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Laura Claus

Laura Claus '13: Shining a Light on Injustice

On the night of April 14, 2014, the militant Islamist group Boko Haram entered the dormitories of the Government Secondary School in Chibok, Nigeria, and kidnapped the 276 female students — most of whom were between the ages of 12 and 18 — residing there. In the days following the brazen mass abduction, Boko Haram’s leadership released a video claiming responsibility, alleging that the kidnapped girls had been “liberated” by having converted to Islam, and threatening to sell them as child brides and sex slaves unless all of their militant members were freed from Nigeria’s prisons.

Bryson Brigman

Four Toreros Selected in MLB Draft

Four University of San Diego baseball players were selected in the annual Major League Baseball draft this past weekend, led by sophomore shortstop, B…

What I Be

What I Be Project: Reclaiming Your Power

From February 15-20, the University of San Diego hosted a very special guest: Steve Rosenfield. Even if you haven’t heard his name, you’ve…

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WorldLink: Inspiring Youth to Take Action

Olivia Zaller is one reason to believe in a better world, a better future. The junior at Coronado High School is passionate about global issues, cares…

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Intersession 2016 January 4 - 22

To view a list of all the courses available during Intersession 2016 please visit or feel free to do a search through the mysandi…

Malina Hood

Torero Basketball Seasons Begin Anew

Cindy Fisher is in the midst of her 11th season as University of San Diego women's basketball head coach. She's been in a coaching role for nearly 30 …


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…


USD: A Hub for Innovation

For the past few years, a large number of students, faculty and staff at the University of San Diego have been fervently working on a single g…

Homecoming Weekend

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…

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Meet Our 2015 Faculty Rockstars

Officially, their job title is simply stated as professor. It lets a student generally know who will be teaching their class at the University of San …

Torero Store grand opening

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…

Focus on Global Learning

USD Earns Internationalization Award

Take a moment to look at a globe or global map and what do you see? An answer may come quickly to some, while others might examine it longer, wanting …

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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…

USD President Harris Kayaking

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…

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