Retiring superintendent Debbie Hamm called it ‘a bold move’ to hire Baron Davis from within the school district’s current leadership. Davis says he expects a seamless transition, with no ‘need to overhaul anything’ in the Midland’s largest school district.
Clemson University has surpassed its goal of raising $1 billion in 10 years, making its capital campaign, The Will to Lead, the largest successful fundraising effort by a public university with fewer than 150,000 alumni, according to the university.
At least 57 University of South Carolina students have reported sexual assaults, relationship violence, sexual harassment or other similar offenses to school officials this year. At that pace, students will report roughly 40 more such offenses than last year.
S.C. State University needed a reality check when state lawmakers replaced the school’s board of trustees a year ago, new school president James Clark says. Clark sat down with The State newspaper this week to discuss his plans for turning around the 120-year-old Orangeburg school.
A spike in reported sex offenses at Clemson University is being touted as a positive sign that campus education and awareness efforts are succeeding. The combined number of reported forcible sex offenses and instances of dating violence at Clemson jumped from two in 2012 to 17 in 2014, according to the most recent available figures.
Former S.C. State University trustee James Clark has been named the school’s 12th president. The state’s only historically black public college named Clark president after a short trustees’ meeting Wednesday. Clark will take over for Franklin Evans, who became interim president last July after trustees fired former president Thomas Elzey.
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.