Clemson University’s board of trustees participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new child development center before convening the full board for its quarterly meeting Friday afternoon.
For best-selling author Eric Foner, the “Second Founding” came about thanks to post-Civil War amendments, a concept he’ll be discussing during his opening night keynote on Wednesday, Nov. 28, as part of the Lincoln’s Unfinished Work conference at Clemson
Vernon Burton, the Judge Matthew J. Perry Jr. Distinguished Professor of History at Clemson University, will host a “Lincoln’s Unfinished Work” conference Nov. 28 through Dec. 1. Registration is required and is open to the public for the free, three-day conference that will bring more than 35 internationally renowned scholars to the Clemson University campus to explore the many dimensions of Lincoln and his legacy in current-day American society.
Alan Grubb vividly recalls a time before the iconic Clemson University Tiger Paw was born. In 1967, when Grubb first arrive on campus, the student population was one-third the size it is today. Few women attended the University. Orange didn’t dominate the landscape. And all the freshmen wore rat caps. Grubb is celebrating 51 years […]
Renowned poet Susan Stewart, best-selling author Richard Rothstein and Cherokee history expert Tom Hatley are among the speakers who will visit Clemson University during the fall 2018 semester to discuss topics in the humanities.
Rachel Moore vividly recalls her first visit to the state of South Carolina. “I was interviewing for a teaching position in the history department,” she said. “I touched down at Greenville-Spartanburg about 9:30 at night and rented a car. As I was driving toward Clemson on the interstate, on the right side near one of […]
A desire to know more: This Tiger and sixth-generation South Carolinian conducted research that changed the narrative about Clemson University’s history. Title: Associate professor of English Years at Clemson: 10.5 years What I do at Clemson: I conduct research and teach courses for English majors and the general education program in early African-American and American […]
Roger Grant is a man of impressive numbers. He’s been teaching history in universities for 47 years, 21 of those at Clemson University. He’s held three named, distinguished professorships and has collected an honorary doctorate from Simpson College, a liberal arts college in Iowa. Grant has published 33 books, has two more in final edits […]
Fifty years after the Tet Offensive, Edwin Moïse, Vietnam scholar and history professor, explores the Military Assistance Command Vietnam’s (MACV) communication tactics and the Tet Offensive’s size and impact in his fifth title, “The Myths of Tet: The Most Misunderstood Event of the Vietnam War” (University Press of Kansas).
The Clemson House succumbed to 150 pounds of dynamite and gravity in less than a minute. The building had been an ornament on the campus for more than 60 years and was an iconic symbol to many community members, alumni, faculty and students. But it wasn't feasible to bring it up to today's building standard and make it usable, so it had to be torn down.
A leading scholar on the Reformation, Bruce Gordon of Yale Divinity School, will share his insights in a public lecture, “The Bible, Authority and the Struggle for History in the Reformation.” The free event at Clemson University will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 in Holtzendorff Hall, room 100.
History professor Rod Andrew took a group of students to France and Belgium to analyze the events of D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge. The students came back profoundly affected.
When Sonia Sotomayor came to the Brooks Center on Sept. 14, President James P. Clements noted that it was the first time a sitting justice of the U.S. Supreme Court had spoken on the Clemson campus. But on this day, Justice Sotomayor made sure there was very little sitting. Sotomayor moved through the packed house of more […]
I studied in Brussels with eight other students as a part of Wainscott’s European Crossroads program. The city was the base from which we explored much of Belgium.
During the Fourth of July holiday, most people’s thoughts center on cookouts, vacations and fireworks. This Tiger thinks about history. In his book, The Age of Lincoln, this respected historian explores Abraham Lincoln’s experience with issues such as immigration, civil rights, race relations and faith – all issues that remain evident today. We are where […]