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  • A male student teacher stands at the front of a classroom holding papers as he leads his class through a lesson.

    Graduating a teacher: Clemson changes everything, one student at a time

    May 3, 2019

    Every Clemson student is unique, but all graduates share similar stories of how Clemson has uniquely prepared them to contribute and serve in their respective postgraduate communities, classrooms and corporations.

  • Sales Club leadership team pictured with dean and Dan Garrison

    New student club reaping Sales Innovation Program benefits

    April 17, 2019

    Marketing students are wasting little time in capitalizing on a generous Cornerstone Partner Gift to the Clemson University College of Business. The Clemson Professional Sales Club is in business after recently having its charter approved by the university. A six-member leadership team led by junior marketing majors Alexis Hale and Bailey Whetter has begun recruiting […]

  • An illustrated graphic shows a man in a construction hat digging, a woman looking a stream, puzzle pieces, mountains and a woman teaching. It's meant to illustrate the idea of how big data is used in numerous ways.

    Have big questions? We have big data.

    April 17, 2019

    High-performance research computing at Clemson is discovering answers to complex issues we didn’t even know existed a decade ago. The workhorse behind much of that problem-solving is one of the planet’s largest supercomputers: the Palmetto Cluster — at home in Clemson and at work in the world.

  • Madiyn Currie

    Clemson student discovers passion for community health, volunteerism through health science major

    April 15, 2019

    Every Clemson student is given the opportunity to mold their college experience to satisfy the priorities they have in their careers and their lives. The top priority for public health science major Madisyn Currie is giving back. Currie, a native of Lexington, South Carolina, decided to pursue health science as a major because of her […]

  • John "Mike" Coggeshall-Czech Republic

    Anthropology faculty appointed to semester-long visiting professorship in Prague

    April 15, 2019

    Mike Coggeshall has had several memorable experiences in the Czech Republic, but a single encounter with school children on a train stands out. Coggeshall was accompanying several Clemson students in the Czech Republic on a study abroad trip when he encountered a group of school children eager to practice the few English words they knew […]

  • Erin Smith and Carli Hurd

    Clemson students place fourth in national homebuilders’ competition

    April 8, 2019

    A team from the Department of Construction Science and Management finished fourth in a prestigious National Association of Homebuilders Student Competition in which students designed plans for an entire residential community. “It was, without a doubt, the biggest accomplishment in my entire life – other than getting into Clemson,” said senior team member Carli Hurd. […]

  • For this Tiger, disability only made her academic career and passions clearer

    April 8, 2019

    Emily Addison is driven, focused and ambitious. Her family, friends and the Clemson faculty who know her well can attest to these qualities, and these are the traits she wants you to see first. The fact that she is deaf and has to approach course work and college life with a different set of tools […]

  • Nursing students practice running scenarios in the newly renovated simulation space in Edwards Hall.

    Clemson School of Nursing: 50 years strong, 50 years forward

    April 5, 2019

    This school year, the Clemson University School of Nursing is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an alumni gathering on Saturday. In 50 years, the program has grown from a traditional baccalaureate program and an associate degree to several undergraduate and graduate degrees. We had the chance to talk with School of Nursing Director Kathleen Valentine […]

  • Three women stand in a dorm room laughing.

    Meet four RAs who love shaping on-campus communities

    March 29, 2019

    It takes a certain kind of student leader to turn a residence hall into a home. For Clemson University Resident Assistants, community building comes with the job.

  • A young girl stands to the left with her arms crossed. To the right, a shadow is seen staring down at her menacingly.

    Evidence-based approach to bullying prevention shows promising results in multi-year U.S. study

    March 28, 2019

    Clemson faculty and the Olweus program recently concluded a major study of bullying prevention efforts in U.S. schools. Evaluating nearly 70,000 students across 210 elementary, middle and high schools in Pennsylvania over two years, the study revealed significant, sustained positive impacts.

  • Antonio Harrison, co-founder of Minority Business Student Assocation

    MBSA charter member seniors leave their mark for future Tigers

    March 21, 2019

    When 10 seniors gather later this month for an early graduation celebration, they’ll be acknowledging more than four years of their classroom achievements in the College of Business. The graduating charter members of the Minority Business Student Association (MBSA) will also be toasting to a legacy they are leaving at their alma mater which will […]

  • (L-R) Parker Tilley, Logan Young, President Jim Clements and Mason Foley at a Clemson football game in the fall of 2018.

    Student Affairs Talk: Logan Young

    March 18, 2019

    Editor’s note: This is the latest installment in our series of “Student Affairs Talk” podcasts. In it, Communications Director for Student Affairs Philip Sikes visits with various leaders from the staff and student communities. This week’s featured guest is Logan Young, president-elect of the Clemson student body. — Logan Young was recently elected as president […]

  • The parasite Trypanosoma brucei is seen through a microscope living among the bloodstream.

    Pitted against parasites: Developing a creative way to turn a parasite’s own evolutionary adaptations against itself.

    March 15, 2019

    Professor James Morris sees both the biological allure of the parasites and the potential for a better way to kill them. As a genetics and biochemistry professor, he is studying these creatures with an eye toward developing an easier, safer and more effective treatment.

  • Clemson Miracle hosted the 2019 Dance Marathon on Saturday, March 2 inside Fike Recreation Center.

    Dance Marathon continues strong run of fundraising for local children’s hospital

    March 7, 2019

    Katie Black was at a loss for words when she first heard the news. One of the children who attended daycare at Clemson First Baptist Church in the same class as her daughter, Parker Ann, was diagnosed with Wilms’s tumor — a rare cancer of the kidneys. “I just remember thinking to myself, ‘Oh my gosh!’” […]

  • Survey says…Clemson Lowcountry Student Summit big success

    March 6, 2019

    Creative, helpful, innovative, inspirational and fun. These are just a few words students used to describe the first Clemson University Lowcountry Student Summit (LSS) at the Academic Magnet High School in North Charleston, South Carolina. Nearly 500 students, parents, and educators spent the fourth Saturday in January at the school learning about pathways to college, […]