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  • Clemson University college-access program to present at South by Southwest education festival

    February 4, 2020

    Tiger Alliance, a Clemson University program designed to create a college-going culture for African American and Hispanic high school students, has been invited to present at the 10th annual South by Southwest Education Conference and Festival (SXSW EDU) March 9-12 in Austin, Texas.

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    Clemson’s Men of Color National Summit bringing ‘Magic’ to its fourth year

    February 4, 2020

    For four years, Clemson’s Men of Color National Summit has brought an impressive lineup of speakers to the energetic two-day event hosted by its Division of Inclusion and Equity. Leaders from the business, government, athletic and academic worlds have spoken to students about their potential and pathways to success.

    In 2020, the summit will add an NBA legend to its list of speakers when Earvin “Magic” Johnson speaks to students at the summit and brings his inspiring story of athletic and entrepreneurial success to the Greenville Convention Center.

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    Closing the opportunity gap: Clemson’s award-winning Men of Color National Summit prepares for 2020 Event

    December 18, 2019

    Clemson’s Division of Inclusion and Equity receiving its 2019 Outstanding Nonprofit Organization award as part of the 2019 Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards. Clemson University’s Division of Inclusion and Equity will host its fourth annual Men of Color National Summit, March 3-4, 2020, at the Greenville Convention Center. “From an all-star lineup of keynote speakers to […]

  • Humanities Hub events feature writers from Rolling Stone and Wired magazine, other guest speakers

    October 10, 2019

    This fall, the Humanities Hub is bringing high-profile guests to Clemson University to discuss teens and music, the preservation of wildlife and the power of computer programmers. The talks will feature pop music journalist Brittany Spanos of Rolling Stone, technology writer Clive Thompson of Wired Magazine and legal historian Paul Finkelman.

  • S.C. Botanical Garden to mark Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Nov. 1

    October 10, 2019

    The South Carolina Botanical Garden will hold its second annual Day of the Dead, Día de los Muertos, celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, at the garden.

  • Photo of Valerie Daniels-Carter

    Entrepreneur Valerie Daniels-Carter, minority owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, to speak at Clemson’s Ethics Day

    October 9, 2019

    A woman who leads the largest female-owned franchise business in the U.S. and who also is a minority owner of the Milwaukee Bucks will be the keynote speaker at Clemson University’s annual Ethics Day Wednesday, Oct. 16. Valerie Daniels-Carter is president and CEO of V&J Foods Holding Companies, which consists of Auntie Anne’s Soft Pretzels, Burger King, Coffee Beanery, Nino’s Southern Sides, MyYoMy Frozen Yogurt, Pizza Hut and Captain D’s Seafood Kitchen.

  • Clemson University receives 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award

    September 18, 2019

    Clemson University received the 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

  • Representatives from Wells Fargo are joined by Emerging Scholars and Call Me MISTER participants

    A partnership for life-changing opportunities

    September 12, 2019

    Since 1981, Wells Fargo has given more than $4 million to Clemson University. Among its many contributions, the company has established the Wells Fargo Student Scholarship Endowment within the College of Business, awarding more than 100 scholarships to date. The company’s dollar-for-dollar employee matching program has also provided substantial support. With 350 Clemson alumni working for Wells Fargo, the program has generated more than $760,000.

    Clemson recently celebrated another gift from Wells Fargo – an additional $300,000 gift benefitting Emerging Scholars and Call Me MISTER. $175,000 will support Call Me MISTER and $125,000 will benefit Emerging Scholars

  • Clemson celebrates Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month

    September 11, 2019

    Clemson University joins the nation in celebrating Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month during the next few weeks. Events begin Thursday with a visit from civil rights activist Christine Chavez, granddaughter of Cesar Chavez, the co-founder of the National Farm Workers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers.

  • New dates announced for Clemson University’s 2020 Men of Color National Summit

    September 9, 2019

    The 2020 Clemson University Men of Color National Summit will take place in Greenville on March 3-4. The annual two-day conference presented by Clemson’s Division of Inclusion and Equity, was originally planned for April, but upon the release of 2019-2020 calendars of school districts in Greenville, Spartanburg, Pickens and Anderson counties, the event was moved to avoid spring break dates.

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    Meet a Tiger: Altheia Richardson

    September 3, 2019

    This Tiger’s role allows her to engage with colleges, divisions and commissions that are developing plans to address diversity, equity and inclusion. Meet Altheia Richardson.

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    Meet a Tiger: Moryah Jackson

    June 25, 2019

    CLEMSON – It was Clemson University’s land grant mission that drew Director of Diversity Education Moryah Jackson to campus. The belief that bettering the lives of its citizens makes South Carolina stronger is one of the driving forces in her life. “I love the work the University is doing across the state and the nation. […]

  • A man holds up a decorative round piece of brass, with dirt all over it and his hands

    Clemson archaeology students return to the earth to reveal the stories of those enslaved on University property

    June 17, 2019

    CLEMSON – Archaeology students and faculty have returned to Fort Hill this summer to carefully brush away layers of dirt in hopes of revealing some of the long-buried stories of Clemson’s complicated past. Students have been meticulously digging into the lush green lawn between the “Shoebox” dorms and the historic Fort Hill property—which was home […]

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    Clemson’s first study abroad trip to Cuba demonstrates importance of tourism to economy, culture

    June 13, 2019

    Last month, a group of students led by Clemson faculty took part in the University’s first study abroad program in Cuba. The program studied the intersections of tourism and society from the historic to the modern. It also applied a critical lens to how the travel and tourism industry interfaced with social structures and norms […]

  • William McCoy named interim director of Clemson University Pan African Studies

    June 10, 2019

    William C. McCoy has been appointed interim director of the Pan African Studies program in the Clemson University College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities. In addition to this new role, McCoy will continue his duties as director of the Rutland Institute for Ethics at Clemson.