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Twin Torero Experience: Melissa and Michelle Stencil

The transition to college is an exciting time in any young adult’s life. However, with that excitement comes apprehension. The unfamiliar places, subjects, and people that a new student might meet appear daunting. However, for some Toreros, that journey was made with a familiar face — their twin. In the summer of 2012, 10 sets of twins committed to the University of San Diego — nine stayed at USD past their first year. Over the next few months, USD News Center will feature the twins’ stories, highlighting their shared experiences as well as who they are as individuals, giving them a chance to look back on the journey and contemplate what’s next.


Lighting the Way Towards Peace

The candles flickered in the wind in front of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (IPJ) as students, faculty, and community members gathe…

Homecoming Weekend

PHOTOS: Homecoming Weekend 2015

The University of San Diego celebrated its history and its vibrancy by welcoming alumni, parents, families and friends to campus for Homecoming and Fa…

Torero Store grand opening

PHOTOS: Torero Store Grand Opening

Digital walls and screens, interactive retail technology and concierge textbook sales are only a few of the new features at the new University of San …

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Author 'Art' E. Hughes, 1929-2015

Author “Art” E. Hughes, whose 24 years as the University of San Diego’s first president was highlighted by his leadership during a 1…

Move-In Weekend

PHOTOS: Move-In Weekend

After a weekend of unpacking, forming new friendships and exploring the campus, the Class of 2019 has officially made the University of San Diego thei…

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Founders' Scholar: Ailsa Tirado

Ailsa Tirado thought she had it all worked out. She planned to go to community college for two years and work to make money to pay for college once sh…


DeRoche Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Edward DeRoche, director of the University of San Diego Character Development Center, has received the Sanford N. McDonnell Award for Lifetime Achieve…

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Paddling With the President

Proving that he’s not afraid to get his feet wet, on his second day on the job, USD’s new president, Dr. Jim Harris, went out kayaking wit…