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USC President-Elect, Michael Amiridis, will finish the school year at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) and return to Columbia to take office as USC's 30th University President this summer.
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The board of trustees voted on Jan. 7 to rename a residence hall after Celia Dial Saxon, one of USC's first female graduates and a lifelong educator and activist. This marks the first time a campus building will be named after a person of color.
University mask and testing requirements from the fall will remain in place during the spring semester, according to an email Jason Stacy, the interim vice President of Health and Well-Being and chief health officer, sent on Wednesday.
A “preferred candidate” for the new university president will be brought before the Faculty Senate in the near future, according to Chairman of the Presidential Search Committee Thad Westbrook.
The Tiger Burn, a staple of the Carolina-Clemson Rivalry, returned this year after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Presidential Search Committee was all "in agreements" of the list of candidates it is sending to the board of trustees, according to Student Body President Alex Harrell.
The Capital Club hosted a day-long event Oct. 30 to honor and support the family of Stephen Smith, the victim of an unsolved hit-and-run in Hampton County, South Carolina, in 2015. The event, #StandingForStephenSmith, was held to raise money for Stephen’s mother, Sandy Smith, and to raise awareness for anti-LGBTQIA+ violence.
The Student Health Center will begin providing COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, according to an email sent Oct. 29.
Student Body Treasurer Kate Turner announced that she would be stepping down from her position “prior to next week’s senate session” because she is leaving campus to study abroad next semester.
The University of South Carolina Academic Team is looking forward to more tournaments in the upcoming semester after coming in first place at its first in-person competition in two years.
Retraction: (Oct. 19, 2021 at 4:32 p.m.): The original version of this article incorrectly stated the substances to which Sears’ charges relate. He was charged under South Carolina law with manufacturing and possession of substances in Schedule I, II, or III or flunitrazepam or analogue. This article has been retracted and amended to reflect the correct charges. The Daily Gamecock regrets the error.
The university’s board of trustees discussed potential new procedures for the removal of board members at its Oct. 15 meeting.
Chairman of the Student Life Committee Noah Glasgow called David Voros returning to teaching “tone-deaf, it's dangerous and it's complacent.”
A USC adjunct professor has partnered with Prisma Health Center and the Columbia Police Department to create a standard procedure to help victims of involuntary druggings.
Interim university President Harris Pastides updated the student senate on the “debacle” at the Eastern Illinois game's student gate and the university's mental health initiatives.
In support of the Center for Civil Rights History and Research, additional funding and staff will allow the center to continue as a source of education and research on civil rights, according to Bobby Donaldson, history professor and director of the center.
Student Body Treasurer Kate Turner gave a report on application fees and campaign spending limits to the student senate based on her experience at the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Exchange, a meeting student government delegates from schools in the SEC attend.
On-campus news doesn't stop when students go home for summer break. Here's a recap of what you might have missed since graduation wrapped up in May.
The Student Health Center will no longer offer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Student Body President Alex Harrell said during a student senate meeting.