South Carolina News Briefing

July 15, 2019

Clemson professor looks to develop early cancer screening test after a death in the family
Greenville News
When her younger brother was diagnosed with cancer, Clemson bioengineering professor Terri Bruce resolved to tap her knowledge of human cells to find a way to help others suffering from the disease.

Learning physics: Clemson professors to help educate S.C. students, teachers
The Times and Democrat
Physics majors in Clemson University’s College of Science can soon be part of an innovative program that is on the leading edge of classroom enrichment and teacher retention in high school physics and K-12 science education.

School district names first Call Me MISTER students
Aiken Standard
Based at Clemson University, the Call Me MISTER program recruits and prepares African American male students for teaching at the elementary or middle school level, where there remains a need for African American male teachers, according to a news release from Aiken County Public Schools.

Healthcare Design Names 2019 HCD 10 Winners
Healthcare Design
Educator—Susan O’Hara, assistant professor, School of Nursing, Clemson University

Pinehurst Man Named Acting Labor Secretary By President Trump
Southern Pines Pilot
His wife, ironically, is a third-generation graduate of Clemson University. The Pizzellas’ collegiate rivalry is well-known among their circle of friends in Pinehurst.

Counties with higher lynching rates have low voter turnout today, SC researcher finds
Post and Courier
Research by Clemson University economic historian Jhacova Williams shows black Southerners who live in counties where more lynchings occurred in the past are less likely to register to vote today.

‘Extremely rare’ albino alligator at SC Aquarium is sick, officials say
Post and Courier
Alligators’ lifespans can stretch for several decades, and a study by wildlife biologists from Clemson University and the Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center near Georgetown found that alligators can live as long as humans, more than 60 years.

‘Django Unchained’ Producer Reginald Hudlin to Direct Sports Drama for Disney+
The Hollywood Reporter
The project is based on the true story of Ray Ray McElrathbey, who, as a freshman football player for Clemson University, started secretly raising his 11-year-old brother on campus due to his mother’s issues with addiction. The story made national news in 2006.

Miss SC: ‘I really take this as a job’; she will promote STEM education
KPVI News 6
Students and faculty in Clemson University’s College of Science already have a favorite in the Miss America competition – and the date and location of the event haven’t even been announced yet.

Sauder makes president’s list at Clemson University
Defiance Crescent News
Andrew Sauder of Wauseon has been named to the president’s list for the spring semester at Clemson University.

JV Buys Student Housing Near Clemson University
Multi-Housing News
The property, which serves students from nearby Clemson University, has been rebranded as The Collective as Clemson. A sale price was not disclosed.


Ostarine, FBI hoops trial, future of Clemson athletics: A Q&A with AD Dan Radakovich
The State
The State recently sat down with Clemson Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich to discuss a variety of topics, including his reaction to the NCAA denying Clemson’s appeal, the baseball program’s postseason struggles and the men’s basketball team performing well in the World University Games.

Clemson Returns to Campus Following Gold Medal Win in World University Games
After nearly two weeks in Italy, Clemson returned to campus Saturday night sporting the gold medals they won in the World University Games.

Clemson has 2 of the country’s best players, including No. 1, SI says
The State
Sports Illustrated finished off its list of the top 100 players in college football on Friday and the Tigers star is ranked No. 1. Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is No. 2, while Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor is No. 3.

Trevor Lawrence expects new breakout stars for Clemson in 2019
Not many experienced a better 365 days than Trevor Lawrence. The former 247Sports Composite No. 1 overall recruit enrolled at Clemson, won a starting job for Dabo Swinney and rode that all the way to a perfect 15-0 season and National Championship.


Inside USC’s president vote — vote forecast, stealth candidate, expected fallout
Post and Courier
The University of South Carolina should have a new president by the end of the week, but it has not been easy. Student protests, board indecision, lobbying by the governor, a faculty vote of no-confidence and a court injunction have been the highlights of the search for Harris Pastides’ successor.

McMaster’s involvement in USC presidential search could threaten accreditation
The State
S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster’s involvement in the University of South Carolina’s presidential search could threaten the school’s accreditation, an official said Friday.

Op-ed: Higher standards needed for higher education
The State
While we focus on transitioning students to college, I challenge our federal legislators that we are not doing enough to ensure that students are leaving post-secondary institutions better-off than they were with a high school diploma in-hand.

Clemson’s Western Sizzlin’ to close, property sold for $1 million
Greenville News
After more than 35 years of steak and salad bars, Clemson’s Western Sizzlin’ restaurant on Tiger Boulevard is set to close.


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