Singing for change, and cures
With Sheryl Crow on hand, USC's "Changing Lives and Creating Cures" gala honored Arizona Diamondbacks' CEO Derrick Hall, cancer survivor and advocate.
Through the Widney Society, USC honors members of the Trojan Family who've donated $1 million or more to the university. They're critical to the success of the $6 billion Campaign for the University of Southern California, launched in 2011.
The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance welcomes six more renowned choreographers and performers as faculty members and artists in residence. The school will enroll its first group of Bachelor of Fine Arts dance majors in 2015.
If Chaka Khan still gets stage fright, imagine how five USC Thornton School of Music students felt when they were asked to sing for the 10-time Grammy winner during the school's Popular Music Forum class. But if they were nervous, it didn't show: All five nailed their songs.
In the days leading up to Veterans Day, retired Gen. David Petraeus returned to USC for a jam-packed week. Petraeus discussed international affairs, gave career advice, opened the USC Veterans Resource Center and joined ROTC cadets for a morning run around the Coliseum.