That famous movie line “greed is good” isn’t too far off the mark for USC professor Colin Jones. He’s trying to build a world-class finance program to go with the Darla Moore Business School’stop-ranked international program. The goal is to make USC students competitive for top-dollar jobs from Wall Street to Main Street.
Learning about life is just as important as core classes at Olympia Learning Center, an alternative school for students expelled from their home schools. Small-group discussions introduce students to those skills and help make them better citizens.
Mix student housing with a historic neighborhood and there’s the potential for lots of housing violations. But University Hill around USC has one of the best records of all those around campus. The secret? A vigilant neighborhood association that does frequent walk-throughs and doesn’t hesitate to let city officials know of any violations. Not… Read More University Hill cracks down on code violations
By Isabelle Khurshudyan and Brantley Fortenberry July 22, 2013 Wales Garden Neighborhood Association President Andrew Marion doesn’t mind the USC students who have moved into his cozy Columbia community until the late-night parties when he’s charged with damage control. Then the difficulties that can come from living close to the urban campus of a large… Read More Town/Gown: Student renters, older residents feel divide in Wales Garden
By Kyle Heck July 19, 2013 Vi Hendley has lived in Olympia for 30 years. She was around when Olympia and Granby mills were up and running, and she was around when they closed in 1996. And she has been around as more college students, most from the nearby University of South Carolina, have moved… Read More Town/Gown: Olympia struggles with student influx
USC’s U101 program has a track record of success in helping new students. But it’s still just an option, and that means some students remain ambivalent about it. (Above – a page from one of the workbooks to help students organize their time.) By Brantley Fortenberry July 9, 2013 USC freshmen have a decision to… Read More For 40 years, USC’s U101 has stressed freshman success