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Category: Quick Takes
This is the short-form blog for providing updates about campus changes. It will sometimes summarize key issues from major announcements, and sometimes it will share new information in faster, more accessible terms than waiting for the next roundup memo.
8/2: COVID-19 safety and other reminders
As fall semester classes near, USC Student Health’s Sarah Van Orman offers these important reminders: Masks: Medical-grade masks or respirator masks (including surgical, N95, KN95 and KF94) are recommended when you are indoors. Masks are required at health care facilities including USC’s Engemann and Eric Cohen student health centers Pre-arrival testing: Students, faculty and staff are advised…
6/16: Suzanne Nora Johnson elected chair of USC Board of Trustees
The USC alumna is an internationally recognized leader who has served in key roles at major nonprofit and corporate organizations. Read the full announcement.
6/6: Julia M. Ritter named dean of the USC Kaufman School of Dance
The dance artist and professor led the dance department at Rutgers University, earning recognition for her scholarly and choreographic research. She starts at USC on July 1. Read the full memo from Provost Charles Zukoski.
￼4/6: DPS chief finalist community input sessions to be held April 15
The committee overseeing the search for a new Department of Public Safety chief will host its finalist community input sessions on Friday, April 15. Sessions will be in the Annenberg Auditorium at Wallis Annenberg Hall, with the first finalist at 3 p.m. and the second finalist at 4:15 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity to…
3/31: Changes to campus access and other COVID-19 updates
Trojan Check: Beginning Monday, April 4, Trojan Check will no longer be required for campus access. Faculty, staff and students should continue to check their symptoms whenever visiting any USC facility; if you develop symptoms, please stay home and arrange for a COVID-19 test as soon as possible. Masking: Masks are recommended but not required,…
3/29: Investing in our faculty and staff
The university will increase faculty and staff compensation and is close to finalizing guidelines for more flexible hybrid and remote work options. All employees will benefit from this plan. Highlights: entry-level wages will exceed Los Angeles’ minimum wage; we will raise the floor for all research, teaching, practical and clinical (RTPC) and tenure-track faculty salaries;…
3/17: President Folt underscores support for LGBTQIA+ communities
In a note to the Trojan community, President Carol L. Folt expresses her unwavering support for and commitment to our LGBTQIA+ communities. She notes that more than 200 anti-LGBTQIA+ bills have been introduced this year, and that they send damaging messages even if they don’t pass. Read the complete email.
2/18: Lifting of some COVID-19 measures planned for March 1
Beginning March 1, students who are up to date on their vaccinations (including a booster) will no longer be required to test weekly. Also starting March 1, reservations will no longer be required for general access to the USC Village, Lyon Center and HSC Fitness Center gyms. Guests will also be permitted in residence halls, in…
2/16: Outdoor masking requirement lifted
In alignment with Los Angeles County’s revised public health order, USC-sponsored outdoor events of all sizes no longer require masking for attendees. Masking continues to be required indoors, in special environments including on USC transportation, and in all USC health care facilities including testing sites. Stay informed on USC’s current plans and programs by visiting…