Feature Stories From Clemson University
Five years ago, a dance marathon fundraiser was little more than a line item on a Greek Week schedule of events, lasting 12 hours but with only eight dancers left standing by the end of the day. That year, they raised a little over $16,000 for Greenville Hospital System. Fast-forward to 2015, when the dance […]
When Pat Krall graduates from Clemson University this spring, the College of Business honors student will be armed with a degree for life after baseball. Pat is a business management major and the Tigers’ ace left-hander who decided to return to the mound and classes his senior year after being drafted by the St. Louis […]
When the universe was young, a supermassive black hole — bloated to the bursting point with stupendous power — heaved out a jet of particle-infused energy that raced through the vastness of space at nearly the speed of light. Billions of years later, a trio of Clemson University scientists, led by College of Science astrophysicist Marco Ajello, […]
Clemson University’s School of Architecture has created an innovative new construction method that is gaining worldwide attention for its potential market impact in rapid, low-tech sustainable housing. “With a click of the button, someone could order a custom-cut, flat-packed home online and construct it by hand with the help of their friends and neighbors in a matter […]
Mindy and Megan Earnest are fraternal twins who could easily pass for identical. Both are engineering majors in the Calhoun Honors College and active in Tiger Band. It’s easy to see how people get them confused — just ask some of the people who have mistakenly had a conversation with one sister expecting her to […]
Todd Anderson, an assistant professor of art at Clemson University, is a printmaker, skilled at transferring beauty and wonder from landscapes onto paper to share his experiences with the public. “I think we all understand that the world is changing in sweeping and dramatic ways,” Anderson says, his voice quiet and earnest. “My belief is that those places need to be seen, they need to be experienced and they need to be creatively documented.” Since its founding 100 years ago, Glacier National Park has lost more than 80 percent of its glaciers. Over the past six years, Anderson says, he hiked more than 500 miles through that park for a project called “The Last Glacier.” The art has been acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, the Library of Congress and other libraries and personal collectors.
Honest conversation. Constructive dialogue. These terms are used often with regard to diversity and inclusion initiatives. But without constructive dialogue and an atmosphere in which that dialogue is enabled and encouraged, diversity efforts can be viewed as fleeting, rather than a constant force that shapes and moves a college community forward. Clemson University’s 35th annual […]
One of our favorite things every year is to look back and re-read some of our favorite stories from the past year. This list certainly doesn’t cover every amazing thing that happened at Clemson in 2016, but it’s a taste.
As the health care industry continues to change dramatically, many professionals are pivoting their career paths to better suit new demands. James and Anna Hodan are two of these professionals.
Lecturer of Music Dr. Eric Lapin researches the relationship between music and politics at Clemson University.
Local senior living community Clemson Downs has partnered with a Clemson University research team to hold an art show Monday to celebrate the work of several residents living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The art show will take place at the Central-Clemson Regional Branch Library from 3 to 8 p.m.
Being a middle child can be tough, but they’ll get no sympathy from Tori Andreski, who would have to be considered the poster girl of middle-children, having four siblings older than her and four younger. Despite frequently being called three of her siblings’ names before her own, Tori says her big-family upbringing has brought many […]
U.S. Army 1st Lt. William Funchess watched from the other bank as Chinese soldiers approached the river, undressed, and swam across naked, holding weapons and clothes over their heads. Once they hit his side of the river, they shook the freezing water off their skin, dressed, and ran into the forest – one after the other after the other. Thousands of them. It was November 4, 1950. When Funchess radioed the brass back at headquarters to tell them what he had seen, they told him he was mistaken. There were no Chinese soldiers in North Korea. “The final instructions from battalion headquarters was - if Chinese soldiers are in Korea, they’re protecting hydroelectric plants. Under no conditions will you fire on a Chinese national,” said Funchess. “Before the day ended, I had been struck by machine gun fire, and I was a POW of the Chinese army.”
The chaos of the 2016 election season hasn’t deterred Clemson students, many of them first-time voters. Students have become engaged in the process and raised their voices — and the ones who have now understand that there’s more to an election than what is seen on TV.
He is all about transitions. He joined the Army five days after he graduated from high school and transitioned from an infantry team leader to the rank of sergeant. He completed two year-long deployments to Iraq, earning a Bronze Star for Valor and a Purple Heart following an enemy attack on his platoon. He then transitioned back to a civilian life that was different than the one he'd left. It was difficult, but he grew from the experience and wanted to help others in their journey. Through his veterans' writing group (that he created), his work with student veterans and military-connected students, this staff member, who works as Clemson's assistant director for military and veteran engagement, helps students successfully make the transition from military to civilian life. While he describes himself as a "normal guy," he's anything but normal. He's a hero and he's a Tiger.