Athletics sets fundraising record
USC Athletics has reached its goal of $300 million for the Heritage Initiative — the most ambitious fundraising effort in its history, and part of the $6 billion Campaign for USC.
International executives William McMorrow ’69, MBA ’70 and Heliane Steden ’86 have been named to the USC Board of Trustees. They begin their service in June.
For the next crop of future Trojans, the wait is over: Acceptance letters for USC’s Class of 2019 are in the mail. This year’s admits form the most selective class ever, with 18 percent of nearly 52,000 applicants invited to join the Trojan Family.
Longtime benefactors Mark and Mary Stevens have donated $50 million to endow and name the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, accelerating the institute’s already dramatic progress in brain mapping and research.
It starts with soccer-ball-shaped spheres of carbon atoms - “Bucky-balls” - that exhibit special physical properties. Scientists at USC have figured out how to turn them into tiny bombs, triggering explosions that one day could target and eliminate cancer.