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Marley Bassett

Efforts ramp up across South Carolina to ban DEI programs, books in higher education, public K-12 schools

Efforts have increased across South Carolina to ban DEI programs in the state's public colleges and universities as well as books considered "inappropriate" and containing "obscene materials" for K-12 students. The efforts come as many other states such as Alabama, Florida, Texas and Arkansas have enacted efforts to ban DEI initiatives and books in all public schools.

Third-year political science student Patton Byars and second-year public health and political science student Courtney Tkacs pose for a photo with their team following the announcement of the Student Government election results on Feb. 21, 2024. Tkacs and Byars campaigned together as running mates for the election.

Patton Byars will become next student body president

The official results of the 2024 Student Government elections were announced by the elections commissioner on Feb. 21. Patton Byars will become the next student body president, Coutney Tkacs the next student body vice president, Maura Hamilton the next speaker of the student senate and Jacob Vaught the next student body treasurer.

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