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The Citadel in the News: Archive

November 2005

November 30, 2005
Citadel graduate takes Boot Camp route to BUD/S training (scroll down and click on article)
CORONADO, Calif. (NNS) -- SR Bryan Clayton works out regularly in preparation for Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training that he will attend after completing Gunner's Mate "A" School at the Training Support Center, Great Lakes. Clayton has been preparing for BUD/S since he was 15...
Published in: Official U.S. Navy Seal Information Web Site - web site
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November 30, 2005
IU Faculty Calls for Job Review of President
More than 71 percent of the faculty at Indiana University have voted in favor of a resolution calling for a job performance review of the school’s president, according to results released on Tuesday. A faculty wide ballot at the state school’s Bloomington campus with more than 1,000 eligible professors voting on two proposals show a lack of faculty confidence in President Adam Herbert...
Broadcast on: 14 WFIE, Evansville, IN - web site

November 30, 2005
Mental breakdowns plague Seminoles
... "That's what has killed us this year -- getting up for Clemson or getting up for NC State, or even Virginia," linebacker Buster Davis said before the latest blowout at Florida. "We even struggled against The Citadel -- it's so hard to get up for a team like The Citadel or Duke.
Published in: Orlando Sentinel - web site
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November 30, 2005
Penn student faces discipline for posting naked photos
PHILADELPHIA - A junior at the University of Pennsylvania faces punishment from the school for posting photos he took of two naked students who could be seen through a dorm window, according to confidential memos obtained by a student newspaper...
Published in: AP Wire - web site

November 30, 2005
Values at heart of Blank's success (currently web accessible
[Arthur Blank] noted that surveys of the public's most admired professions put CEOs near the bottom, just below journalists and lawyers but ahead of HMO managers and car dealers. He said corporate scandals in recent years have much to do with that, but true success comes when companies have principles and values. He credits that philosophy for the success of Home Depot and the Falcons.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B9

November 28, 2005
VMI Football Coach Cal McCombs Relieved Of Duties
EXINGTON, Va., Nov. 28, 2005 - VMI Athletic Director Donny White announced today that head football coach Cal McCombs has been relieved of his duties, effective Dec. 5. McCombs, who completed his seventh season on Nov. 19 with a 22-14 loss against The Citadel, compiled a 19-60 record overall, including 3-8 in 2005...
Published in: - web site

November 28, 2005
Article and photos from L.A. Times article
The "mht" files are viewable only in Internet Eplorer; "mht" format was the fastest way to save those pages to include both the photo and the headline.
Published in: Los Angeles Times - web site

November 28, 2005
Citadel leaning on "Meat"
Published in: The Post and Courier - Sports

November 28, 2005
Citadel leaning on "Meat"
When Citadel coach Pat Dennis picked out Demetrius Nelson for a tongue-lashing at halftime of the Bulldogs' game at Army on Saturday, it marked an important step in Nelson's basketball education.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Sports

November 28, 2005
Coming Up - Greater Issues, Library Friends, Candelight Services
Calendar listings of the Greater Issues lecture series, Library Friends event and Christmas Candelight Services.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Local

November 27, 2005
Citadel's furious rally leads to OT win
WEST POINT, N.Y. - Demetrius Nelson scored seven of his 22 points in overtime to lead The Citadel to a 70-68 win over Army on Saturday.
Published in: The Post and Courier - ?

November 27, 2005
Dropping the ball on college bowls
Every year, there seems to be a major controversy over which college football team should play in the BCS Championship game. The BCS rankings were supposed to reduce controversy. But that hasn't been the case.
Published in: Los Angeles Times - Front Page

November 27, 2005
The Citadel claws back to beat Army
Demetrius Nelson scored seven of his 22 points in overtime to lead The Citadel to a 70-68 victory against Army on Saturday. The Bulldogs (3-2) erased a 10-point deficit in the final four minutes of regulation after trailing throughout. Dante Terry's 3-pointer with 28 seconds remaining tied the game.
Published in: The State - Sports

November 26, 2005
The Tale of an Underdog
What would make the Citadel, a small school with strict discipline but little luck in football, schedule a game against a powerhouse such as Florida State? In this mismatch, it is money that matters.
Published in: Los Angeles Times - Front Page

November 25, 2005
OBIT - Wyatt Browning Pringle Sr., Class of 1950
Published in: The State - Obituaries

November 24, 2005
Bulldogs reshuffle coaching staff
Hired just a week before spring practice started last March, Citadel football coach Kevin Higgins didn't have a chance to put his own coaching staff in place before his first season. That season completed with a 22-14 win at VMI last weekend, Higgins on Tuesday began the process of building his own staff, firing three assistant and reshuffling the assignments of several others.
Published in: The Post and Courier - ?

November 24, 2005
Cadets give record amount to United Way
Not web accessible
Published in: The Post and Courier - Your Lowcountry

November 24, 2005
Citadel Candelight Services set
Not web accessible
Published in: The Post and Courier - Your Lowcountry

November 24, 2005
Citadel sophomore dies in car accident
A business major and former football player at The Citadel was killed Tuesday in a single-vehicle crash on Hunting Island in Beaufort County. Sophomore cadet Leith Paul Trask III, 20, was driving a 1999 Isuzu Trooper when he swerved off U.S. Highway 21 and crashed into a tree.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Local

November 24, 2005
Distractions can't slow The Citadel
The Citadel's 75-48 victory over Asbury on Wednesday night was just as significant for who didn't play for the Bulldogs as for who did.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Sports

November 22, 2005
Unbecoming conduct
West Point The number of women applying to the U.S. Military Academy is at a four-year low, a drop that comes amid new evidence that sexual assaults at West Point outpace those reported at the Air Force Academy in Colorado.
Published in: Times-Herald Record, NY - web site
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November 18, 2005
100 USC undergrads to get research funding
USC will give 100 undergraduates $3,000 apiece to underwrite their research initiatives.
Published in: The State - Page B5

November 18, 2005
Barrett: If you don’t like the prayer, leave
His bill would allow open prayer at public meetings...
Published in: The State - Page A1,9

November 18, 2005
Citadel's Terry eyes comeback season
Dante Terry's sophomore slump came a year late. After a solid sophomore season during which he averaged 11.3 points for The Citadel's basketball team in 2003-04, Terry struggled through his junior season. A comeback senior season by Terry will be vital for the Bulldogs, who open their season tonight against Delaware in the Hispanic College Fund Classic at North Carolina State...
Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C5

November 18, 2005
Gift to boost Citadel stadium project
It's been 50 years since Dr. Harris "Sam" Pearson Jr. marched proudly onto The Citadel's football field as drum major. When he recently returned to Charleston for homecoming, he nearly choked up watching the band take the field at historic Johnson Hagood Stadium. "I always had butterflies when we walked out on the field," Pearson recalled. "When I sat there and watched that, I got a lump in my throat." Pearson's 50th reunion marked his first visit since donating $1.5 million to his beloved alma mater.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1

November 17, 2005
C of C dean gets NASA public service award
A dean at the College of Charleston has been awarded NASA's highest public service award for her efforts to improve the space agency. Dr. Norine Noonan, dean of the School of Mathematics and Science, accepted the prestigious Public Service Medal during a recent ceremony at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C...
Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3

November 17, 2005
Colleges are reaching their limit on alcohol
There'll be no oversized trucks, buses or RVs allowed outside the historic Yale Bowl on Saturday. No drinking games. Pack up your coolers, grills and buffet tables by halftime of the 122nd Harvard-Yale game, please, and head into the stadium ... or head home.
Published in: USA TODAY - web site

November 17, 2005
photo - not web accessible
The caption reads, "Officer Sarah White-Ford (front) with the Charleston Police Department stands attention during the National Anthem next to fellow officer Chuck Compton inside McAlister Field House on Wednesday. The Charleston Police Department held the 22nd Annual Inspection on The Citadel campus."
Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1

November 16, 2005
C of C students recommend smoking areas (not web accessible)
The College of Charleston's proposed smoking rules passed a student vote on Tuesday. The recommendations now head to coll President Lee Higdon, who is expected to create a campuswide committee to write the policy.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3

November 16, 2005
Michael Gish ('92 - obit - not web accessible)
Michael Amedo Gish, 37 born March 12, 1968 passed wasy on Monday, November 7, 2005 in Orange Park, Florida.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B4

November 15, 2005
Citadel alum wants prayer and Dixie back
CHARLESTON, S.C., Nov. 15 (UPI) -- An alumnus of the Citadel, South Carolina's military school, has created a foundation aimed at bringing back "Dixie," school prayer and getting rid of women.
Published in: United Press International - web site

November 11, 2005
Citadel men among honored that first Veterans Day
Charleston's little military college, The Citadel, came of age in international conflict during World War I. During the second decade of the 20th century, Charleston sent many men off to the conflict that gave birth to today's national holiday.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A15

November 11, 2005
Clemson receives 5.6M gift
CLEMSON - The J.E. Sirrine Textile Foundation has given Clemson University a $5.6 million gift, which the school will use for research into optical fibers and advanced materials.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B9

November 11, 2005
CSU students had earlier confrontations
Dan Thomas Davis III walked away from at least five previous run-ins with Grant Ringenberg in the weeks leading up to Tuesday's campus tragedy but contained his temper until the final encounter, two of Davis' friends at Charleston Southern University said Thursday.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A1,11

November 11, 2005
Good run, Nuru: Bulldogs' back hits stride
Nuru Goodrum spent last year blocking for Nehemiah Broughton. This year, he's doing his best Nemo impression. A 6-0, 225-pound junior who did not get a carry last season while playing fullback, Goodrum was converted to running back this season and has emerged as a big, powerful back in the mold of Broughton, who now plays for the Washington Redskins in the NFL...
Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C5

November 11, 2005
USC student booted out of fraternity in racism probe
COLUMBIA - A student has been kicked out of a University of South Carolina fraternity as a series of racially charged comments about a black fraternity posted on a Web site has school officials scrutinizing the racial climate of the Greek community...
Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B10

November 10, 2005
Cadets at The Citadel (scroll down)
Some people would say the folks at The Citadel are a little weird. Granted they shave their heads and are a little too obsessed with the correct form for a push-up, but still, there is plenty of quirky yet charming events happening on the campus all the time.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Page F27, 28

November 10, 2005
Citadel auditorium to be named (not web accessible)
The Citatdel Board of Visitors unanimously approve naming the auditorium in Mark Clark Hall in nonor of Indiana congressman Steve Buyer, Class of 1980, on Oct. 26.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Page ZB7

November 10, 2005
Millions put upfor new biotech network in S.C.
Grant for 7 colleges, universities adds up to $35 million initiative
Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1,6

November 10, 2005
More Out and About (photo - not web accessible)
Richard Dwight Porcher (professor of biology) and Sarah Fick, authors of "The Story of Sea Island Cotton," at a book signing November 2 at the Charleston Museum.
Published in: Charleston Mercury - Page 21

November 10, 2005
Sorensen gets $40,000 bonus; Trustees’ reward will boost annual compensation above $500,000
Andrew Sorensen has become the University of South Carolina’s first half-million-dollar president. USC trustees have approved a $40,000 one-time bonus for Sorensen — a payment that will push the USC president’s annual compensation above $500,000 a year for the first time...
Published in: The State - Page B1

November 9, 2005
Black Coaches Association rips LSU, Florida
Schools not doing well in minority hiring, group says; Notre Dame gets 'B'
Broadcast on: - web site

November 8, 2005
20-year reunion? Buoniconti's Citadel teammates move to heal wounds
It was Joel Thompson who actually hit Herman Jacobs first. Thompson was a junior linebacker for The Citadel in 1985. And he was the first player in on that fateful tackle against East Tennessee State's running back. Thompson dove at Jacobs' legs and flipped him up in the air. His teammate, sophomore linebacker Marc Buoniconti, also dove at Jacobs and hit the falling running back head first.
Published in: The Post and Courier - web site

November 7, 2005
Bagpiping Citadel cadets learn best way to drone on and on
Pianos are for sissies. Real men play bagpipes - and wear kilts. Along with leadership, soldiering and respect, a select group of Citadel cadets learns the ancient Scottish art of bagpiping, the nine-note instrument seemingly designed to make marching just a tad bit harder. While scores of colleges boast traditional bands, The Citadel features the only all-student bagpipe band in the country. For anyone who's ever been to the Friday afternoon parade, the high-pitched drone is a staple...
Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1,6

November 7, 2005
Buckley Wins SoCon Honor for Second Straight Week
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- Tailback Eldra Buckley was named Southern Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the second straight week, the league office announced Monday. Buckley, a junior from Charleston, Miss., led UTC to a 31-21 win over The Citadel Saturday and ensured the Mocs of their first winning season since 1997.
Published in: The Chatanooga Mocs - web site

November 7, 2005
Coming up
TUESDAY - Piano Concert: C of C's International Piano Series continues with Earl Wild from the United States. 8 p.m. Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. $15 door, free for C of C students. 953-6575. HISTORY DISCUSSION AND BOOK SIGNING: The Daniel Library Friends at The Citadel present "An Eye Witness Account of the Burning of Columbia 1865" with David Aiken. Through the eyes of William G. Simms, professor and author David Aiken will retell the story of the burning of Columbia. Free and open to the public. For more information call 953-1267.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1

November 7, 2005
Eckstrom mixed on S.C. State
ORANGEBURG-State Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom says that South Carolina State University has improved its financial reporting over the last few years but that it still lags behind other institutions...
Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B5

November 7, 2005
Students angered by column on race
ROCK HILL - A column in the Winthrop University student newspaper comparing today's racial climate for whites to the oppression blacks faced before the Civil Rights movement has caused quite a stir. Copy editor Christine Byington's column published Wednesday began: "Black people at Winthrop will probably be angry." It turns out she was right.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B7

November 4, 2005
Culinary arts at center of Trident Tech's new complex
Shannon Weeks was so impressed with Trident Technical College's new culinary institute that she walked away from a 15-year career in banking to become one of its first students when classes began over the summer. "It was a huge decision for me," she said. "If it wasn't for this facility, I don't think I would have done it." Weeks, 36, was in class Thursday learning about sauces and stocks, so she had little time to celebrate the new digs...
Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3

November 4, 2005
Ex-Air Force Academy official to lead Citadel (scroll down)
Air Force Lt. Gen. John Rosa, who stepped down as superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy last month, assumes duties as president of The Citadel in January, the college said Thursday. Rosa, who retires from active military duty this month, is a Citadel graduate. -- ASSOCIATED PRESS --
Published in: Charlotte Observer - web site

November 4, 2005
New Citadel president assumes duties in January (scroll down)
Air Force Lt. Gen. John Rosa, who stepped down as superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy last month, assumes duties as president of The Citadel in January, the state military college said Thursday...
Published in: The State - Page B3

November 4, 2005
New Citadel president takes command in January
Lt. Gen. John Rosa will take over responsibilities as the 19th president of The Citadel at the beginning of spring semester in January.
Published in: Charleston Regional Business Journal - via daily electronic newsletter

November 4, 2005
New Citadel president to take helm in January
Air Force Lt. Gen. John Rosa, who stepped down as superintendent of the Air Force Academy last month, assumes duties as president of The Citadel in January, the state military college said Thursday.
Published in: The Sun News - web site

November 4, 2005
Rosa set to take charge at Citadel
Lt. Gen. John Rosa, former head of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado, will take the reins as president of The Citadel in January, the Charleston military college announced Thursday. Rosa, a 1973 graduate of The Citadel, was selected in June by the college's Board of Visitors to become the 19th president. He turned over his duties as superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy last month and will soon retire from active duty.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3

November 3, 2005
College retracts speech restrictions
ANGOLA, Ind. -- Tri-State University has rescinded a new policy prohibiting students and staff from talking to reporters without permission after the idea drew fire from free-speech advocates. School officials announced the decision Tuesday in a campuswide e-mail, the same manner in which faculty and students were notified of the policy Oct. 14...
Published in: Indy Star, IN - web site

November 3, 2005
New Citadel president assumes duties in January
Air Force Lt. Gen. John Rosa, who stepped down as superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy last month, assumes duties as president of The Citadel in January, the state military college said Thursday...
Published in: Dateline Alabama - web site - AP story

November 3, 2005
Pair of Citadel freshmen eager for chance
Steve Tumbleston might have been at Fork Union Military Academy. Ben Carnell might have been playing tight end. Istead, the pair are vying this week to become The Citadel's third starting quarterback of the season.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C4

November 3, 2005
Spanish teach of the year (photo - not web accessible)
Celina Anthony of West Ashley High School was presented a plaque and check for $300 after being names the 2005 Lowcountry Spanish Teacher of the Year by The Citadel's Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Dispanic Honor Society.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Page ZB7

November 2, 2005
650 beds planned for C of C
When Anthony McAlister attended the College of Charleston in the early 1990s, campus housing was scarce. So he and several buddies crammed into a house on Coming Street - a decision that he says diminished his connection to the campus and interactions with fellow students. Now a private developer, McAlister has helped the college add more than 1,000 beds on campus in recent years. Still, some 400 students who want to live on campus this year can't because the college has nowhere to put them...
Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1,6

November 2, 2005
Database Marketing: Marketing Mavericks
Whether it’s to dramatically improve enrollment numbers and quality levels, or boost advancement dollars, the latest analytic theories and database marketing strategies are making a huge difference on college and university campuses nationwide.
Published in: - ?

November 2, 2005
Dillard University lays off 202 workers
Dillard University laid off 202 of its staff and faculty this week, nearly 59 percent of its employees, saying those reductions could be temporary but for now are essential to keeping the school running...
Published in: Times-Picayne, New Orleans - web site

November 2, 2005
Look at Sanford higher ed plan (editorial)
State college officials who say that double-digit tuition increases are again possible next year should instead commit to cost restraints. The continuing tuition hikes of recent years have the attention of legislators and the governor, and may well be met with new restrictions...
Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A14

November 2, 2005
OAKLAND; Cal State to focus on wooing black students
California State University leaders vowed to step up their visibility in predominantly black neighborhoods Tuesday, responding to concerns that minority high school students are being shortchanged in college recruitment...
Published in: San Francisco Chronicle - web site

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