Meet Hecuba, queen of Troy

USC President C. L. Max Nikias unveils iconic statue that serves as a counterpart to Tommy Trojan The culmination of Thursday’s opening ceremonies at USC… Read more »

Archived Livestream: Grand Opening Celebration

The grand opening of USC Village included full fanfare, remarks from campus and community speakers, and the unveiling of a new campus icon: Hecuba, Queen of Troy. Watch the archived event footage on USC’s YouTube Channel.

New dining hall at USC Village favors flavor and a healthful menu

Chef Nathan Martinez wants to provide a learning experience along with good food. (Photo by Gus Ruelas)

Chef Nathan Martinez is enthusiastic when he talks about the offerings, which include a Mediterranean bar with hummus, baba ghanoush, fresh Greek olives, marinated sun-dried tomatoes and artichokes, along with pasta salads. “We’re taking it to a higher level, with a restaurant feel,” he said. “When these students graduate, we hope they take these healthier eating habits with them.”

Residential faculty ready to take on new roles at USC Village

Neelesh Tiruviluamala, Laura Baker and John Pascarella, from left, will be living as faculty-in-residence at USC Village. (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas)

“We’re here to build authentic, caring relationships,” said Pascarella, an associate professor of clinical education at the USC Rossier School of Education who has served as residential faculty at South Residential College since 2012. Along with Tucker, assistant professor of writing, Pascarella will reside at McCarthy Honors College. “We want to draw from students’ diverse backgrounds, to expose them to growth opportunities they’re not going to get in class,” Pascarella said. “We want to connect students with alumni and cultivate a commitment to service, which aligns with our mission as a university.”

USC Village Aerial, April 2017

The latest drone video shows what passers-by already know: USC Village is almost complete. Take a look, from the air.  

Ramping up for August opening, USC Village recruits local jobseekers

USC host job a fair for full-time positions in retail, hospitality, customer service, and building management, Wednesday, March 8, 2017. (Photo by Gus Ruelas)

Attendees line up around the block for Wednesday’s job fair, and more than 1,000 resumes were submitted beforehand

A job, a bank account, a climb out of poverty

Cheyvonné Grayson, 29, grew up in South-Central Los Angeles, where he, at the age of 14, saw a friend gunned down. Since graduating from high school, Mr. Grayson has worked mostly as a day laborer…He had to borrow a few hundred dollars for fees and tools, but his first apprenticeship as a carpenter started at $16.16 an hour. He quickly moved up to $20.20 an hour and is paid for his further training. He is now hanging doors for new dormitories at the University of Southern California.