University of South Carolina

Lab School on USC Campus Holds Its 50th Class Reunion

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Students from a laboratory school located on the University of South Carolina’s campus are celebrating a 50th reunion of its graduating class of 1966. The University High School operated from 1932 until 1966 and was run by the Columbia City Schools. Its teaching staff was composed of university faculty, but students from the School of Education…

USC Police Searching for Person of Interest in Motor Vehicle Theft

Courtesy of USCPD COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Officers with the University of South Carolina Police Department need assistance in identifying a person of interest in a motor vehicle theft at the School of Dance. Officials say the theft occurred on Friday, March 18 between 10:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m in the 300 Block of Sumter Street. The suspect allegedly took the victim’s keys…

Fraternity Suspended at University of South Carolina

Sigma Chi/Twitter COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina says the Sigma Chi fraternity has been suspended temporarily from the Columbia campus. It’s the fifth chapter closed or suspended since fall 2014. The reason for the suspension has not been released. USC spokesman Wes Hickman told local media that the school has been told by the Sigma Chi…

WATCH: USC creates dream wedding for Bluffton couple

A Bluffton couple tied the note Monday night, thanks to the efforts of a wedding hospitality class at the University of South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) -A Bluffton couple tied the note Monday night, thanks to the efforts of a wedding hospitality class at the University of South Carolina. Henry Simmons, 30, married his girlfriend of a year-and-a-half, Lea Scavo, 24, in front of family, friends and some anxious USC students at the River Roads and Jasmine House and Gardens. The 45 students,…

University of South Carolina Shortens Fraternity Suspension

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina has reached agreement with the Kappa Sigma fraternity to shorten its suspension for alcohol violations. Kappa Sigma was placed on suspension until 2019 for alcohol violations. The school did not say what the fraternity did to shorten the suspension. The agreement allows the chapter limited use of its house in the…

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…

Cruz Chats About the Constitution During SC Campaign Swing

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz is talking about legal issues as part of a campaign swing through the Palmetto State. The Texas senator is sitting down with state Attorney General Alan Wilson on Friday for a conversation on the constitution and potential upcoming vacancies on the U.S. Supreme Court. The forum at the University of South…

Gamecock Fan Leading Flyover for Football Title Game

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — As Clemson battles for the national football title in Arizona, it’s a Citadel graduate and a Gamecock fan who will lead the squadron of fighter jets flying over the stadium before the game. The Citadel says Maj. Matthew “Diesel” Mayer will lead the squadron flying over the University of Phoenix Stadium before Clemson takes on Alabama…

USC Banning Hoverboards in Dorms

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina has banned hoverboards in dormitories and a school spokesman says the university is considering banning them from campus entirely. Local media outlets report that university spokesman Jeff Stensland says hoverboards are being banned in the university’s 26 residence halls because of the possibility of collisions and concerns about their batteries causing…