The Bar-On Brief: Equality on company boards shouldn’t be a government mandate

Link -- The Bar-On Brief: Equality on company boards shouldn’t be a government mandate Photo by Adriana Sanchez | Daily Trojan By SHAULI BAR-ON October 9, 2018 in Columns, Opinion On Sept. 30, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 826, a measure that will mandate a gender quota on the boards of directors of California-based companies. Essentially, … Continue reading The Bar-On Brief: Equality on company boards shouldn’t be a government mandate

The Bar-On Brief: Removing criminal history will benefit Common App

Link -- The Bar-On Brief: Removing criminal history will benefit Common App By SHAULI BAR-ON September 24, 2018 in Columns, Opinion   Last week, the Daily Trojan reported that USC graduate student Robert L. Walker II’s USC email is linked to a username that was active in a chatroom used to organize the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in … Continue reading The Bar-On Brief: Removing criminal history will benefit Common App

The Bar-On Brief: Do not turn community colleges into diploma mills

Link -- The Bar-On Brief: Do not turn community colleges into diploma mills By SHAULI BAR-ON August 28, 2018 in Columns, Opinion   In June, the California legislature finalized a plan that will encourage community colleges to confer degrees to students and allow them to transfer to four-year colleges by withholding funding from low-performing community colleges. This is a flawed … Continue reading The Bar-On Brief: Do not turn community colleges into diploma mills

OPINION: Tinder update is not a solution for students’ social isolation

Link -- OPINION: Tinder update is not a solution for students’ social isolation By SHAULI BAR-ON August 26, 2018 in Opinion   Despite the digital connectivity that sets this generation apart from its predecessors, it’s sadly ironic that loneliness is one of the most profound concerns of the modern age. Tinder, a dating app in which users swipe … Continue reading OPINION: Tinder update is not a solution for students’ social isolation

COUNTERPOINT: The University should expand professor evaluation services

COUNTERPOINT: The University should expand professor evaluation services  By SHAULI BAR-ON April 25, 2018 in Columns, Opinion Art by Shideh Ghandeharizadeh | Daily Trojan As the semester comes to a close with the last week of instruction, we are approaching the dreaded week of final exams. But in the coming days, students will also have the opportunity to assess their … Continue reading COUNTERPOINT: The University should expand professor evaluation services

COUNTERPOINT: New campus mural produces unnecessary racial divisions

COUNTERPOINT: New campus mural produces unnecessary racial divisions  By SHAULI BAR-ON April 18, 2018 in Columns, Opinion, Point/Counterpoint Art by Di Wu | Daily Trojan The USC Annenberg Institute for Diversity and Empowerment in conjunction with the art collective When Woman Disrupt installed a controversial mural on March 22. The sentence “Dismantle Whiteness and Misogyny on this Campus” is painted … Continue reading COUNTERPOINT: New campus mural produces unnecessary racial divisions

COUNTERPOINT: Balance expanded election voter turnout with strong security

COUNTERPOINT: Balance expanded election voter turnout with strong security By SHAULI BAR-ON April 11, 2018 in Columns, Opinion   Since President Donald Trump was elected into office, much of the mainstream news coverage has been devoted to the investigation into Russia’s influence on the United States election. But instead, we should turn our attention to within our own borders … Continue reading COUNTERPOINT: Balance expanded election voter turnout with strong security

COUNTERPOINT: Asking for citizenship status on the census not unconstitutional

COUNTERPOINT: Asking for citizenship status on the census not unconstitutional  By SHAULI BAR-ON April 4, 2018 in Columns, Opinion, Point/Counterpoint Art by Joscelyn Stocks | Daily Trojan In his farewell address, former President Barack Obama said, “It falls to each of us to be those anxious, jealous guardians of our democracy; to embrace the joyous task we’ve been given to … Continue reading COUNTERPOINT: Asking for citizenship status on the census not unconstitutional

COUNTERPOINT: Deleting all social media after recent scandal is misguided

COUNTERPOINT: Deleting all social media after recent scandal is misguided  By SHAULI BAR-ON March 28, 2018 in Columns, Opinion, Point/Counterpoint Art by Effren Villanueva | Daily Trojan Earlier this month, it was uncovered that Facebook users’ privacy was breached by a third-party application: British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. Since then, paranoid users have been deactivating their profiles in a … Continue reading COUNTERPOINT: Deleting all social media after recent scandal is misguided

OPINION: Unionization of college athletes is misguided, ineffective

OPINION: Unionization of college athletes is misguided, ineffective  By SHAULI BAR-ON March 21, 2018 in Opinion   March Madness is the time of year when the country’s most talented college basketball players have a chance to make a name for themselves, get noticed by NBA recruiters and bring home the national championship for their colleges. In the college … Continue reading OPINION: Unionization of college athletes is misguided, ineffective

COUNTERPOINT: Language that offends should not be grounds for expulsion

Link -- COUNTERPOINT: Language that offends should not be grounds for expulsion By Shauli Bar-On  March 21, 2018 in Opinion, Point/Counterpoint Art by Effren Villanueva | Daily Trojan  Rights exist primarily for one simple reason: to prevent wrongs. However, rights are not absolute — they must exist in a hierarchy because in many instances, rights collide with and contradict one … Continue reading COUNTERPOINT: Language that offends should not be grounds for expulsion

COUNTERPOINT: USC should represent students currently paying for rising tuition

Link: COUNTERPOINT: USC should represent students currently paying for rising tuition By Shauli Bar-On March 6, 2018 in Opinion Tuition increases are common practice in colleges around the country. Annually, every school increases the cost of attendance. These tuition increases are to account for inflation, to fund projects and to tackle important issues. With a tuition increase … Continue reading COUNTERPOINT: USC should represent students currently paying for rising tuition

COUNTERPOINT: Ideological inclusivity is essential to a complete college education

Link: Counterpoint: Ideologicial inclusivity is essential to a complete college education By SHAULI BAR-ON February 27, 2018 in Opinion, Point/Counterpoint Art by Di Wu The word “education” appears in the Constitution exactly zero times. The 10th Amendment specifically states that everything not under the federal government’s jurisdiction in the Constitution is reserved exclusively for the states or the people to … Continue reading COUNTERPOINT: Ideological inclusivity is essential to a complete college education

Counterpoint: Increased security in schools will foster safety for students

Link: Counterpoint: Increased security in schools will foster safety for students  By SHAULI BAR-ON February 21, 2018 in Opinion, Point/Counterpoint   Art by Grace Cillo | Daily Trojan Former Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Nikolas Cruz is accused of walking onto the campus in Parkland, Fla. and attacking dozens of helpless students with an AR-15 gun. The shooting … Continue reading Counterpoint: Increased security in schools will foster safety for students

COUNTERPOINT: Colleges have the obligation to protect speakers’ free speech

Link: Colleges have the obligation to protect speakers’ free speech By SHAULI BAR-ON Art by Lisa Kim February 14, 2018 in Opinion, Point/Counterpoint Self-identified white nationalist Richard Spencer was invited to speak at the University of Cincinnati on March 14. No, the school did not deny the controversial speaker the right to speak. They did not refuse to give him … Continue reading COUNTERPOINT: Colleges have the obligation to protect speakers’ free speech

Counterpoint: Professors’ political views cannot alienate students

Link: Counterpoint: Professors’ political views cannot alienate students  By SHAULI BAR-ON January 31, 2018 in Columns, Opinion Art by Di Wu | Daily Trojan By the fourth week of classes, students are more familiar with their professors, and know more about their teaching style, rigor and, in many cases, political views. While understanding their professors can help some students … Continue reading Counterpoint: Professors’ political views cannot alienate students

COUNTERPOINT: Idealized standards of consent are not realistic

Link: COUNTERPOINT: Idealized standards of consent are not realistic January 24, 2018 in Columns, Opinion Art by Di Wu | Daily Trojan This past weekend, over 4 million people worldwide took to the streets in demonstration for the annual Women’s March. The first women’s march took place last January after President Donald Trump’s first day in office. The … Continue reading COUNTERPOINT: Idealized standards of consent are not realistic

OPINION: Dining halls must adapt to Jewish dietary needs

OPINION: Dining halls must adapt to Jewish dietary needs  By SHAULI BAR-ON January 9, 2018 in Opinion   Los Angeles is a metropolitan hub for Jews. After the New York City area, Los Angeles has the most Jews in the United States. And yet, in a city with over 600,000 Jewish people, USC does not adequately offer dining … Continue reading OPINION: Dining halls must adapt to Jewish dietary needs

MIDDLE-CLASS SQUEEZE

MIDDLE-CLASS SQUEEZE Students in the socioeconomic middle are pinched by rising tuition, but they don’t qualify for financial aid. BY SHAULI BAR-ON AND KARAN NEVATIA Ashley Chen, a freshman majoring in neuroscience, submitted her college applications in Fall 2016 alongside hundreds of thousands of other students. But as she filled out her Free Application for … Continue reading MIDDLE-CLASS SQUEEZE

USC adds portrait of first lady Pat Nixon

USC adds portrait of first lady Pat Nixon  By SHAULI BAR-ON November 13, 2017 in News Photo by the Richard Nixon Foundation Hundreds of people attended a ceremony last week celebrating the 80th anniversary of former First Lady Patricia Nixon’s graduation from USC. Nixon, who was married to President Richard Nixon, graduated cum laude from USC in 1937, … Continue reading USC adds portrait of first lady Pat Nixon

Vigil held for victims of Texas shooting

Vigil held for victims of Texas shooting By SHAULI BAR-ON November 6, 2017 in Campus, Featured, NewsPhoto by Chris Chou    Just one month after hosting a vigil following a mass shooting in Las Vegas, members of the USC community again gathered under the same roof on Monday to mourn the 26 killed and over 20 injured in Sunday’s church … Continue reading Vigil held for victims of Texas shooting

USC reacts to terror attack in Las Vegas

USC reacts to terror attack in Las Vegas By SHAULI BAR-ON October 3, 2017 in News Photo by Tucker Judkins | Daily Trojan   In the wake of a mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 59 and left hundreds injured on Sunday night, students across campus have expressed concern for friends and loved ones in Nevada, as … Continue reading USC reacts to terror attack in Las Vegas

Contributed Reporting: Campus locked down after faculty member falsely alerted students of active shooter, DPS said

Campus locked down after faculty member falsely alerted students of active shooter, DPS said By DIANA KRUZMAN AND TOMÁS MIER October 2, 2017 in Featured, News Photo by Tal Volk | Daily Trojan Reports of gunfire at Fertitta Hall triggered a police response and sent students fleeing the campus Monday afternoon. Following an hour-long, campus-wide lockdown, no evidence of … Continue reading Contributed Reporting: Campus locked down after faculty member falsely alerted students of active shooter, DPS said

Resource center for undocumented students approved

Resource center for undocumented students approved By TOMáS MIER AND SHAULI BAR-ON September 27, 2017 in Featured   Undocumented student and ally group IDEAS at USC has pushed for undocumented students to have an official go-to space on campus. Now, the University is moving toward making that resource a reality. Last week, the American Studies and Ethnicity Department … Continue reading Resource center for undocumented students approved

USC senior Aubtin Heydari speaks about the counterprotests in Charlottesville

Interviewer: Shauli Bar-On Video Shooter: Jonathan Xue Read the article: https://goo.gl/F8DVib USC senior Aubtin Heydari speaks about the counterprotests in Charlottesville, and the tragic attack that left one dead and many injured, himself included. https://www.facebook.com/DailyTrojan/videos/10155681899683972/?hc_ref=ARSoMjSFIFfQvwrSkU5OKVlgnYyDSmFBk6Koewru-_yHsVcJKw0I0vTOG6bLvm_4jJ0&pnref=story

After Charlottesville, a student’s path to recovery and resilience

After Charlottesville, a student’s path to recovery and resilience By SHAULI BAR-ON AND TERRY NGUYEN September 17, 2017 in Featured Photo by Jonathon Xue | Daily Trojan Aubtin Heydari does not remember much about Aug. 12. But, the one distinct memory that constantly resurfaces in his mind was his trip in the ambulance the afternoon of the white … Continue reading After Charlottesville, a student’s path to recovery and resilience

‘Dean Joan’ leaves legacy of female empowerment

‘Dean Joan’ leaves legacy of female empowerment By SHAULI BAR-ON September 12, 2017 in News Photo from Joan Schaefer’s website   Last week, the USC community lost a member of the Trojan Family known iconically as “Dean Joan,” who has been described as a beacon for students seeking advice, a listening ear and a genuine friend. Joan Metcalf … Continue reading ‘Dean Joan’ leaves legacy of female empowerment

First-gen mentorship program provides support system for students

First-gen mentorship program provides support system for students By SHAULI BAR-ON August 29, 2017 in Campus, News Photo courtesy of Gina Ibrahim   As the number of first generation college students grows on campus, the First Generation Mentorship Program seeks to provide assistance and resources to this expanding niche of students. For this year’s freshmen class, 16 percent are … Continue reading First-gen mentorship program provides support system for students

Provost pledges USC’s support for DACA students

Provost pledges USC’s support for DACA students By SHAULI BAR-ON August 29, 2017 in Campus, News   Provost Michael Quick reaffirmed the University’s support for undocumented students protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in an email memorandum sent Monday afternoon. The memo comes on the heels of Donald Trump’s threats to end the DACA program, which … Continue reading Provost pledges USC’s support for DACA students

Keck research focuses on the effects of multiple sclerosis on Hispanic Populations

Keck research is focuses on the effects of multiple sclerosis on Hispanic Populations Photo courtesy of USCBy SHAULI BAR-ON August 23, 2017 in News   The USC Keck School of Medicine of USC is looking to find breakthroughs in understanding multiple sclerosis (MS), a disease that disproportionately affects minority groups. Dr. Lilyana Amezcua of the Keck School is … Continue reading Keck research focuses on the effects of multiple sclerosis on Hispanic Populations

Coliseum renovations include new seating, amenities

Photo from USC Coliseum Renovation website Coliseum renovations include new seating, amenities By SHAULI BAR-ON August 13, 2017 in News   The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is receiving a multimillion dollar renovation. “It’s a very ambitious project — a $270 million renovation — and we are well down the road on it,” USC Sports Information Director Tim Tessalone … Continue reading Coliseum renovations include new seating, amenities

Former athletic director files to dismiss lawsuit  

Web URL: Former athletic director files to dismiss lawsuit By SHAULI BAR-ON June 27, 2017 in News   Former USC football star and Athletic Director Mike Garrett and his lawyers are filing a motion to dismiss a case against him alleging he sexually harassed a colleague working at Cal State Los Angeles. The initial case against Garrett was … Continue reading Former athletic director files to dismiss lawsuit  

New residential faculty selected for Village housing

Photo Courtesy of USC News Here to help · Neelesh Tiruviluamala, Laura Baker and John Pascarella are three of the six new faculty members who will live in USC Village’s residential colleges. They were selected from a pool of 17 finalists. Web URL: New residential faculty selected for Village housing By SHAULI BAR-ON June 27, 2017 in News … Continue reading New residential faculty selected for Village housing

USC professors participate in LA homelessness research, census

USC professors participate in LA homelessness research, census By SHAULI BAR-ON June 20, 2017 in News   A core team of five USC professors partnered with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority to conduct the annual homeless count in L.A. County. This marked the first time USC was involved in the LAHSA count. More than 350 … Continue reading USC professors participate in LA homelessness research, census

USC ordered to negotiate with adjunct professors

USC ordered to negotiate with adjunct professors By SHAULI BAR-ON June 9, 2017 in News The National Labor Relations Board ordered USC this week to engage in collective bargaining with the adjunct professors from the Roski School of Art and Design. These professors are not on a tenure track, and USC’s position is that these professors are not … Continue reading USC ordered to negotiate with adjunct professors

USC Village adds vendors, nears completion

USC Village adds vendors, nears completion By SHAULI BAR-ON May 23, 2017 in News USC Village will finish construction by the first week of July, program managers said. Following the construction, end-users including the Departments of Public Safety, Transportation, Student Affairs, Auxiliary and Facilities and Management Services will have access to the buildings. Rooms will be … Continue reading USC Village adds vendors, nears completion

USC valedictorian is more than just a 4.0

USC valedictorian is more than just a 4.0  By SHAULI BARON May 16, 2017 in News   Cooper Nelson thought she wanted to go to college on the East Coast when she was in high school. But little did she know, her college career on the West Coast would end with her delivering the valedictorian speech … Continue reading USC valedictorian is more than just a 4.0