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After violence, USC tries to soothe anxious parents in China
After violence, USC tries to soothe anxious parents in China

In the wake of this summer’s slaying of a Chinese USC graduate student near campus, dozens of Chinese parents who have children at the school packed a hotel conference room in Beijing this week seeking answers about university security as the academic year gets underway. For USC, which has the most Chinese students of any university in the country, the stakes for its reputation are high. In fall 2013, the school had 3,689 Chinese students. “USC is not passive in any way about safety and security,” Katharine Harrington, vice president of admissions, told the Beijing gathering on Thursday. In addition to the Beijing briefing, the school held meetings in Shanghai and...

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