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University of SC president tests positive for COVID-19

Nov. 25, 2020 2:26 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — University of South Carolina President Bob Caslen said Wednesday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. Caslen said he tested positive Tuesday evening and is isolating at home, according to a news release, which added that he is asymptomatic. Caslen, who was chosen to head...

University to get Apple store run by students

Nov. 17, 2020 3:12 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina announced on Tuesday that a store selling Apple products is coming to its campus in Columbia in early 2021 — and will be managed largely by students as part of their curriculum. It will be the second store of its kind in the U.S. that is...

Toby Gregory's yard that is adorned with 1,006 white crosses to represent Oklahoma deaths due to COVID-19, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Tulsa, Okla. Gregory was able to keep up with the state death toll until last week, and then it became too many. He says he doesn't have the room or supplies to keep up with the current death toll, but will do about 50 more crosses. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

The Latest: Ireland sets new virus restrictions for 6 weeks

Oct. 19, 2020 8:12 PM EDT

LONDON — Ireland’s government is putting the country at its highest level of coronavirus restrictions for six weeks in a bid to combat a rise in infections. Premier Micheal Martin said Monday the measures take effect at midnight Wednesday and run until Dec. 1. People are being asked to stay at home,...

South Carolina authorities break up huge party amid pandemic

Oct. 19, 2020 12:12 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina broke up a party where at least 2,000 people were gathered without taking precautions to prevent spreading the coronavirus, fire officials said. The gathering occurred Saturday at an apartment complex during the University of South Carolina’s...

Email error: Law school dean sends private bar exam results

Oct. 14, 2020 1:53 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The dean of South Carolina's largest law school is apologizing for forwarding an email that contained the names of students who failed the exam to become a lawyer and the confidential bar exam grades of every student. University of South Carolina School of Law Dean William Hubbard...

Missing U. of South Carolina student found dead near quarry

Oct. 12, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A University of South Carolina student who went missing while walking home with friends over the weekend was found dead near a quarry after a two-day search by air and foot, according to authorities. Rescue crews in Columbia found a body matching the description of Samuel Laundon,...

Student wanted in fatal shooting near South Carolina campus

Oct. 8, 2020 7:13 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Police are searching for a University of South Carolina student accused of shooting a man to death near the campus. Zachery Jamell Williams, 20, is wanted on murder and armed robbery charges in connection with the fatal shooting of Wesley Colin Brown, 26, about half a mile (0.8...

People wearing masks and face shields wait for their turn to pick up student electronic tablets as online classes are scheduled to start next week in the Dona Rosario High School in Quezon city, Philippines, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. Public schools will hold online classes using electronic gadgets and educational materials provided to students as the opening got delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

The Latest: 2 Philippine tourist spots partially reopen

Oct. 1, 2020 11:47 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines — Two of the most popular Philippine tourist destinations, including the Boracay beach, have partially reopened with only a fraction of their usual crowds showing up given continuing coronavirus restrictions. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said Friday that 35 local tourists,...

University of South Carolina students cheer before an NCAA college football game against Tennessee, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. Several parties and large gatherings coinciding with the University of South Carolina’s football game had to be broken up Saturday, as people celebrated the first game of the season, police said. Columbia Police told The State newspaper Wednesday that three social distancing citations and four warnings were issued to residences that house some USC students. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

Hundreds break social distancing after South Carolina game

Oct. 1, 2020 12:11 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Several parties and large gatherings coinciding with the University of South Carolina’s football game had to be broken up Saturday, as people celebrated the first game of the season, police said. Columbia Police told The State newspaper Wednesday that three social distancing...

University of SC to freeze tuition for next academic year

Sep. 30, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — University of South Carolina will freeze tuition for students during the next academic year, the school’s president said Wednesday. President Bob Caslen made the announcement in a speech, saying in his remarks that the school “must make higher education affordable and...