CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Todd May isn't sure how his book "Death" ended up in the hands of a sitcom writer at NBC, but he aims to find out one day. It was the beginning of a fruitful, if unlikely,...
Officials warn football fans, others of Clemson-area mumps
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Officials say fans who went to Clemson for last month's football game against the University of South Carolina may have been exposed to mumps.
The state Health and Environmental Control Department tells news outlets people who visited or lived at Clemson University or Tri-County Technical College from Nov. 21-29 may have been exposed to the viral infection.
Jets’ Leggett helping raise awareness for abdominal injuries
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Jordan Leggett remembers the sudden buzz on the sideline and in the stands as cellphones lit up with texts delivering the scary news.
A young player from a rival high school football squad in Florida had been seriously injured during a game and he might not make it.
"Everybody on the team where I was from was like, 'Oh, man, he must've just got like a big hit,'" the New York Jets tight end recalled. "We heard later that he passed away, so it was kind of a big deal."
Clemson: 6 still hospitalized after party floor collapse
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — A school spokesman said six Clemson University students remain hospitalized after they were hurt during a weekend party when the floor collapsed at the clubhouse of an off-campus housing complex.
Clemson police said 30 people were hurt early Sunday when the floor gave way during jumping and dancing at The Woodlands of Clemson clubhouse.
Dozens hurt in floor collapse at S. Carolina condo party
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — The floor of a condominium clubhouse near Clemson University collapsed during a large private party early Sunday, hurtling dozens of people into the basement, authorities said.
About 30 people were taken to local hospitals after the center of the floor caved in at the clubhouse near the South Carolina university. Clemson City Police said nobody was trapped and none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.
Dozens injured when building floor collapses in SC
Clemson artist uses embroidered bras to tell #MeToo stories
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — On the first day of classes in August, art professor David Detrich told his intermediate sculpture students at Clemson University to create pieces around the theme "boundary."
There were no size or material limitations.
Senior Geneva Hutchinson decided to tell a story with bras.
She took a clothesline and clothespins to Trustee Park in the middle of campus and hung up 10 bras of different sizes and colors. Each was embroidered with a phrase about sexual assault.
True freshmen come up big in season’s opening week
The 2018 college football season started the way last season ended - with big performances from true freshmen.
One year after Alabama freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and Georgia freshman quarterback Jake Fromm squared off in the College Football Playoff championship game, plenty of other newcomers across the country garnered playing time and made the most of it in the season’s opening week.
Here’s a rundown of some of the noteworthy freshman contributions.
Students moving in this weekend at Clemson University
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — First-year students are getting ready for the fall semester at Clemson University this weekend.
School officials say teams of volunteers are helping first-year students move into residence halls on Saturday.
Former Clemson athletic staffer arrested on felony charge
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — A recently retired Clemson athletic department staffer was arrested on grand larceny over missing university property.
Former Charleston police chief is new Clemson chief
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — The former police chief in Charleston is now the new police chief for Clemson University.
The school announced Friday that Greg Mullen is its new police chief and associate vice president for public safety.
Clemson says Mullen had been interim chief since May and was the best candidate after a nationwide search.
Clemson: No clear cause on South Carolina fish kill
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A Clemson University professor says it's unclear what caused a fish kill in South Carolina lakes last month.
The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reported a Clemson professor studied the cause of a fish kill at Lake Bowen and another reservoir in Spartanburg County.
BAYFIELD, Wis. (AP) — A recent study of 35 national parks found the waters off an island in northwestern Wisconsin had the highest concentration of plastic pollution.
The National Park Service, South Carolina's Clemson University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Debris Program began working on the two-year study in 2015.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — UN Ambassador Nikki Haley says today's college graduates should be grateful to live in America.
"As a country we are experiencing something of a gratitude crisis today," Haley said in her commencement address Thursday at Clemson University.
Haley, who was South Carolina's governor before President Donald Trump appointed her UN Ambassador, offered two tips for living a life of what she called "active gratitude."
Haley, Scott to address Clemson graduates next month
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott will be the graduation speakers for Clemson University's graduation ceremonies this year.
Haley is the former South Carolina governor whose daughter attends Clemson. Haley will also receive an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities degree. She is a 1994 Clemson graduate.
Haley will speak to graduates form the College of Business and the College of Education on May 10.
GreenJackets announce limited number of tickets available for Clemson vs UGA game
The Augusta GreenJackets have released a limited number of general admissions standing room rickets for tonight's game between the Clemson University and University of Georgia baseball teams at SRP Park.
Tickets are available online only at https://bit.ly/2qqBpsr.
Tickets are first come, first serve, according to the release.
It also states that the green parking lot, the hotel parking deck inside Riverside Village, is completely sold out.
Clemson University receives $2.5 million gift
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson University is getting a $2.5 million donation from a founder of a South Carolina advertising agency.
The school said in a news release Thursday that the money comes from Joe and Gretchen Erwin of Greenville. Joe Erwin was a co-founder of Erwin Penland Advertising. He now leads Endeavor, a co-working venture.
Erwin is a 1979 Clemson grad with a degree in political science.
- The Florence Morning NewsPublic invited to follow Clemson Ag Tour this week across SCMay 20, 2019
- The Florence Morning NewsDarlington County students earn a trip to ClemsonMay 10, 2019
- The Florence Morning NewsResearcher uses Clemson facilities to help develop gluten-busting wheatApril 7, 2019
- The Florence Morning NewsBeekeepers watchful as Pee Dee counties increase mosquito sprayingsSeptember 27, 2018
- Aiken StandardClemson, Georgia Southern to play exhibition game at SRP ParkSeptember 25, 2018
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina university is settling a lawsuit filed by a student over his one-year suspension for sexual misconduct and other infractions.
S.C. pesticide regulator stresses speed, accuracy when reporting violations
In response to pesticide use – or alleged misuse – in Aiken County, the state’s pesticide regulation agency held a town hall meeting at Oakwood-Windsor Elementary School.
Clemson University Department of Pesticide Regulation officials spoke for about an hour-and-a-half Tuesday night, stressing the importance of haste and accuracy when reporting suspected pesticide abuse.
S.C. pesticide regulator hosting information session in Aiken on Tuesday
The state agency in charge of pesticide distribution and use is hosting an informational town hall in Aiken on Tuesday night.
The Clemson University Department of Pesticide Regulation – a university off-shoot that works with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the S.C. Department of Agriculture – will discuss how pesticide use is licensed, surveilled and enforced throughout South Carolina.
Haley says daughter accepted to Clemson nursing program
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is celebrating her daughter's achievements at her own alma mater.
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said on Twitter Sunday that her daughter Rena had been accepted into the nursing program at Clemson University.
Haley wrote, "We are so proud of you Rena." She also posted a photo of her daughter at age three, saying she had told a pre-school teacher she wanted to study nursing at Clemson.
Clemson sailing club treasurer spent on rent, spring break
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — A Clemson University student who managed money for the school's sailing club is accused of using the group's funds to pay for his tuition, rent, a spring break trip and the deposit on a class ring.
Clemson University sophomore found dead at off-campus home
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — A Clemson University student has been found dead in his off-campus residence.
News outlets report the university said in a news release that 19-year-old Bowen Paul Ellis, of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, was found dead Saturday afternoon.
Dean of Students Chris Miller says Ellis' roommates found him unresponsive at their apartment.
Clemson, USC to partner in research with new Samsung plant
NEWBERRY, S.C. (AP) — Samsung is bringing together South Carolina's two biggest universities — and sports rivals — to partner with the South Korean electronics company for research into home appliances.
The new Palmetto Consortium for Home Appliance Innovation was announced Friday at Samsung's new plant in Newberry, where washing machines should be coming off assembly lines next month, and 950 workers should be employed at the $380 million plant by 2020.
As S. Carolina bear numbers rise, road encounters increase
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina wildlife officials are keeping an eye on the number of bears killed outside the hunting season as the state's bear population grows and habitat encroachment increases.
HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Sonoco, one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, has announced a new research partnership with Clemson University.
The Sonoco FRESH (Food Research Excellence for Safety and Health) initiative will develop new technologies and new forms of packaging to optimize the fresh food lifecycle.
Clemson University implodes 1950s-era hotel
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Officials in South Carolina have brought down a hotel built in 1950 with an implosion that sent up a cloud of dust.
The implosion of the Clemson House on the campus of Clemson University took place around 8:30 a.m. Sunday.
Crews detonated small explosives on the first, third and fifth floors to bring down the structure.
Clemson student VP avoids impeachment after month of debate and 11-hour trial
Clemson University's student body vice president narrowly avoided impeachment after an 11-hour trial.
Student media outlets report Clemson's student senate voted 42-16 after 5:30 a.m. Tuesday in favor of impeaching Jaren Stewart. Forty-four votes were needed for impeachment.
Clemson student vice president avoids impeachment
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson University's student body vice president narrowly avoided impeachment after an 11-hour trial.
News media outlets report Clemson's student senate voted 42-16 early Tuesday in favor of impeaching Jeran Stewart. Forty-four votes were needed for impeachment.
Man arrested in S.C. stabbing death
NORTH CHARLESTON — A man has been arrested in a stabbing death in South Carolina.
North Charleston police spokesman Spencer Pryor told local media outlets that officers were called a home early Thursday morning and found a man lying on the living room floor. Pryor said a knife was found nearby.
The man's name has not been released.
Twenty-year-old Denardo Felder was found nearby and arrested a short time later and charged with murder.
Clemson student vice president says impeachment is racial
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — The vice president of Clemson University's student government says an impeachment vote against him reflects racism on campus.
Vice President Jeran Stewart is black and was among about a dozen students who sat during the Pledge of Allegiance last month.
Clemson student vice president impeached, to face trial.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson University's student senate has voted to impeach the student government's vice president, a black man who recently refused to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance.
But Clemson spokesman John Gouch said Thursday the impeachment proceedings started before the pledge protest by Jaren Stewart.
Clemson’s mobile health clinic powered by the sun
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — The mission of Clemson University's new mobile health clinic is to improve the health of the underserved community while providing a teaching experience for public health students.
But as "the world's first 100-percent solar powered clinic," it's also tasked with improving the environment.
Trustees approve pay raise for Clemson University president
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Trustees at Clemson University have approved a $100,000 pay raise for the school's president.
The school announced in its web page that the unanimous decision by the board on Friday will boost the salary of James P. Clements to $901,330. The board also approved $50,000 for Clements in deferred compensation, which vests in three years if Clements remains as president.
CLEMSON — A dry 2016 coupled with a late summer cold front brought on by Tropical Storm Irma has jumpstarted fall color in the southern Appalachians.
Clemson University forest ecologist Don Hagan, in his annual fall foliage assessment, reports that the bounty of fall colors enjoyed by so many leaf lookers and businesses is seven to 10 days ahead of schedule in some areas.
Clemson, Georgia will play in first game at SRP Park
AUGUSTA — The first baseball game played at North Augusta's SRP Park will be a college game between Clemson and Georgia, the Augusta GreenJackets announced Wednesday.
Student uses fake ESPN ID to get into Clemson game
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — A Clemson University student denied a ticket to the football game against Auburn used ESPN to watch the game — by creating a fake identification badge from the broadcaster on Photoshop.
The Anderson Independent Mail reports that the undergraduate's Saturday stunt comes amid student dissatisfaction with ticket distribution that led to a petition.
Citizen CATE eclipse experiment is clearly a success at Clemson University
CLEMSON — While tens of thousands were experiencing the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse on the expansive grounds of Clemson University, professor Sean Brittain and several students from the department of physics and astronomy were collecting scientific data on the roof of the Watt Family Innovation Center.
Sean Brittain, a professor of astronomy and astrophysics, directed Clemson’s Citizen CATE site.
The S.C. Department of Education has partnered with the University of South Carolina and Clemson University to present the Read Your Way to the Big Game Contest – a fun, free reading competition for all students in Pre-K through 8th grade.
Student winners will receive tickets and pre-game sideline passes to the Clemson vs. South Carolina football game on Nov. 25 in Columbia, and teachers can receive prizes ranging from $500 to $2,000.
Judge approves $250K settlement for college student’s death
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — A judge has approved a $250,000 settlement between Clemson University and the family of a student who died during a fraternity pledge run nearly three years ago.
Judge Robin Stilwell on Thursday approved the deal that Clemson reached with Tucker Hipps' parents, Cindy and Gary Hipps, earlier this month, court records show. The parents reached a separate settlement with other defendants for an undisclosed amount.
Family settles lawsuit over fraternity pledge’s death
PICKENS, S.C. (AP) — The family of a university student in South Carolina who died falling off a bridge during a pledge run has settled its lawsuit against Clemson University and the fraternity.
Court records filed Thursday show Tucker Hipps' parents reached the deal after mediation. The amount of the settlement wasn't released, and it still must be approved by a judge. The family was asking for $25 million.
Family of Tucker Hipps settles lawsuits filed against Clemson University and Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity
The family of Tucker Hipps has settled lawsuits against Clemson University, Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and several members of that fraternity after his death on Lake Hartwell, according to the Greenville News.
Documents filed on Wednesday in Pickens County indicate the settlement was reached after rounds of mediation in the case.
North Charleston computer coding camp doubles as a research opportunity for educators
A computer coding camp in North Charleston this summer could change the lives of a handful of kids — and research there also may offer insights for computer science teachers everywhere.
Spectators who come to Clemson University for the Aug. 21 “Eclipse Over Clemson” event can enjoy the expansive view of the sky from a special “tailgazing” spot at the Snow Family Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Center.
Between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. there will be approximately 900 spaces large enough for spacious tailgating available for $50 each.
Not only will spectators receive a prime viewing location for the eclipse, but they will be treated to the sight of Hartwell Lake in the distance.
Clemson University’s board of trustees approved the smallest percentage tuition increase for South Carolina resident students in two decades July 13 for the academic year that begins in August.
The trustees approved a 2.75 percent tuition increase for in-state undergraduate students, or $197 per semester for a full time-student for the 2017-18 academic year. Out-of-state undergraduate tuition will increase by 4.25 percent, or $727 per semester.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — David Jachowski was looking for a completely different animal when he ran into the elusive spotted skunk.
The Clemson University ecology professor and his students were hoping to study the migration patterns of golden eagles, so they put out deer carcasses in South Carolina's Upstate, trying to attract the birds. Instead, their cameras captured another rarely seen creature - the spotted skunk, a shy inhabitant of the Upstate's hills.
Ring reunion: Aiken man’s Clemson class ring lost for more than 50 years, returned
Around noon on Friday, retired Army Lt. Col. Sam Ford was reunited with a relic he lost more than 50 years ago.
It came hand delivered to his door in Aiken by a fellow serviceman, Dan Starr, who made the discovery early in June.
Seated in Ford's quaint home nestled behind a subdivision in Aiken, Starr retrieved from his pocket a special piece of jewelry Ford lost in 1965 while serving in Wisconsin – his Clemson University class ring.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Bob Cron's going to do whatever it takes to get his son to Clemson University. Literally.
"I may end up delivering pizzas at night to help pay for it," Cron said. "We're going to do whatever we have to do."
Cron's 19-year-old son, Dalton, is headed to ClemsonLIFE at the end of August. And on May 31, a family friend launched a GoFundMe campaign with a lofty goal of $100,000 to help him get there.