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LGBT center makes progress

Students hope to grow support for proposed plan SafeZone, an awareness group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, and USC's Multicultural Student Affairs Committee have completed the benchmark procedures based on other SEC schools' budgeting plans in forming a future resource center for LGBT students and are aiming to spread campus support for next semester. The resource center, which was proposed by Student Government Sen. Ben Muller on Nov. 3, will provide educational resources and trained counselors for students, but a lack of appropriate funding is hindering it.


Obama honors USC research professor

Outten wins presidential award for scientists, engineers In 1993, former President Bill Clinton commissioned the National Science and Technology Council. Since 1996, the U.S. government has been honoring the nation's most promising new researchers and innovators each year with the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. This year, one of USC's own assistant professors was named among the 85 recipients of this prestigious award to be honored in Washington, D.C., for their scientific contributions to the improvement of society.


First Gaga class, now Radiohead

Music school class on alternative rock band already full Ever since it first formed in 1985, alternative English rock band Radiohead has been changing the face of music with its innovative experimentation and unique instrumental blends. From "OK Computer" to "Kid A," the band has garnered a large following of fans from every corner of the world and certainly shows no signs of stopping. And now for the first time, USC students can chart Radiohead's musical journey from beginning to end, as the music department has introduced its brand new course, which will focus strictly on Radiohead's impact on the music world.


Robbery raises safety concerns

Student pistol-whipped while walking home from Five Points It had been a typical Thursday night at Five Points for third-year advertising student Andrew Norris. After spending some time with friends at Harper's Restaurant followed by a few drinks at Delaney's, Norris decided to take the short, usually well-traveled route back to his apartment at 1900 Greene St., just a few yards away from the bustle of Five Points.