Gamecock Connection is a student volunteer group that works with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to teach prospective and newly admitted students about USC.
Edited by Tyler Parry and Robert Greene, "Invisible No More" is the first commemorative history of Black Americans at the University of South Carolina to be published. This book has been in the works since 2013 and will be officially released in November.
This semester Carolina Meal Co. has implemented changes to both the mandatory freshman meal plan and upperclassmen meal plan options. They replaced The Garnet 14 Silver plan with the new Residential All-Access Plan, added four new meal plan options for upperclassman, and many smaller additional changes.
There are a total of 168 active COVID-19 cases on campus, according to the university's online COVID-19 dashboard for the fall semester. This marks an increase in cases compared to the 121 total active COVID-19 cases reported last Tuesday.
USC will be home to the first Anne Frank House partnered location in North America on Sept. 15.
The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (COMET) has taken over campus transit operations and this brings several changes to the university shuttle system, including a rule that requires students to present their CarolinaCard before boarding campus busses.
“It was just very interesting to see that places were kind of taken aback when I mentioned that we had a filing fee,” Student Body Treasurer Kate Turner said. She recently attended the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Exchange, a conference attended by student government delegates from SEC schools. Unlike other schools in the conference, USC also doesn't implement spending limits for student campaigns.
After a summer hiatus, the university's weekly COVID-19 report is back. Currently, 121 USC community members tested positive for COVID-19, according to the report. About 60% of students, faculty and staff are currently fully vaccinated.
Grace Towery and Moya Shaw gained valuable hands-on experience shadowing and assisting Guatemalan dental professionals this summer through participation in the VAW Global Dental Interns project.
Here are the big summer news stories you might have missed.
USC's Turning Point USA chapter protested against the reinstated mask mandate on the Horseshoe Saturday morning. It was met by a counterprotest led by the Carolina Socialists. Two Student Government senators were present, protesting with the Turning Point USA chapter.
The Presidential Search Committee held two town halls Thursday to receive feedback from the campus community. Here's what the community had to say.
The final report of the Commission of University History announced any recommendations to rename buildings named after problematic figures would not be heard or acted on. Community leaders say they feel more could've been done.
While USC cannot mandate that students get vaccinated, all students will be required to wear masks indoors and participate in monthly COVID-19 testing.
The iHub is a student-run Apple store located just across from the Horseshoe and is now open for all USC students, faculty and staff.