SC State band featured in movie
Members of the Marching 101 Band at S.C. State University were featured in VH1’s newest movie “Drumline: A New Beat.”
Lacyona Muldrow, a senior at the school, served as the double for the lead actress, Alexandra Shipp.
With an estimated 25 student participants, the Marching 101 Band had the largest number of student participants in the movie.
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C of C president’s house being repaired
Glenn McConnell has been president of the College of Charleston more than three months but has yet to move into the college president’s house.
College spokesman Mike Robertson tells The (Charleston) Post and Courier that the house, dating to 1770, is being repaired after workers found leaks around the windows and the chimney in the third-floor living quarters.
The work is expected to cost about $100,000.
McConnell has been living in his own house while the repairs are under way. He has been able to use the first and second floors of the president’s house for entertaining and other purposes.
McConnell resigned as lieutenant governor to become president of the college earlier this year.
MUSC launches campaign for medical scholarships
The College of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina is putting together a scholarship campaign to help students pay the rising cost of a medical education.
The campaign, announced this month, seeks to raise $20 million over three years and is the first in the history of the college that opened its doors in 1824.
MUSC says students are paying 6,500 percent more for a medical education than in 1970. Back then, the cost of medical school tuition was about $500 a year. Today, a year of tuition costs more than $36,000 for in-state students and $62,000 for out-of-state students.
The university says the average medical student leaves school owing about $200,000 in loans.
USC Aiken has record enrollment
The University of South Carolina Aiken has hit a record-breaking enrollment in the fall 2014 semester, with 3,421 students on campus.
Enrollment has increased by 6.5 percent over the past two years.
In addition to the record enrollment, students in campus housing has increased, with capacity nearing 100 percent.