Druhora is a part-time lecturer of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Viterbi who not only taught the class, but also wrote, directed and produced “Lives, Not Grades.” The film is a collaboration between the Viterbi School of Engineering and the United Engineering Foundation, and is the third documentary he has completed in the last two decades.
Los Angeles County expanded vaccine eligibility to anyone 16 or older on April 10, five days earlier than originally anticipated. As vaccine appointment registration for USC students went live on April 12, all spots available for April 15 and 16 were filled within three hours, said Dr. Sarah Van Orman, the Chief Health Officer at the Student Health Center.
Students are concerned over returning to campus in person for the Fall semester.
Reimagine Public Safety, a USC community coalition, is circulating a petition titled “Abolish DPS Invest in Community Care” with the intent to abolish the university’s Department of Public Safety (DPS).In the petition, members of Reimagine Public Safety (RPS) outline three demands: divestment from current policing institutions, investment in communities of color within USC and processing of the petition’s demands in a timely manner.
The rideshare company plans to contribute approximately $500,000 worth of free rides for South Los Angeles residents to travel to a new vaccination site at USC.
For USC professors, travel challenges differ depending on their individual citizenship status. Many don’t want to risk the prospect of infection from traveling, but for some, the U.S. maintains travel restrictions that legally ban them from getting aboard airplanes to return home.
DPS Assistant Chief Deputy David Carlisle said students may have noticed an increase in “high profile” crime alerts around campus, which likely caused the perception of increased crime rates.