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

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

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

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