Harris Pastides

Uber, USC team up on nationwide campus safety initiative

The "Check Your Ride" feature on Uber began to be active in Columbia Thursday

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Uber is putting the University of South Carolina at the forefront of its new campus safety initiative. After President Harris Pastides’s “What’s My Name?” movement picked up steam nationwide, Uber rolled out some changes through a partnership with colleges across the country to remind students of essential safety tips. “We also added a new ‘Check Your Ride’…

University of South Carolina Tree Lighting Ceremony set

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– It will soon look a lot like Christmas on the campus at the University of South Carolina. The 64th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place tonight at 6pm on the Horseshoe. According to organizers, the ceremony is a tradition celebrating the closing of a successful fall semester and the beginning of the holiday season. University of…

Governor McMaster reacts to USC President Pastides Retirement Announcement

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– After 10 years of serving as president of the University of South Carolina, Harris Pastides is stepping down. Pastides made the announcement Wednesday at his annual ‘State of the University’ address. Shortly afterwards, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster responded in a tweet : Gov. Henry McMaster @henrymcmaster “Under Harris Pastides’ leadership, the University of South Carolina has achieved…

South Carolina, Industry, U of SC Join Cybercrime Fight

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides are announcing a state-wide effort to fight cybercrime. The officials announced Tuesday in Columbia the formation of “SC Cyber,” composed of partners in state government, academia, and the state’s leading industries. The goal is to help train people from those organizations about security…