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The Citadel in the News: Archive

July 2007

PUBLISH DATE STORIES
Tuesday
July 31, 2007
3 workers hurt in C of C wall collapse

Three construction workers were injured on the College of Charleston campus Monday when they were buried in clay and dirt after a wall caved in.  The men were in a hole, prepping the concrete foundation of an expansion to the Simons Center for the Performing Arts, when a section of a retaining wall caved in. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3
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Tuesday
July 31, 2007
Bob Jones Univ. gets state aid

State lawmakers shot down a request for extra financial help for low-income students who will attend South Carolina's public colleges and universities next year. Meanwhile, they approved $2.5 million to help low-income students attend Bob Jones University, a private school in Greenville. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A1,7
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Tuesday
July 31, 2007
CCU arena plans released

Preliminary architectural plans for the proposed 7,000-seat arena at Coastal Carolina University were submitted Monday to the group providing land for the project. Construction on the arena, which developers have been planning for years, is set to begin Oct. 1, and developers are working to finalize the drawings. ...

Published in: The Sun News - website
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Tuesday
July 31, 2007
Citadel coach on NCAA rifle committee

Citadel rifle coach William C. Smith has been named to the NCAA Rifle Committee for a four-year term. As a committee member, he will help identify and select sites for regional and national competitions. The committee is also responsible for additions and corrections to the NCAA Air Rifle and Smallbore Rifle rule books. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C5

Tuesday
July 31, 2007
CNN debate enlightening for volunteer (not web accessible)

It was like something made for Hollywood: The Citadel's McAlister Field House had been molded to fit the national spotlight.  The college put up flashy new banners on its buildings. There were more than a dozen media truck gathered, and hundreds more members of the press with cameras and laptops buzzing around the campus. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Ini section, page D3

Tuesday
July 31, 2007
DOT chief retained (not web accessible for archiving in clips - tech problems with link)

Gov. Mark Sanford named H.B. “Buck” Limehouse the first Secretary of Transportation on Monday, retaining the man who has led the agency since May. Lawmakers granted Sanford the ability to choose who runs the agency’s day-to-day operations in June, part of a bill designed to reform the agency and make its leadership more accountable. Sanford, in a news release, said he opted to retain Limehouse for his “institutional knowledge” while the agency adjusts to the new law. ...

Published in: The State - website
(photo included)

Tuesday
July 31, 2007
Former Verot star travels roundtrip

Former Bishop Verot High School basketball star Reed Baker hopes his hoops odyssey will end where it started — in Lee County. ...Baker, a 6-foot-1 guard, initially signed with The Citadel but didn’t attend the South Carolina school because the coach he had expected to play for was fired. ...

Published in: The News-Press, southwest FL - website
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Tuesday
July 31, 2007
Limehouse gets nod for DOT

COLUMBIA — Gov. Mark Sanford nominated Buck Limehouse Monday as transportation secretary, a new position created by the Legislature as part of a package aimed at reforming the state Department of Transportation. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3

Tuesday
July 31, 2007
Sanford taps Limehouse as first DOT secretary

Gov. Mark Sanford has nominated Charleston businessman H. B. "Buck" Limehouse Jr. to be the first South Carolina secretary of transportation under legislation enacted by the 2007 General Assembly. ...

Published in: Greenville News - website

Tuesday
July 31, 2007
Scarborough: A good man (letter to the editor by former congressman)

It made me sad to read recently that my very dear friend Bobby Scarborough died. But I also felt very proud to read that so many others, including former Gov. Jim Edwards, felt as fondly of Bobby as I did. Bobby was truly a good man who worked hard for our community and state, always in the interest of others and always for the right thing. He was also a conservative as stated in the article, but I think it would be clearer if we said "fiscal conservative." ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A9

Tuesday
July 31, 2007
Skip Prosser: Never far from where he came

... Ed Conroy, 40, who coaches at The Citadel, made the trip and recalled the late-night talks with Skip about everything but basketball. "There was no alcohol allowed, so every night we went to the PX, where they sold Baskin-Robbins. By the end of the week, every single coach was over there having ice cream and talking with Skip." ...

Published in: USA TODAY - website

Tuesday
July 31, 2007
Trapeze Networks Supplies Wi-Fi® Infrastructure for 2008 Democratic Presidential Debate at the Citadel

PLEASANTON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Trapeze Networks®, the award-winning provider of Smart Mobile wireless solutions, today announced that it successfully deployed its Smart Mobile wireless local area network (LAN) at the second Democratic National Committee-sanctioned presidential forum, held at The Citadel this past Monday, July 23. The high performance Wi-Fi network provided the candidates and their staff, media, and bloggers with continuous and seamless Internet connectivity that allowed them to send and receive email, file stories, upload videos and update blogs wirelessly in real-time. ...

Published in: Business Wire (press release) - website

Monday
July 30, 2007
1st drinking, drug misdemeanor won't mean scholarship loss

It used to be that college students convicted of misdemeanor alcohol or drug offenses lost their state-funded scholarships and grants for a year. But the General Assembly, in a bill to prevent underage drinking, approved a change this past session that gives those students a pass on their first offense.  Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Columbia, one of the bills sponsors, said the state's House of Representatives initiated the change, which became law in June. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1
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Monday
July 30, 2007
Capitol connection

... Also, rather randomly, in the crowd at The Citadel were: Richard Schiff, Toby on “West Wing;” Ernie Hudson, best known for his role in the “Ghostbusters” movies; and Rhys Coiro, demented director Billy Walsh on HBO’s “Entourage.” ...

Published in: The State - website

Monday
July 30, 2007
CCU students place high in contest

A team of three Coastal Carolina University Master of Business Administration students have ranked 19th in the world in a business strategy simulation they participated in as part of a summer class at CCU. ...

Published in: The Sun News - website
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Monday
July 30, 2007
CCU urges alcohol task force

Coastal Carolina University is teaming up with law enforcement agencies to start a task force to crack down countywide on underage drinking and tobacco use. The university's public safety department pressed for the creation of the team, which will try to keep tobacco and alcohol out of young people's hands - a problem that affects communities along the Grand Strand and in Brunswick County, N.C., data show. ...

Published in: The Sun News - website
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Monday
July 30, 2007
Citadel's 'other' Lawson makes name for himself

Every so often, someone walks up to The Citadel's Josh Lawson with a question. "Hey, are you the quarterback?" Lawson usually smiles patiently and answers, "No, I'm the free safety." That reply usually brings a blank stare or a shrug, but Lawson is used to it by now. That's what happens when you have the same last name as the starting quarterback. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,8
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Monday
July 30, 2007
Executive Items

Engineering - Tim Owens has joined the Charleston office of Kestrel Horizons LLC as a senior consultant. He holds an undergraduate degree in biology from The Citadel, a master's degree in environmental engineering from Clemson University and a doctorate in environmental engineering from the University of Cincinnati. He has more than 25 years of experience in engineering and environmental consulting. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Business Review, Page E4

Monday
July 30, 2007
Private gifts to USC increase 28 percent during 2006-07

COLUMBIA — A more-organized focus on identifying potential donors and improved telemarketing helped the University of South Carolina increase private giving by 28 percent in the fiscal year that ended June 30, the school says.  About 38,000 people donated almost $67 million dollars to the university in 2006-07, Vice President of University Advancement Brad Choate said. That's up from $52.3 million given by 26,500 donors in the previous school year. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3
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Monday
July 30, 2007
Robert Bowman Scarborough ('50 - obit)

Robert Entered into eternal rest on the morning of July 27, 2007, Robert Bowman Scarborough, husband of Elizabeth Martin Scarborough. Residence, Charleston, SC. The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bowman Scarborough are invited to attend the funeral services of the former in The Summerall Chapel, The Citadel, Monday July 30, 2007, at ten o'clock. Interment, Magnolia Cemetery. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Pabe B4

Monday
July 30, 2007
Robert Scarborough ('50 - obit - funeral notice)

The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bowman Scarborough are invited to attend the funeral services of the former in The Summerall Chapel, The Citadel, Monday, July 30, 2007, at ten o'clock. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B4

Sunday
July 29, 2007
Certain Degrees Now Cost More at Public Universities

Should an undergraduate studying business pay more than one studying psychology? Should a journalism degree cost more than one in literature? More and more public universities, confronting rising costs and lagging state support, have decided that the answers may be yes and yes. ...

Published in: The New York Times - website
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Sunday
July 29, 2007
CNN/YouTube debate innovative town meeting (commentary)

The eight Democrats running for president were at center stage, but the spotlight at the CNN/YouTube debate was on technology.  CNN, not surprisingly, hyped the debate to the nth degree.  Just about every local reporter circling The Citadel' parade ground call it "unique" or "groundbreaking." ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A9

Sunday
July 29, 2007
YouTube Twists On Politics

5."Anyone can participate in this debate." - ... In a state where half of the primary voters are black, a study released last month by the Pew Internet & American Life Project found that broadband use among blacks, though rising, continues to lag behind whites and English-speaking Latinos. In many parts of the country, particularly rural areas and poor inner cities, access to high-speed Internet is not the norm. In fact, less than half a mile from the Citadel, the site of last week's debate, sits the Cooper River Courts public housing project, where owning a computer and subscribing to the Internet are considered luxuries.

Published in: Washington Post - website

Saturday
July 28, 2007
Former state senator Robert Scarborough dies at 79

Former state lawmaker Robert B. Scarborough, who served during the Democrats' heyday in the 1960s and early '70s before the rise of the Republican Party in South Carolina, died Friday after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 79. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1,6; The State

Saturday
July 28, 2007
Readers react to CNN-YouTube debate (letters to the editor)

(Six letters posted)

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A12

Friday
July 27, 2007
“IF YOU WERE ONE OF THE FOUR HORSEMEN WHICH ONE WOULD YOU BE…”

But the email telling me I got the credential, also mentioned a press snack room and a big dinner buffet and I’d been dreaming about those little hotdogs wrapped in puff pastry, and what better place to find them then at a Democratic Debate at the Citadel Military College in Charleston, South Carolina. ... On the walls of every barracks, just as you enter, there hangs a large brass plaque which reads: “A CADET DOES NOT LIE CHEAT OR STEAL NOR TOLERATE THOSE WHO DO.” ...

Published in: American Chronicle - website

Friday
July 27, 2007
Democratic hopefuls snub party moderates
Democratic presidential hopefuls from left , Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn.; former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C.; Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y.; Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.; New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson; Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del.; and Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, stand together before the start of a debate sponsored by CNN, YouTube and Google at The Citadel military college in Charleston, S.C., Monday, July 23, 2007.
Published in: The Herald, Rock Hll; Washington Post; - website
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Friday
July 27, 2007
Listen to the streets of Columbia on CD; Who is Jason Watkins? ('96 alum)

... The Steinway concert grand piano at The Citadel.  In 1992, Jason graduated from Riverside and entered The Citadel. There was a Steinway concert grand piano in The Citadel Chapel where Jason was able to build his playing and improvisation skills.  Throughout his four years at The Citadel, Watkins played in the Cadet Talent Show, winning the competition in 1996. As a Cadet, Watkins was often invited to perform at the president's quarters for both the general's personal entertainment as well as several dinner functions. Payment for such performances was the opportunity to eat supper with the other servants in the kitchen instead of dining with the general and his guests, which suited Jason just fine, as the rumors of his being a well- mannered and exemplary cadet were greatly exaggerated. ...

Published in: Columbia Star, SC - website
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Friday
July 27, 2007
Records: Drug money pays inmates

WOODBINE - Confiscated drug money returned to Camden County by federal authorities for investigations and other police purposes was used by Sheriff Bill Smith to pay criminals thousands of dollars since 2004, county records show. ...The issue was raised during Smith's re-election campaign in 2004, when his opponent criticized the sheriff for giving money from the fund to local civic organizations and $250,000 for a scholarship at The Citadel, Smith's alma mater in South Carolina. The sheriff called those legitimate expenditures at the time. ...

Published in: Florida Times-Uniion, Jacksonville, FL - website

Thursday
July 26, 2007
'Boro comedy team featured in YouTube presidential debate

... His complaint with the previous format of town-meeting type debates was flawed because the towns were carefully chosen."Like the one at the Citadel," Miller said. "The Citadel is conservative. It's not balanced." Blake Burgin of Eagleville, another MTSU student and a journalism major, admitted he didn't watch all of Monday night's Democratic presidential debate from Charleston, S.C. ...

Published in: The Daily News Journal, Murfreesboro, TN - website

Thursday
July 26, 2007
Chicago Tribune Examines Abortion-Related Positions Taken By Democratic Party Leaders

Obama, Edwards Answer Question on Sex Education at Debate - Obama and Edwards on Monday at a Democratic presidential debate at the Citadel military college in Charleston, S.C. ...

Published in: MediLexicon.con (online medical education) - website

Thursday
July 26, 2007
Grissom is named SMHS principal ('90 alum)

Jay Grissom, School of Alternatives principal for the past two years, was unanimously named the next Smoky Mountain High School principal by members of the Jackson County School Board on July 17. ...

Published in: Sylva Herald & Ruralite (NC) - website

Thursday
July 26, 2007
YouTube adds extra interest to debate

...Monday night in Charleston, the multimedia aspect of the presidential campaign took another step. Through the Web service YouTube, people were asked to submit questions for the Democratic presidential candidates for a debate being held at The Citadel. ...

Published in: Times and Democrat - website

Wednesday
July 25, 2007
2008 Democratic Presidential debate

When CNN and YouTube announced they'd be taking questions for Monday's debate through the popular video-sharing site, they used words like innovative and unprecedented, and they went on to beat such words to death in the drive up to the event. Seriously, viewers may have heard such talk more than "The Most Trusted Name in News." ...

Published in: Charleston City Paper - Page 13
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Wednesday
July 25, 2007
Bob Moore ('59), former York mayor, dies

YORK -- Mr. Robert Hanna Moore, a career Army man, a community servant, a teacher, father, grandfather and husband, died Tuesday, July 24, 2007, at home after complications from Parkinson's disease. He was 82. ...

Published in: The Herald, Rock Hill - website

Wednesday
July 25, 2007
Bulldogs a high five in SoCon preseason polls

GREENVILLE — A day after the big debate at The Citadel, there was no debate about the Bulldogs' place in Southern Conference football. League coaches and media at the SoCon's annual rouser Tuesday picked The Citadel to finish fifth in the eight-team league, a rather pedestrian slot in the preseason poll — until history is factored in. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,4

Wednesday
July 25, 2007
Casual approach hurts Democrats

Maybe it was the YouTube factor: Normal people asking direct questions in plain language. Maybe it was the unexpectedly left-leaning crowd gathered in Charleston to watch the Democrats debate, enthusiastically cheering even the kookiest of Kucinichisms. Or perhaps it was the Citadel Effect. ...

Published in: Charleston City Paper - Page 6

Wednesday
July 25, 2007
Party on

GMLc has surreptitiously received the following super celebrity coverage from our intrepid political reporter, who took time out after sitting through the Democratic Party's presidential debate at The Citadel to do something really important ... party.  ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B2 (Good Morning Lowcountry)

Wednesday
July 25, 2007
Paul John Economy ('48 - obit)

FLORENCE — Paul John Economy, 81, of Florence, died Monday, July 23, 2007, at his residence after an illness. He was born in Beaufort, SC, a son of the late John Paul and Xanthippi Coclin Economy. He was a Class of 1948 graduate from The Citadel. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a Mason and a Shriner. ...

Published in: The State - website

Wednesday
July 25, 2007
Power to the People (With Webcams)

... Had the same people been standing in the auditorium at the Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina asking questions they would have frozen up or tried to sound too polished. ...

Published in: Washington Post - website

Tuesday
July 24, 2007
2008 Candidates Travel: Dems At The Citadel

For at least one day this year, a conservative southern military academy embraced liberal politics. Monday night, the democratic presidential candidates descended on Charleston, South Carolina. ...

Published in: Jaunted - The Pop Culture Travel Guide - website
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Tuesday
July 24, 2007
CNN/YouTube Debate Changes It Up

... There too, was the audience, this time at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. And of course, the eight Democratic candidates for president, but missing were the questions of self-important 'big-foot' journalists looking to score some 'face time' with their cleverness. ...

Published in: HuntingtonNews.Net, WV - website
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Tuesday
July 24, 2007
CNN/YouTube Democratic Debate (photo gallery)
Published in: The Post and Courier - website
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Tuesday
July 24, 2007
Demorcat Pleased With Debates

Charleston, SC - The South Carolina Democratic Party today announced the extent of the success of last night's CNN/YouTube debate at The Citadel in Charleston.  The historic debate was the first ever for Charleston and The Citadel, and South Carolina Democrats used the debate not only to strengthen the Party but also to strengthen the Charleston community.  ...

Published in: Campaigns & Elections, SCpols.com - website

Tuesday
July 24, 2007
Five QuestionsTo ponder as SoCon football kicks off

There's only one new head coach in Southern Conference football this season, but plenty of story lines as league coaches meet for their annual preseason rouser in Greenville today. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,4

Tuesday
July 24, 2007
Fourth Democratic Debate (full transcript of debate)

Moderator: Anderson Cooper, CNN host. Location: the Citadel, Charleston, S.C. Monday, July 23, 2007. Here is a full transcript of the event, from CNN...

Published in: The New York Times - website

Tuesday
July 24, 2007
Hicks: Lost in Translation

Believe it or not, there are still some people out there who don't realize that politi-speak is an entirely different language from English ... or Spanish. National politicians of any party — not just the Democrats at The Citadel Monday night — are incapable of just saying anything without, well, nuance.  ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - website

Tuesday
July 24, 2007
Political circus pops up on The Citadel campus

A mysterious Panda was spotted trolling the grounds of The Citadel on Monday. The man inside the costume, who wouldn't give his name, admitted he was awfully hot but didn't have much else to say, other than he was trying to send a message about pandering politics. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A1,4

Tuesday
July 24, 2007
Public presses Dems with video questions

... While CNN's Anderson Cooper moderated the forum, the two-hour debate held at The Citadel military college was driven by fuzzy, 30-second videos shot in backyards and bedrooms. Some questioners were in suits, others in jeans. Several discussed family health crises, including a mother's Alzheimer's disease and a Long Island woman's breast cancer. ...

Published in: USA TODAY - website
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Tuesday
July 24, 2007
What do cadets at the Citadel think of the debate taking place at their college? ((Video)

Before the debate...

Published in: The Post and Courier - website
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Tuesday
July 24, 2007
YouTube prompts revolution in televised debates

... The debate, in the Citadel military college in Charleston, South Carolina, included questions about Iraq from a mother whose son was to be deployed there and a father who had lost a son in the country, about health from brothers spoon-feeding dinner to a father suffering from Alzheimer's, about Darfur from an American in a refugee camp, and about gun laws from a man cradling a rifle which he described as his "baby". Some questions were gimmicky and aimed at winning laughs. ...

Published in: Guardian Unlimited - UK - website
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Monday
July 23, 2007
Citadel offers lesson in change (interview with Gen. Rosa)

... "When they stand on the stage at The Citadel, the message will be that perseverance, commitment and having God on your side will help you prevail," Rivers said. "It's going to be a great day for a lot of folk who remember what The Citadel was." ...

Published in: Chicago Tribune - website

Monday
July 23, 2007
CNN/You Tube debate: Citadel mascots ready

WASHINGTON (CNN) — CNN Political Producer Mike Roselli captured Citadel mascots General (left) and Boo (right) as they pose outside their air-conditioned dog house on the parade grounds of the military college. ...

Broadcast on: CNN.com - website
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Monday
July 23, 2007
The YouTube Debate Questions May Not Be So Different... (photo of cadets shown - not web accessible)

(technical difficulty with the link - will try and save it on a better day)

Published in: The New York Times - website
(photo included)

Sunday
July 22, 2007
Citadel's Summerall Guards part of first video exhibit at Gibbes

Polar bears engage in synchronized swimming, The Citadel's Summerall Guards drill team executes perfect pivots, and a blind champion equestrian says, 'I've seen things you wouldn't believe. All those moments lost in time like tears in rain.' These images explode through 'Like Tears in Rain,' the first video installation at the Gibbes Museum of Art. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Arts and Travel
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Sunday
July 22, 2007
Five questions about Monday's presidential debate

As The Citadel prepared to host Charleston's first-ever presidential debate, Post and Courier political reporter Robert Behre talked with several political science professors to get their sense of what's at stake.  ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - website

Sunday
July 22, 2007
Women at VMI (ten-year piece - audio slide show)

LEXINGTON On her first day at Virginia Military Institute, Nohelia Martin walked into the barracks courtyard and was greeted by bedlam. "Screaming and yelling," said Martin, recalling the commotion that signaled that year's renewal of VMI's storied Rat Line. "I thought, 'This is ridiculous. Why am I here? I'm going to wait a few minutes to see what happens -- and then I'll leave.'" ...

Published in: The Times and Dispatch, Richmond, VA - website
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Saturday
July 21, 2007
'All systems go,' debate hosts say

Crews scrambled Friday to continue to build the set inside The Citadel's McAlister Field House in preparation for Monday's Democratic presidential debate, but those in charge exuded a sense of calm. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - website

Friday
July 20, 2007
Citadel becomes a Townes house

He may not always wear his Citadel ring, as some graduates do, but that doesn’t mean that Col. Richard Townes isn’t excited about returning to his alma mater to head the University’s Army ROTC program. "It is quite an honor," he says. The former 29th Infantry Regiment Commander is also delighted that his son will be attending the Citadel at the same time. ...

Published in: Ledger-Enquirer, Columbus, GA - website
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Thursday
July 19, 2007
Citadel's showcase

School where most students favor Republicans finds great value in hosting Democratic debate ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - website
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Thursday
July 19, 2007
FIELD OF SEAMS: The Citadel putting finishing touches on new practice field

The grass is greener at The Citadel's Willson Field these days, and should stay that way for the next eight to 10 years. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,5

Tuesday
July 17, 2007
Becoming dentist will cost lot more (tuition increase at MUSC)

Tuition at the Medical University of South Carolina will take a bigger bite out of students' pocketbooks next year, especially those attending the dental school, where it will jump 18 percent.  ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1
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Tuesday
July 17, 2007
Biden: Debate needs questions on war (not web accessible)

U.jS. Sen Joe Biden's presidential campaign is encouraging people to e-mail in Iraq war-related questions that may be posed to him and the seven other Democratic presidential hopefuls during the July 23 debate at The Citadel. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B6

Tuesday
July 17, 2007
Edwards to stump on Strand in July

Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards will make a stop in Georgetown this month after participating in a presidential debate in Charleston, his campaign staff confirmed Monday.  Edwards will be at the steelworkers' union hall on Butts Street to meet voters and answer questions on July 24, a day after facing off against seven other Democratic contenders at a debate at The Citadel, his S.C. communications director Teresa Wells said. ...

Published in: The Sun News - website

Tuesday
July 17, 2007
State briefs | Sunday is deadline for debate questions

Sunday is the deadline to submit a question for next week’s Democratic presidential debate in Charleston. The debate, from 7 to 9 p.m. July 23 at The Citadel, is sponsored by CNN and Internet video site YouTube and will feature a series of questions from the public via videos submitted over the popular Web site. ...

Published in: The State - website

Tuesday
July 17, 2007
Wofford, Furman get football TV dates

Television network SportsSouth has picked up seven Southern Conference football games, including two each for Furman University and Wofford College.  The Appalachian State vs. Wofford game will be televised on Sept. 22 at 3 p.m., along with Wofford's trip to The Citadel on Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. ...

Published in: Greenville News - website

Monday
July 16, 2007
Executive Items

Engineering - Jeremy Cook has joined Tobias & West LLC as a structural designer. He holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from The Citadel. Previously, he was a field engineer for Construction Inspection Administration Inc. of Charleston.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Business Review - page E4

Monday
July 16, 2007
Good Samaritan's wife remains firm in faith

Heather Fortson's belief in God's goodness has not been shaken by the awful crash that nearly killed her husband while he was trying to help someone in need last week. "If anything it has strengthened my faith," she said in an interview at Greenville Memorial Hospital, where her husband, Travis Fortson, remained in critical condition Sunday. ...

Published in: Greenville News - website

Monday
July 16, 2007
Moody lieutenant uses quick thinking, saves child from drowning ('06 alum)

7/16/2007 - MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Some instinctive thinking combined with Air Force-taught self-aid and buddy care skills helped a Moody Lieutenant revive a small child who appeared to have drowned.  2nd Lt. John Bergmans, 820th Security Forces Group intelligence analyst, was finishing a work-out at his apartment complex's gym July 6 when he stumbled upon a grim situation.  ...

Published in: Moody Air Force Base, Ga. - website
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Monday
July 16, 2007
Videos add 'intimacy' to debate

Anderson Cooper has looked at hundreds of the approximately 1,000 video clips that people have created in hopes that their questions will be posed to Democratic presidential candidates during the July 23 debate in Charleston, and he likes what he sees. "I'm actually incredibly excited," said the CNN anchor, who will moderate the two-hour debate at The Citadel. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A1,7

Sunday
July 15, 2007
Citadel popular stop for politicians

... "Because the Democrats, rightly or wrongly, are considered the more 'dovish' party, coming to The Citadel helps negate that in the minds of voters," said DuBose Kapeluck, professor of political science at the school.  The policy message the debate's locale sends is not coincidental, S.C. Democratic Party chairwoman Carol Khare Fowler said. ...

Published in: The State - website

Sunday
July 15, 2007
Citadel seen as odd choice for Democratic debate

... On July 23, however, the school, which a little more than a decade ago fought to keep women out of its corps of cadets, will host for the first time a female candidate for president along with the seven other 2008 Democratic White House hopefuls. ...

Published in: The Herald, Rock Hill - website

Sunday
July 15, 2007
Citadel will host next S.C. debate
Published in: The Sun News - website

Saturday
July 14, 2007
Trev Neuburger ('48 - obit)

... Upon graduation from Spartanburg High School, he entered The Citadel and his education was interrupted by service in the United States Army. He was discharged with the rank of Sergeant. He reentered The Citadel after the war as a veteran student and received his BS in Business Administration in 1948. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B4
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Thursday
July 12, 2007
Citadel Army ROTC receives the 2006 AMacArthur Award (not web accessible)

The Citadel's Army ROTC program is the recipient of the 2006 MacArthur Award. Each year, the U.S. ARmy Cadet Command, the parent organization of the Army ROTC, in conjunction with the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Foundation, presents these awards to honor the top Army ROTC units from around the country. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page ZB5

Thursday
July 12, 2007
Citadel honors (Gold Star and Dean's List recipients - not web accessible)

The Citadel honored area cadets for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2006-07 academic year.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page ZB5

Thursday
July 12, 2007
William Kenneth Johnson ('50 - obit)

William Kenneth Johnson, 80, of Charleston entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, July 10, 2007. He was the son of Claude Myron Johnson, Sr. and Mary Kennedy Johnson and was born in Charleston, SC. He was a 1943 graduate of Bishop England High School. He attended the College of Charleston, served in the US Navy for 2 years and was a 1950 graduate of The Citadel with a BS degree in Civil Engineering. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B5

Wednesday
July 11, 2007
Debate prep at Citadel in high gear (not web accessible)

Campus readying for influx of 3,000...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1,6

Wednesday
July 11, 2007
Earl Mays (former Citadel band director)

The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Raymond Mays, Jr., widower of Mary Cannon Mays and husband of Jane Williams Smith Mays, are invited to attend the funeral services of the former Thursday, July 12 at ten o'clock in Westminster Presbyterian Church.  ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B4
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Wednesday
July 11, 2007
Local teams, schools honor Charleston heroes

So Charleston RiverDogs general manager Dave Echols said Tuesday it just seemed right that the Class A New York Yankees affiliate would do all it could to help after nine city firefighters died in a furniture warehouse store fire last month. ...All Citadel teams will wear black patches on their uniforms during the 2007-08 academic year. They are special halftimes at a Bulldog football and basketball game planned to celebrate the lives of the Charleston firefighters. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - website

Wednesday
July 11, 2007
Youth entrepreneurs (letter to the editor by visiting professor in business administration)

The new Citadel School of Business course 'Building a Successful Business Using the Internet,' which was announced in the July 5 Schools Plus section of your paper, presents a significant opportunity to enhance the learning experience of high school students throughout our state. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A14

Tuesday
July 10, 2007
CBS 'Early Show' coming live to Battery

Millions nationwide will get an up-close look at the people and music of Charleston on July 20 when CBS broadcasts "The Early Show" live from The Battery.  ... On July 23, the city will be home to another major TV event when the Democratic presidential debate hosted by Anderson Cooper is carried live on CNN from The Citadel. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1,6

Tuesday
July 10, 2007
Good Samaritan Loses Leg After I-85 Wreck ('97 alum - video included)

CHEROKEE COUNTY, S.C. -- Two Good Samaritans were struck by a truck while helping the victim of an accident on Interstate 85 -- and one of them suffered a life-changing injury. ...

Broadcast on: WYFF TV, Cherokee County, SC - website
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Tuesday
July 10, 2007
Principals need better training, board states (Citadel professor quoted)

South Carolina's principal training programs are not spending enough time preparing new school leaders to excel at monitoring classroom instruction, according to a regional board that works with Southern states to improve education.  ... But Maj. Kathy Brown, an associate professor who teaches in The Citadel's education leadership program, said coursework already is geared toward giving students real-world experience.  ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - website

Sunday
July 8, 2007
What does homeland security mean to you? (Gen. Rosa interviewed)

A generation ago, people would have considered the phrase homeland security a quaint bureaucratic expression somehow related to law enforcement. Security was not a personal issue for most people so long as they locked their doors and avoided risky situations. The fact that homeland security is a common term in our contemporary vocabulary reflects how much has changed. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Faith and Values - page H3

Friday
July 6, 2007
E-mails offer glimpse of Ravenel's world

There were more than a dozen requests from people around South Carolina, including fellow alumni of The Citadel military college, urging him to take on Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham in 2008...."This Country is in deep trouble and the only way we can get back on track is to get guys like you elected into National Offices," said an e-mail to Ravenel signed by Mike Klepfer (Class of 95).

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 6B

Friday
July 6, 2007
Q&A with Elliott Mainor '09

What’s better than summer break? For Elliott Mainor of Ballentine, it’s a summer job on the lake. The 20-year-old Citadel student works as dockhand at Lake Murray Marina & Yacht Club. Mainor talked with us about boats, babes and a perfect day.

Published in: The State - Online

Thursday
July 5, 2007
Citadel online for business

Opening a new business or supporting an existing one online no longer needs to be a hit-or-[mostly]-miss thing. This fall The Citadel School of Business Administration is introducing a new MBA elective course that could lead to statewide access to learning about using the Internet for business development.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Your Lowcountry - page 5ZB

Thursday
July 5, 2007
On Campus - Nature Physics

Saul Adelman, professor of physics at The Citadel since 1989, will be published in the June 25 edition of the journal Nature Physics. Adelman and two co-authors write about weather in stellar atmospheres. According to Adelman, stars also experience weather.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Your Lowcountry - page 5ZB

Thursday
July 5, 2007
Traveling Men: Local coaches hit road in search of players

Today kicks off a fast and furious evaluation period for the nation's college basketball coaches, who will spend most of the rest of the month traveling around the country to camps and tournaments eyeing potential recruits....The Citadel coach Ed Conroy says it's important for coaches to do their homework before hitting the road.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 1C

Monday
July 2, 2007
Citadel to require cadets carry cells

Forget snail mail. Don't bother leaving a voice mail message on a room phone. Don't count on receiving a response from an e-mail. The best way to reach Citadel cadets is to call or send a text message to their cell phones, says Col. Curt Holland, the school's vice president for finance and business affairs.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Local and State 1B

Sunday
July 1, 2007
Clemson hits mark for female athletes

Women's athletics at Clemson University received high marks for the opportunities it affords female athletes, according to a survey by the Women's in Sports Foundation, and the University of South Carolina believes it is well on the way to achieving gender equity with the addition of women's lacrosse in 2008-09.

Published in: Greenville News - Online

Sunday
July 1, 2007
College ranking mania disgusts schools

Furman University President David Shi is saying "enough" to U.S. News & World Report's college rankings. He's one of about 80 private college presidents nationwide who have become "disgusted by the mania over rankings."

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 1B

Sunday
July 1, 2007
Colleges say costs deter black students

CLEMSON — Cost is one of the top barriers cited as a reason South Carolina's largest colleges and universities have trouble increasing their percentages of black students.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 3B

Sunday
July 1, 2007
Obit - Roscoe Page III '00

Roscoe "Trip" Ashley Page died June 29, 2007. Class of 2000.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 4B

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