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2 wounded in shooting outside Colorado Springs mall
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Two people were wounded in a drive-by shooting outside a Colorado Springs mall Tuesday, and police said they were searching for suspects who fled the scene in a car.
Authorities closed The Citadel mall east of downtown Colorado Springs while they responded to and investigated the shooting, police Lt. Howard Black said.
"We are in the investigative stage right now, in that the entire mall is closed," he said. "It's definitely secure. We're just retrieving evidence."
Student crush: The Citadel’s clock tower housing 2 students
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's military college has cadets living in a clock tower.
An extra-large freshman class and an unusually low number of upper-class dropouts have forced The Citadel to find places outside barracks for 92 students.
The Citadel had 837 freshmen this year —24 more than expected. South Carolina's military college also had more upperclassmen return than their typical attrition rates, school spokesman Col. John Dorrian said.
College staffer in South Carolina faces sex abuse charges
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A staff member at The Citadel has been arrested and charged with sexual abuse involving a cadet at the South Carolina school.
Citadel vice president John Dorrian told news outlets Wednesday that Kenneth Boes turned himself in to face charges of third-degree criminal sexual conduct and transferring beer or wine to a person under the age of 21.
South Carolina college tops fundraising goal
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A college in South Carolina has topped its goal for an anniversary fundraising drive.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's governor is asking his counterpart in Iowa if "Big Red," a flag that Citadel cadets flew before the Civil War, can stay at the South Carolina military college.
Iowa has allowed The Citadel to keep the red flag with the white palmetto tree and crescent emblem since 2010 when a museum realized its significance.
The flag flew over a South Carolina island a few months before the start of the Civil War when Citadel cadets stopped a Union resupply mission.
Citadel selects Marine Corps general as next president
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Citadel has chosen the assistant commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps as its next president.
Gen. Glenn Walters will be the 20th president of the South Carolina military school founded in 1842, replacing a retiring John Rosa. His starting date has not been determined.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The first woman to try to enter the Corps of Cadets at The Citadel says she left the military school quickly because of the way "outside forces" treated her.
First woman grad at Citadel elected to South Carolina House
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The first woman to graduate from The Citadel after the school admitted female cadets has been elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives.
Republican Nancy Mace won 56 percent of the vote in a special election Tuesday to fill a vacant seat. Democrat Cindy Boatwright trailed with 43 percent in the Republican-leaning district.
Citadel tuition going up 3 percent next year.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The cost to attend South Carolina's military school next year will go up 3.2 percent.
The Post and Courier of Charleston reported The Citadel Board of Visitors approved the increase during a weekend meeting.
1st female Citadel grad wins GOP runoff for S Carolina House
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The first woman to graduate from The Citadel has won a Republican runoff for a South Carolina House seat vacated amid a Statehouse corruption probe.
Daniel Island businesswoman Nancy Mace won nearly 63 percent of the votes cast Tuesday, according to unofficial results from the South Carolina Election Commission, beating former Mount Pleasant Town Councilman Mark Smith. She faces Democrat Cindy Boatwright in the general election.
The Citadel Board of Visitors is expected to vote Saturday on an across-the-board tuition hike for the 2018-19 school year, affecting in-state and out-of-state students alike.
The board's Operations and Risk Management Committee voted unanimously Monday to recommend an increase of about 3.2 percent in the rate paid by all undergraduate students. The full board must approve before it could take effect in July of 2018.
SC gov candidates jockey for attention at Steve Bannon event
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — When Steve Bannon receives an award at The Citadel this week, he'll be in the company of three gubernatorial hopefuls who'd love his backing - or, at the very least, not his opposition - in next year's race.
The former White House strategist will be in South Carolina on Friday for The Citadel Republican Society's Patriot dinner, where he'll be honored with the Nathan Hale Patriot Award. In 2015, the group gave Bannon's former boss, now-President Donald Trump, the award.
Citadel athletic director Jim Senter a finalist for job at UTEP, report says
The Citadel athletic director Jim Senter is one of three finalists for the same job at Texas-El Paso, according to a report by TV station KTSM.
The station says that Northern Arizona AD Lisa Campos and Chris Park, senior associate AD at UTEP, are the other finalists.
Interviews are expected to begin Monday, and the school plans to have the job filled by the end of the month, the report said.
SC Gov. McMaster to attend Bannon event at The Citadel
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster will be joining two of his primary challengers at an event later this week honoring former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, his campaign confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday.
SC gov hopeful Templeton to introduce Bannon at The Citadel
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A top challenger to South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster will introduce former White House strategist Steve Bannon when he visits the state this week.
Catherine Templeton tells The Associated Press she'll introduce the former adviser to President Donald Trump when he appears at an event Friday at The Citadel.
Sapakoff: The Citadel should stop kneeling and remove the Confederate flag from its chapel
Almost fourscore years ago The Citadel brought forth inside its Summerall Chapel a Confederate flag that still hangs in a prominent spot. Now we are engaged in a great civil debate about flag, race and social justice issues.
That’s where the Confederate flag and Bulldog athletics connect.
Most of America’s flap about how patriotism is best displayed during the national anthem surrounds football, which just happens to be The Citadel’s popular front porch display.
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Citadel President Rosa issues statement supporting freedom of speech and expression ahead of Bannon visit
Citadel president Lt. Gen. John Rosa issued a statement Thursday reiterating the school's commitment to freedom of speech ahead of next week's appearance by Steve Bannon, the controversial former adviser to President Donald Trump.
The lengthy document points out that Bannon was invited by the school's Citadel Republican Society, "a student-run organization."
Citadel unveils memorial for alumni killed in US wars
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Citadel has a new memorial, one that honors alumni killed in action in U.S. wars.
The Charleston Post and Courier reports the class of 1967 unveiled the Citadel War Memorial with the names of 760 school alumni on Friday. The black granite memorial was a 50-year anniversary gift.
The Citadel to dedicate a new war memorial to its fallen alumni on Friday
The Citadel will dedicate its new War Memorial at 2 p.m. Friday next to Summerall Chapel, Mark Clark Hall and the Thomas D. Howie Memorial Bell Tower and Columbarium.
Members of The Citadel's Class of 1967, who led the push for the memorial's creation and who are celebrating their 50th reunion this weekend, will join in the ceremony along with college leaders and others.
Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon will speak in Charleston on Nov. 10
The Citadel Republican Society has invited former Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon to speak to them next month.
Bannon will be the featured speaker at the society's Patriot Dinner at 6 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Holliday Alumni Center.
Bannon has remained in the headlines well after his departure as the White House's chief strategist. He has taken a lead role in the Republican's intraparty feud, pitting Trump loyalists and outsiders versus more established party figures.
Citadel mess hall regains A rating after earlier problems
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Citadel's mess hall has regained an A rating after state health officials had given it a lower rating following sanitation problems found in an inspection this month.
State auditors question Citadel’s diversity, secret meetings
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — State auditors are criticizing the governing board of South Carolina's military college for a lack of diversity, secret meetings and being too involved in cadet discipline.
A 92-page report on The Citadel was released Wednesday by the Legislative Audit Council.
Military Magnet Academy students got to hear from a Medal of Honor recipient Wednesday as part of a special event involving cadets from The Citadel.
Retired Army Capt. Florent Groberg received the country’s highest military honor for his heroism while serving in combat operations in Afghanistan in 2012. He was severely injured attempting to thwart a suicide bomber.
Listen: Jeff Hartsell and former player Kyle Weaver talk Citadel football and showdown with rival Wofford
The Post and Courier’s Jeff Hartsell and former Citadel football player Kyle Weaver review the Bulldogs’ 24-14 loss to Mercer and look ahead to this week’s showdown with rival Wofford on The Citadel Grayline.
Mark Bebensee, The Citadel's associate provost for academic affairs, is the special guest.
Hartsell and Weaver meet weekly during the football season at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays at Charleston Sports Pub.
Citadel volleyball teams with Wofford to raise money for Puerto Rico relief
The Citadel volleyball squad is competing with rival Wofford to raise money for hurricane disaster relief in Puerto Rico.
Donations from fans and supporters of both teams will go to UNICEF to help Puerto Ricans in need after Hurricane Maria, and can be made at crowdrise.com. Donations of sanitary wipes and batteries will also be accepted at McAlister Field House on Oct. 25, the date of the 6 p.m. match between Wofford and The Citadel.
The Citadel is sending in cleaning crews and dehumidifiers to battle an outbreak of mold in the cadet barracks.
Elon University board picks Citadel provost as new president
ELON, N.C. (AP) — Officials at a North Carolina college have elected the provost at a South Carolina military college to become its new president.
The board of trustees at Elon University announced its selection of Constance Ledoux Book on Sunday to become the school's ninth president. Ledoux was introduced to faculty, staff and students on Monday.
Book will succeed President Leo M. Lambert on March 1, 2018. Lambert has served as Elon's president since January 1999.
The Citadel is marking its 175th anniversary this year, and more than half that time, its senior cadets have received a special ring.
The tradition continued Friday afternoon, as cadets in the Class of 2018 received their rings.
Courts continue to clear Citadel of blame for molestation by former camp counselor after he left school
The Citadel is not liable for sexual abuse committed by a former summer camp counselor after he left the school to work for another employer, according to a S.C. Appeals Court decision Wednesday.
Olympic gold medalist Ginny Thrasher to compete at Citadel rifle match
Olympic gold medalist Ginny Thrasher of West Virginia will be among the competitors as The Citadel rifle team opens its season this weekend with an NCAA test match at McAlister Field House.
Thrasher won gold in the 10-meter air rifle competition at the 2016 Olympics, and is now a junior on the Mountaineers' squad, which has won five straight national titles.
Also competing will be Ohio State, North Carolina State, North Georgia, Nebraska, Ole Miss and The Citadel's co-ed team.
Ship named for Medal of Honor recipient Ralph Johnson to be commissioned in March in Charleston
A new Navy destroyer will embody the selfless spirit of its namesake, Charlestonian Ralph Johnson, who leaped on a grenade, absorbing its deadly blast and saving the life of a fellow Marine in Vietnam, the ship's commander Jason Patterson said.
The legacy of Johnson's fighting spirit will be an example to the 320-member crew.
"He's one of our American heroes," Patterson said Wednesday.
The $697 million ship, the USS Ralph Johnson, will be commissioned in Charleston in mid-March.
Looking to a digital future, The Citadel launches Department of Intelligence and Security Studies
For students who want to pursue The Citadel's new Bachelor of Arts in Intelligence and Security Studies, there is at least one prerequisite.
"Insatiable curiosity. If you don't have that, you will not be a successful intelligence officer," said Lt. Col. Mike Brady, a professor in the department.
Charleston County School District
The Charleston County School District will close all schools and offices on Friday, Sept.8 through Tuesday, Sept. 12. All after-school activities including athletics and special events are canceled for Thursday, Sept. 7
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NASA astronaut, Citadel graduate Randy Bresnik will speak to Laing students from space
As he flies 200 miles above the earth at speeds of up to 17,500 mph, NASA astronaut and Citadel graduate Randy Bresnik will take questions from students at Laing Middle School in Mount Pleasant.
Bresnik, aboard the International Space Station, will answer questions from Laing students on Friday during a 20-minute window between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Citadel cadets and The Citadel’s STEM Center of Excellence will assist Laing students during the live conversation.
The Citadel lands its largest-ever research grant to study computer science education
The Citadel has landed the largest research grant in its history to study new ways of teaching computer science in the Carolinas.
The Charleston military college says it will partner with N.C. State University to teach 360 educators over the next few years. The goal is to see if teachers have an easier time learning programming concepts when they study as a group.
Citadel alumni renew pressure to remove Confederate flag from chapel
Two years after The Citadel's Board of Visitors voted to remove a Confederate flag from a campus chapel, two alumni are renewing their call for the public military college to follow through on that vote.
"While The Citadel feigns paralysis by politics, jurisdictional leaders and schools of higher education all over the country are moving swiftly to remove Confederate symbols from public places," wrote Hillery Douglas Jr., a 1982 graduate, and the Rev. Reginald Simmons, a 1987 graduate.
Clemson schedules future football games with The Citadel, Charleston Southern
CLEMSON — Clemson continues to build its football schedules for the future, and all signs point to a pair of Lowcountry teams traveling to Memorial Stadium in the coming years.
According to FBSschedules.com, a website devoted to coverage of college football scheduling, Clemson will host The Citadel in 2020, then again in 2024 before the Tigers match up with Charleston Southern for the first time in 2026.
Citadel football fans who attend the Bulldogs' home opener against Newberry on Sept. 2 will find something new at Johnson Hagood Stadium.
A beer garden.
The military school will sell beer during football games for the first time this season. Beer sales will be limited to a 500-person "beer garden" tent next to the stadium. There will be a three-beer limit per patron, but Citadel cadets of legal age (21) will not be able to buy beer in the tent.
Navy identifies Citadel graduate as sailor missing in South China Sea
The Navy has identified a Citadel graduate as the sailor who went missing last week from a guided-missile destroyer in the South China Sea.
Lt. Steven Hopkins, a Texas native and 2009 graduate of The Citadel, was reported overboard from the USS Stethem on Tuesday.
He went missing during a joint drill with Japan while the ship was about 140 miles west of Subic Bay near the Philippines, according to the Navy.
Citadel considers 3,800-seat plan for east side of Johnson Hagood Stadium
The Citadel's Board of Visitors was presented with options for the east side of Johnson Hagood Stadium on Thursday, with a vote on a long-range plan expected soon.
The Citadel is contemplating options for the football stadium after the aging structure on the east side was demolished earlier this year, leaving about 11,700 seats on the renovated west side.
S.C. Court of Appeals upholds dismissal of lawsuit against Citadel over serial molester Skip Reville
The S.C. Court of Appeals has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit alleging The Citadel was negligent in allowing Skip ReVille to sexually abuse children at other schools.
Mullins McLeod, the attorney representing the plaintiff and his family, said they plan to file an appeal. The family can ask the Court of Appeals to reconsider the case, and if that pursuit is denied, they can appeal to the S.C. Supreme Court.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — An appeals court has agreed with a judge who dismissed a lawsuit against The Citadel accusing the military school of negligence in allowing a summer camp counselor to sexually abuse children at other schools.
Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame to induct R.J. Swindle, Phil Hartig, Ryan Johnson, John Couch
Three Palmetto State baseball legends and one long-time umpire will be inducted next week into the Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame.
The Charleston RiverDogs announced the 2017 class on Friday. The induction ceremony will take place Aug. 4 at Riley Park just before the team’s game against the Greenville Drive at 7:05 p.m.
Citadel grad now safely orbiting in space, but he made sure to say goodbye to Earth first
Col. Randy Bresnik will not have to gaze up at the stars any longer.
Instead, he will be among them.
Bresnik, a graduate of The Citadel, is part of an American-Russian crew bound for the International Space Station.
At 11:41 a.m. Friday, he was launched into space alongside cosmonaut Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian space agency Roscosmos and Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency.
Citadel, College of Charleston will not meet in basketball in 2017-18
One familiar opponent was missing when College of Charleston released its non-conference basketball schedule for 2017-18 on Monday — The Citadel.
For the first time since the 1981-82 season, the crosstown rivals will not play each other next season.
The Cougars' non-conference slate includes state rivals South Carolina State and Coastal Carolina as well as Division II North Greenville, a trip to the Great Alaska Shootout in November and games at Wichita State and Charlotte.
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — U.S. District Judge C. Weston Houck, the jurist whose ruling opened the door for women to join The Citadel's Corps of Cadets, has died. He was 84.
The longtime federal judge died Wednesday at home, according to Waters-Powell Funeral Home in Florence. A graveside service is set for 2 p.m. Sunday at Mount Hope Cemetery in Florence.
Federal judge Charles Weston Houck dies; opened door for women in The Citadel
U.S. District Judge C. Weston Houck, who erased a 152-year-old gender barrier and allowed Shannon Faulkner to become the first female to join The Citadel's Corps of Cadets, passed away Wednesday. He was 84.
Houck, who was nominated to the bench by President Jimmy Carter in 1979, oversaw hundreds of cases in his career but is best known for rejecting the Citadel's repeated legal attempts to keep the state's public military college exclusively male.
Space cadet: Citadel grad astronaut Randy Bresnik preps to lift off from Russia
Randy Bresnik will get a closer look at the August eclipse than anyone back on Earth — from 250 miles above the Lowcountry.
Bresnik, a graduate of The Citadel, is scheduled to launch July 28 for the International Space Station, where he'll take over on Sept. 1 as commander of an American-Russian crew. The spacecraft will be positioned just north of Charleston when a relatively rare total solar eclipse occurs Aug. 21.