Feature Stories From Clemson University
With their eyes glued to the TV for hours after the Alabama tornadoes hit, a group of Clemson students decided they couldn’t just sit helplessly by and watch the disaster. They had to act, and they had to do so quickly.
Clemson University economics professor Scott Baier didn’t plan on working for the president in Washington D.C., but after hitting it off with a Stanford University faculty member who was appointed as chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, he got the chance of a lifetime.
A cow has been found grazing upon the green grass in front of the Strom Thurmond Institute. Visitors gawk at the animal, stopping to take pictures and giggle at its sight. Others scratch their heads and ponder upon the bovine, perhaps wondering if he’s lost. You see, this isn’t a normal cow.
After the cultural shock wore off, Hester and his volunteer group were able to build houses for families who were devastated by the 2004 tsunami that destroyed their village.
Members of the Clemson Anthropology Club helped clean off and map a historic slave cemetery at Soapstone Baptist Church in the Liberia Community of northern Pickens County. It was a chance for them to work on a real site, using skills from their archaeological, biological and cultural classes as well as help a local community.
Clemson students travel to Egypt each spring to analyze a historic landscape, suggesting design changes to revitalize the region. Work on past projects has received international acclaim, including meetings with the Egyptian governor, a National Geographic presentation and numerous awards by national and international organizations.
According to Bartley, facts are the basis of our history, and how we view these facts from different perspectives shapes our view of the world. Through education, he hopes to see Clemson’s student body more open to dissenting opinions and new ideas.
If you’re at all familiar with ABC’s reality television program Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, then you have an idea of the frenetic challenge the Department of Performing Arts and the Clemson Players recently faced. After finding out they had been accepted to participate in a prestigious national competition, the Players spent their days rehearsing, preparing […]
For the second year, MBA students were serving up money-saving and morale-boosting ideas to make a difference in their own workplaces.
Even though architecture professor Dan Harding M ’94 has only taught here three semesters, his students have received national accolades for their work involving spaces that connect people to themselves, others and nature.
An instructor told Carpenter to, “Bloom where you’re planted.” Taking that phrase to heart, she put everything she had into this chance-of-a-lifetime internship.
James Nampushi has great respect for the lion that almost killed him. That lion made James an honored warrior, a hero and eventually the first college graduate among his Maasai people. And it was the lion that brought James to Clemson where soon he will earn his master’s degree and begin working on a Ph.D. in park management.
Today’s generation is far more removed from the concept of growing your own food. Farm leaders believe it is an answer to this growing issue. However, the farm still faces the tough obstacle of staying afloat, despite untiring efforts.
Vogel is helping to influence the growth of Clemson’s anthropology program through her involvement with students. Almost every summer since 2004, the assistant professor has conducted a field studies course in the Casma Valley of Peru. Every year, she takes a group of Clemson students with her.
In her four years at Clemson, Carson has taken advantage of all the volunteer opportunities she could, leaving her mark on this University.