South Carolina News Briefing

January 17, 2019

A new clue could explain the mysterious disappearance of a Civil War submarine
A pipe running from the Hunley’s ballast tank to the outside hull broke around the time the submarine sank in 1864. “It left a crescent-shaped opening in the hull which would be a great place to flood and sink your submarine,” said Clemson University archaeologist Michael Scafuri, who’s been working with the Hunley team since 2000.

SC hospitals must put price info in hands of patients with new rule, but it won’t be easy to use
The Post and Courier
Matthew Lewis, a health economist and associate professor at Clemson University, said he doubted the information would be useful to the average patient. Hospitals have kept information about prices hard to access for a reason, he said.
Story picked up by: Pharmacy Choice

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
Clemson University has received a $100,000 gift from the Pete and Sally Smith Foundation to support the Joseph F. Sullivan Center, a nurse-managed clinic located on the university’s campus that provides outreach to many underserved communities in South Carolina through the use of mobile health clinics.

New farm bill affects hemp growing for farmers and consumers
“It’s not open season on marijuana,” explained David Dewitt, a Clemson Extension agronomy agent. Dewitt has been overseeing the state hemp program.

Charleston to eye innovative flooding solutions for West Ashley, Johns Island and downtown
The Post and Courier
The Medical University of South Carolina, the Clemson Design Center, the Urban Land Institute, the Charleston Resilience Network, the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium and the College of Charleston also are expected to participate.
Mojave rattlesnakes’ life-threatening venom is more widespread than expected
Morning Ag Clips
The Mojave rattlesnake, living in the deserts of the southwestern United States and central Mexico, is characterized by its lethal venom that can either shut down your body or tenderize your insides. Clemson University researchers say which one depends on where you’re located.

Get ready to plan your fall. Clemson football’s 2019 schedule is complete
The State
Clemson has an opportunity to win back-to-back national titles for the first time in school history in 2019

Shorthanded Jackets fall hard to Clemson
Atlanta Journal Constitution
The losses were many when Georgia Tech traveled up I-85 for its perennial loss on Clemson’s home court, this time a 72-60 defeat to the Tigers Wednesday.

Celebrities want to feed Clemson players ‘a real feast’
Celebrities want to feed Clemson players ‘a real feast’.

Clemson football team invited to ‘actual celebration’ at Alinea
Crain’s Chicago Business
The national champions haven’t RSVP’d to the dinner invitation from restaurant group co-owner Nick Kokonas, but the rest of Twitter has indeed responded.

White House food fallout shows Trevor Lawrence’s poise, our country’s discord
Greenville News
Championship teams have been invited to the White House since Andrew Johnson was president. Ronald Reagan made the honor an annual tradition during his tenure. Teams rarely visit less than 10 days after their championship game, and since most of the ceremonies are held in the morning or early afternoon, dinners are seldom served.

Elizabeth Warren is demanding an investigation into Mick Mulvaney’s talks with USC
Herald Online
A top Congressional Democrat is calling for an investigation into Mick Mulvaney for his reported discussions with the University of South Carolina about possibly becoming the school’s next president.


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