Nikias puts spotlight on diversity
USC will not be satisfied until the Trojan Family is united in a shared commitment to justice and equality, President C. L. Max Nikias said in his annual State of the University Address.
Sam Deutsch, a USC Dornsife junior from Maryland, took home the national college Jeopardy title and a $100,000 grand prize. Next stop for the political economy major: the show's Tournament of Champions in November, then law school after graduation in 2017.
The Oracle Corp. founder and chairman will be the featured speaker at USC's 133rd commencement ceremony May 13. Says Ellison: "I look forward to speaking with the Class of 2016 as they embark on their own journeys to seek out their limits and their accomplishments.”
For the approximately 15 percent of USC undergraduates who are the first in their families to attend college, navigating university life can be daunting. A first-ever daylong summit at USC focused on making that journey easier.