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May 3, 2016
1. Learn online from The Citadel from almost anywhere in the U.S. or beyond
People living in most U.S. states and overseas can now learn from the proven producer of principled leaders. Starting in the fall of 2016, The Citadel's nationally-recognized programs will be available to prospective students who live in 38 states and almost anywhere in the world because of changes in policies governing online learning that were recently approved by the Governor of South Carolina. The Citadel's fully online programs include six master's degrees, two graduate certificates, and two undergraduate degree completion programs. Applications are currently being accepted for the fall semester of the 2016-17 academic year. "The admissions requirements and the deeply-rooted quality of the instruction provided by The Citadel haven't changed, only the locations from which students can study have changed," said Connie Book, Ph.D., provost and dean of the college for The Citadel. "The Citadel's newly expanded online learning is especially beneficial to career service people who want to complete an undergraduate degree in order to meet the criteria for military promotions. Now, they can receive a Citadel education from almost any American military base." While some of the programs have been available for years on campus, and some online, view the article to see all classes that are now all available fully online.
Published in: The Citadel Newsroom
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May 3, 2016
2. Class of 2017 rising leadership announced by Commandant of Cadets
The Citadel's Commandant of Cadets has designated commanders, regimental staff, sergeants major and first sergeants for the Class of 2017. Cadets who will assume the nine top-ranking positions were recognized during a private ceremony with The Citadel's president, Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa, The Citadel's Provost, Gen. Connie Ledoux Book, Ph.D., and the Commandant of Cadets, Capt. Geno Paluso. The new officers were presented with chevrons that will be added to their uniforms to reflect their ranks. They will assume their stations when the fall semester begins.
Published in: Moultrie News
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May 3, 2016
3. Editorial: Citadel should deny uniform exemption request
The Citadel is considering a change that would mark the school's second major progressive shift in more than 20 years. Most of the time, we're all-in when it comes to progressiveness in every sector, from education, to business, religion and sports. This time is different. In response to a request from a would-be cadet who has been accepted to the school, The Citadel is considering granting her permission to wear a hijab - a scarf that covers the hair and neck - in accordance with her Muslim faith. The school's uniform code does not allow for head coverings other than what's standard issue and if it allows the student to wear the hijab, it would be a historic deviation from tradition. We hope The Citadel sticks with tradition and that has nothing to do with Muslims or Islam. If the request came from a devout Jewish student who wants to wear a yarmulke, a Sikh whose faith requires wearing a turban or a Rastafarian regarding his or her dreadlocks, we would feel the same way. Although commonly referred to by the shortened version of its name, the school is called The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. An excerpt from its website says, "The Citadel is best known nationally for its Corps of Cadets, which draws students from about 45 states and a dozen countries. The men and women in the Corps live and study under a classical military system that makes leadership and character development an essential part of the educational experience."
Published in: The Herald
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