Latest University of South Carolina News

MUSC wants $400M in COVID cash for heart, mental health help

Aug. 27, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Medical University of South Carolina wants lawmakers to give the hospital system $400 million of federal COVID-19 relief money to expand mental health therapy and heart and respiratory treatment across the state, MUSC officials told a Senate...

More SC colleges requiring masks after high court's ruling

Aug. 18, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More South Carolina colleges and universities are requiring students and educators to mask up to limit the spread of COVID-19 after the state Supreme Court ruled the schools can legally do so. Coastal Carolina University will require face coverings...

Court: U of S Carolina allowed to mandate masks on campus

Aug. 17, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a mask mandate instituted by the University of South Carolina last month does not violate a state budget proviso banning discriminatory face covering requirements. University officials withdrew...

South Carolina State delays fall semester because of COVID

Aug. 17, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina State University is delaying fall classes by several days to give students more time to get vaccinated as COVID cases spike across the state. Classes scheduled to start Wednesday for the fall semester will be pushed to next Monday,...

U of SC offers game tickets, tuition as vaccine incentives

Aug. 12, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Free tuition, Apple products and coveted tickets to this year’s Carolina vs. Clemson game are among prizes the University of South Carolina is offering to students, faculty and staff who get vaccinated against COVID-19. Interim University...

Anne Frank Center to open at University of South Carolina

Aug. 11, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An Anne Frank Center is opening at the University of South Carolina, which will be the first museum in North America and the fourth in the world where visitors can walk through the famed story of the teenage Holocaust victim. “The Anne Frank...

Gov: SC law 'very clear' in banning school mask mandates

Aug. 06, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said Friday that he sees a city-enforced school mask mandate - intended to cover children not eligible for the coronavirus vaccine - as a violation of state law. As educators across the state mull how to handle...

No masks required when Clemson University for fall semester

Aug. 05, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson University will have no widespread mask requirement and no physical distancing as classes will resume at full capacity, the school announced this week. Clemson’s announcement comes a day after the University of South Carolina rolled back...

Top prosecutor: Univ of South Carolina can't require masks

Aug. 03, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina can't lawfully require students and staff to wear face coverings on campus this fall, despite increasing cases of coronavirus, thanks to recent legislative action, according to the state's top prosecutor. Last week,...

Medical Univ. of SC completes takeover of Midlands hospitals

Aug. 02, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Medical University of South Carolina on Monday completed its purchase of several hospitals and an emergency room in the Midlands. To celebrate the acquisition, MUSC changed the names of the four facilities and leaders traveled to the two...