Faculty senate is debating adopting academic freedom protections called the Chicago Principles. While some are in favor of completely adopting them, others believe that USC should make the protections more inclusive.
The SCAWWA-WEASC Carolina Student Chapter, also known as USC's Water Club, focuses on educating students from all over the university about clean water through stream cleanups and water quality testing.
Pathways to Healing held its 14th annual mile walk at the Statehouse on Saturday in support of sexual assault and abuse survivors Over 600 people attended, including USC students, Miss South Carolina and members of the Midlands community.
Panelists discussed women in the workforce Thursday afternoon during a Women's History Month panel hosted by USC's Career Center. The topics ranged from gender barriers and pay gaps to work-life balance and women in leadership positions.
Cameron Eubanks, the speaker of the 115th student senate, made it his goal to bring back an environment of service and bipartisanship to the student senate. Balancing a double major and a minor, Eubanks said his calendar is the key to staying organized.
Student Body Treasurer Hannah Augsbach Lamma wants to continue being an advocate for students after bringing back the position to help student organizations.
Abrianna Reaves, the newly elected vice president of the student body, intends to establish a more open Student Government. With her time in office, Reaves said she hopes to make a bigger impact on students.
Professor Timir Datta has been named a 2022 American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow in recognition of his work and teachings at USC for the last 40 years. Datta said that even though he is honored for the recognition, he hopes to see USC's department grow even more in the coming years.
Emmie Thompson, USC's new student body president, wants to tackle manageable goals during her time in office. According to Thompson, her involvement in Student Government has been a way for her to give back to the USC community.
USC hosted its 25th annual Dance Marathon on Saturday, March 25, bringing in hundreds of participants to fundraise for the Prisma Health Children's Hospital.
South Carolina H. 3728, or the “Transparency and Integrity in Education Act,” was created to encourage transparency and root out bias in K-12 public education in the state. However, some South Carolinians are questioning its effectiveness as sponsors of the bill disagree about its relations to critical race theory.
Develop Carolina is a new program that will teach recent USC graduates the principles and techniques of philanthropy. The program will begin in June and last for six weeks.
The University of South Carolina and Lexington Medical Center are partnering up to build a new educational building for health professionals and establish new residency training programs.
USC has made halal and kosher food options available on campus after calls for inclusion from Jewish and Muslim students. Before, students had to either search for expensive options off campus or loosen their adherence to their diet while on campus. Organization leaders are pleased with this development but also said they have some suggestions.
Along with parking renovations, USC's board of trustees approved an extension to Athletics Director Ray Tanner's contract and the addition of 3,000 more parking spaces by the end of summer. Tanner will continue his tenure through June 2026 and get paid $1.175 million by the university.
For the first time in several years, Student Body President Reedy Newton delivered the State of the Student Body address in person. She discussed her administration's accomplishments and thanked the student body for the opportunity to serve.