ESPN Shows Trojan Pride

USC students looking to show their pride can watch the live ESPN telecast of the Sept. 12 USC football game at Ohio State in 3-D at USC’s Galen Center. The telecast at the center is free, and tickets to the 5 p.m. showing are available at Heritage Hall from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, and at the USC Ticket Office from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays.

CSU Long Beach Ranks High

U.S.News & World Report ranked Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) the fourth best university among public master’s universities in the western United States in the 2010 edition of America’s Best Colleges Guide. This marks the second year in a row CSULB has ranked fourth after moving up a spot in the 2008 report.

CSULB ranked third lowest among master’s universities in the west in the “Least Debt” category, with 41 percent of its grads leaving with an average debt of $10,671. CSULB was also recognized for its racial diversity, ranking sixth among all master’s universities in the western region, and its College of Engineering was ranked among the best undergraduate engineering programs in the nation.

Bruins Are Super Green

UCLA placed ninth in a top-20 ranking of the “coolest” schools in the nation environmentally, according to Sierra Magazine. An environmentally friendly school apparently matters to 67 percent of students applying to college, according to the magazine staff.

The rankings were based on total scores assigned to universities after adding up the points earned for sustainability efforts in the eight categories of academics, administration, efficiency, energy, food, purchasing, transportation and waste management. For waste management, UCLA received a perfect 10.

Waste management efforts include implementing a campus-wide recycling program, introducing biodegradable utensils in campus food courts, recycling materials from construction projects, recovering water from labs and air conditioning systems and composting food waste in the dining halls.