SC college notes, Nov. 17

November 17, 2013 

Hilton Head Council opposes college location

Hilton Head Island Town Council does not like the idea of a college campus near the beach.

The (Hilton Head) Island Packet reports a crowd turned out earlier this week to hear proposals for redeveloping the Coligny Circle area. One of them would include a University of South Carolina-Beaufort building for hospitality classes.

The council did not vote, but most members opposed the idea.

Town Manager Steve Riley and Mayor Drew Laughlin suggested the town move ahead with plans to create more beach parking. Riley said that for 15 years the town has asked if something can be done with the area beyond a park and parking lot and people are saying no.

He said the town should work with USC-Beaufort to find another location for the campus.

The Associated Press

Clemson, Greenville Tech agree to create Center for Manufacturing Innovation

A new building on the Millennium Campus will focus on growing and training the Upstate’s advanced manufacturing workforce.

The institution, known as the Center for Manufacturing Innovation, is being created through a partnership between Clemson University and Greenville Technical College.

It will be built next to Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research, with groundbreaking tentatively set for early summer 2014.

The CMI will educate the workforce to serve the automotive, transportation and other high-tech sectors.

The center also will provide manufacturers with a place to build their own prototypes rather than shipping that business out of state or outside the country. And space will be available there for start-ups in light manufacturing industry.

The Greenville News

USC, Clemson to raise money for children’s books

The University of South Carolina and Clemson University will compete in the My First Library competition to raise money for children’s books for kindergartners entering the state’s poorest schools.

My First Library kicks off Monday and runs through Nov. 26. It is sponsored by the USC Teaching Fellows and Clemson’s Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. In addition to the competition between the two universities, student organizations within each school also will compete against each other.

South Carolina Future Minds will handle donations and package the books into age-appropriate boxed sets. The S.C. Education Oversight Committee will determine which schools receive the books.

Supporters of the two universities can donate at www.scfutureminds.org.

Compiled by Rebekah Friedman

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