University of South Carolina students will pay higher parking fees when they return to Columbia this fall. Students will pay $80 more – up to $800 total – for permits to park in the school’s garages over the next year. The price to park in surface lots on the school’s downtown campus will go up $10 to $110 a year.
The University of South Carolina wants to eliminate the months-long pledging process for fraternity and sorority members. But USC Fraternity Council president Joe Stuhrenberg doubts ending pledging will eliminate ‘deeply ingrained problems.’
Legislators overrode Gov. Nikki Haley’s veto of $1 million in state funds for the Children’s Museum of the Upstate last week, allowing the money to go to the museum for marketing and updates to disability accommodations.
Despite continued underfunding by state government, Richland County teachers will get a state-mandated raise, officials say, and class sizes are expected to remain steady in both Richland 1 and Richland 2 school districts.
Whatever challenges South Carolina’s Department of Juvenile Justice might have, its school system has the same goal as any other: Give students a chance at education so they can give themselves a chance to succeed in life.
Robertson McQuilkin, a former president of Columbia International University, died Thursday at age 88. McQuilkin was known for his speaking ability, knowledge of the Bible and his decision to step away from CIU to care for his ailing wife, friends and colleagues say.
When Elvan Hanley crossed the stage and accepted his diploma at Spring Valley High School’s graduation Thursday, he made his mother very proud. Florene Hanley-Fulks said her son Elvan’s graduation is made even more special because he is autistic and has earned a high-school diploma.
S.C. public colleges soon could be required to post online misconduct violations by fraternities and sororities. Under the “Tucker Hipps Transparency Act,” approved by state lawmakers Thursday, state colleges must post violations related to alcohol, drugs, sexual or physical assault, or hazing by Greek organizations.
The man known for growing and invigorating Benedict College’s marching band over the past decade passed away Friday. Herman Jones, 53, was a father figure for his pupils and a “transformational leader” who improved the band’s sound and bolstered its numbers, his friends and colleagues said. His passing on Friday at Providence Hospital is a huge loss for the private Columbia college and its band program, they say.
Each student who graduated this year from the Richland 1 diesel technology program has a job in hand or a clear education-to-workforce path in front of them. The program, one of few nationwide, gives high schoolers the skills needed to immediately enter a lucrative industry.