South Carolina News Briefing

July 20, 2018

New Clemson program may help SC’s special needs teaching situation
WYFF Greenville
Clemson University may soon have a new master’s degree option that aims to improve the state’s special education teacher supply and retention.

New Clemson University police chief wants to bring on more officers
WYFF Greenville
Clemson University’s new police chief found himself in an unfamiliar spot for many in law enforcement Thursday, presenting to trustees.

How Americans Wound Up on Twitter’s List of Russian Bots
The three Americans are among more than 20 Twitter accounts that appeared on Twitter’s list of suspected Russian accounts yet show signs of being real people, according to an analysis by Clemson University professors Darren Linvill and Patrick Warren.

Here’s how to get free textbooks (and possibly improve your grade) at …
The State
Free digital textbooks — which academics call Open Educational Resources, or OERs — can help reduce the $1,000 USC students and $1,346 Clemson University students pay every year for books and supplies.

The wealth benefit of college degrees is declining
Yahoo Finance 
A new study reveals that the economic benefits of a college or a graduate school degree are diminishing.

Gaffney celebrates best peach crop in a decade
According to Clemson University, this year’s peach crop will be the best in a decade.

Clemson Extension welcomes new 4-H agent
Chronicle Independent
Sara Marcengill has joined Clemson Extension full time as the new 4-H Agent for Kershaw County.

Clemson coach Brownell lands six-year, $15 million deal
Clemson basketball coach Brad Brownell received a new six-year, $15 million contract on Thursday after guiding the Tigers to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament last season.

Clemson DC Brent Venables to receive five-year, $11.6M extension
Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables is receiving a five-year, $11.6 million contract, sources told ESPN.

Smartphone app helps college coaches prevent NCAA recruiting violations
Greenville News
Clemson University offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell is a classic, country communicator. He speaks slowly and clearly.

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