C of C launches $125 million campaign
The College of Charleston launched the public phase of its comprehensive campaign, BOUNDLESS: The Campaign for the College of Charleston.
The campaign will support the next era of the college by increasing scholarships, endowing faculty positions, growing academic programs, and upgrading facilities.
During the silent phase, which began in October 2009, the college raised $110 million for the campaign.
SWU launches new MBA concentration
Southern Wesleyan University will offer a new MBA concentration tailored to individuals considering advancement into the administrative levels of the health care industry.
The program is set to begin in spring 2015 and is expected to be a fully-online 20 month degree program that combines the finance, operations and management components of an MBA program, while adding key concepts connected to health care administration.
SC bus executive speaks at USC
The chief executive officer of a company that makes electric-powered buses spoke at the University of South Carolina about the future of urban transit.
Ryan Popple of the Greenville-based firm Proterra spoke at the Darla Moore School of Business. He addressed what he sees as the growth of the electric bus market and argue that it is a cleaner, quieter and more cost-effective approach for cities to follow.
Popple’s talk was the inaugural address in a new speaker series on the issue of sustainability.
College of Charleston eliminates programs
CHARLESTOWN, S.C. (AP) – The College of Charleston will eliminate its men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs after this academic year.
College athletic director Joe Hull announced the move Friday. He said the school is also shutting down its Stern Center pool after the spring semester, citing expensive repairs and continued maintenance costs on the 40-year-old facilities.
There are 23 men and 27 women on the school’s rosters for this season. Hull said any scholarship commitments for athletes would be honored if they chose to stay at the College of Charleston. Athletes who wished to transfer would be granted a release to compete a new school in 2015-16.
Hull said cutting swimming and diving is part of the financial reality faced by athletic departments across the country.