Students suggested ways for fellow Muslims to celebrate the month-long holiday during a time of isolation and academic stress.
Many people around the world chose not to celebrate Thingyan this year in light of the current political and humanitarian crisis occurring in Myanmar.
President Carol Folt distributed the 40-page report via email and pledged the university would take serious efforts to address the report’s suggestions.
She claims she faced a hostile work environment where she was discriminated against for being a Black woman.
Despite efforts from the university’s administration to deter student travel, an increase in positive cases brought on by travel to popular spring break locations might call into question the effectiveness of wellness days.
Called “Spread Care, Not COVID,” the campaign uses positivity and creative messaging to emphasize social responsibility to fellow students.
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.
Vaccine distribution across LA County has been inequitable against poorer, nonwhite neighborhoods.
Environmental groups have spent years calling on the university to liquidate its investments in the fossil fuel industry.
Some students said they were surprised that the position had not existed before and shared their expectations for USC’s diversity efforts.