Top News Stories You Might Not Have Heard About This WeekThese are the top news stories you might not have heard about this week.
Scandal-Plagued USC Takes New Hit With Federal Indictment of Mark Ridley-Thomas And Former Dean Marilyn FlynnThe federal indictment of one of Los Angeles' most prominent figures in city politics is not the first scandal tied to USC.
USC's Head Swim Coach Jeremy Kipp On Leave During Investigation Into Reports Of Abusive BehaviorKipp, who was hired by USC in May of 2020, is reportedly under investigation for “multiple allegations of abuse.” USC officials confirmed that Kipp is on administrative leave, but did not share any specifics about the allegations.
Family Of Man Killed By CHP Officers In El Sereno Says He Was UnarmedA person was fatally shot by California Highway Patrol officers Tuesday in the El Sereno area of Los Angeles.
USC To Require Students, Faculty & Staff Be Vaccinated Against Flu By Nov. 1USC will require all students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against influenza by Nov. 1.
Former USC Soccer Coach Laura Janke Admits To Creating Fake Athletic Profiles To Help Unqualified StudentsLaura Janke, 39, of North Hollywood, took the stand in U.S. District Court in Boston in the trial of former casino executive Gamal Abdelaziz and former Staples and Gap Inc. executive John Wilson, The Boston Globe reported.
USC To Conduct Zero Waste Game Saturday EveningUSC will conduct its annual Zero Waste Game Saturday evening when the Trojans football team faces Oregon State at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, competing with other Pac-12 Conference universities to divert waste from landfills to recycling or composting.
USC QB Jaxson Dart To Miss Several Games Due To Surgery To Repair Meniscus InjuryUSC freshman quarterback Jaxson Dart will miss an extended period after he underwent surgery earlier this week to repair a meniscus injury suffered during the Trojans 45-14 victory against Washington State.
USC Ousts Head Football Coach Clay HeltonUSC head football coach Clay Helton was fired Monday, with university Athletic Director Mike Bohn calling him "one of the finest human beings I have met in the industry" but saying he believes the team will have a greater chance of success this season under new leadership.
USC Olympian & NCAA Champion Swimmer Rich McGeagh Dies At 77 From COVID ComplicationsRich McGeagh, a 1964 Olympian and NCAA swim champion at USC, died Thursday at the age of 77 from COVID-19 complications, the university announced Friday.
USC Football Legend Sam 'Bam' Cunningham Dead At 71Sam "Bam" Cunningham, an All-American fullback at USC and College Football Hall of Famer who went on to become the New England Patriots' franchise leader in rushing, died Tuesday in Inglewood at age 71, the university announced.
USC Campus Tailgating Canceled For Trojans' Home OpenerUSC Athletic Director Mike Bohn sent an email to the USC community saying the university would not be hosting on-campus tailgating and other gameday activities for the USC vs. San Jose State game on September 4.
No Criminal Charges For USC Player Bru McCoy Accused Of Domestic ViolenceThe wide receiver has been suspended from the team since his arrest.
National Science Foundation Awards USC $15 Million To Establish Western Hub Of Innovation And TechnologyThe consortium in partnership with UCLA and the University of Boulder Colorado will be led by USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering, with affiliates across the west, including UC Riverside.
College Quarantine Plans Adapting With PandemicAs more college students head back to college campuses, more contingency plans are in place in case students, faculty or staff test positive for COVID-19.