COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A bill supporters say will make ride sharing services like Uber safer is a step closer to passing in South Carolina.
The proposal was spurred by last month's killing of...
NEW YORK (AP) — Uber is releasing a new feature to help riders ensure they're getting into the right vehicles.
The development comes several weeks after a University of South Carolina...
University of South Carolina: 4 presidential finalists
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina's presidential search committee has named executives from Indiana, Florida, Missouri and Illinois as finalists. President Harris Pastides...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A University of South Carolina spokesman says a posthumous degree will be awarded to a student police say was killed after getting into a car she believed was her Uber...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A lawmaker sponsoring a bill in South Carolina requiring Uber, Lyft and other ride sharing drivers to have a lighted sign said he knows it isn't a foolproof way to keep...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on a bill in South Carolina requiring illuminated signs for ride share vehicles (all times local):
CHICAGO (AP) — Whenever Rachel Orden calls for an Uber, the 20-year-old Michigan State University sophomore immediately walks to the back of the vehicle to check the license plate number, then...
SEATTLE (AP) — A 34-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of raping a Seattle woman who thought he was her Uber driver, police said.
The arrest came days after a University of South...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A bill has been introduced in the South Carolina Legislature to require Uber and Lyft drivers to have illuminated signs days after police say a college student mistakenly got...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the death of a University of South Carolina student who mistakenly got in the wrong car (all times local):
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The father of a University of South Carolina student who police say was kidnapped and killed after she got into the wrong car thinking it was her Uber is promising to...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a South Carolina college student (all times local):
The man charged with kidnapping and killing a college student who...
S. Carolina college apologizes for blackface yearbook photos
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina's president is apologizing after pictures of white students wearing blackface were found in old yearbooks.
41 Virginia student-athletes escape bus before explosion
WILSON, N.C. (AP) — Dozens of athletes from a Virginia college were able to evacuate a charter bus before it exploded in North Carolina.
News outlets cite a statement from Wilson County Emergency Management that says 41 track and field athletes from Hampton University were traveling home on Saturday night from a meet at the University of South Carolina when the bus went up in flames.
Businessman give $5 million gift to children’s heart center
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A businessman has given $5 million to the Medical University of South Carolina to go toward a heart center at a new children's hospital set to open this fall.
Hospital officials said in honor of Gene Reed Jr.'s gift, they will name the floor with the children's heart program after him when the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital opens.
MUSC wants to spend up to $137 million on 4 hospitals
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Medical University of South Carolina wants to spend up to $137 million on four rural hospitals.
The Post and Courier reports that online records it reviewed offer the first look at the price MUSC is willing to pay for the hospitals as the system works to finalize a deal.
Victims in party floor collapse near Clemson recovering, sue
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — For Nicole Dennis, Oct. 20 started out as a fun night.
The Greenville resident and University of South Carolina junior was on fall break and visiting friends in Clemson. She decided to join them at a party for Clemson's Homecoming weekend.
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University of Minnesota names first female president
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — University of South Carolina Provost Joan Gabel on Tuesday was named the first female president in the 167-year history of the University of Minnesota.
The school's governing board voted unanimously to approve a five-year contract for Gabel. She'll become the university's 17th president next July 1, earning $640,000 yearly, plus annual $150,000 retirement supplements.
University of Minnesota picks finalist for new president
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The woman who may become the next University of Minnesota president is a collaborative and approachable leader, according to education officials and colleagues.
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.
Regents pick lone finalist for U of Minnesota president
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota's Board of Regents on Wednesday advanced Joan Gabel, provost at the University of South Carolina, as the single finalist for the president's job at Minnesota's landmark university.
If ultimately selected, Gabel would become the first female president in the history of the University of Minnesota.
Economists: Trump’s tariffs hurt automakers, slow SC growth
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina is positioned to keep adding new jobs and increasing wages in 2019, but tariffs backed by President Donald Trump could hamper that growth, two University of South Carolina economists said.
Medical University of South Carolina to buy 4 hospitals
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Medical University of South Carolina board has agreed to buy four hospitals in the state.
News outlets reported the board voted unanimously Monday night after discussing the idea in a closed meeting.
It will be the first time the medical university has purchased other hospitals. The price has not been disclosed. The State Fiscal Accountability Authority would have to approve the financing.
University of South Carolina Upstate gets $1.6 million gift
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina Upstate is getting a gift of $1.6 million to honor the legacy of a former professor.
The Spartanburg school said in a news release Wednesday that the gift honors the late Barbara Hastings, who served more than 20 years as a professor in the school's college of business and economics.
Hastings is credited with starting a foreign exchange program with Germany. She died in October of last year at her home in Saluda.
Sumter gas station owner ‘cared about everybody’
SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — A great friend and family man, good business man, tremendous University of South Carolina Gamecocks fan and a man who cared about everybody and loved his church are all descriptions friends used to detail the life of Van Hobbs.
A longtime business owner and operator of the Gulf and BP full-service station at the corner of Liberty Street and Guignard Drive in Sumter, Hobbs passed away Sept. 18 at the age of 84.
Pastides helped put USC on the map, nut it came with a cost
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Massive growth, record enrollment and millions of dollars in research funding.
In the past 10 years, University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides has elevated the University of South Carolina's profile and overseen its transformation into one of the fastest growing flagship universities in the nation.
Study shows PCBs in South Carolina river, harbor fish
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A new study shows high levels of a chemical compound in fish caught near the South Carolina coast.
The study by the Medical University of South Carolina found elevated levels of PCBs in fish from Charleston Harbor and the Ashley and Cooper rivers, The Post and Courier of Charleston reported.
University of S Carolina President Pastides to retire
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides (Pas-TEE-Dees) is retiring after more than 10 years leading the university system.
Pastides announced his decision to step aside next summer during his State of the University speech Wednesday and in a message on Twitter .
Free cake, dress, rings _ if you let students plan wedding
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — One engaged couple will have the opportunity to celebrate a wedding in Columbia — for free.
And the future bride and groom will not have to deal with any of the headaches and stress of planning that wedding because it will be arranged by the University of South Carolina's Wedding Planning and Management class, "USC's Love Story Wedding."
University delays paper’s public records request 4 months
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina has refused to turn over public records to a newspaper for more than four months.
The State newspaper in Columbia reports it asked the school on March 23 for addresses, sale prices and current use for properties owned by the university, its foundation or related entities.
South Carolina law gives public bodies no more than 55 days to turn over public records.
SC stadium gets liquor license for Beyonce, Jay-Z concert
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina's football stadium has received a liquor license just in time for the Beyonce and Jay-Z concert.
State Department of Revenue spokeswoman Bonnie Swingle tells The State of Columbia that the license granted Monday will allow Aramark Sports and Entertainment LLC to serve beer, wine and liquor at Williams-Brice Stadium for two years.
S. Carolina may need to replace turf after Beyonce concert
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina is preparing for damage control after a Jay-Z and Beyonce concert next week at the school's football stadium just days before the Gamecocks' home opener.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Students at six schools in South Carolina will get to leave early thanks to Beyonce and Jay-Z.
Officials with the Richland 1 School District said expected heavy traffic from a Columbia concert starring the two entertainers led them to close the schools after a half day on Aug. 21.
The district said in a statement that they worry if the schools dismiss at their regular times, buses will get caught in heavy traffic going to the show.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton said Monday that he picked Dick Riley to head his Education Department because of the former South Carolina governor's belief in expanding education opportunities for everyone.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Police say a man shot and killed on a South Carolina island was a victim of a home invasion.
Charleston police officers were called to a home on James island shortly after 2:45 a.m. Tuesday.
The victim has been identified as 22-year-old Cole Smith.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A food vendor has applied for a license to sell alcohol at the University of South Carolina's football stadium.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina is raising undergraduate tuition costs for the coming year nearly 3 percent.
The school's board of trustees approved the increase Wednesday. The school said in a news release that in addition to the 2.9 percent tuition increase, there will also be a 3.5 percent increase in food service and about a 4 percent increase in housing costs, depending on the dorm.
The combined impact will be about $784 per year for in-state, undergraduate residents.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton is traveling to South Carolina next month to honor a former governor who served in his Cabinet, as well as on his campaign.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — An 11-year-old Danish girl has died after she was struck by a vehicle while walking with her parents in South Carolina earlier this week.
News outlets reported the Charleston County Coroner's Office said Selma Akguel of Middelfart, Denmark, died Tuesday at the Medical University of South Carolina hospital.
Charleston police say the girl was walking with her parents on a sidewalk Monday evening when she was struck by a sports utility vehicle. Her parents were not hurt.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina Republican who ousted U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford left the hospital Friday, several weeks after she was severely injured in a car wreck, saying she remains focused on her campaign despite her injuries and recovery ahead.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — State Rep. Joe McEachern has lost his runoff election in South Carolina.
University of South Carolina law school student Kambrell Garvin beat the real estate broker seeking a sixth term in unofficial results in Tuesday's runoff.
Garvin had about an 1,100-vote margin Tuesday. McEachern beat Garvin by seven votes in a four-candidate primary June 12 in the Columbia-area district.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — When students return to the University of South Carolina this fall, they'll find the school has added a full-time staff member who coordinates support programs for recovering addicts.
The State newspaper in Columbia reports the school has hired Larkin Cummings, who previously worked at the University of Texas-Austin in that university's recovery program.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — One of South Carolina's chief medical schools is taking back the honorary degree it awarded Bill Cosby nearly two decades ago.
The Medical University of South Carolina rescinded the Doctor of Humane Letters degree extended to the comedian in 1999. Multiple media organizations report MUSC's trustees voted Friday to retract the honor due to Cosby's sexual assault conviction last month.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former NASA astronaut and administrator Charles Bolden is giving his personal archive to the University of South Carolina.
The school announced Monday it is getting the collection that documents the career of the Columbia native.
Bolden was selected as a NASA astronaut in 1980 and made four space shuttle flights.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — University of South Carolina basketball star A'ja Wilson would get her own monument on Statehouse grounds under proposed legislation.
The effort launched Wednesday by state Rep. Leon Howard would be another first for the most decorated athlete in the school's history. There are no monuments to any athlete — or woman — among the historical figures honored around the state's capitol.
S.C. Sen. Harvey Peeler to deliver Francis Marion University’s commencement address
FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University will award honorary degrees to South Carolina Sen. Harvey Peeler; Teresa C. Anderson, ’79, McLeod Health’s vice president of patient service and former FMU trustee; and Dr. William H. “Bill” Hester, a longtime Florence physician and the University of South Carolina’s Florence Campus assistant dean of medical student education during spring commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m. May 5 in the Smith University Center gymnasium.