Welcoming the world to LA
USC joins in as the Special Olympics World Games get off to a roaring start at the Coliseum. USC is providing key competition venues, and housing more than 6,300 athletes.
An in-depth study by USC Master of Public Policy students confirms that relocating a San Diego YMCA to a less-than-obvious location is succeeding in bringing together people of diverse backgrounds in programs that emphasize youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
The USC Trojan Marching Band will perform the brassy climax of the “1812 Overture” this weekend under the direction of LA Philharmonic conductor Gustavo Dudamel in the finale of the annual Tchaikovsky Spectacular. The band has played the Bowl annually since 1983.
Nearly 7,000 athletes from close to 170 countries are descending upon Los Angeles and USC for the biggest single sporting event in the city since the 1984 Olympics. USC will host many of the most competitive team and individual sports and house more than 6,000 athletes.
The Vietnamese city is known for sidewalks filled with vendors selling food and merchandise. To many city officials, it was an unsightly mess that needed to be cleared off and modernized to impress tourists. But to USC’s Annette Kim it was beautiful and full of potential.