South Carolina State University

Oscar-Nominee Angela Bassett to Visit Claflin, SC State

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (WOLO) — Oscar-nominated actress Angela Bassett will be at two HBCUs Tuesday afternoon in an effort to promote voter registration throughout the Palmetto State. Bassett will be at South Carolina State University at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium for the Get Out the Vote (GOTV) rally. Following the event at S.C. State, the What’s Love…

SC State University Remembers the Orangeburg Massacre

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Civil rights activist the Rev. Joseph Darby is the keynote speaker at a South Carolina State University observance of the Orangeburg Massacre. Monday is the anniversary of the 1968 incident in which state troopers opened fire killing three students during a protest of a segregated bowling alley. Voorhees College president Cleveland Sellers and the Orangeburg Chapter…

Lawmaker Says Its Time SC State Finds Permanent President

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A state lawmaker says it’s time the South Carolina State University board of trustees find a permanent president to lead the financially troubled Orangeburg school. Media outlets report that Democratic Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter made the suggestion Tuesday during a meeting of a House subcommittee as members of the school’s board of trustees made a $128 million…

SC State Chairman: Budget is Better, More Help Needed

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina State University Board Chairman Charles Way says the university is making progress in improving its financial situation, but still needs plenty of help. Way told a legislative bond committee Tuesday that the university currently has a balanced budget for “the first time in God knows when.” Way told the committee that the new temporary…