The Radisson Will Now Be Known As USC Hotel

  For the past 20 years, the hotel across the street from USC was known as the “Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Midtown at USC.” But Jan. 1, it becomes the USC Hotel. The 240-room hotel was purchased by USC in 2000 and USC Auxiliary Services assumed operations in 2010. Before the Radisson, it was a Hilton hotel. It will operate as an independent hotel now. Don’t be surprised if USC eventually … Continue reading The Radisson Will Now Be Known As USC Hotel

Former USC Golfer Draws Plenty Of Attention

Doris Chen, who won an NCAA golf title at USC while she was at USC, was disqualified from the LPGA’s qualifying tournament last weekend when she played a ball her mother moved back into play after her tee shot went out of bounds. Alex Valer, Chen’s caddie, told Golf Channel: “Doris did the wrong thing.” Chen did an interview with Golf Channel on Monday: “I feel … Continue reading Former USC Golfer Draws Plenty Of Attention

Max Nikias Officially Resigns

USC president Max Nikias officially resigned today according to Rick Caruso, chairperson of the Board of Trustees. The interim president will be Wanda Austin, who is a member of the Board of Trustees and former president of the Aerospace Corporation. And now for the aggravating part: Nikias will be inducted as President Emeritus and Life Trustee of the University. Everyone gets a golden parachute at USC. Continue reading Max Nikias Officially Resigns

Les Moonves’ Name Temporarily Removed From Media Center

I mentioned a couple days ago the awkward situation created by the fact CBS CEO Les Moonves has his name on the USC journalism media center at Annenberg Hall. Now Moonves and his wife, Julie Chen, have asked for their names to be removed. ”In recognition of the sensitivities surrounding recent allegations against Mr. Moonves, he and Ms. Chen have requested that USC Annenberg temporarily … Continue reading Les Moonves’ Name Temporarily Removed From Media Center

USC Faculty Wants Max Nikias To Formally Resign

It’s been two months since USC announced school president Max Nikias would step down but many faculty members are wondering why it’s taking so long as the fall semester starts in three weeks. More than 670 faculty members signed a letter calling for a “formal resignation.” The faculty is concerned that no interim president has been named and almost nothing has been said about a … Continue reading USC Faculty Wants Max Nikias To Formally Resign