S.C. State remembers 1968 Orangeburg Massacre
ORANGEBURG S.C. State University Friday commemorated the 45th anniversary of the Orangeburg Massacre with a panel discussion on the impact the event had on college campuses.
Three S.C. State students were killed Feb. 8, 1968, after state troopers opened fire on protesters angry about a local bowling alley that was segregated. Twenty-seven others were injured. An FBI investigation led to charges against nine troopers, but a jury of 10 whites and two blacks acquitted them.
State Sen. Shealy to speak at Columbia College
South Carolina’s only female state senator will speak at Columbia College on Feb. 27.
District 23 Sen. Katrina Shealy, R-Lexington, will speak about the obstacles and challenges women face in S.C. politics during a session of the school’s Women and Politics class. The session will be held at 7 p.m. in Room 103 of Breed Leadership Center.
For more information on the class or program, contact Sharon Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winthrop interviews presidential candidates
ROCK HILL Presidential candidates were on the Winthrop University campus last week interviewing to succeed longtime leader Anthony DiGiorgio, who is retiring in June.
Among those on campus were:
• Ulysses Hammond, vice president for administration at Connecticut College. Hammond said if he is named Winthrop’s next leader, it would be like coming back to his roots. Hammond’s parents and grandparents grew up in Lancaster County, and his mother earned a teaching certificate from Rock Hill’s Clinton Junior College in 1942. The oldest of nine children, Hammond grew up in Washington, D.C., and spent his summers in South Carolina. “I’m very familiar with the area and familiar with the culture as well.”
• Jayne Marie Comstock, a former provost and interim president of Butler University. While provost, Comstock was the target of an anonymous blogger’s post that led to Butler filing a libel suit in 2009. The university dropped the suit after learning the anonymous blogger was a student. Winthrop’s presidential search group says it looked into the lawsuit and feels “very comfortable” in Comstock’s selection as a finalist. “She is a strong supporter of free speech and academic freedom,” said search group spokesman Kathy Bigham said. “She also believes, as we do, that civility is important in a democratic society.” Comstock is on sabbatical from Butler, serving as director of the American Council on Education’s Executive Leadership Group.
Clemson celebrating new life sciences facility
CLEMSON Clemson University dedicated its new Life Sciences facility Friday, hosting a colloquium. There also were self-guided tours of the building.
USC Union to host “College Goal South Carolina”
UNION USC Union will host “College Goal South Carolina” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 23 in the university’s Central Building. The free annual event helps students and their families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. For more information, call USC-Union at 429-USCU, Ext 7724, or go to www.collegegoalsc.org.
Citadel launching ‘Dare to Lead’ campaign
CHARLESTON South Carolina’s state military college is launching a new campaign to attract prospective students.
The theme of The Citadel’s campaign is “Dare to Lead.” It will be built around quotations from historical and contemporary leaders and also will feature examples of leadership both on and off the school’s Charleston campus.
College officials said the campaign highlights the college’s mission of developing principled leaders in all endeavors. Citadel president Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa says the campaign will get that message to a wider audience.
The campaign was developed from two years of research and discussions with college supporters, students, alumni, staff and others.