Thursday News Briefing

07-12-2018 Current News Briefing

These American salamanders are tougher than climate change — for now
Washington Post
They are capable of regulating their own water loss, becoming more watertight or leakier depending on how hot or dry the forest is, said Michael Sears of Clemson University, an author of the study.

Most Americans would give up social media to erase credit card debt
Consumers often don’t fully understand how to use credit cards in their overall financial plan, said Josh Harris, a faculty member at Clemson University and financial planner at Signature Wealth.

Clemson’s Sonoco Institute Announces Fall Seminar and Workshop Lineup
What They Think
The Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics at Clemson University is offering courses for industry professionals this fall.

‘It means the world to us.’ Clemson athletes shave heads for kids with cancer
The State
Myleigh McDowell, who was diagnosed with cancer, shaved her mom’s head in March “to make her look like me.” She was surrounded by several Clemson athletes who also were sporting shaved heads at the “All-Off for Cancer” event held Wednesday afternoon.
Story also covered by: Independent Mail, WLTX and WYFF

‘Super termites’ have moved into the Midlands. They can eat your …
The State
The dreaded “super termite” has come to the Midlands.  A sample was taken to Dr. Eric Benson, an entomology professor at Clemson, and Benson confirmed it was a Formosan subterranean termite — colloquially referred to as a “super termite.”

OxyContin maker’s records reveal deceit in deal with attorneys general …
Knoxville News Sentinel
Dr. James Fulcher, Forensic Pathologist for the Greenville Health System, speaks about opioids during the Clemson University Department of Public Health Sciences opiate symposium in the McKissick Theater in the Hendrix Student Center on Wednesday.

Most USC students will pay $2,000 more a year if they don’t have health insurance
The State
Before most University of South Carolina students can attend class next month they’ll have to prove they have health insurance or agree to pay up to $2,047 for coverage through the university.

MUSC board talks tuition hike, discusses $5 million budget victory at Statehouse
Post and Courier 
The Medical University of South Carolina’s Board of Trustees on Tuesday discussed a slight tuition hike and heard of a budget victory for rural health initiatives to the tune of $5 million.

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