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Speaking out. Students voiced concerns about recent seating changes and entrance problems at the Coliseum at an Undergraduate Student Government town hall with Athletics Department and Student Affairs officials Tuesday night.
Students: left out, frustrated
University officials, students meet to hash out qualms over Coliseum seat changes.
By ELIZABETH GELI and TOREY VAN OOT
Students finally had their say on student seating sections for home football games Tuesday night.
About 200 students and alumni attended Undergraduate Student Government’s first town hall meeting to address concerns regarding the recent changes to student seating at the Coliseum.
After originally cutting the student section to 8,000 seats, Student Affairs and the Athletics Department announced Tuesday in an open letter published in the Daily Trojan Sept 19 that they would offer an additional 600 seats at future games to the 12,000 Spirit Activities Card holders.
According to the letter, the 600 seats were added based on student attendance from Saturday’s game, which the Ticket Office said was 8,600.
At the meeting, however, Department of Public Safety Chief Carey Drayton said 9,200 students
— 8,000 in the student section, 800 in standing-room only arid 400 in unclaimed seats provided by the Ticket Office — were let in the Coliseum.
No one from the Ticket Office was present at the meeting.
Despite the changes, most students said they are still upset about the lack of input they had in these decisions.
Associate Vice President of Student Affairs Lori White, Drayton and three representatives from Athletics attended the meeting and opened the floor to questions from the audience.
The main points raised at the meeting —lines, safety, Spirit Activities Cards and the quality and quantity of seats
— were in response to student uproar
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George Lucas to give largest USC donation ever
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The $175 million will go to renovations, new facilities and a cinema school endowment.
By JOANNA LIN
George Lucas announced Tuesday that his private foundation, Lucasfilm Foundation, will donate $175 million to USC for new and existing facilities in and an endowment for the School of Cinema-Television.
The milestone gift — $75 million for the construction of new educational buildings and renovations of existing structures combined with a $100-million endowment — is the largest single donation in USC history, President Steven B. Sample said in a statement.
The "Star Wars” creator’s donation will build a new “137,000-square-foot state-of-the-art complex,” according to a ground-breaking ceremony invitation which kept the donor’s name secret and was recently sent to civic leaders, university officials and professors, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The Sueldo brothers are two of the many USC students teaching local high school students.
By CHAU TU
Twin brothers Matias and Alejandro Sueldo are among nearly 140 USC students signed up to teach local high school students about the world through the Teaching International Relations Program, an outreach program sponsored by the School of International Relations.
“It has been the best year ever,” said Arlene Valenzuela, program coordinator for TIRP and a junior majoring in international relations and Italian, noting that this semester brought out the largest number of volunteers ever.
In TIRP, USC students create interactive lesson plans to teach high-schoolers in the local community about international relations in four, one-hour class sessions, Valenzuela said.
"USC students have the opportunity to apply their inter-
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Twofold. Matias, left, and Alejandro Sueldo have been in Teaching International Relations Program for three years.