Winners four times over
USC's oldest a cappella group, the SoCal Vocals, took first at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella in New York. It's their fourth win in seven years.
Rob Kuznia of the USC Shoah Foundation — The Institute for Visual History was in for a big surprise on April 20. His investigative series for The Daily Breeze, where he recently worked as a reporter, earned the Pulitzer Prize: journalism's highest honor. He joined USC in August.
In 2009, as he was losing his eyesight to cancer, Jake Olson was taken under the wing of USC's football team. Despite blindness, Jake kept playing high school football as a long snapper. Now, six years later, he's looking forward to coming to USC as a Trojan freshman and a football walk-on.
As much of the world pauses on April 24 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, Salpi Ghazarian, the director of USC’s Institute of Armenian Studies, recounts a dark, unresolved chapter of Turkish history.