Latest University of South Carolina News

LSU picks new leader, naming system's first Black president

May. 06, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University chose its new leader Thursday, naming William Tate as the university system's first Black president. Tate, provost at the University of South Carolina, was the unanimous pick of the LSU Board of Supervisors after...

2 South Carolina college students killed in bridge crash

May. 04, 2021 00:54 AM EDT

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — Two of three people killed when a pickup truck and a sedan crashed on a bridge over a body of water were students at South Carolina colleges, according to school officials. The Beaufort County Coroner’s Office identified the victims Saturday as...

Louisiana State University president search has 3 finalists

Apr. 28, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University's presidential search committee has whittled down the field of contenders to three finalists and excluded the governor's chief budget adviser from that list. The committee Tuesday night narrowed its list of candidates...

Pentagon chief Austin among speakers to South Carolina grads

Apr. 22, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin is among the speakers at the University of South Carolina's spring's commencement exercises, which are being held in-person at the school's massive football stadium for the first time. Austin will speak May...

Univ. of South Carolina leaders take blame for donor's ire

Apr. 11, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — University of South Carolina leaders say it's their fault for not reaching out to Darla Moore after her 89-year-old mother died on April 1, leading the school's biggest donor to write off the university. “I deeply regret the way our response was...

SC gov: $6 mil in COVID-19 money going to free computer labs

Mar. 30, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said Tuesday he will spend $6 million in discretionary COVID-19 relief funds on free community computer labs near broadband deserts statewide. Schoolchildren, teachers and others in need of computer access will...

U of SC plans for in-person commencement this spring

Mar. 10, 2021 11:49 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina says it intends to hold in-person commencement ceremonies in the spring. On Wednesday, the school announced graduation ceremonies would be held for spring 2021 bachelor’s, master’s and professional degree...

South Carolina: Ex-NBA star's Trustee vote shows race fight

Mar. 03, 2021 18:16 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina’s first African American basketball star, a former NBA veteran running unopposed with the governor's backing, would appear to be a slam dunk for election to a full term on the school’s Board of Trustees. But...

Pedestrian struck and killed on South Carolina road

Feb. 22, 2021 08:41 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A pedestrian has been killed following a crash with a vehicle on a South Carolina road, authorities said. Dorian McCaskill Jr., 57, died after the collision, Sumter County Coroner Robbie Baker said. It happened around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, The State...