever-escalating gang problem in the United States has been fought since the 1940s. And if something drastic is not done, the country is condemned to deal with a proliferation of street gangs for decades to come. So…

Kevin Starr Honored by White House

Kevin Starr Honored by White House

November 9, 2006

USC University Professor Kevin Starr was honored today by President George W. Bush with the prestigious 2006 National Humanities Medal in a ceremony at the White House. Considered to be the nation’s leading expert on…

Memory as History

Memory as History

November 1, 2006

Listening to Holocaust survivors talk about miracles. That’s what most surprised and inspired Raheem Parpia about the freshman seminar “Memory and History: Video Testimonies of the Holocaust.” “To be…

Knowledge Crews

Knowledge Crews

November 1, 2006

A team of sophomores and juniors examines ancient artifacts for insight into how the exercise of power has changed since antiquity. Another team analyzes data from rock samples they collected in Yosemite last summer. Yet…

Nurturing Tomorrow’s Leaders

Nurturing Tomorrow’s Leaders

November 1, 2006

Thanks to a nearly $2 million donation from the estate of Diana Chudacoff Levin, USC College’s Unruh Institute of Politics is expanding its internship and scholarship programs. Established in 1989, the Unruh Institute,…

Humanizing Homelessness

Humanizing Homelessness

November 1, 2006

  Rufus Hannah’s once-feral hair has been cut and neatly combed. Clean-shaven, he wears a crisp T-shirt. His rotted teeth have been capped and he flashes a white smile. Employed and sober, he no longer stumbles…