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Legal Leanings

Legal Leanings

September 1, 2006

Inside Judge Dickran M. Tevrizian Jr.’s chambers, a single brick from the oldest public high school in Southern California held down papers on his desk. Rescued after the 1971 Sylmar earthquake from the rubble that…

Doing the Write Thing

Doing the Write Thing

August 1, 2006

One of the hallmarks of a USC education is the freedom to explore studies widely separated across the academic spectrum. Alumnus Dan Angius (’04) not only believes in breadth with depth—he exemplifies it. While at…

Investing in the Future

Investing in the Future

August 1, 2006

Mitchell and Deena Lew found more than a top-notch education at USC. They found each other. Mitchell Lew (B.S., biological sciences, ’83; M.D., ’87) met Deena Inouye (B.S., business, ’85) in front of Doheny…

Bridging the Achievement Gap

Bridging the Achievement Gap

June 1, 2006

Even over a sometimes-shaky cellular connection from Boston to Los Angeles, the smile in Cecilia Mo’s voice was crystal clear. Mo (B.A., mathematics and interdisciplinary studies, ’02) was talking about her two…

Conversation With Sandra Tsing Loh

Conversation With Sandra Tsing Loh

April 6, 2006

USC College alumna Sandra Tsing Loh is a Los Angeles-based humor writer, performer, musician and radio personality. She has authored several books, including the semi-autobiographical “A Year in Van Nuys.” She…

A Life in Service

A Life in Service

March 1, 2006

Ambassador Claude Gordon “Tony” Ross, 88 By Wayne Lewis March 2006 Ambassador Claude Gordon “Tony” Ross (B.S., International Relations, ’39), 88, died Jan. 18 in Washington, D.C.   The…

Brushed by the Demon

Brushed by the Demon

February 1, 2006

Alumnus Chris Abani writes of torment and grace By Pamela J. Johnson February 2006 Five and a half years ago, Chris Abani was unemployed and playing the saxophone at Santa Monica Pier. Those who tossed coins into his open…

Car Talk

Car Talk

January 1, 2005

By Katherine Yungmee Kim January 2005 If you think your commute is bad, consider Jeff Schwartz’s (B.A., International Relations ’88, M.A. ’91, Ph.D. ’93, Political Science). The President and CEO of…