The Presidential Commission on University History hosted a virtual town hall on Monday to discuss what it has done so far. It said its next steps include submitting a final report to President Caslen on July 1 and uploading resources to the commission website.
USC presented its Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), Experience by Design, on Tuesday in a virtual kickoff event. Experience by Design aims to promote beyond the classroom experiences and engage student groups with low retention and graduation rates in those experiences.
USC has 88 total active COVID-19 cases, according to the university's online COVID-19 dashboard. Quarantine and isolation spaces on campus have been decreased from 600 to 457.
In an email statement, President Bob Caslen announced plans to change the university's sexual assault and harassment response. The email follows reporting by The State detailing incidents of sexual harassment and assault at USC, and the university's failure to act on these allegations.
According to the university's online COVID-19 dashboard, USC has a total of 64 active cases on campus.
USC plans to return to its regular offering of face-to-face classes in the fall — all campus classrooms will return to pre-pandemic full capacity. Professors share their thoughts on this upcoming change.
SC Gov. Henry McMaster announced plans to transition into phase 1b of vaccine rollout on March 8. Students with preexisting health conditions will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine starting that Monday.
Emily Dengler has been elected student body vice president and Morgiana McDevitt has been elected speaker of the student senate. Races for student body president and student body treasurer will go into a runoff election. The runoff candidates for student body president are Alex Harrell and Aidan Baker. The runoff candidates for student body treasurer are Kate Turner and Jack Lind.