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Sep 1, 2023

Police: Man justified in fatally shooting college student

COLUMBIA — The resident who fatally shot a University of South Carolina student who tried to enter the wrong home on his off-campus street last weekend was justified in his actions, police said Wednesday. Nicholas Anthony Donofrio, 20, died early Saturday after knocking, banging, and kicking on the front door of the man who shot […]

Aug 21, 2023

Massive dorm complex opens at USC

COLUMBIA — The largest construction project in the history of the University of South Carolina has officially become a reality. The Campus Village, a massive four-building student housing complex that will house 1,808 students, opened its doors at an early morning ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday. Campus Village is on Whaley Street in the south region of […]

Sep 30, 2020

USC researchers: S.C.’s economic recovery faces obstacles

South Carolina’s economic recovery from a pandemic-induced recession will face obstacles in the coming months and will be shaped by the 2020 U.S. presidential election, according to a forecast presented today during the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business’ 40th Annual Economic Outlook Series. The online presentation was the first of two livestreamed events. [&hell[...]

Jul 23, 2019

Legislation could address fallout from USC prez vote

  Just after the University of South Carolina board of trustees voted July 19 to hire Robert Caslen Jr. as its next president, opponents of the move predicted the decision would face a legal challenge, but it’s not clear how exactly the vote could be undone via legal challenges. “I suspect that there will be […]

Jan 24, 2019

USC symposium to focus on opioids crisis

The South Carolina Law Review has announced that its 2019 symposium will examine the implications of the opioid epidemic on the practice of health care and tort law, as well as legislative and law enforcement efforts in response to the national crisis. The symposium, “The Opioid Crisis and the Practice of Law,” will take place […]

Aug 21, 2018

Inquiries into alleged harassment didn’t violate 1st Amendment

The University of South Carolina didn’t violate student groups’ First Amendment rights by making inquiries into harassment allegations after a rally for “free speech,” the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Aug. 16. The appeals court unanimously upheld the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina’s opinion that because the university approved […]

May 16, 2018

Il brutto Americano: USC alum sues prof, school

For many college students, a study abroad program is a dream opportunity, but one University of South Carolina alumna has filed a lawsuit alleging that a professor subjected her to nightmarish mistreatment during a trip to Italy. Allison Dunavant says that she went abroad in 2016 thinking she was going as part of the school’s […]

May 10, 2017

Shooting the messenger?

Down in Columbia, the alleged participation of three University of South Carolina football players in a bar fight has been quite the topic of discussion. In the wee hours of April 29, a 24-year-old man said that he was assaulted after confronting several men for knocking his phone out of his hand at the Five […]

Jan 30, 2017

USC to erect statue of first African-American professor

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina wants to erect a statue in honor of the school’s first African-American professor. The university hosted a celebration about Richard T. Greener’s life Monday afternoon. The State of Columbia reported university officials hope to raise money for the statue and an endowment that would pay for […]

Sep 27, 2016

Today, we are all Gamecocks

The 2016 version of the University of South Carolina’s Media Law School is in the books and it was a doozy. Last year, this Sidebar reporter provided news coverage for the inaugural event (USC officials say they plan on this being an annual event) that aims to educate reporters on “complex legal proceedings” and to […]

May 6, 2016

Past president of US Bar Association speaks at USC

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — University of South Carolina trustee William Hubbard is scheduled to address graduates of the University of South Carolina. Hubbard, who served as the president of the American Bar Association in 2014 and 2015, speaks Friday at the 3 p.m. ceremony in the Colonial Life Arena. He is a partner at the […]

Feb 16, 2016

University of South Carolina hosts political journalists

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Journalists from The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal are taking part in a discussion about presidential politics just days before South Carolina’s primaries. Tuesday’s panel discussion includes Phillip Rucker of The Washington Post and Valerie Bauerlein of The Wall Street Journal. It takes place at 7:30 p.m. in the […]

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