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Colleges seek to rename buildings tied to SC’s racist past

Jun. 22, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — As thousands gathered June 13 on Clemson University’s Bowman Field to march for racial equality and justice, the looming Tillman Hall cast a long shadow over the grassy area. Days earlier, the school’s trustees had voted to ask legislators’ permission to restore...

Sarzana Khan, center, and Gabriel Reyla, right, march with gay activists and suppoters on the Great Highway at Ocean Beach in San Francisco, Sunday, June 14, 2020, at a protest over the Memorial Day death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

The Latest: Interfaith group holds vigil outside St. John’s

Jun. 14, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — A group of interfaith leaders held a prayer vigil outside St. John’s Church near the White House. — The mother of Trayvon Martin joined hundreds of demonstrators at a rally in downtown Miami. — At least seven Minneapolis police officers have quit and another seven...

Members of the Clemson football team lead a march Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Clemson, S.C., on the school's campus during a protest over the death of George Floyd who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Clemson football players lead hundreds in march for equality

Jun. 13, 2020 9:22 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Members of the Clemson University football team led hundreds of demonstrators on the school’s campus Saturday as they marched for equality and against police brutality toward African Americans. The demonstration included a moment of silence for eight minutes and 46 seconds, the...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence steps away from the microphone after speaking Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Clemson, S.C., during a protest rally over the death of George Floyd who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

The Latest: Clemson football players lead march on campus

Jun. 13, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Members of Clemson football team lead demonstration on campus. — Bust of slave owner torn down, thrown in river in New Orleans. — Protesters gather at Lee monument in Virginia's capital. — Authorities investigating death of black man found hanging from tree in...

Clemson WR Ross has surgery to correct spinal issue

Jun. 5, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson wide receiver Justyn Ross had surgery Friday for a congenital fusion in his spine that will keep him off the field this upcoming season. Ross said on social media that the operation “went great” and he was ready to get to work to return to football. Ross was...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jun. 3, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: In America, Protest Is Patriotic The New York Times June 2 When George Floyd died under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer, the scourge of police violence, festering for generations, became a rallying point for Americans...

FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2009, file photo, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney, center, is restrained by assistant coach Danny Pearman as he yells at referee Jerry Magallanes during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Wake Forest in Clemson, S.C. Pearman said he made a “grave mistake” when he repeated a racial slur to ex-Tigers tight end D.J. Greenlee at practice three years ago. The incident came to light Tuesday, June 2, 2020, when former player Kanyon Tuttle posted about it on social media. Tuttle was responding to the school's post of Swinney's comments Monday about the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week. (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain, File)

Clemson assistant Pearman apologizes for using racial slur

Jun. 3, 2020 12:44 AM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson assistant coach Danny Pearman said he made a “grave mistake” when he repeated a racial slur to ex-Tigers tight end D.J. Greenlee at practice three years ago. The incident came to light Tuesday when former player Kanyon Tuttle posted about it on social media....

Clemson WR Ross out for the year due to spinal condition

Jun. 1, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

Clemson receiver Justyn Ross, considered a first-round NFL draft pick next spring, will miss the upcoming college season due to a spinal condition uncovered after he was hurt at practice in March. Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said Ross will have surgery on Friday because of a congenital fusion of vertebrae he has...

Gov. Henry McMaster speaks during a meeting of the Accelerate SC economy initiative in Columbia, S.C., Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (Tracy Glantz/The State via AP)

Clemson plans in-person classes; SC to reopen attractions

May. 20, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clemson University plans to hold in-person classes in the fall but synchronize them with online instruction so if a student is infected with COVID-19 — or a second wave of infections closes campus — learning won't be disrupted. Also on Wednesday, South Carolina Gov....