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Feature Stories From Clemson University

  • Student teaching during a pandemic

    April 23, 2020

    How Clemson’s College of Education, its student teachers and numerous partner districts adapted to COVID-19 When the COVID-19 pandemic caused Powdersville High School to move all instruction online in early March, the school’s educators operated under the assumption that most others in the state did: this would be temporary, and they would be back in […]


    Clemson online instruction through end of spring semester; all events suspended

    March 19, 2020

    To the Clemson Community: These are challenging times unlike anything I have seen in more than 30 years of working in higher education. I know many of you are concerned about your health, and the health of your loved ones – we are, too. In fact, every decision we have made over the past few […]

  • 3 women in suits stand to have their photos taken

    Clemson’s female leaders share plans for a lasting impact on the University and its students

    March 4, 2020

    The estate of Thomas Green Clemson first came into his possession through his wife, Anna Calhoun, well before it was eventually bequeathed to South Carolina to found a college. It’s just one of the earliest ways that women played a vital role in making Clemson University what it is today. The newest women to join leadership ranks at Clemson include Dean Leslie Hossfeld (CBSHS), Dean Wendy York (Business) and Dean Cynthia Young (Science). They are each championing innovation and enhanced student experiences for their respective colleges. These women bring passion, vision, experience and dedication to lasting outcomes to Clemson. From prioritizing community outreach initiatives in support of the land-grant mission to connecting with students, faculty, alumni and business leaders to strengthen the prominence of our research, their work is leading Clemson forward.

  • A Clemson student in an orange shirt is surrounded by upraised hands in a classroom.

    Call Me MISTER continues to change the face of S.C. classrooms

    February 7, 2020

    African-American men make up 2 percent of the teachers in the U.S. In South Carolina, 25 percent of all first-year teachers hired for the 2017-2018 academic year are no longer teaching in South Carolina schools. Call Me MISTER® has spent the last 20 years working to change those statistics. And their work is moving the needle.

  • A building sits adjacent to a body of water.

    Road trips and research: Graduate housing gives Clemson the power to maximize its agricultural impact

    January 24, 2020

    Not long ago, Zachary Brenton was the driving force behind the wheel of his stick-shift Nissan truck as he became quite familiar with the Interstate 95 corridor — and the other interstates that crisscross South Carolina’s midsection — thanks to many, many road trips between Clemson and Florence in the name of higher education and […]

  • Engineering student at work on a factory floor

    Clemson’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing: growing technology and the talent behind it for SC’s economy

    January 14, 2020

    Clemson University has a formidable solution to the advanced manufacturing talent shortage: the Center for Advanced Manufacturing. By partnering with industry statewide, the Clemson Center provides a sustainable way to foster long-term success for this economically important manufacturing sector, something that bodes well for the state of South Carolina and Clemson graduates.

  • Tarah O'Sullivan with her children

    The Face of Science

    January 9, 2020

    Tarah O’Sullivan, mother of two children with a rare genetic disease, has returned to school at Clemson determined to help children with rare genetic diseases. And to save her own. Read the Clemson World article titled THE FACE OF SCIENCE.

  • A female health professional uses a stethoscope on a female patient in a health care office.

    Clemson and MUSC: Working to improve health in rural South Carolina

    January 6, 2020

    With more than 744,000 rural residents statewide, inadequate health care is not just a small-town problem. Rural places represent a health care crisis for all of South Carolina. And a solution is needed.

  • A student walks past one of the LCD screens in the Watt center.

    A look back at 2019

    December 31, 2019

    With 2019 coming to a close, we want to take a moment to celebrate the faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends who have made Clemson University such a special place. Whether it’s in the lab, the classroom or on the field, people are the heart of our institution and the reason why Clemson has grown to become an institution recognized for excellence. 

  • Will Swinney presents in classroom

    For marketing’s Will Swinney, desire to be his best is home-grown

    December 11, 2019

    Whether on the football field or in a classroom, Will Swinney is a grinder. Son of renowned Clemson University head coach Dabo Swinney, Will Swinney plays as hard to win on Saturdays as he does to succeed Monday through Friday as a student.

  • Image of students with caps

    Clemson to award degrees at winter graduation ceremonies Dec. 19

    December 11, 2019

    More than 1,300 students will receive Clemson University degrees in two graduation ceremonies on Thursday, Dec. 19. They are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in Littlejohn Coliseum. In addition, Ph.D. candidates will participate in a doctoral hooding ceremony at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, in the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts.

  • Members of Clemson's Military & Veteran Engagement with President Jim Clements and SVA President Jared Lyon at a military appreciation tailgate on Saturday, Nov. 2.

    Embracing a veteran-friendly campus

    November 9, 2019

    Clemson’s commitment to inclusiveness continues to grow among new generation of student veterans.

  • Photo of student volunteers working on last year's Habitat for Humanity Homecoming house.

    26th annual Habitat for Humanity build kicks off Homecoming week at Clemson

    October 17, 2019

    Clemson University’s Homecoming week seeks to bring the community together in a way that hits home with the 26th annual Pickens County Habitat for Humanity house building collaboration. The Habitat for Humanity Homecoming Build kicked off Wednesday on Bowman Field. Over the past 25 years, the Clemson community has built 26 homes that are still occupied and have given families opportunity and empowerment by removing the physical and mental hardships that occur with housing instability.