Clemson’s College of Education has been awarded funds to create the Center for the Recruitment and Retention of Diverse Educators, which will research, design and implement the best strategies for minority teacher recruitment and retention. The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education recently approved plans for the center, which will initially focus its efforts in Spartanburg, Cherokee, Orangeburg and Charleston.
Malnutrition and obesity are health burdens the public needs to be aware of. By changing their food behaviors they can have a great impact on their communities beyond just themselves. Clemson associate professor Dil Thavarajah is responding to this crisis through scientific research and educational programs, working to find a solution.
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.
Clemson University joins the nation in celebrating Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month through Oct. 15. A highlight will be a visit from civil rights activist Christine Chavez, granddaughter of Cesar Chavez, the co-founder of the National Farm Workers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers.
INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine named Clemson University a recipient of its Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award for the second year in a row. The magazine, which is the oldest and largest publication and website of its kind in higher education, also recognized Clemson as a Diversity Champion and recipient of its first Inspiring Programs in STEM Award.
The legal profession is not just a family tradition for Clemson University senior Felicia Finney. It’s something sacred. Her father, Jerry Leo Finney, is a Columbia attorney, specializing in criminal and civil defense. Her late grandfather, Ernest A. Finney Jr., was South Carolina’s first black circuit judge in modern times and later the first African-American […]
Monday morning’s University Convocation marked the beginning of the collegiate experience for more than 5,000 incoming freshman and transfer students. More than 1,800 graduate students are also starting their journey to master’s or doctoral degrees.
The Blue Ridge yawns greatness yet again as Clemson University welcomes 12 students into the National Scholars Program. It is the program’s largest cohort in four years and includes eight students from South Carolina. The National Scholars Program aims to provide inquisitive student leaders with specialized enrichment opportunities. Selected students are presented a competitive scholarship, which covers the cost of tuition; provided the option to spend a summer studying abroad; advised in both group and individual settings; and prepared to thrive post-graduation.
Even though Roy Jones says he’s “averse” to snakes, his tone implies a stronger dislike than he lets on. However, Jones is willing to face the possibility of poisonous reptiles and other beasts of the field if the reward is worth the effort, and on this overgrown, country road, Jones is close to standing on […]
A group of Clemson University students in the nationally renowned Call Me MISTER program spent their summer vacations this year helping elementary school students improve their reading abilities and enjoy a camp experience they might not have had otherwise.
CLEMSON – The Urban League of the Upstate welcomed Clemson’s Julio Hernandez to its “man cave,” Monday to talk to young men about how their futures can look. The Urban League developed the Upstate ManCave program to help young men “foster healthy self-care, relationship-building, mindfulness and financial skills.” Hernandez, the associate director of Hispanic Outreach […]
Clemson University and the Medical University of South Carolina are teaming up to help educators, business leaders, medical professionals and others who want to learn ways to bring more diversity to or foster inclusion in their organizations. The South Carolina Diversity Leaders Best Practices Forum will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 9 at Clemson’s Sandhill Research and Education Center, 900 Clemson Road in Columbia.
Students representing nine colleges and universities in both Carolinas are learning about the impact of effective communication during the first Clemson University Erwin Center Summer Scholars (ECSS) program.
The Duke Energy Foundation is providing $85,000 to Clemson University to continue support of two separate summer programs that are aimed at increasing diversity in the pipeline that carries talent from academia to the workplace. The foundation granted $45,000 to Project WISE and $40,000 to PEER/WISE Summer Experiences.
Leaving no one behind. The road to success runs through the classroom. But many students and families from economically disadvantaged areas do not see higher education as an option. It is an option. This Tiger works to promote a path to higher education - particularly for students in South Carolina's poorly performing and underfunded K-12 school districts. Because when we inspire their success, we shape their future - and ours.