An unofficial student group at Clemson University has rankled some by inviting alt-right conservative provocateur and Breitbart.com tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos to speak at the school during an event called “Make Clemson Great Again.”
An animal-rights group Thursday called for a federal investigation into the University of South Carolina’s use of live pigs in emergency medicine training. The Washington, D.C.,-based Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine says the an emergency medicine residency program, run by the USC School of Medicine and Palmetto Health, violates the Animal Welfare Act by operating on pigs when alternatives are available.
S.C. State University has met its enrollment goal for this school year, a feat the school’s new president says will stave off additional budget cuts. The state’s only historically black public college has 2,963 students enrolled at its Orangeburg campus. Missing the 2,900-student goal would have meant more cuts for the financially troubled school.
After last fall’s rush debacle, University of South Carolina fraternity members know school officials are watching their behavior as they try to recruit new members. USC is keeping a wary eye on fraternity recruitment this fall, a year after reports of alcohol violations led the school’s Fraternity Council to halt rush for more than a dozen chapters. The heightened scrutiny comes amid a national debate about the role Greek organizations play in higher education.
Hilton Head Island High School Principal Amanda O’Nan says her relationship with a former Beaufort County Sheriff’s deputy was strictly professional, and that she has never inappropriately used the high school after hours.
Eleven-year-old Tyra Jefferson of Irmo loves to cook. And the sixth-grader at CrossRoads Middle School will put that talent on display – for a national audience – on “Food Network Star Kids,” a new program featuring junior chefs.
A new state law that took effect July 1 eliminated personal- and religious-belief exemptions for families that opted to avoid vaccinations for their children. Under the new law, students entering the two checkpoint years of kindergarten and seventh grade are now required to show proof of vaccination. The requirement also applies to students who transfer into a district.
More than 100,000 students return to Midlands public schools this week. Many of them will be met with a new grading scale, new technology, new facilities and new learning programs. Find out what all is new in your schools this year.