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January 21, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
"For us, as writers, this is what we do: Use our voices. We want to be heard," says Kelly Rudnicki. She expects to get her masters in professional writing from USC in the spring of 2015 -- and if all goes as planned, she'll be one of the program's last graduates.  However, students and alumni are trying to disrupt the plan. Faculty members and students learned last fall that the MPW program will be shuttered by 2016. Now students are rallying a letter-writing campaign appealing to Steve Kay, dean of USC's Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, hoping to keep the  MPW alive.
October 30, 2012
The University of Southern California has not always been the best neighbor. In recent years, as the population of undergraduates from out of state has grown, students have overwhelmed the university's supply of campus housing and descended on the neighborhood, where opportunistic property owners jacked up rents that students could pay and displaced families that couldn't afford them. Now the university has a chance to repair some of the disruption it has caused, and, wisely, it is doing that.
March 7, 2011 | Jerry Crowe
Harold Miner pulls up in a black Cadillac Escalade, rolls down a window and extends his right hand to greet a visitor. Later, the publicity-shy former USC basketball All-American is friendly and engaging. He shows no sign of discomfort as he recalls the pain of failed expectations and explains why he has mostly strayed from the public eye since his surprisingly unremarkable NBA career short-circuited 15 years ago. Smiling and laughing easily, he appears thoroughly at ease. This is a recluse?
November 29, 1986
Keep Ted! Keep Ted! Keep Ted! Don't mind me. I'm a UCLA fan. BRUCE JAGAROSOVICH Orange
July 23, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
The USC basketball team under new Coach Andy Enfield will open on the road Nov. 8 at Utah State. It's the first time the Trojans will open the season away from home since 2003-04. USC's home schedule will begin Nov. 12 at the Galen Center against Cal State Northridge which also has a new coach, Reggie Theus. The Trojans will play in one preseason tournament, the Battle for Atlantis in the Bahamas. That field also includes UTEP with former Trojan head coach Tim Floyd, Kansas, Iowa, Villanova, Wake Forest and Xavier.
February 8, 2010 | By Karen Ravn
Some high blood pressure patients do all the right things -- make every recommended lifestyle choice, take their drugs completely as prescribed -- and they still can't get their blood pressure down. A trial now underway may offer them new hope. It is testing the Rheos Baroreflex Hypertension Therapy System, a small electronic device (with a big name) that is implanted under the collarbone. Wire leads from it are attached to the left and right carotid arteries, where they send electrical impulses that activate the body's own blood pressure control system and tell the brain to reduce blood pressure.
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