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 ...
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 ...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Medical University of South Carolina wants to spend up to $137 million on four rural hospitals.
The Post and ...
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.
The next morning, that ...
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 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.
Joan Gabel is the only finalist interviewing to succeed Eric Kaler,
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 ...
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 ...
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.
The import taxes backed by the president against China and, to a ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
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
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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 ...
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 ...
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
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.
Local outlets report officials put a protective cover over the field at ...
Snow day? No, Beyonce day lets S Carolina students out early
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 ...
Bill Clinton lauds ex-South Carolina Gov. Riley on education
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.
“It was because I believed that the future of the country ...
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.
South Carolina Department of Revenue spokeswoman Bonnie Swingle
University of South Carolina raises tuition nearly 3 percent
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 ...
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.
The University of South Carolina announced Wednesday that Clinton is scheduled to speak at an Aug. 6 reception in ...
Driver jailed: SUV killed Danish girl on Charleston sidewalk
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 ...
Candidate who ousted Mark Sanford leaves hospital post-crash
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.
During a news conference with ...
SC Rep McEachern loses; 2 other incumbents win House runoffs
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 ...
Students in recovery to find help at U of S Carolina in fall
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
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
Dominion Energy’s potential takeover of SCANA Corp. would boost the Aiken County economy by nearly $2 billion in the long run, according to a study released Tuesday.
The study, conducted by University of South Carolina research economist Dr.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — The No. 9 University of South Carolina Aiken golf team had a PBC record-setting round Saturday afternoon at the Peach Belt Conference Championship.
Head coach Michael Carlisle’s team shot a PBC Championship record 11-under par, 277 for the 18-hole day. The Pacers are ...
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — University of South Carolina Upstate has fired its athletic director amid a harassment investigation.
The Herald-Journal reports university Chancellor Brendan Kelly fired ...
SC teaching hospital fired 13 over patient privacy breaches
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Medical University of South Carolina fired 13 employees in 2017 after determining that they misused patient records.
Savannah River National Lab, USC professor partner for research, workforce initiative
The Savannah River National Laboratory at the Savannah River Site is teaming up with a University of South Carolina chemical engineering professor for a unique partnership.
Dr. John Weidner, a USC Columbia professor and chemical engineering ...
University of South Carolina adds context to its history
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As some Southern universities grapple with uncomfortable truths about their histories, struggling with calls to rename or remove memorials and monuments to figures related to slavery and the Confederacy, the University of South Carolina is taking a different ...
Coker College alums recognized by college alumni association
HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Three Coker College alumni were recognized for their outstanding achievements Saturday at Drengaelen House during Coker College’s alumni 2018 Homecoming reception.
Karen Lear Edwards, Elsie Chipo Mufuka and Gayle Buckheister Sawyer were presented plaques by Coker College ...
For 20 years, the University of South Carolina Aiken has boasted of a strong connection to the ancient Etruscan city of Orvieto, located in central Italy.
This spring, that bond will be celebrated with an exhibition from March 20 to April 26, in the Etherredge Center, featuring the works ...
Man dies after being shot on South Carolina interstate ramp
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A man has died after being found on the entrance ramp of a South Carolina interstate.
Charleston police spokesman Charles Francis told local media that officers are investigating the shooting death of 48-year-old Dominique Sheppard of North ...
The University of South Carolina will ask the S.C. State Fiscal Accountability Authority on Tuesday to approve authorization for USC Aiken to solicit a contract for up to 10 years for food services on the Aiken campus.
The authority will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Edgar A. Brown ...
Members of the University of South Carolina Aiken faculty teamed up with Bechtel Corporation to introduce area students to the exciting world of engineering, math, and science.
Through an engaging feature-length movie, presented free by Bechtel at the Regal Cinema located at the Aiken ...
A potential project on University of South Carolina Aiken’s campus will impact not only the university, but another organization, as well.
USC Aiken and The First Tee of Aiken are working together to build a joint facility on the campus, a home for First Tee and a practice facility for the ...
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Officials at the University of South Carolina are investigating who placed two flyers blaming black people for the election of Donald Trump as president over photos of historically important black South Carolinians.
Multiple media outlets report students found the ...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — University researchers are investigating whether soul food featuring fat and salt can be made healthy and delicious by using plants-only recipes.
A two-year study based at the University of South Carolina is trying to learn what happens then ingredients are changed ...