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Education

Animal-rights group wants investigation of USC medical school’s use of live pigs

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.

Education

Cash-strapped S.C. State avoids more cuts with enrollment jump

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.

Education

USC keeping a close eye on fraternity rush this fall

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.

Local

Furman to build $1.7 million solar farm

Furman University plans to build a large solar farm on six acres near its main campus entrance along Poinsett Highway, moving the campus toward an eventual goal to become a carbon-neutral university.

National

Scores of students without vaccine proof sent home on first day of school

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.

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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