South Carolina News Briefing

May 25

Belli named dean of Clemson’s College of Agriculture
Southeast Farm Press
Dr. Keith L. Belli, the head of the University of Tennessee’s Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, has been named dean of Clemson’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences.

Volunteers placed flags around Clemson University’s Scroll of Honor
WYFF Greenville
About 50 volunteers placed 491 flags around Clemson University’s Scroll of Honor Thursday evening.

Urban owls unite Clemson neighbors
There are plenty of Tigers in Clemson, so it may be surprising to learn another animal has taken up residence near campus.

Clemson study: DOT knew of Wando bridge damage in 2012, similar bridges had cables fail
A study by Clemson University’s civil engineering department published in January 2012 cites several reported problems with the Wando bridge.

U.S. gasoline prices rise near $3/gallon ahead of driving season
Consumers could respond to higher prices by combining trips to the grocery store or carpooling, said Matthew Lewis, an associate professor of economics at Clemson University. However, much of gasoline demand is inelastic, Lewis said.

Students Represent CW at Clemson Institute
New York Patch
holds its annual conference for undergraduate and graduate students at Clemson University in South Carolina. This year’s conference titled

Following the money in SC just got harder: court ruling narrows state’s Freedom of Information Act
Greenville News
A state Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday scaled back a 27-year-old legal norm that any private entity receiving public money must disclose its organization’s records under the Freedom of Information Act.

MIT Police Investigating Alleged Rape At Theta Delta Chi Fraternity House
This is just the latest instance of a rape allegation at an American college campus. In addition, over the course of the past year, fraternities at Northwestern University, the University of Minnesota, Indiana University, Clemson University and the University of Central Florida have been investigated for alleged rapes.

$37M Arthrex Inc. facility under construction in Anderson
Upstate Business Journal
The $37 million Arthrex Inc. project in Anderson, which includes a 250,000-square-foot medical device manufacturing building and a 30,000-square-foot central services office building, is now under construction.

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