Two weeks ago, Mayor Pete Buttigieg visited USC and took part in a town hall hosted by the USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future, Fox11, and the USC Political Student Assembly! Speaking to a crowd of 1,200 students, staff, faculty, and community members, Mayor Pete broached many of his platform points and answered questions from USC students. While he … Read More
My Last Advocacy Trip of Graduate School!
My fifth and final trip to Washington D.C. on behalf of the USC Graduate Student Government (GSG) was by far the most effective and organized hill visit I have experienced thus far. As a part of the National Association of Graduate and Professional Students’ (NAGPS) Fall Legislative Action Days, we visited the offices of five Californian congresspeople: Kamala Harris, Linda … Read More
Insights from the Provost/Academic Senate Retreat
Students do not often have the opportunity to learn and think deeply about faculty concerns; however, Debbie and I had the opportunity to join the 2019 Joint Provost/Academic Senate Retreat as Presidents of the Undergraduate and Graduate Student Governments. Focusing primarily on two broad topics, experts in various areas presented for 15-20 minutes on facts and figures about specific parts … Read More
Metro U-Pass Program for Graduate Students!
Public Service Announcement! If you are a programming fee-paying graduate student at USC, you can purchase a reduced-fare transit pass for unlimited rides on Metro rail and bus lines from Graduate Student Government (GSG). Sold on a semester basis (fall, spring, summer), the U-Pass is only $105.50 and can be picked up or reloaded at the GSG offices at both … Read More
The President’s Culture Commission
Many of us at USC are committed to change. After a tumultuous 2018, I am more ready than ever to assist fellow students, staff, faculty, and administrators in restoring trust and re-uniting our community. Dr. Wanda Austin, the Interim President, recently appointed a Culture Commission, charged with overseeing campus culture initiatives and improvements. As one of the representatives of the … Read More
2nd Annual Science Policy Symposium
Ever since joining Graduate Student Government (GSG) and advocating to Californian Senators and Representatives in Washington, D.C. (four times!) on behalf of all USC graduate students, I have become increasingly interested in national policy and how it relates to science and research. I attended a couple of USC Science Policy Group’s meetings and decided to head to the 2nd Annual … Read More