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Los Angeles weighs phasing out oil and gas drilling

Jan. 21, 2022 13:57 PM EST

The University Park neighborhood of Los Angeles has a lot in common with urban areas across the U.S.: A dense population with lots of businesses and housing. A cluster of car dealerships. A row of restaurants. Schools and a community center. But nestled in the predominantly Latino...

USC fraternity parties must now have security guard presence

Jan. 20, 2022 13:45 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Most fraternities at the University of Southern California will be allowed to start having parties again in March if security guards are posted at stairs or hallways in fraternity houses that lead to bedrooms, the Los Angeles Times reported. Strict rules issued...

USC forms new committee to combat anti-Semitism on campus

Jan. 13, 2022 20:38 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California announced Thursday that it is expanding awareness training and creating a new committee of Jewish students, faculty and staff as the school works to combat anti-Semitism on campus. President Carol Folt said in a letter that...

Liquor distribution exec sentenced to prison in college scam

Dec. 16, 2021 16:32 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The chief executive of a California liquor distribution company who authorities say paid $500,000 to get her son into college as a bogus athletic recruit was sentenced to six weeks' imprisonment on Thursday. Marci Palatella, 66,of Hillsborough, California, was...

Martin Scorsese Institute to be established by NYU

Dec. 14, 2021 08:51 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Scorsese's alma mater, New York University, is establishing a film institute in his name after a gift from George Lucas and Mellody Hobson. The formation of the Martin Scorsese Institute of Global Cinematic Arts was to be announced Tuesday by NYU's Tisch...

USC to name building for tribal historian Joe Medicine Crow

Nov. 18, 2021 19:05 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A University of Southern California building that had been named for a former president who was a eugenicist will be renamed for the late Joseph Medicine Crow, a USC graduate who became the tribal historian for the Apsáalooke (Crow) Nation and published influential works...

Emerging filmmaker receives 7-figure book deal for thriller

Nov. 17, 2021 14:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An emerging young filmmaker is also very much in demand in the book world. Nick Brooks has reached a seven-figure deal for his young adult thriller “Promise Boys,” in which three boys at a Washington, D.C., charter school investigate the murder of their principal, and...

Utah redistricting maps underscore independent-panel hurdles

Nov. 12, 2021 17:45 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — New redistricting maps that largely ignore the recommendations of a voter-approved commission in Utah are sparking a backlash and highlighting the challenges that independent panels face an era of deep political divisions and surging gerrymandering. ...

Former USC official pleads guilty in college bribery scheme

Nov. 05, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former athletics official at the University of Southern California pleaded guilty Friday to her role in the college admissions bribery scandal, legal filings show. Donna Heinel, the school's former senior associate athletic director, pleaded in U.S....

USC admits 'troubling delay' in warning about fraternity

Oct. 30, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The president of the University of Southern California said there was a “troubling delay” in warning the campus community about allegations of drugging and sexual assault by a fraternity more than three weeks after receiving them. A university...