South Carolina News Briefing

May 21, 2019

Lawsuit accuses former Clemson University professor of sexually harassing student
The State
Work on a research project for class credit led to sexual harassment in Peru for a Clemson University undergraduate according to a lawsuit filed in Oconee County on May 16.
Picked up by: WSPA, The News & Observer

Universities named First Forward schools
SC Biz News
Clemson University, Furman University and the University of South Carolina have been named to the 2019-20 inaugural cohort of 80 institutions dedicated to first-generation student success — First Forward, a program of the Center for First-Generation Student Success, an initiative of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and The Suder Foundation.

Analyst Deb Antonelli raises over $80K for Special Olympics
Washington Post
Special Olympics has always been near and dear to basketball analyst Deb Antonelli. Her 21-year-old son Frankie is a Special Olympics athlete who just completed his sophomore year in Clemson University’s LifeProgram.

Missing ‘C’ returned to famous marquee in downtown Clemson
WYFF Greenville
Missing ‘C’ returned to famous marquee in downtown Clemson.


With commitment from 5-star DE Myles Murphy, Clemson’s 2020 football class already among best ever
USA TODAY High School Sports
When Myles Murphy committed to Clemson ahead of scholarship offers from the likes of Alabama, Auburn, Georgia and Florida, no one was surprised.

Top-ranked safety expected to visit Clemson
It’s seemingly been a while since Clemson has hosted a marquee weekend visitor but that’ll change this weekend.


USC touts success in producing patents, but some worry business interests sway research
Charleston Post Courier
The Southeastern Conference landed seven colleges in the ranks of the top 100 for receiving patents. The Atlantic Coast Conference had eight universities on the list (which did not include Clemson), while the Big Ten Conference had 13 of its 14 colleges in the top 100.

19 million people don’t have internet access. Will Congress spend billions to fix that?
The State
More than half a million South Carolinians don’t have access to a reliable internet connection. South Carolina’s Jim Clyburn, the third ranking Democrat in the U.S. House, wants to change that.

SC lawmakers begin three-day special session to discuss budget, Santee Cooper & Panthers
South Carolina lawmakers are headed back to the State House Monday to begin a three-day special session.

South Carolina: Tax break for Carolina Panthers near passage
The Eagle
South Carolina is getting ready to offer the Carolina Panthers around $120 million in tax breaks to move practice fields and the team’s headquarters to the state from North Carolina.


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