Generous gift helps cancer fight
USC Trustee Marc Benioff and his wife, Lynne, have given $20 million toward the Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC, which will combine interdisciplinary research with holistic prevention and treatment of cancer.
Women accounted for 38 percent of USC freshmen majoring in engineering last year — twice the national average — and made up 29 percent of the school’s graduate students. It’s no wonder USC Viterbi ranked No. 1 among graduate engineering schools for the number of women enrolled.
The five-story building — made possible through a generous gift from USC Trustee Frank J. Fertitta III and his wife, Jill — is the new home for USC Marshall’s undergraduate business program. It anchors the high-profile corner of Figueroa Street and Exposition Boulevard.
The commemoration included a moment of silence and laying of a wreath at the 9/11 Memorial on the University Park Campus. “Remembering that day is not a choice but our solemn obligation,” said Jennifer Massey, who led the effort to place a 9/11 monument at USC.
Six months ago, Kris Boesen was paralyzed after damaging his spine in a devastating car crash — yet he’s already moving his arms and hands. Learn more about his remarkable recovery, led by a USC surgeon’s team.