An email sent by Vice President of Student Affairs Winston Crisp Friday morning detailed that the Trojans will play the Utah Utes at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 20th -- the same day as President Carol Folt’s Inauguration as well as the filming of MSNBC’s Climate Forum.
The announcement comes after the PAC-12 made an agreement with the NFL, where USC’s football team agreed to share the Coliseum with the Los Angeles Rams - forcing the Trojans to shift some of their weekend games to the weekday.
While the game will be played in the evening, Folt’s inauguration is scheduled at 10 a.m. Friday. The ceremony will be hosted at Alumni Memorial Park, with a celebratory luncheon after.
At the same time, MSNBC will be filming the second half of their two-day Climate Forum at Wallis Annenberg Hall from 6 a.m. to noon. The forum, which is also sponsored by New York Magazine and Our Daily Planet, will allow students to ask 2020 presidential candidates questions about their stances on climate change and sustainability.
The candidates will be taking questions live at Georgetown University from locations across the country including New Hampshire, Iowa, and USC. The event will be livestreamed and highlights will be broadcast in the evening on MSNBC’s “All in with Chris Hayes.”
The 20th also marks the start of a week-long global climate strike. Several student organizations at USC, including the Environmental Student Association, USG, and USC Environmental Core, are taking part in a strike at Tommy Trojan from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
“We are coming together to draw attention to global, governmental, local, and individual inaction concerning the ever-worsening state of the environment,” ESA wrote in an email to members.
According to the ESA’s Facebook event, the goals of the strike are to demand action to “greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions” and “ensure equity and justice for marginalized communities.”
More information on Folt’s inauguration, including a schedule of events and a history of USC presidents, can be found on USC’s official inauguration site.
Details about the MSNBC Town Hall and an RSVP link can be found on USC Annenberg’s events page.
An official RSVP link to the global climate strike is available through the global climate strike website.