University of South Carolina

Patrick Gentry
July 22, 2019 - 12:26 pm
The new president at the University of South Carolina is in Columbia visiting campus. Former three-star Army General Robert Caslen said after trustees picked him to lead the school following a divisive search that he will listen to everyone at the school and seek their advice. Do you think Caslen...
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July 22, 2019 - 11:28 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) __ The retired Army general chosen to be the University of South Carolina's president says he has learned he needs to listen more and communicate his ideas better. Bob Caslen said after he was hired Friday that he read all 600 pages of comments about him after visiting campus as...
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July 19, 2019 - 2:08 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) University of South Carolina trustees have voted to hire a retired Army general as the school's president despite complaints from students, professors and donors. The Board of Trustees voted 11-8 to hire Robert Caslen as president and pay him $600,000. Several dozen protesters...
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July 19, 2019 - 11:40 am
University of South Carolina trustees have gone behind closed doors to discuss whether to hire retired Army Gen. Robert Caslen as the school's new president. The decision to vote on Caslen has divided the campus, coming three months after trustees didn't vote on any finalists and agreed to restart...
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July 18, 2019 - 12:22 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) __ University of South Carolina trustees have officially announced a Friday meeting to vote on a new president. The agenda for the meeting will have the leader of the Faculty Senate and the Student Government president speak before trustees go behind closed doors. Trustees were...
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July 17, 2019 - 2:13 pm
A University of South Carolina trustee who once would have voted for a retired Army general as the school's new president says he can't cast that vote now. Trustee Chuck Allen said Tuesday his opinion of retired three-star general and West Point Superintendent Robert Caslen hasn't changed. But...
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Patrick Gentry
July 12, 2019 - 11:59 am
A special meeting to elect a new president for the University of South Carolina has been called off by a judge who said there wasn't enough notice. University trustees were set to meet Friday amid protests by students and a resolution from the Faculty Senate saying it had no confidence in the vote...
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Patrick Gentry
July 11, 2019 - 2:53 pm
A University of South Carolina trustee and the mayor of Columbia are questioning whether a meeting of trustees Friday is legal. The university announced Wednesday the special meeting to elect a new president. But Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin says that under state law, trustees must be notified by...
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Patrick Gentry
July 10, 2019 - 4:44 pm
The University of South Carolina has announced trustees will hold a special meeting Friday to discuss hiring a new president. Trustee Charles Williams said Gov. Henry McMaster pushed for the quickly called meeting to hire retired Army three star general and West Point Superintendent Robert Caslen...
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Patrick Gentry
June 17, 2019 - 11:06 am
Civil War cannons that sat on the bottom of the Pee Dee River for 150 years are now restored and on display at a veterans center in Florence. The cannons are from the Confederate ship Peedee. It was built to break the Union blockade of the South, but its cannons were tossed into the river in 1865...
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