The University of South Carolina's incoming freshman class is one of the largest and most diverse in the school's recent history, the school announced this week. The new crop of 6,250 freshmen — 8,700 total new students including transfers — is 7 percent larger than last year's freshman class size, according to a press release from USC. It's also more local and more diverse, according to the release. The number of in-state Gamecock students is 11 percent more than last year. The percent of underrepresented minorities in the freshman class has increased from 18.5 percent to 19.7 percent, spokesman Jeff Stensland said. Boosting enrollment from underrepresented minorities and South Carolinians is
Parking A parking permit is valid only on game date listed and for the lot designated on the permit. They can be purchased at therams.com/tickets/parking ● Parking permit must be displayed inside your vehicle at all times. ● Only the physical parking permit will be accepted. Parking permits are not available electronically. ● Parking permits are non-refundable and cannot be replaced if lost, stolen, mutilated beyond recognition or if the wrong pass is brought to a game. ● Your parking permit will be for the lot or parking facility listed on the front of the permit, but not a specific space. Please be advised that a space will only be held for you up to 1 hour before kickoff. ● There is no re-entry
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Steven F. Matt, Chairman and CEO of MATT Construction, is proud to announce the establishment of the USC Paul J. Matt Visionary Architect Scholarship Fund. MATT Construction and USC established the scholarship fund in honor of Steve Matt's late father and MATT Construction co-founder, Paul Matt, who passed away in 2017.
EXPOSITION PARK (CBSLA) — In a sea of more than 3,000 students moving into the dorms at the University of Southern California, a certain foursome stands out from the crowd. The siblings — 17-year-old triplets Ireland, Kala and Smith Shute and 19-year-old Cole — are all starting at the school this fall. The triplets as freshman, and Cole as a transferring sophomore. “It's kind of crazy,” Ireland said. “Smith and I live in the same residence hall, so if we need anything, we just go back and forth — it's pretty easy. And Kala lives like super close.” All four moved onto the campus Wednesday, the same school their mother attended. “I think that's how the cookie crumbled,” Smith said. “Yeah, we all
The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to review the case of a young man convicted for his role in the beating death of a USC graduate student from China who was attacked near campus while walking back to his apartment after a study session. Andrew Garcia -- who is serving a life prison term without the possibility of parole -- was one of four people convicted of charges stemming from the July 24, 2014, attack on Xinran Ji. The 24-year-old electrical engineering student was able to stagger away from the attack scene and reach his nearby apartment, where he was found dead by one of his roommates. Jurors found Garcia guilty of first-degree murder, along with finding true the special circumstance allegation of murder during an attempted robbery and an allegation that he personally wielded a baseball bat during the attack.
“Being educated is fly.” That's what Saweetie, a 2016 alumna and rising rap goddess, told the Daily Trojan just days before she embarked on the latest — and arguably biggest — tour of her burgeoning career. With two released EPs, Saweetie has had a highly successful summer traveling the United States with Cardi B, whose rise to rap stardom just a couple years ago was similarly explosive. Talking to the Daily Trojan for the first time, the rapper opens up about her time at USC, her musical influences and how her career has skyrocketed since she last walked down Trousdale Parkway as a student.
This column is meant to be a petite, tongue-in-cheek introduction to the world of wine, not a comprehensive one by any means. Wine has come to occupy a special place in my life and I hope that it will soon occupy a similar place for this column's readers. Arriving at USC after the summer can mean different things to different people. Whatever the mood may be, there's a wine for everyone.
USC only guarantees housing for underclassmen, leaving older students to fend for their own leases and rents without the experience or education they need to make informed decisions. USC should provide better housing education and resources for students living off campus — many of these students are leasing for the first time and can be taken advantage of by local landlords and housing companies.
The Los Angeles Times published an editorial Aug. 7 penned by student government leaders at several universities involved in the Operation Varsity Blues admissions scandal uncovered in March. USC Undergraduate Student Government President Trenton Stone co-authored the piece, which focused on the inequalities within the college admissions process. The op-ed, titled “Operation Varsity Blues doesn't end unfair college admissions policies,” was co-authored by Stone; Robert Blake Watson, president of UCLA's Undergraduate Students Association Council; Erica Scott, president of Stanford University's Associated Students of Stanford; and Kahlil Greene, president of Yale University's Yale College Council.
A South Carolina senator is requesting the state government take a deeper look at the controversial University of South Carolina presidential search. Sen. Darrell Jackson, D-Richland, formally asked Senate President Harvey Peeler, R-Cherokee, on Wednesday to create a special oversight subcommittee to investigate the controversial search, which ended with former U.S. Military Academy Superintendent Robert Caslen running the state's flagship school. “There have been varying news reports — all with different versions of the process used — and some inferring that processes were not appropriately followed by the Board,” Jackson wrote. “Hopefully the review will not only obtain the facts but can be
On Aug. 5, USC received a commitment from Evan Mobley, a 7-foot product of Temecula, Calif. and the No. 1 high school basketball prospect in the class of 2020. “It will be great to play with [Isaiah]; we have really good chemistry together,” Mobley told ESPN.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sophomore quarterback J.T. Daniels will start at Southern California for the second straight season. Coach Clay Helton announced Tuesday that Daniels, who started 11 games as a freshman for the Trojans, won a four-man competition for the job over freshman Kedon Slovis, redshirt junior Matt Fink and redshirt sophomore Jack Sears. With Helton hiring a new offensive coordinator in Graham Harrell to run the "Air Raid" spread offense, the embattled head coach decided to give all four quarterbacks a chance to compete. Daniels came out on top for the second straight training camp. "We've had 30 practices, both 15 in spring and 15 in camp, and we feel confident where we are right now.
LOS ANGELES — Jim Hardy, the oldest living University of Southern California and Los Angeles Rams football player who was the MVP of the 1945 Rose Bowl, has died. He was 96. The university said Monday he died Aug. 16 of natural causes at his home in the desert city of La Quinta, 130 miles east of Los Angeles. Mr. Hardy was selected eighth in the first round of the 1945 NFL draft by the Washington Redskins. The quarterback spent seven seasons in the league and was part of the 1952 Detroit Lions team that won the NFL championship. He also played for the Rams (1946-48) and Chicago Cardinals (1949-51). He threw for 5,690 yards and 54 touchdowns. Mr. Hardy played for the Rams in their inaugural season.
Los Angeles Opera has hired Debra Wong Yang from the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher to conduct a “thorough and independent investigation” into sexual harassment allegations against Plácido Domingo, the company's general director. The investigation will begin immediately, the company said Tuesday. Yang is a former U.S. attorney and Los Angeles County Superior Court judge. She is the chair of her firm's Crisis Management Practice Group and has investigated other headline-grabbing cases. In 2017, USC turned to Yang to investigate the conduct of Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito, the former medical school dean who used drugs and partied with younger addicts, prostitutes and others in 2015. After USC banned