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Mold scare drives 10 students out of USC dorm

Ten University of South Carolina students have moved out of the 47-year-old Bates House residence hall over concerns about a possible mold outbreak. A USC spokesman said Thursday the suspected outbreak "was mostly dust accumulated in HVAC vents" as a result of humidity. But air-quality testing of 67 rooms revealed five had higher levels of mold spores, he said.

Education

Claflin announces partnership with S.C. tech schools

S.C. technical college graduates will be able to seamlessly transfer to Claflin University through a new partnership, the state’s oldest historically black college said Thursday. The deal allows graduates of South Carolina’s 16 technical colleges to begin studying as juniors at the Orangeburg school.

Education

‘Transformational’ Benedict president stepping down after 23 years

Benedict College president David Swinton, credited with turning around the downtown Columbia school, will step down in June after 23 years. Swinton will leave a legacy as a forceful leader who guided the private, historically black college through a building boom, grew its student body and its programs, and improved the community surrounding it, colleagues say.

Education

Could USC build new medical school at Bull Street development?

The University of South Carolina's trustees Friday will consider building a new medical school campus on donated land in downtown Columbia’s Bull Street development. USC trustee Eddie Floyd said building the $200 million campus on about 16 acres in the Bull Street development gives the state’s flagship university room to grow.

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Richland 2 Institute of Innovation, food trucks, fuel cells and a futuristic education

Students began classes Monday at Richland 2’s Institute of Innovation. Unique coursework and a $40 million facility bring a long-awaited dream to reality.
Tim Dominick tdominick@thestate.com
Richland 2 Institute of Innovation, food trucks, fuel cells and a futuristic education 1:17

Richland 2 Institute of Innovation, food trucks, fuel cells and a futuristic education

A look at Hopkins Middle School's STEM teaching process 2:26

A look at Hopkins Middle School's STEM teaching process

New SC State President hits the ground running 1:28

New SC State President hits the ground running

USC students react to the possibility of the removal of pledging from greek life 1:18

USC students react to the possibility of the removal of pledging from greek life