USC responds to claim by parents of Ming Qu and Ying Wu

February 6, 2014

In a gesture of sympathy and kindness, the university had initially offered to compensate the parents for the cost of their children’s education and other expenses. The parents declined USC’s offer and instead chose to engage an attorney to sue the university. The courts did not find the university responsible. Our university community continues to mourn the loss of Ying Wu and Ming Qu. The USC Viterbi School of Engineering created an on-campus memorial to the two students and we posthumously awarded their degrees.