Saturday, May 4, 2013
85 percent of graduating seniors this year chosen caps and gowns made from recycled materials.
Clemson University students who will receive degrees May 10 were able to buy caps and gowns made of recycled plastic bottles. Not only are they almost indistinguishable from the traditional caps and gowns, they are manufactured in the U.S. and can be recycled after graduation. There will be recycling bins at the on-campus Barnes and Noble bookstore, which partnered with the Division of Student Affairs to offer the "green" caps and gowns. The recycled versions cost $3 more than traditional caps and gowns. The extra goes to a Clemson sustainability fund to promote other environmentally friendly projects. The manufacturer, Oak Hall Cap and Gown, has agreed to donate an additional 25 cents to the fund for each cap and gown sold. “We decided …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
USC officials are investigating after a tiger paw was painted on the Gamecocks football field.
University of South Carolina officials are investigating after a tiger paw was found spray-painted in Williams Brice Stadium. The paw located on the 30-yard-line of the Gamecocks football field was found earlier this week at the school. USC cornerback, Victor Hampton posted the attached photo on his Instagram account Tuesday. USC officials are treating it as a vandalism on their home turf. According to WACH Fox, the words "Go Tigers" also were painted on a caboose outside the stadium. Will there be retaliation? Speak Out! Tell us what you think.
Monday, January 21, 2013
These Clemson students from Lexington mad a GPA between 3.5 and 3.99.
The following local residents have been named to the Dean's List at Clemson University for the fall 2012 semester: Gina Leigh Wessinger of Lexington, who is majoring in Secondary Education: Social Studies (History). Brianna Nicole Allemond of Lexington, who is majoring in Nursing. Patrick Taylor Anderson of Lexington, who is majoring in Agricultural Mechanization and Business. Daniel Edward Rummel of Lexington, who is majoring in Agricultural Mechanization and Business. Angelica Lynn Martin of Lexington, who is majoring in Animal and Veterinary Sciences. Mackenzie Taylor Morgan of Lexington, who is majoring in Animal and Veterinary Sciences. Chelsea Drumwright Sinclair of Lexington, who is majoring in Animal and Veterinary Sciences. Daniel…
Sunday, January 6, 2013
The students graduated on Dec. 20.
CLEMSON - Eleven Lexington residents graduated from Clemson University on Dec. 20. They are: Michael Justin Adams of Lexington, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management Emily Gabrielle Adams of Lexington, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Communications Emily Morgan Brasseur of Lexington, who graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Healy Rose Fitzpatrick of Lexington, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology Heather Elise Hamby of Lexington, who graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Rebecca Jo Hupp of Lexington, who graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy Erin Bailee Jaynes of Lexington, who graduated Magna…
Monday, December 10, 2012
Pelion High graduate and Clemson center Dalton Freeman was recently named First-Team All-American.
CLEMSON - Clemson center Dalton Freeman was recently named First-Team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association. Freeman, a Pelion High School graduate, was the first Clemson center to make a First-Team All-America team. "This is a landmark accomplishment," said Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney. "Dalton in particular with his 48 consecutive starts, has been the cornerstone of the offensive line as the only senior." Freeman has started all 12 games at center this year and has a streak of 48 in a row entering Clemson's bowl game. When he makes his 49th start he will tie the Clemson career record held by his former teammate Landon Walker, who started 49 games at tackle from 2008-11. Freeman has played more snaps than any other…
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Clemson's chances at a BCS berth fall to South Carolina.
Updated (11 p.m. Nov. 24): Clemson's chances of representing the ACC in a big-money BCS bowl went down the drain in a 27-17 loss to South Carolina on Saturday night. So where will the Tigers end up playing coming bowl season? Experts at CBS Sportsline and ESPN agree that, with the loss, the Tigers will be playing in the Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta on New Year's Eve against another SEC team. ESPN's Brad Edwards projects Clemson will play Georgia, which will play for an SEC title game next Saturday against No. 2 Alabama. CBS Sportsline's Jerry Palm says the Tigers will play LSU.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Incident occurred during ceremony at Saturday's game against Virginia Tech.
In an email to the Clemson University community, school president James Barker has condemned the actions of the fans who booed President Obama in a ceremony during Saturday’s football against Virginia Tech. First reported in the Daily Kos by a blogger and Clemson alum who goes by the handle of “Grizzard,” thousands of fans booed the president when he was referenced during the Military Appreciation Day event. As part of their oath, students entering the university's Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) pledge to "obey the orders of the president of the United States." The last portion of the pledge drew boos from fans. Once reported by Daily Kos, the story quickly gained traction through social media. Readers on Tigernet, a website devoted…
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Gov. Nikki Haley said this week that she would like to fund colleges and universities based on their performance.
A plan proposed this week by Gov. Nikki Haley to higher education and business leaders across the state would have colleges and universities earning their funding through performance. Haley told a Columbia gathering on Wednesday that higher education should be funded based on job placement, apprenticeships, affordable tuition and other metrics. She said it will force large schools to compete and allow smaller schools a chance to excel. Higher education officials said more money will be needed to accomplish these goals. What do you think? Should colleges and universities in South Carolina be on a performance plan?
Friday, July 27, 2012
Members of Clemson's Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble will perform at Olympic Live Sites in London.
Friday, July 27, 2012
Two Clemson University students from Lexington will head to London this weekend to perform at the Olympic events with Clemson's Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble. Nicholas Barry, a member of the Jazz Ensemble, and John Richard, a member of the Symphonic Band, are two of 60 Clemson musicians who will perform at Olympic venues in London from July 29 through August 4. "This is a unique opportunity for our band students not only to travel abroad and learn about new cultures, but to bring the Clemson spirit to people from all over the globe," said Mark Spede, Clemson's director of bands. London plans to celebrate the Olympics by facilitating entertainment programs at Olympic Live Sites across its 33 boroughs. Clemson students will be featured …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Star football player allegedly in possession of a controlled substance and marijuana. Soccer player arrested for simple possession of marijuana.
Clemson University police arrested Clemson's star football player and another student athlete on drug-related charges Friday. According the police report, Samuel B. "Sammy" Watkins, IV, 18, a freshman communication studies major from Fort Myers, Fla., was charged with possession of a controlled substance and simple possession of marijuana, both misdemeanors. Amadou-Tidiane Daniel Dia, 18, a freshman in parks, recreation and tourism management from Highlands Ranch, Colo., and member of the men’s soccer team, was charged with simple possession of marijuana. Police stopped the car Watkins was driving after an officer saw it scrape against a curb on campus and because the temporary license tag was not illuminated. According to police, when the…