Laura Baker, Ruth Chung, Broderick Leaks, John Pascarella, Neelesh Tiruviluamala and Trisha Tucker were chosen through an intensive selection process to be the new faculty in residence in USC Village. They’ll share time with students during conversations, meals, gatherings and outings.
“Even in an era of social media, we have a lot of students experiencing loneliness,” said Ainsley Carry, vice president for Student Affairs, who believes the residential college experience increases academic satisfaction. “When you’re 18 or 19, there are few things more important than belonging. We want to make it easy for students to belong. You just have to live there and be willing to participate.”
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