USC just can’t leave well enough alone when it comes to the venerable Student Union Building.
The USC pharmacy, which has probably been in the Student Union for 80-90 years, has been kicked out in favor of one of Carol Folt’s pet projects, the Office of Sustainability.
And the Daily Trojan student newspaper, which has been on the fourth floor above Tommy Trojan for about 100 years, has just been evicted for La CASA, a center for Latinx advocacy and community.
This is a blow for tradition because for decades you had students like the famous newspaper columnist Art Buchwald covering USC from the fourth-floor of the Student Union building. Everyone on campus knew the Daily Trojan was in the center of the campus.
Remember, during the pandemic, USC kicked the ticket office out of the second floor of the Student Union, which had been there since the 1930’s.
- Paula Cannon, an associate professor of microbiology at the USC Keck School of Medicine, who leads the renaming committee for the University, called Allyson Felix “the ultimate Trojan” in a press release on the renaming of Cromwell Field to Allyson Felix Field.
Yes, “ultimate Trojan” except for the part about actually wearing a USC jersey and competing for a Trojan team.