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 …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Congrats to these students!
The following students had a GPA between 3.50 and 3.99 during the fall semester at Clemson University. For more Northeast Columbia news, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or sign up for the free newsletter.
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?
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Eight students finish Spring semester with perfect grade-point averages.
The following local residents have been named to the President's List at Clemson University for the spring 2012 semester: William Tyler Boswell of Columbia, who is majoring in Biochemistry. Amy Kathryn Cook of Columbia, who is majoring in Special Education. Curtis John Helmer of Columbia, who is majoring in PRTM (Therapeutic Recreation). James Michael Lemmon of Columbia, who is majoring in Industrial Engineering. Michael Cory Lever of Columbia, who is majoring in Biological Sciences. Caleb Reese Little of Columbia, who is majoring in General Engineering. William David Locklair of Columbia, who is majoring in Chemistry. Goran Rac of Columbia, who is majoring in Bioengineering. Rachel Paige Wadsworth of Columbia, who is majoring in …
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…
Monday, April 23, 2012
The answer from a Bleacher Report blogger last week delighted some, angered others.
Want to start a fight, talk college football. Want to start a brawl, talk about college football history. Want to start a war — apparently — talk college football atmosphere and stadiums. A freelance blogger for Bleacher Report posted his ranking of all 124 college football stadiums last week, and the results excited and thrilled many and upset many others. More than 500 comments have been left on the piece. Clemson University's Memorial Stadium, better known as "Death Valley," was given the distinction of the nation's top football stadium by Alex Callos, a Cincinnati native and Ohio State grad. The honor for the orange and purple delighted Tiger fans everywhere, who know how exciting it is to be in Clemson on a fall Saturday afternoon. …
Friday, April 6, 2012
Stanley, Glover and Mills finished after two rounds
Jonathan Byrd and Bill Haas move on to the third round at The Masters. Byrd, a native of Spring Valley, is four shots off the lead after shooting one under par at 71. He currently is tied for 19th. Fred Couples, 52, of Seattle and Jason Dufner, 35, of Alabama, are the current leaders at five under par for the tourney. Couples was five under on Saturday to tie Dufner for the lead. Couples won the 1992 Masters tournament. Haas of Greenville is currently tied for 33rd after shooting two over par. He is two over for the tourney, having shot par on Thursday. Clemson alums Kyle Stanley of Gig Harbor, Wash., and Lucas Glover of Greenville both missed the cut. Stanley, who was on target to make the cut, bogeyed six of the last 12 holes. Stanley …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Rep. Nathan Ballentine introduced a bill that would require USC and Clemson football teams to play annually
A South Carolina lawmaker has proposed a bill to require the University of South Carolina and Clemson University football teams play each other annually, according to a report from The State. Bill H.4525 was introduced in the House on Jan. 10 by Rep. Nathan Ballentine, R-Chapin, in an effort to keep the 103-year-old rivlary going despite the addition of teams to the Southeastern Conference, which Carolina belongs to, and the Atlantic Coast Conference, which is home to Clemson. According to the report, Ballentine said he wants to make sure the game continues even with all the conference realignments. College officials from both universities say no legislation is needed. The bill currently resides in the Education and Public Works House …