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May 23, 2019
1. Citadel professor’s thoughts now that it’s game over for HBO’s “Game of Thrones”

The Citadel’s Michael Livingston, Ph.D., answers some final questions after the season finale of the popular TV show

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After eight years, 73 episodes, and countless theories, memes, and articles – Game of Thrones has come to and end. When season eight was just getting started, though, Michael Livingston, Ph.D., earned national attention. He was interviewed by multiple news outlets, from Vice to Live 5 News, asking the big question: who will win the game of thrones. The Citadel’s website also received a shout-out on a CNN article recapping the final episode, but we’re pretty sure it was an accident. (Search for “Citadel” and tell us what you think!) Livingston is often interviewed on medieval matters due to his regular column on, a science fiction and fantasy website. He is also an award-winning writer who has published a trilogy of historical fantasy novels and multiple nonfiction books. Here are some of his thoughts about this season.

Published in: The Citadel Today - Online
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May 23, 2019
2. Medal of Honor request for Citadel grad killed in Vietnam heads to Washington
A package of documents seeking the first Medal of Honor for a graduate of The Citadel is on its way to Washington, D.C. The 77-page collection of items supporting the medal posthumously for Vietnam helicopter pilot Capt. Hugh Reavis Nelson Jr. first goes to the office of the North Carolina congressman who represents Nelson’s hometown. From there, it will go to the Department of the Army for what could be a yearlong, extensive review. The argument in favor of the medal came after a grassroots alumni group, led by Class of 1964 graduate and Air Force veteran Ted Curtis, took a second look at the mission that took Nelson’s life on June 5, 1966, in South Vietnam. The Citadel issued a statement this week in advance of Memorial Day acknowledging Nelson and all of the school’s graduates who have died in service of the nation. “Hugh Reavis Nelson, who was killed in action in Vietnam, is one of the college’s heroes, and we honor his memory along with more than 700 Citadel graduates who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and our freedom,” said John Dorrian, vice president in the Office of Communications and Marketing. “The Citadel’s administration applauds efforts by alumni to recognize the bravery of our fallen,” he added. While no Citadel graduates have been awarded the medal, one former cadet is a recipient. John Thomas Kennedy was given the Medal of Honor for service against the Moro people of the Philippines in 1909, but he was at The Citadel for only a year before transferring to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in New York.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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May 23, 2019
4. New campaign encourages alternative commuting habits

Ask almost any resident what the two biggest problems facing Daniel Island and Cainhoy are and you’ll hear people say traffic, twice. With population growth happening every day in the Charleston region, including the Cainhoy peninsula, it can feel like the end will never be in the rearview mirror. But a new plan called “Reboot the Commute” might have a different solution to calm the morning and afternoon traffic jams caused by folks going from work to home and vice versa. Reboot the Commute is a business-led initiative that spurs local employers to help reduce the inescapable traffic issues in Charleston. The campaign was created by the Economic Leadership Council of the Charleston Regional Development Alliance (CRDA). On April 30, 18 local businesses, including Daniel Island-based Benefitfocus, committed themselves to reducing area traffic as a part of the project. According to a press release on the subject, the combined workforce of the businesses totals 39,000 employees. Local organizations that have committed to encouraging their employees to #ReboottheCommute: The Citadel

Published in: Daniel Island News - Online
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