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Stories by Tara Romanella

  • Darren and Patrick stand outside on the stairs of the University's Watt Center.

    Troll Spotting

    September 14, 2020

    Two Clemson researchers fighting online disinformation have a new hub for truth The past few years have been a whirlwind for Darren Linvill, an associate professor in Clemson’s Department of Communication, and Patrick Warren, an associate professor in Clemson’s John E. Walker Department of Economics. From their initial project in 2017 to uncover and expose […]

  • Clemson remains among top national universities in latest U.S. News rankings

    September 14, 2020

    Clemson University again is recognized as one of the top public universities in the country in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings.

  • Health Clemson, United as Tigers

    Update: COVID-19 student testing requirements

    September 9, 2020

    As part of Clemson’s plan to promote a safe return to in-person instruction and on-campus activities beginning Sept. 21, the University will require all students on its main campus to receive a negative COVID-19 test result prior to returning to the classroom and campus.

  • Clemson Institutes Furlough Program from Sept. 1 through Dec. 31

    August 24, 2020

    Due to the ongoing financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Clemson University has made the difficult decision to begin a mandatory furlough program in coordination with the South Carolina Department of Human Resources.

  • Princeton Review - Best 386 Colleges

    The Princeton Review recognizes Clemson for strong town-gown relations, career services in the “Best 386 Colleges” guide for 2021

    August 18, 2020

    Clemson University landed in the number one spot for strong town-gown relations on The Princeton Review’s 2021 edition of its annual college guide, The Best 386 Colleges. The University also earned a top-20 spot in 10 additional categories, including best career services (#2) and happiest students (#11).

  • Testing reveals possible locations of unmarked graves in Woodland Cemetery

    August 17, 2020

    Ground-penetrating radar has revealed the possible locations of more than 200 unmarked graves in Woodland Cemetery on the Clemson University campus believed to date back more than a century.

  • Two men hold automotive parts, inspecting them together.

    A driving force of industry-shifting innovations

    August 4, 2020

    Srikanth Pilla, Jenkins Endowed Professor of Automotive Engineering and founding director of the new Clemson Composites Center, has brought forward his industry-shifting innovations to improve the everyday lives of students, researchers and global industry.

  • Tiger Paw

    Clemson announces standardized test optional applications policy for Fall 2021 admissions

    July 30, 2020

    The University will temporarily waive standardized test scores as a requirement for applicants for the 2021-22 academic year in recognition of the challenges presented to prospective students and their families by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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    City of Clemson and Clemson University announce increased detection of COVID-19 presence in community

    June 21, 2020

    Clemson, SC – The City of Clemson and Clemson University announced Sunday increased detection of COVID-19 throughout the Clemson community. In the last week alone,the State of South Carolina has seen more than 6,000 new infections of COVID-19 – more than 26 percent of the total cases since the beginning of the pandemic. City and […]

  • Clemson Trustees approve Honors College name change; request authority to restore original name of Tillman Hall

    June 12, 2020

    The Clemson University Board of Trustees today approved changing the name of the University’s Honors College to the Clemson University Honors College, effective immediately. The college has been named the Calhoun Honors College since 1982. The trustees also approved a resolution respectfully requesting authority from the South Carolina General Assembly to restore Tillman Hall to its original name of the Main Building, commonly called “Old Main”.

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    Statement on racist posts attributed to “Conor Blackmon”

    June 8, 2020

    The accounts on Twitter and Instagram claim to belong to a “Conor Blackmon.” There is no one of that name registered at Clemson, either as a current student or incoming student. Clemson deeply regrets any pain and concern these posts have caused, especially to our students and alumni of color. The University will continue to closely monitor social media for this type of activity and respond accordingly.

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    To the CECAS Class of 2020

    May 7, 2020

    I especially want to congratulate our 2020 graduates who have reached a significant personal milestone. Your resolve in completing your degrees under these circumstances is a testament to your determination and commitment. I would encourage you to remember and be appreciative of the people who have helped you along the way, your parents, extended family, friends and well-wishers, all of whom have had a role in shaping the person you’ve become.

  • Wendy York-Letter to Grads 2020

    To the Business Class of 2020

    May 7, 2020

    Your ability to adapt to the extraordinary events of the past several months has been a test of your resiliency, and is something you will draw upon again and again professionally and personally. Learn from it, knowing you can overcome adversity and achieve your goals.

  • Deans Goodstein and Boosinger

    To the CAAH Class of 2020

    May 7, 2020

    Your achievement is in no way diminished by our current circumstances. If anything, it is amplified. You are part of a historic graduating class here – one that is facing uncertainty, economic turmoil, threats to health and well-being, and challenges to previous patterns of living.