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May 19, 1993
A judge threw out a woman's sexual harassment lawsuit against USC on Tuesday, saying her lawyer had failed to prove a basis for the action and that he may have filed too late. Roksaneh Khosravi alleged that she was sexually harassed by two teachers at the University of Southern California's dental school, then penalized by having her records for five years of school erased from computer memory when she sought redress.
February 20, 2013 | By Alejandro Lazo
The nation's top fund-raising institution last year, Stanford University, raised $1.03 billion from donors, the first to raise more than $1 billion in a given year. Out of the nation's top 10 fund-raising institutions, two others were in California, with the University of Southern California raising $492 million and the University of California, Berkeley raising $405 million, according to a list by the Council for Aid to Education. Among other California schools, UCLA raised $344 million and Caltech pulled in $100 million.
Consider this time-honored taunt: The USC marching band strikes up "Tribute to Troy," arousing fans to keep tempo by flashing their fingers in a victory sign. In the opposing bleachers, UCLA students begin to mock them by waving luxury-car keys. Or dollar bills. Or credit cards. "They're trying to say we're all spoiled rich kids," said Summer Neilson, one of USC's blond, blue-eyed song leaders. "You know, USC, University of Spoiled Children. And they're all poor Bruins. It's so lame." Lame?
April 20, 2008 | Kurt Streeter
It could have been a USC football game, the narrow sidelines at the Coliseum. "Hey man, you're doing great, keep it going," said Pete Carroll, swooping in for a back slap as he approached Marlo Jones. Jones could have been a quarterback. "Coach, thanks," he said. "It's been tough lately . . . we're holding on." But this was no game, this was not the Coliseum, and Jones was not a quarterback. This was a recent night on a sidewalk inside South L.A.'
August 10, 1989 | BRUCE KEPPEL
The University of Southern California is wiring itself for the 21st Century as a crew from American Telephone & Telegraph installs a new telecommunications nerve center. The so-called Integrated Services Digital Network, or ISDN, will enable faculty and researchers to communicate with colleagues around the world over a system that carries voice, pictures and computer data simultaneously over the same telephone line. "USC is part of a worldwide research community," said spokesman Hugh Kelley.
April 3, 1996
Project Medico, a program designed to increase the number of Latinos in the health-care field, was launched last weekend and will be held for the next two Saturdays at the University of Southern California. About 100 juniors from Bell, Huntington Park, Garfield and Roosevelt high schools are participating in the workshops, which include intensive training for taking the Scholastic Assessment Tests and panel discussions with Latino medical professionals.
May 14, 1997
More than 100 janitors working at the University of Southern California are planning to march from the campus to the nearby Coliseum today to demand the right to join a union. Almost 70% of the 200 workers who clean the university and the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center voted in an unofficial ballot to join the Service Employees International Local 1877 last month, according to union organizers.
September 28, 1995
The University of Southern California plans to transform its ailing Philip K. Wrigley Marine Science Center on Santa Catalina Island into the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies. The $60-million renovation will mean that the center, which so far has studied marine biology, especially sharks, around the island, will expand to study a broad range of environmental issues across the island's terrain.
May 21, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Barbara Hedges, senior associate athletic director at USC, has been named the University of Washington's athletic director. Hedges, who has been at USC since 1973, will be the first woman to head Washington's athletic program and only the second woman named to such a position at an NCAA Division I-A school. The first woman named to head an athletic program in Division I-A was Maryalyce Hill at San Diego State in 1983. "I'm absolutely delighted and very excited," Hedges said.
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