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Breaking: Darla Moore gives $5 million more to University of South Carolina

'My commitment to USC is as strong as ever' Darla Moore had hundreds of students, almost a dozen television cameras and USC’s top officials packed inside a captive Russell House ballroom, ready to hear her thoughts on being removed from USC’s board of trustees. Moore didn’t give them. In a powerfully captivating speech that left a few students in tears, she instead chose to give $5 million more to the university for an aerospace research center that will be the “wave of the future” in a knowledge-based economy.

Playboy coming to South Carolina

Playboy will visit USC on March 27 and 28 for a casting call for the upcoming “Girls of the SEC” October issue. Auditions will take place at the Embassy Suites on Stoneridge Drive from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Interested applicants must be at least 18-years-old and be part- or full-time students at USC. Candidates unable to attend the two-day casting call can e-mail a recent full-figure photo and a portrait to Within the e-mail, Playboy asked for proof of enrollment, a photo ID, contact information, school year, major, sport and/or activity involvement, height, weight and measurements. After USC, photographers and representatives of the magazine will visit University of Georgia, Auburn University, University of Florida and other SEC universities. “Playboy’s college pictorials have been one of the most-talked about and popular features for the past 35 years,” said a press release from Playboy. “Thousands of coeds have auditioned and many selected to appear in the magazine have gone on to become Playboy Playmates, models and actresses.” To find out more or apply, visit