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Feature Stories From Clemson University


  • City planning students get hands-on experience in Clemson neighborhoods

    March 4, 2019

    Graduate students in the city and regional planning program recently presented to City of Clemson officials a set of bold ideas aimed at enhancing the quality of life in the municipality. The 13 students in the Professional Planning Studio class studied a neighborhood and a major corridor last fall and offered such suggestions as the […]

  • Blonde female student stands in front of a glass wall, posing for a photo.

    Economics, football recruiting a good match for Ashleigh Gwarjanski

    February 27, 2019

    One of the most basic concepts of economics involves supply and demand. But there’s far more to the social science than the availability of a commodity, product or service and what consumers are willing to pay for them. Just ask Ashleigh Gwarjanski, a senior economics major who says understanding the principles of economics has been […]

  • Clemson professor fulfills lifelong dream of serving on Randolph Caldecott Award Selection Committee

    February 26, 2019

    The power of the Caldecott Medal is practically subconscious at this point. Awarded annually to the most distinguished American picture book, it has been instantly recognizable to children and adults for over 80 years. Even people who don’t know the origin of the man atop the runaway horse on the medal—it’s from “The Diverting Story […]

  • Wearing a white dress, the newly announced Miss Clemson is excited as a former winner is crowning her.

    Miss Clemson sees the beauty in science

    February 25, 2019

    When Morgan Nichols takes the stage at the Miss South Carolina pageant this June, she will fulfill a dream – but maybe not the kind viewers would expect.

  • Street sign with the name "Success Street."

    Charleston neighborhood focus of high-tech effort to break the cycle of poverty.

    February 25, 2019

    Clemson’s Zucker Family Graduate Education Center has partnered with local corporations and a neighborhood nonprofit as part of a high-tech effort to break the cycle of poverty in the Chicora-Cherokee neighborhood in North Charleston.

  • Laura Gigliotti sits in a safari truck in South Africa.

    Doctoral student researching cheetahs in South Africa

    February 20, 2019

    CLEMSON — Laura Gigliotti, wildlife and fisheries biology doctoral student at Clemson University, travels to South Africa to further her research on how to advance the recovery of cheetahs. Before beginning her career at Clemson in 2016, Gigliotti studied snowshoe hares while earning her master’s in wildlife and fisheries science at Pennsylvania State University, which […]

  • Pic of basketball participants at Fike

    The common thread: A shared passion for basketball becomes a tradition

    February 18, 2019

    Brought together by a shared passion for hoops, a group of devoted basketball enthusiasts are keeping a 20-year early-morning tradition alive and well. The clock reads 6:45 on a cold January morning. The temperature outside hovers just above freezing, dawn has yet to break and the quiet Clemson streets are practically barren. While a game […]

  • A collection of future Clemson students holding their orange and purple acceptance packets and smiling in excitement.

    Tigertown bound: Welcome to the class of 2023!

    February 15, 2019

    Clemson Moments are the ones that define the college journey here. Moment No. 1? This! When hard work and academic success invite the arrival of a Tigertown Bound acceptance letter. Welcome to Clemson, Class of 2023!

  • Paul and Janice Barnett sign the Clemson Legacy Society Registry in honor of their planned gift.

    Fabric of Life

    February 14, 2019

    Clemson alumnus Paul Barnett will give need-based students great opportunities.

  • From his wheelchair, Marsden Miller throws a football with a man clad in purple and orange gear on the football field inside the Clemson indoor practice facility.

    Celebrating 10 years of ClemsonLIFE

    February 7, 2019

    After opening its doors to students with intellectual disabilities, the Clemson community has come to embrace ClemsonLIFE, a program that equips students with skills to live more complete lives.

  • Polaroids of Diana Ross, Dolly Parton, and Pia Zadora on a red background.

    Clemson’s Lee Gallery showcases original art by Andy Warhol

    February 1, 2019

    CLEMSON – Today’s Instagram models and celebrity Tweeters can shift public discourse, paradigms, and even the destiny of Fortune 500 companies with a single post on social media. Those that accrue that power have been titled “influencers,” but the man who ignited the pop culture machine died decades before Instagram, Twitter, or the internet as […]

  • Shawn Haney sits on a cream couch with four beagles — two on her lab and two next to her.

    Meet a Tiger: Shawn Haney

    January 28, 2019

    Dogs come to her lonely, frightened and hungry. Some have been abandoned. Many have been mistreated. They all find patience, love and support under her care. Learn more about this Tiger, who is truly a dog’s best friend.

  • Rows of crops are seeing growing in a large field, with haybales visible in the background.

    Digging into South Carolina’s most pressing problems, Clemson PSA is yielding solutions

    January 25, 2019

    CLEMSON — Agriculture does more than feed South Carolina’s residents. It enriches the state’s economy. It encompasses an impressive 4.5 million acres, 25,000 farms, and it represents a $41.7 billion annual economic impact. And Clemson University — from its 17,500-acre Experimental Forest to its half dozen research labs that span the state — is South […]

  • Sara Mays stands in her art studio, surrounded by ceramics work, talking to Valerie Zimany.

    Art and entrepreneurship meet in CSArt

    January 22, 2019

    Modeled after Community Supported Agriculture, CSArt produces 15 shares of original, handcrafted art by student artists, giving students access to the entrepreneurial and professional side of art.

  • Angelo, Heather and Zoie Mitsopoulos with President Jim Clements at a 2018 football game.

    Mitsopoulos family finds natural connection point through Student Affairs

    January 21, 2019

    It was the summer of 2001, and Angelo Mitsopoulos had just finished speaking to a group of incoming freshmen about Greek Life at Clemson University. Mitsopoulos, a junior at the time, decided to drop in on an after-hours social as part of the Orientation process for new students. It was there he first met a […]