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March 29, 1986
The University of Southern California, its president, James H. Zumberge, and its administration are to be commended for responding quickly and unambiguously in the face of anti-Semitic activity on the part of a few members of the fraternity and sorority community. The lesson that the university provided to its college community and the City of Los Angeles as a whole is in welcome contrast to the bigotry acquired by these few students in their formative years. MARSHALL B. GROSSMAN Los Angeles Grossman is chair of the Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles.
November 16, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Playboy founder Hugh Hefner has donated $2 million to the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts. The money will fund a central exhibition space in the new headquarters of the school and an archival repository for student films and historic documents, the university said. The existing repository, which bears Hefner's name, holds more than eight decades of student films, including some by George Lucas.
December 4, 1998
Paul Orfalea, who grew a single copy shop into the giant Kinko's Inc. chain, has pledged $2.5 million to the University of Southern California to endow the Kinko's Chair in Entrepreneurship. A graduate of USC's Marshall School of Business, Orfalea was named 1997 Entrepreneur of the Year by USC's Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. Thomas O'Malia, director of the center, will be the first holder of the endowed chair. Privately held Ventura-based Kinko's has 900 sites.
July 7, 1998
An alumnus has donated $1.8 million to the University of Southern California Law School. Ried Bridges graduated from the school in 1954 and is a founding partner of the Los Angeles law firm Bonne, Bridges, Mueller, O'Keefe & Nichols. "The professional success I have enjoyed is directly attributable to the education I received at USC--particularly when I was at the law school," Bridges said. He met his wife, Lou, while attending the university and their son, Ried, graduated in 1984.
January 7, 1991 | STEVEN K. WAGNER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Steven K. Wagner is a free-lance writer-photographer in Glendora
Pressed against the backstop, I stared through the sagging mesh toward home plate as the figure in USC colors drilled pitch after pitch over the right field fence and onto Duarte Road. "Who is that? " I asked, nudging a classmate. Crack! A ball landed 450 feet away and bounced toward the Arcadia Public Library. "Bill Seinsoth." Seinsoth. Everyone knew Bill Seinsoth, I thought. Or at least knew of him.
April 11, 2007 | Angie Green, Times Staff Writer
Students staged a sit-in Tuesday outside the office of USC's president, hoping the university would take measures to ensure that USC-themed apparel isn't manufactured in sweatshops. Thirteen students, who came prepared with food to last three days and pillows, ended their protest after about six hours when the university threatened to suspend them and, in a move that even surprised former 1960s student activist Tom Hayden, called their parents.
September 23, 2008 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
"Clay, do you want to go in?" The offer always came in the waning moments of blowouts, a time when nonscholarship football players are rewarded for sacrifice and hard work in practice. USC Coach Pete Carroll asked. So did linebackers coach Ken Norton. "Clay, do you want to go in?" The year was 2004. USC was in the midst of an undefeated national championship season.
January 15, 1988
USC has helped secure the release of a sixth Soviet refusenik . Plant geneticist Valery Soyfer has been permitted to leave the Soviet Union and is expected to begin teaching at Ohio State University later this month, officials said Thursday. Soyfer was director of the Soviet Institute of Applied Molecular Biology and Genetics and chief of the institute's Laboratory of Molecular Biology before applying to emigrate from the Soviet Union in 1979.
April 30, 1991
Carrying placards and wearing the white coats of their profession, about 100 nursing students and faculty rallied Monday at the University of Southern California to protest the possible closure of the university's 8-year-old nursing program. The Los Angeles protest came in reaction to an announcement by university administrators that the program would be reviewed to determine whether USC can afford to continue high-quality nursing education.
January 31, 1992
The University of Southern California has laid off 58 employees, mainly maintenance workers and groundskeepers, and plans to eliminate another 31 vacant non-teaching positions in an attempt to reduce spending at the Los Angeles campus. By cutting the 89 jobs, the university expects to save about $3.4 million annually, according to officials.
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