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Thursday
April 28, 2016
1. Latest development in Congress Confederate flag debate: Congressional committee votes to keep Confederate flag at Citadel
In the early hours of Thursday morning, the U.S. House Armed Services Committee voted to keep the Confederate flag flying at The Citadel. The rejection of a Democratic effort to force the military institution to take down the flag at Summerall Chapel potentially paves the way for a bitter, extended fight on the issue, which is being championed by U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C. U.S. Rep. Adam Smith, a Washington State Democrat and ranking member of the committee, offered an amendment to the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act to bar Reserve Officers’ Training Corps funds to any military university that displays the Confederate flag. The only university that falls into that category is The Citadel. The Board of Visitors voted to remove the flag last summer, after revelations that the deadly shooting of nine black parishioners at Mother Emanuel AME Church was motivated by race - an incident which, in turn, prompted the removal of the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds.
Published in: The Post and Courier
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Thursday
April 28, 2016
2a. Clyburn brings Confederate flag debate to Capitol Hill
Democratic Rep. Jim Clyburn is bringing the ongoing debate over the display of the Confederate flag in South Carolina back to the attention of his colleagues in Congress. The only Democrat in the Palmetto State delegation stated his support of a proposed amendment to the annual defense policy bill on Wednesday that would bar federal funds from going to any senior Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs at institutions where the Confederate flag is being displayed. "The flag, which never was the official flag of the Confederacy, is a symbol of hate, racial oppression, and resistance to the rule of law," Clyburn said in a statement on Wednesday. The amendment is being proposed by Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., at the marathon markup of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act by the House Armed Services Committee, which often lasts until the early morning hours. The Citadel, a public military college in Charleston, S.C., has displayed the Confederate Naval Jack in its Summerall Chapel since 1939. "It has been used for over a century as a symbol of southern defiance and white supremacy; it was viewed as such by the perpetrator of the horrific shootings at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston on June 17 of last year," Clyburn said in the statement. Last summer he was joined by Republican colleagues in the state's delegation and Gov. Nikki Haley in backing the removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina statehouse following the shooting of nine black congregants at Emanuel AME Church. The shooter, Dylan Roof, was a white supremacist who posted photos of himself with the Confederate symbol online. Clyburn also took a shot at S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson for barring the flag's removal by citing the Heritage Act, which was passed by the S.C. General Assembly in 2000. In 2014, Wilson released an opinion stating that the Heritage Act bars the Citadel from removing the flag from a prominent place on campus.
Published in: McClatchy DC
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Thursday
April 28, 2016
2b. confederate flag debate
flag debate
Published in: Huffington Post
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Thursday
April 28, 2016
2c. confederate flag debate
confederate flag debate
Published in: The State
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April 28, 2016
2d. confederate flag debate
confederate flag debate
Published in: The Post and Courier
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Thursday
April 28, 2016
3. Former mayor Joe Riley to be inducted into South Carolina Hall of Fame
Former Charleston mayor Joe Riley is set to be inducted into the South Carolina Hall of Fame Wednesday at The Citadel's Holliday Alumni Center. Riley served ten terms beginning in December 1975. "During Riley's forty-year tenure as mayor, the City of Charleston saw a substantial decrease in crime, a revitalization of the historic downtown business district, the creation and growth of Spoleto Festival U.S. A., an expansion of the city's park system, and the development of nationally-acclaimed affordable housing," a news release from event organizers state. The late David Drake, an enslaved African American potter from the Edgefield District, is also being recognized for his accomplishments. Drake was also known as "Dave the Potter." A reception for the induction begins at 5:30 p.m., according to the release. The ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m.
Broadcast on: WCSC-TV Charleston, SC
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Thursday
April 28, 2016
4. Charleston World Affairs Council Brings In Depth Understanding Of World Events
The world today is a different place than what it was when we were growing up. In fact, our world has changed dramatically in just the last few years given the escalating instability in the Middle East, significant disease and pestilence outbreaks, massive immigration flows as a result of cultural/religious divides and wide ranging acts of terror. This has resulted in large-scale loss of life, compromised personal liberty and ongoing fear in our daily lives. These threats to world stability present serious challenges to leadership both in the US and elsewhere and fully understanding the larger picture remains challenging. Last week, The World Affairs Council of Charleston, a regional thought leader in presenting and discussing events that impact our world, hosted Mr. Andrew Peek, a Fellow in Middle Eastern Affairs at the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington D.C., at The Citadel Alumni Center in downtown Charleston. Peek came highly qualified to present an overview of the continuing volatility in the Middle East and ISIS: The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. In addition to his affiliation with the Middle Eastern Affairs group, he teaches at American University and at the school of Advanced International Affairs at Johns Hopkins University where he is a candidate for his PhD. Peek also previously served as a strategic adviser to the top US and NATO commanders in Afghanistan.
Published in: The Island Eye News
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Thursday
April 28, 2016
5. Education Briefs - Week of 4/29
Men and women who entered The Citadel as freshmen last fall were officially sworn in as members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets earlier this month during a recognition day. Local students sworn in were Alexander Pang-Riddle, of Charlotte; Jonathan Taylor, of Davidson; and Noah Watts, of Huntersville.
Published in: The Herald Weekly
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Thursday
April 28, 2016
6. A funny thing happened on the road less traveled
Poetry. It sounds so beautiful and describes aspects of life so perfectly. Poetry has the power to inspire dreams and put thoughts into action. Too bad poetry doesn't come with a warning label that sometimes when you roll the dice, you lose your shirt. Our Blogmaster has challenged our team to write about a time that we "took the road less traveled", as in the Robert Frost poem. We can also describe a time when the road less traveled led us to a dead end. So here goes. The first thing that comes to mind is that Robert Frost's poem plays a prominent role at my husband's alma mater, The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. The essence of the poem permeates the campus; it is an ethos of doing the right thing even when, no, especially when, it is the more difficult option. Be bold. Forge your own trail. Run your own race. All these things sound great on a Hallmark card, yet ring hollow after you have fallen flat on your face.
Published in: ChicagoNow.com
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Thursday
April 28, 2016
7. The Citadel adds 7 to basketball signing class
The Citadel head basketball coach Duggar Baucom and his staff announced seven new additions to the 2016 recruiting class on Wednesday. Kaelon Harris, Obinna Ofodile and Preston Parks inked National Letters of Intent, joining spring commitments Aaron Washington, Chris Ross, Tyler Burgess and Griffin Peevey. The seven future Bulldogs have been added to the 2016 class alongside November signees Ezekiel Balogun and Frankie Johnson, Jr. as The Citadel will welcome several new faces next season. "We are very excited to have such a large class of quality basketball players who see the advantage of an education at The Citadel," head coach Duggar Baucom said. "They all have the characteristics to excel on the court, in the classroom and within the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. I would like to compliment my staff on the awesome job they did recruiting these future cadet-athletes." Harris is an efficient and versatile scorer who played for head coach Michael Elliot at Mundy's Mill High School in Jonesboro, Georgia. The 6-foot-4 guard was a four-year captain and led his squad to a 2014 regional championship in the Atlanta area. He capped his career in style, averaging nearly 19 points per contest while shooting better than 60 percent from the field as a senior.
Broadcast on: WCSC-TV Charleston, SC
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Thursday
April 28, 2016
8. Wando's Brandon Eakins among 5 Citadel football players in honor society
Wando High School graduate Brandon Eakins is among five Citadel football players included in the 2016 Hampshire Honor Society announced Wednesday. Eakins, a wide receiver, and fellow seniors Dane Anderson, Eric Goins, Hunter Morris and James Riley all received the honor, which is presented by the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame. The Honor Society includes football players in their final seasons of eligibility who maintained a grade-point average of at least 3.2 through their college careers. Qualifications also include being a starter or significant contributor and meeting all progress towards degree requirements. Eakins graduated in 3 1/2 years with a bachelor's degree in sport management and has a 3.68 GPA in his master's program. He was named to the Southern Conference academic honor roll three times and earned the SoCon Commissioner's Medal for excelling in the classroom. On the field, the McClellanville native appeared in all 25 games of his final two seasons and led the team with 14 receptions, 216 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns in 2015.
Published in: The Post and Courier
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Thursday
April 28, 2016
9. Aynor's Richardson signs with The Citadel
Aynor golfer Bailey Richardson will follow in her father's footsteps and attend The Citadel. The 18-year-old inked with the Bulldogs during a signing ceremony this past week at AHS. "I'm really excited because one of the biggest reasons I started playing golf was to get a scholarship, but I never really thought it would happen," she said. "I guess I was lucky because my dream school wanted me as much as I wanted them. I applied to some other schools but it was always The Citadel. I didn't really look at anyone else." The teen is a daughter of Joey and Lisa Richardson, and her dad competed in football, golf and basketball at AHS before playing one year of football with the Bulldogs. He graduated in 1995. "When I was there it was all boys," Richardson said. "I have two girls and I have said I wouldn't want my girls to go there. It's a place you have to want to do yourself." Bailey Richardson grew up playing t-ball and was a cheerleader in middle school. Although she often tagged along when her dad and grandfather were on the golf course, she didn't become serious about the sport until her freshman year of high school when Aynor fielded its first golf teams for girls only.
Published in: MyHorryNews.com
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Wednesday
April 27, 2016
1. Citadel civil engineering cadets and students receive national recognition
For a second consecutive year, civil engineering cadets and student at The Citadel earned national recognition as a finalist for the 2016 Robert Ridgway Student Chapter Award. The awards are presented annually by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The Ridgway Award recognizes student chapters for their outstanding organization, service, involvement and professionalism. "This is quite an accomplishment as this distinction was earned by only five out of 339 ASCE Student Chapters across the U.S. and 12 countries," said Leslie Payne, director of student member programs stated. "ASCE's national committee on student activities selects winning colleges/universities through a rigorous review process based on an annual report prepared by student officers." The award was based on criteria from 2015 when The Citadel chapter had 106 active members, held 13 professional meetings, delivered six presentations and participated in major events including the Workshop for Student Leaders, held in Miami, and the Carolinas Conference, held in Atlanta. (In 2016 the chapter scored numerous first place positions in the ASCE conference's concrete canoe competitions. See photo.) The Citadel Chapter also demonstrated leadership that year by hosting National Engineer's Week events on campus in Charleston, South Carolina, as well as a professional activities event featuring more than 30 companies at a career fair for engineering cadets and students.
Published in: The Digitel - Charleston
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Wednesday
April 27, 2016
2. Cadet chronicles Cambodia's genocide in the 1970s
Cadet Chad Williams, a freshman at The Citadel, has a lot to add to his resume after having only one full semester under his belt. Williams, a double major in French and political science, has spent the majority of his life overseas, much of it in Cambodia. His research and encounters in the country led him to chronicle his experiences by outlining a book he hopes to get published that is complemented by a photo exhibit. Originally from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Williams only spent a few years during his childhood in the U.S. He considers Dubai his home after living there the past nine years. Just prior to matriculating at The Citadel, Williams spent a year working and traveling between Dubai and Southeast Asia. Seven months in that year were invested in learning about the people of Cambodia ultimately leading to his proposed book titled Tragedy and Triumph... Written by Cadet Devin Taylor - a junior majoring in accounting major in The Citadel School of Business. His hometown is Iva, South Carolina.
Published in: DaretoLead.com
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Wednesday
April 27, 2016
3. Letter: Advice from an old grad
I wish The Citadel's leadership, its alumni and most importantly, the Corps of Cadets well in exercising wisdom as they wrestle with the issue of allowing the hijab. It will be interesting to learn from the military and from other military schools. I especially hope the alumni will endorse the decisions they make that will sustain The Citadel and its Corps of Cadets. In a recent article, Cadet Nick Pinelli does The Citadel a disservice by dismissing rules changes as having been done "to save face." I hope he will explore the deeper tenets that must drive The Citadel's decisions. There's an old joke that goes like this: How many old grads would it take to change a light bulb? Answer: None, because old grads wouldn't change anything. As an old grad myself (from a military school other than The Citadel) I've been the butt of that joke for years. I have revisited it frequently over the past 40 years as I observe my old alma mater and, more significantly, the U.S. Army where I served 20 years, negotiate change.
Published in: The Post and Courier
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Wednesday
April 27, 2016
4. Grant Thornton names David Platt to lead firm's New England offices
Grant Thornton LLP has named David Platt office managing partner for its New England practice, which encompasses the firm's Boston and Westborough, Massachusetts offices. In this role, he will lead the firm's New England practice and oversee marketplace growth and talent development. Platt replaces Peter Resnick, who served as office managing partner for the past two years. Under his leadership, the New England practice experienced unprecedented growth. In addition to serving as the New England Forensics and Litigation Services practice leader, Resnick will be assuming additional responsibilities in the firm's national Forensics practice. Additionally, Kim O'Connor has been named partner-in-charge of the Westborough market, a role that was previously held by Platt. Platt is a certified public accountant (CPA) in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, is a member of the Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts Societies of CPAs, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He also serves as vice chairman of the Rhode Island State Accountancy Board and is a member of the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants. Platt received a juris doctor degree from Roger Williams University School of Law and a bachelor's degree from The Citadel, the military college of South Carolina.
Published in: CNBC.com
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Wednesday
April 27, 2016
5. RBC Heritage invocation targets 'divots in our lives'
Everybody's been asking for it, so here it is. It's a copy of the invocation Keller Kissam gave at the opening ceremony of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing on April 11. Kissam burst into the tranquil scene at the 18th green of the Harbour Town Golf Links like a bolt of the electricity he works with as a vice president of SCANA Corp. and a president of S.C. Electric and Gas. His short-cropped hair and bold voice sounded like the cadet who was regimental commander at The Citadel. His words also seemed to tug on roots in Creston, S.C., population 33, and the Shady Grove United Methodist Church. I admire him for being an English major who doesn't have to worry about bouncing checks. Of course, he was summa cum laude. Mama always said her kids graduated thank the lawdy. Kissam didn't have any notes, so it took a while to get a transcript. I got it from Heritage Classic Foundation board member Charlie Rountree III of Columbia with permission to give it to all who asked for it. Rountree was honorary chairman of the tournament this year, so he invited his Sunday school teacher down to do the invocation. Kissam - who lives in Hopkins, near Columbia, where his wife's people are from - teaches an adult class at Shandon United Methodist Church in Columbia.
Published in: The Island Packet
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Wednesday
April 27, 2016
6. St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office remembers Captain killed in plane crash
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office says farewell to one of their own, in a video tribute that's going viral. Captain Wayne Fisher was laid to rest at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, following a ceremony at Northshore Church in Slidell. The 68 year old Slidell resident was killed April 19th in a plane crash, while flying for St. Tammany Mosquito Abatement. Capt. Fisher was a member of the STPSO reserve division and piloted the Sheriff's office helicopter. According to STPSO, he graduated from The Citadel in South Carolina, was a volunteer fireman and served in the U.S. Army, with tours in Vietnam. Tuesday's ceremonies included a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement procession, a 21-gun salute, a helicopter fly-over and a military flag presentation.
Published in: WGNO.com
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Wednesday
April 27, 2016
7. The Covenant School - Class of 2016 College Acceptances
The Covenant School is pleased to announce the following college acceptances for students in the Class of 2016. Covenant's College Reveal Day is Wednesday, May 4, at which time seniors will share the schools they will attend in the fall. 2016 College Acceptances: The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina
Published in: CovenantSchool.org
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Wednesday
April 27, 2016
8a. Ex-Citadel pitcher James Reeves among RiverDogs called up to Tampa
Two former South Carolina college products have been called up to High-A Tampa from Charleston, the RiverDogs announced Tuesday. Citadel graduate James Reeves, a left-handed pitcher, and Brody Koerner, a right-hander out of Clemson, both got the nod to head to Florida immediately. Neither will suit up for the RiverDogs' three-game set with Lakewood, beginning Tuesday. After tossing the sixth no-hitter in the Citadel's history in 2015, Reeves joined the RiverDogs after the Yankees drafted him in the 10th round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. In four games with the RiverDogs, the Summerville native registered 15 strikeouts in 10 innings of relief with a 2.70 ERA. Koerner started three games for the RiverDogs, going 1-0 with a 1.74 ERA. In 20 2/3 innings pitched, he tallied 21 strikeouts to just three walks. The Yankees selected him in the 17th round of the 2015 draft.
Published in: The Post and Courier
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Wednesday
April 27, 2016
8b. Northwestern Tabs David Pierce As Head Football Coach
Northwestern High School has named long-time assistant, David Pierce, as the 7th head coach in the school's 45 year history. Pierce, who has served as an assistant for the Trojans since 1987, most recently was Assistant Head Coach and defensive line coach under former head coach Kyle Richardson. During his tenure, coach Pierce has tutored offensive and defensive lineman who went on to play at: South Carolina, The Citadel, Kansas, and Clemson. The Winthrop University graduate has won 6 state championships in his career, including 5 as a member of the Northwestern coaching staff. Pierce was an offensive lineman for Presbyterian College from 1981-1985. Coach Pierce takes over a Northwestern team that returns a most of last year's state championship team that went 14-1, including a 63-13 state championship win over Lexington. He replaces Kyle Richardson who left after five years for an assistant coaching job with the Clemson Tigers.
Published in: WHRI.com
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Wednesday
April 27, 2016
8c. Ballparks playing catch-up on foul-ball protection
Frank Harris and his family settled into their seats just above the first-base dugout at Riley Park for a Charleston RiverDogs baseball game. Harris, who grew up playing baseball and played football at The Citadel, knew sitting that close to the action required careful attention. He watched as the pitcher went through his wind-up and fired a strike to a left-handed batter. "The batter checked his swing and just sort of redirected the pitch," Harris recalled. "I wouldn't even call it a decent checked swing. But he redirected the ball just enough." The ball sped straight toward Harris, who managed to get his hand up just in time. The baseball broke his Citadel class ring in half and grazed his forehead, leaving a welt. "If I had not been paying attention, it would have hit me in the eye," said Harris, who lives in Summerville. "Taking a ball at 85 or 90 miles per hour in the face ... it could have been catastrophic." Harris was lucky, luckier than many who have been injured by foul balls at ballparks around the nation. Even at Riley Park, one woman had her nose broken by a ball tossed into the stands.
Published in: The Post and Courier
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Wednesday
April 27, 2016
9. The Citadel loses big at Charlotte, 15-4
The Citadel baseball team fell to Charlotte on Tuesday evening at Hayes Stadium. The 49ers (18-24) scored four runs in the first inning and then extended their lead with runs in the next two frames before clinching a 15-4 win. Clay Martin, Cole Buffington, Shy Phillips and Stephen Windham each had singles in the contest. Bret Hines drove in his 13th and 14th RBI of the year with a double down the right field line in the top of the ninth to score Phillips and Buffington. Barrett Charpia tacked on two more runs for the Bulldogs (15-27) in the same frame, crushing his third double of the year to deep left center field to score Ben Peden and Bret Hines. Taylor Cothran made his 15th appearance of the year, playing two innings in left field. The Citadel used four freshmen hurlers in the game. The Bulldogs now return home to Joe Riley Park to host SoCon foe Furman. The series begins with a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday with the second game to follow thirty minutes after the conclusion of the first.
Broadcast on: WCSC-TV Charleston, SC
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Tuesday
April 26, 2016
1. The Citadel Director's Institute brings Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy to South Carolina business leaders
In a room filled to capacity with business leaders from around South Carolina the Chairman and CEO of Chick-fil-A, Dan Cathy, discussed the role of governance and family in the fast-food chain. Cathy was one of two keynote speakers at the 2016 Citadel Directors' Institute held in late April at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston. Family values and strong faith were the central theme of Cathy's message as he discussed the restaurant chain's meteoric rise. "We're a business that still acknowledges in God we trust," he told the audience. Cathy's father S. Truett Cathy began the family business in 1946 when he sold his car and borrowed money from the bank to open a burger restaurant in Atlanta called the Dwarf Grill. After creating the Original Chicken Sandwich in 1965, the elder Cathy opened the first Chick-fil-A in an Atlanta mall in 1967. By 2014, Chick-fil-A had evolved into a fast-food giant that surpassed $5 billion in sales. The board of directors, Cathy said, began around the dinner table before he could even shave. Cathy, his brother and sister were all named shareholders. "My father had no tolerance whatsoever in reporting to a board of directors," Cathy said. "It wasn't until he passed away that we asked people to serve on a board."
Published in: The Citadel Newsroom
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Tuesday
April 26, 2016
2. Recognition Day for Citadel class of 2019
Students who entered The Citadel as freshmen last fall officially were sworn in as members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets on April 9, 2016. Recognition Day 2016 marks the end of what many consider the toughest first year college military-training in the country. They are Colby Bruner and Octavia Wolfe, both of Orangeburg; Daniel Ilderton of St. George; and Dylan Lilly of Dorchester.
Published in: The Times and Democrat
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Tuesday
April 26, 2016
3. Army regs be dashed - she wants to wear hijab
A national security expert says political correctness may once again prevail in the case of a female Muslim student who wants to wear a headscarf with her Army uniform during ROTC events. The U.S. Army recently granted an exemption to a captain who wanted to wear a beard and turban in accordance with his Sikh faith. Now the historic Citadel military academy in Charleston, South Carolina, is considering whether to grant the request of a female student who wants to wear a Muslim head scarf, known as a "hijab." According to The Washington Post, the school is considering a second request as well from the student: that she be allowed to cover her arms and legs during exercise. The Post also clarifies that the woman has been "admitted" to the school but has not yet chosen to attend. At least one student posted on social media that Citadel cadets willingly give up their individuality and become a part of a group that upholds the time-honored traditions of the school. Lt. Col. Robert Maginnis (USA-Ret.), senior fellow for national security at the Family Research Council, concurs, explaining that The Citadel is bound by Army regulations.
Published in: OneNewsNow.com
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Tuesday
April 26, 2016
4. Get to Know Stevi Robinson
Stevi Robinson was named The Citadel volleyball's new assistant coach in January, bringing with her a wealth of playing and coaching experience. She joined the Bulldogs after a stint with the USA Women's Indoor Volleyball Team and a stellar collegiate career at both Pepperdine University and the Univeristy of Southern California. With a few months under her belt at The Citadel, Robinson has settled in and already begun making a major impact on the Bulldogs' program. To get to know her and hear from Robinson, watch the video in the article.
Published in: CitadelSports.com
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Tuesday
April 26, 2016
5. Bucs beat The Citadel, 4-0
On Friday, the No. 55-ranked ETSU men's tennis team came into the Southern Conference Tournament as the No. 1-seed, and they showed why. The Bucs ended their regular season with a 15-5 overall record and a 7-0 record in conference play. They finished the regular season with a 12-match win streak. To start off singles, junior David Biosca (Sant Fruitos de Bage, Spain), who is ranked No. 76 and was named to the All-SoCon First Team in singles, won the first set, 6-2, and the second set, 6-0, over The Citadel's Nicholas Bradley (Waldwick, N.J). Biosca is 16-4 on the season in singles and is on a 10-match win streak. He also earned SoCon Player of the Year honors. All-SoCon First Team senior Regerio Riberio (Sao Paulo, Brazil) won both sets, 6-3 and 6-0, over The Citadel's Artemie Amari (New York, N.Y.). Riberio is currently on a eight-match win streak in singles. Junior Diego Nunez (Monterrey, Mexico) beat The Citadel's Matthew Henson (Bristol, Tenn.), winning both sets, 6-2 and 4-3. Nunez is currently on a three-match win streak.
Published in: EastTennessean.com
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Monday
April 25, 2016
1. Zucker Family School of Education cadet selected for Fulbright Student Award
A member of The Citadel Class of 2016 will be headed to Oslo, Norway to teach English after being selected for a Fulbright U.S. Student. Award. Cadet James McManus, of Mendham, New Jersey, is the regimental academic officer for the South Carolina Corps of Cadets, and a leading education major in the college's Zucker Family School of Education. In addition to earning a Fulbright fellowship, the Honors Program student was recently presented with The Citadel Palmetto Medal, one of the college's highest honors. He also earned the Star of the West Scholarship in his junior year, taking him to Europe to continue his research comparing the public school systems of different countries. "Cadet McManus's performance epitomizes our leadership development model here at The Citadel. He is a young person of integrity, is dedicated to the success of others, and is a leader of his peers," said Connie Book, Ph.D., provost and dean of the college. "We are very proud of his Fulbright achievement and look forward to his future success as an educator."
Published in: The Citadel Newsroom
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Monday
April 25, 2016
2. Col. Cole C. Kingseed to address The Citadel Graduate College Class of 2016
CGC commencement ceremony to be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 Members of The Citadel Graduate College (CGC) Class of 2016 will be sent to the next step in their careers and their lives with the words delivered by a 30-year Army infantry veteran and author who is considered one of America's leading military historians. Col. Cole C. Kingseed, Ph.D., will address graduates during the commencement ceremony to be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at the college's McAlister Field House. Kingseed commanded at the platoon, company, and battalion level while serving in the Army from 1971 - 2001. A graduate of the University of Dayton, he served in a variety of military assignments that concluded with his tenure as Full Professor of History and Chief of Military History at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Kingseed holds a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College.
Published in: Moultrie News
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