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Feature Stories From Clemson University


  • 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 […]

  • Emily Wallace smiles and poses with the Tiger mascot.

    Turning Passion into Purpose

    January 17, 2019

    Emily Peek arrived at Clemson as a math major in 1968 ­– one of the few Clemson women entering the field of science, technology, engineering and math at that time. “As a female math major in the late 1960s, I definitely stood out,” says Emily. She credits her teachers in high school and those at […]

  • Sullivan Center Mobile Clinic sits with its doors and pop out open.

    Clemson looks to continue expanding mobile health outreach across the state

    January 16, 2019

    The gap in positive health outcomes between those living in urban and rural areas continues to widen across the country, and South Carolina is no exception. Put simply, living in a rural or underserved urban area often means being sicker and dying sooner, and it could all be remedied by better health care access.

  • Band members have a blast at National Championship

    January 10, 2019

    For many of the 350 members of Tiger Band, the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship was the experience of a lifetime. “We’re all just blown away,” said Commander Trey Lockett, a drum major. “I think the band loved every moment of it,” Lockett said Tuesday night in the parking lot of the Brooks Center. […]

  • Coach Dabo Swinney and the football team hold up the National Championship trophy whil confetti falls around them.

    National Champions!

    January 8, 2019
  • Image of Scott Reeves and Anjali Joseph in the high-fidelty mockup.

    Rethinking the OR: Simulation tests researchers’ ideas for improving operating room design

    January 7, 2019

    Dozens of people surrounded a mock operating room to scrutinize in silence the smallest movements of a surgical team. Their observations, as well as the operating team’s critiques, will be collated and analyzed in the coming weeks as part of a joint project between Clemson University and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) to re-imagine the operating room.

  • A DPR representative is seen pointing to the construction behind him as a group of students in white hardhats with an orange Tiger Paw are seen in the foreground.

    Campus construction creates learning lab for tomorrow’s builders and designers

    January 2, 2019

    Faculty are turning job sites into classrooms, capitalizing on the construction boom by working campus projects into their curriculums.

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    Cotton Bowl: Clemson and Notre Dame team up for research

    December 20, 2018

    When Clemson takes on Notre Dame in the 2018 Cotton Bowl, a berth in the national championship game will be at stake. But on the universities’ respective campuses, teams of researchers are working together – Tiger and Fighting Irish – to tackle some heavy-hitting science and societal issues. Here, we present three collaborations that transcend the gridiron.

  • December 2018 graduate Madeline Cordell in front of the Trustee House for a photo shoot.

    Graduation spotlight: Cordell’s late nights pay off

    December 19, 2018

    You’ll have to forgive Madeline Cordell if she seems a little anxious for Thursday’s 9:30 a.m. commencement at Clemson University. After all, the graduating senior has had a close brush with embarrassment before. “I almost took out the principal at my high school graduation,” she laughed. “I always seem to trip when I’m on stage. My family’s waiting to see what will happen. Maybe I’ll wear flip flops instead of heels.”

  • Chris Norman, standing in front of Tillman, is a first-generation graduate

    First generation graduate Chris Norman has plenty to smile about

    December 18, 2018

    It’s easy to be sold on Chris Norman. Whether you gauge the 24-year-old senior marketing major by his sincerity, scholarly achievements, or the infectious and ever-present smile on his face, it’s a good bet a bright future awaits him following graduation this month. Chris is a first-generation college graduate who is pondering either a career […]

  • A collage of images including Vanessa Wych speaking in front of podium on campus, a view down the sidewalk between Douthit Hills residence halls, professors working in labs, professors standing in front of a social media wall, DPR staff working on the College of Business site, the night sky, and an image of a ribbon cutting.

    A look back at a truly remarkable 2018

    December 17, 2018

    Whether it was U.S. News & World Report naming Clemson a top-25 public institution for the 11th consecutive year, the groundbreaking discovery of all the starlight ever produced or announcing workforce development initiatives around the state, this year has been full of achievements for this university thanks to the hard work of our faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends.

  • Dave Lyle kneels by the Scroll of Honor.

    A Labor of Love

    December 14, 2018

    David Lyle donates his time, as well as his resources, to honor Clemson University students – past and present – who also felt called to serve their country.

  • Clemson students to head south over the holiday break to engage in coveted Orange Bowl internships

    December 11, 2018

    Three students will be packing their bags this holiday season for Miami, Florida, where they will have a one-week experience of a lifetime. Seniors and native South Carolinians Amanda Compton, Jordan Dunlap and Cameron McIssac were recently selected to be junior host interns for the 2018 Capital One Orange Bowl where fourth ranked Oklahoma will […]

  • Clemson faculty member fuses hip-hop and sociology to engage students

    December 9, 2018

    Andrew Mannheimer’s innovative approach to teaching makes him engaging. When he paces in front of a crowded lecture hall, he talks fast. He has a microphone in one hand while he gestures with the other; he attacks a lecture like an MC attacks a verse.