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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 2010
C. L. 'Max' Nikias University of Southern California's next president: Born: Sept. 30, 1952, in Komi Kebir, Cyprus. Became U.S. citizen in 1988. Education: Bachelor's degree, electrical and mechanical engineering, National Technical University of Athens,1977; M.S., 1980, and Ph.D, 1982, both in electrical engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo. Career: Professor at University of Connecticut, 1982-85; Northeastern University 1985-91; USC, starting in 1991; USC engineering school dean, 2001-2005.
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SPORTS
November 28, 1992
I'd like to give credit to John Barnes and the rest of the UCLA Bruins, and my condolences to the Trojan players. Once again Larry Smith and his staff were out-coached, and the natural talents of the defense and Curtis Conway and Co. were unable to bail them out this time. So the USC students, faculty, alumni and fans had to endure another improbable loss in Smith's inconsistent tenure as head coach. We deserve better, President Sample: We've had enough mediocrity. CHUCK SARGENT Bakersfield
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1998
In "College Students Cramming--Into Dorms" (Sept. 28), the pictures speak for the entire article: The UCLA freshman is trying to figure out where to put all of her stuff in a room meant for two people, but housing three, while USC students kick back in a hotel Jacuzzi at their makeshift dorm rooms. As a public relations major at USC, I am insulted at the picture that was literally painted of the housing situation at our school. The students living in the Radisson are paying more per semester than the on-campus students; they receive the same amount of maid service as an on-campus dorm dweller--an occasional wipe-down of the bathroom; they do not receive the pampering normal hotel guests do. Students are required to bring their own bedding.
REAL ESTATE
September 21, 1986
David Myers made reference (Sept. 7.) to the fact that on the first day back to class, the Promenade complex was quiet . . . you were not here after 9 p.m., when the USC students congregate around the pool area. The noise level, at times, is unbearable. You also have not been here after midnight when the parties begin. Secondly, as far as parking is concerned, valet parking is for guests, not tenants. There have been quite a few problems, which seem to have worsened since the students moved in. Unauthorized cars have been blocking tenants' cars . . . I was the victim today!
SPORTS
August 10, 2012 | By Chris Foster
UCLA Coach Jim Mora had his own two-a-day Thursday. It began with a morning defense of controversial comments and ended in the afternoon with an apology. Mora, in discussing recruiting, said Wednesday that he makes a point to tell parents how safe it is at UCLA, adding, "We don't have murders a block from our campus. " He stood by those comments Thursday morning. The killings of two Chinese graduate students near the USC campus in April became international news. By afternoon Thursday, Mora had reconsidered his words.
BUSINESS
June 12, 2013 | By DiAngelea Millar, Los Angeles Times
Forty crew members were set up inside of Banco Popular building in downtown Los Angeles. Some angled the lights and cameras toward a staircase, preparing to film a character running out of the building after an altercation. High walls of marble cast shadows inside the building as the crew began shooting a pilot episode of "D-Tec," a TV crime drama set in the future. Producer Richard King hopes the series will get sold to a network or an online distributor. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments FOR THE RECORD: Student film production: In the June 12 Business section, an article about the rise in student film production in L.A. said that director Francis Ford Coppola was an alumnus of USC. Coppola is a graduate of UCLA.
HEALTH
September 8, 2008
I was disappointed to see the photo captioned "Happy Hour" accompanying the Sept. 1 articles "Tempest in a Bottle" and "Drink Wisely -- Taught by Whom?" As evidenced by the cardinal-and-gold-striped shirt and USC cap worn by two of the individuals in the photo, those pictured [appear to be] USC students. I scoured both related articles for a mention of USC and found none. The articles have to do with underage drinking. Who checked the IDs of the subjects in the photo? USC demolished its on-campus bar earlier this year as part of the new student union project; its fraternities and sororities hold a "dry rush"; and under President Steven B. Sample's tenure, alcohol was abolished from Trojan football games at the Coliseum.
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