NBC4 Village CoverageUSC Village opens for school, community via NBC Los Angeles
NBC Los Angeles reporter Patrick Healy sat down with USC President C. L. Max Nikias to talk about the importance of including the community in the USC Village development process. Healy and Nikias also spoke about USC’s plans to build a biotechnology park in east Los Angeles.

CBS reporter at USC Village$700M USC Village Opens To Students, South LA Community via CBS Los Angeles
Cue the marching band – USC Village, a $700 million development that will house students and include ground-floor retail and restaurants open to the public, opens Thursday. The project — the largest development in USC’s 137-year history – replaces a dilapidated 1970s-era outdoor mall on a 15-acre site at Jefferson Boulevard and Hoover Street.

Univsion USC Village CoverageCommunity celebrates inauguration of USC Village via Univision Los Angeles
Spanish language news outlet Univision’s Erika Flores talked with USC student and Village resident Jeanette Polanco about the benefits the new development brings to the university and the neighborhood.

USC Village stoneworkUSC Village’s makeover a plus for students and community via Los Angeles Wave
“Three years after starting construction on a project that required 5,600 workers, USC Village will probably be the hippest place to go for students, residents and tourists longing for relief from the congestion of nearby downtown Los Angeles. … USC, which fully funded the project, also shelled out $20 million to go toward affordable housing, and another $20 million for street improvements around the school.”

KTLA5 Village CoverageUSC Village expands residential education, lifelong learning via KTLA Los Angeles
KTLA Los Angeles spoke USC Vice President of Student Affairs Ainsley Carry and Director of USC Residential Education Emily Sandoval about extending learning by USC students beyond the classroom.

Artist Christopher Slatoff works in clay on statue of HecubaUSC’s Tommy Trojan, meet your female counterpart: Hecuba, queen of Troy via The Los Angeles Times
Since the 1930s, the life-size bronze warrior Tommy Trojan has been the unofficial mascot of USC and a central campus gathering spot. Now he has a female counterpart at USC Village — the $700-million complex of residential colleges, shops and restaurants just north of the main campus. The new development is the university’s largest construction project, and USC President C. L. Max Nikias from the start saw a sculpture as its centerpiece.

USC Village central piazzaUSC’s massive campus addition features student housing — and Trader Joe’s and Target open to the community via The Los Angeles Times
USC Village, the largest development in the school’s history, officially opens Thursday as the university strives to house more students on campus — and broaden its connection to its South Los Angeles neighborhood. The $700-million project spans 15 acres, has beds for 2,500 undergraduates and features a spacious courtyard with a statue that is a female counterpart to Tommy Trojan, the famous sword-wielding casting of a Greek warrior in the school’s central plaza.

New York Times USC Village CoverageU.S.C. Expands in a ‘Neglected’ Neighborhood, Promising Jobs and More via New York Times
When the University of Southern California’s campus extension opens in South Los Angeles on Thursday, it will not just welcome 2,700 new college students. It will also be an ambitious test of a public-private partnership hoping to remake a historically underserved neighborhood.

Trader joe's opens at USCTrader Joe’s Opens in South LA via KCBS2 Los Angeles News
The manager says 85 percent of the new store’s employees live in the neighborhood.