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The Citadel in the News: Archive

January 2008

PUBLISH DATE STORIES
Thursday
January 31, 2008
First National Bank of the South Appoints Greenville Regional Board

GREENVILLE, S.C., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- First National Bank of the South reported today that it has formed a regional board of directors for the Greenville, South Carolina market area. ...Mr. A. Foster McKissick ('78) - Mr. McKissick, a graduate of the Citadel, is President of Fairway Management of Anderson, LLC, Fairway Investments, LLC, and Fairway Ford, Inc., both in Greenville, SC. Professionally, he is involved on the boards of the South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association and the Carolina Ford Dealers Advertising Association. McKissick also serves on a number of civic boards, in addition to serving as an executive board member of the Blue Ridge Council, Boy Scouts of America.

Published in: Greenville News - website

Thursday
January 31, 2008
Hampton James Walker ('53 - obit)

Hampton James Walker, beloved husband of Joan Castleberry Walker, died at home Saturday, February 2, 2008 following a gallant battle against lung disease. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Augusta, Georgia, with The Reverend Dr. Richard E. Sanders, The Reverend James H. Silcox, Jr., and The Reverend William Thomas Fitzgerald officiating. ...

Published in: Augusta Chronicle - website
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Thursday
January 31, 2008
Opacic lifts Furman over Citadel

GREENVILLE — Alex Opacic was the oldest and biggest kid on the playground Wednesday night. And like the biggest kid usually does, the 6-10 junior from Australia had his way with The Citadel's kiddie corps. Opacic scored a season-best 21 points, and Furman survived a buzzer-beater from Bulldogs' freshman Cameron Wells as the Paladins took a 53-51 victory before 1,078 fans at Timmons Arena in a matchup of two of the youngest teams in college basketball. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,3

Thursday
January 31, 2008
Writing course (not web accessible)

The Lowcountry Writing Project at The Citadel will offer a three-graduate-hour course on writing children's books for teachers in all grade levels and subject areas. Sessions meet at The Citadel from 5 to 8 p.m.  Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Feb 6,  9 and 13; March 5, 8 and 12; and April 9, 12 and 16.  Local authors and publishers will share their stories and offer tips to help writers get started.  Classes also will include time to read and discuss works in progress.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page ZB5

Wednesday
January 30, 2008
3 Clemson students charged after freshman's alcohol-related death

Three fraternity members at Clemson University were charged with alcohol-related misdemeanors after a freshman died of alcohol poisoning during an off-campus party, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Published in: The State - Online
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Wednesday
January 30, 2008
Blotter O' The Week:

A man arrested for suspicion of drunk driving after hitting two parked cars told officers that he wasn't drunk. He then told officers he had to use the bathroom and said that he was "destroyed," followed by renditions of the Citadel Alma Mater and the Cadet Prayer. Military men in uniform: Hot. Military men falling apart at a crime scene: Not hot.

 

Published in: Charleston City Paper - website
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Wednesday
January 30, 2008
Bringing Western law to war-torn region: 'We want Afghans to learn from us'

Jerry Bertinot ('62) made a career out of the rule of law.   Now, thousands of miles away from his Lafayette home, the 34-year veteran of the U.S. Department of Justice and one-time FBI SWAT team sharpshooter is trying to explain that concept to citizens in the war-torn nation of Afghanistan. ...

Published in: The Daily Advertiser, La. - website
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Wednesday
January 30, 2008
Freshmen studies: Nine rookies to start

If there is one coach in Division I basketball who can relate to what The Citadel's Ed Conroy is going through, it is Furman's Jeff Jackson.  When The Citadel and Furman meet tonight in Greenville, there will be nine freshmen in the starting lineup — five knobs for the Bulldogs and four rookies for the Paladins. Small wonder the two clubs have combined to lose 31 games this season. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,3
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Wednesday
January 30, 2008
Opacic's career-best 21 leads Furman to 53-51 win over Citadel
Published in: The State - website; The Sun News

Wednesday
January 30, 2008
Tigers, Gators highlight Citadel football schedule (not web accessible)

Games at Clemson and Florida and a home date with the Ivy League's Princeton highlight The Citadel's 2008 football schedule, released Tuesday.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C3

Tuesday
January 29, 2008
Black History Month events

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS AT THE CITADEL: Annual Black History Month Bazaar, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall; Keynote address featuring Paul Robeson Jr., 6:30 p.m. Feb. 5, Copeland Auditorium, Grimsley Hall; “Beyond the Playing Field — An Alumni Panel Discussion,” 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12, Copeland Auditorium; Opera singer Morris Derhon Robinson, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21, Summerall Chapel. (803) 953-6779.

Published in: The State - website

Tuesday
January 29, 2008
Commandant takes charge at War College

Maj. Gen. Robert Williams ('74) already has a standing order for the students under his command at the U.S. Army War College.
He wants them to defeat all rival teams from the other strategic schools during the annual Jim Thorpe Games hosted by Carlisle Barracks.  “Show them no mercy,” Williams said during a lighter moment in his first official speech introducing himself to barracks staff and the local community.  “I am proud to be part of such a distinguished team,” he told the capacity crowd gathered in Bliss Hall auditorium. “I look forward to working with each and every one of you.”  The 55-year-old Wyoming native was installed Monday as the 47th commandant of the War College and commanding general of Carlisle Barracks. ...

Published in: The Sentinel - website
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Tuesday
January 29, 2008
Marines evacuate Iraqi toddler (Maj. J. Kevin Jarrad, '95 former reg. cmdr.)

A 2-year-old Iraqi girl with a congenital heart defect, who has been evacuated to a Tennessee hospital by U.S. Marines in the Al Anbar province, was reported Friday to be awake but fighting a respiratory infection. ...The Iraqi government backed the Marines' effort with its unconditional support. And friends and family of Maj. Kevin Jarrard, who befriended Amenah's family, in Nashville continue to help, the hospital said. ...

Broadcast on: MSNBC.com - website

Tuesday
January 29, 2008
Robinson Retires (sports commentary)

Les Robinson has retired as athletic director at The Citadel, ending a long career in college athletics by a good man.  Most of Robinson's adult life has been dedicated to North Carolina State, where he played and coached basketball and served as athletic director. ...

Published in: Dunn Daily Record - website

Tuesday
January 29, 2008
Saluting military achievements (Gold Star recipients)

Anthony Robert Beard and Joshua Aaron Brooks mentioned.

Published in: Huntsville Times, AL - website

Tuesday
January 29, 2008
Stratford's Jeremy Buncum Commits!

... Buncum chose The Citadel over Appalachian State. In actuality, he was scheduled to make an official visit to App State this past weekend, but after an overwhelming visit to The Citadel, he decided to pass. “Appalachian State already has an established program,” Buncum said. “I wanted to go to another program and help them reach that national prominence, like Appalachian State. I really feel like The Citadel is that place. I feel like their team is going somewhere...

Published in: Scout.com - website
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Monday
January 28, 2008
Black History Month events

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS AT THE CITADEL: Annual Black History Month Bazaar, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall; Keynote address featuring Paul Robeson Jr., 6:30 p.m. Feb. 5, Copeland Auditorium, Grimsley Hall; “Beyond the Playing Field — An Alumni Panel Discussion,” 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12, Copeland Auditorium; Opera singer Morris Derhon Robinson, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21, Summerall Chapel. (803) 953-6779

Published in: The State - website

Monday
January 28, 2008
C of C names head of real estate school

The College of Charleston has picked a professor to shape its newly formed real estate school.  Tim Allen, a real estate professor at Florida Atlantic University, will take over the title of director in August. He replaces interim director Jon Wiley. With a doctorate in real estate from the University of Georgia, Allen has authored academic papers and text books such as "Real Estate Principles." ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page E8

Monday
January 28, 2008
C of C pushes merit-based teacher raises

Pay increases for College of Charleston faculty will be based on how well they do their jobs, not on a rising cost of living, under a new plan led by the school's president. George Benson, who has been at the college's helm for about a year, says he charged administrators to work with faculty to develop a plan to distribute merit-based pay raises. He also asked that the plan include a method for considering market factors such as professors' salaries at similar institutions. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3
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Monday
January 28, 2008
Coming up (two events)

Thursday -Unveiling the Civil Rights Movement: "Why the History of the Civil Rights Movement Is (Almost) Wrong." Tim Tyson, a senior scholar at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, will delve into the roles blacks and whites played in civil rights movements and some common misconceptions about which group was most influential. Free. 6:30 p.m. at Bond Hall Room 165, The Citadel, 171 Moultrie St., downtown Charleston. Call 953-6779 or visit www.citadel.edu.

Saturday -Black History Month Bazaar: Featuring music, exhibits and food from across the Lowcountry. Learn about Gullah/Geechee culture from Marquetta L. Goodwine, Queen Quet, chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Buyer Auditorium at The Citadel, 171 Moultrie St., Charleston. Call 953-6779 or visit www.citadel.edu.

 

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1

Monday
January 28, 2008
Executive Items (two items)

Architecture -Chris Troutman has joined the civil engineering department of Seamon Whiteside & Associates Inc. of Mount Pleasant. He holds a civil engineering degree from The Citadel.

Law - William P. Early has been named a partner at Pierce Herns Sloan & McLeod LLC. He holds a bachelor's degree from The Citadel and a J.D. degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. He practices in personal injury, medical malpractice and toxic torts.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page E4

Monday
January 28, 2008
Hartwell expresses interest in Citadel job

It was Citadel athletic director Les Robinson who told John Hartwell he should make a career of athletic administration.  "He told me in the mid-1990s that the day would soon be gone when old coaches became athletic directors," recalled Hartwell, who played basketball at The Citadel for Robinson and graduated in 1987 with a degree in business administration. "He said it was becoming much more of a big-money business, and he said with your financial background and having played college sports, it'd be a natural fit for you...

Published in: The Post and Courier - website

Monday
January 28, 2008
Jim Koppenhaver ('80): The pundit, the pariah

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – There was a time when Jim Koppenhaver planned to be a Marine lifer, as had his father Howard, a retired colonel. But midway through a four-year hitch after graduating from The Citadel, Koppenhaver realized he was miscast as a leatherneck.  The Marines, Koppenhaver believed, “drive people to the point of mediocrity” and often foster lackluster leadership. ...

Published in: Golfweek.com - website
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Monday
January 28, 2008
Samuel Jervey DuPre ('35) family makes gift to USC Upstate Library

Spartanburg, S.C. -- The Samuel Jervey DuPre family recently donated a collection of 527 journals and 436 books to the University of South Carolina Upstate Library. Samuel DuPre was a native of Spartanburg and a graduate of Spartanburg High School and The Citadel. He was the principal of Pine Street School for 37 years before retiring in 1974. He and his wife Kinsey Evans DuPre have three adult children. ...

Published in: Greenville News - website
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Sunday
January 27, 2008
ALWAYS ON THE MOVE

South Carolina replaced a defensive coordinator who left after 17 days with one who has tried for years to get to Columbia.Ellis Johnson grew up in Winnsboro, went to school at The Citadel and has coached in high schools and colleges at both ends of the state. USC fans still shell-shocked after getting VanGorder’ed by a coach who spent less time in the state than Hillary Clinton can take solace in these words from the 56-year-old Johnson...

Published in: The State - website
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Sunday
January 27, 2008
Hines works hard to down Bulldogs

After wreaking havoc on George Street on Thursday night, UNC Greensboro star Kyle Hines had to work hard for his double-double Saturday at McAlister Field House. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C3
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Saturday
January 26, 2008
Charleston's top news stories of 2007

3 Democrats Debate -South Carolina's rock star status as the Ringo Starr of early voting states has been well documented in the past year, but most of the attention has centered on the state capital and the conservative Upstate. But for one week in July, Charleston was the star. The State Democratic Party hosted the CNN/YouTube debates at The Citadel...

Published in: Charleston City Paper - website
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Saturday
January 26, 2008
John D. MacArthur tops inductees for county hall of fame

... Thompson lettered in four sports at Pahokee High, played football at The Citadel and Arkansas, coached Pahokee to its first state football championship in 1989 and, although retired, has been a volunteer assistant for the Blue Devils, who have won four state titles in the past five years.

Published in: Palm Beach Post, FL - website

Saturday
January 26, 2008
The Citadel's Robinson calls it a career

During The Citadel's basketball game with Davidson on Thursday night, Les Robinson's cell phone buzzed with a text message. It was from his 14-year-old granddaughter, who wrote, "You are jealous. I'm going to almost heaven, West Virginia." Starting in June, The Citadel's 65-year-old athletic director will have a lot more time to join his wife, Barbara, and their eight grandchildren on such adventures. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,4
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Friday
January 25, 2008
Citadel graduate to get CEO job at Milliken & Co.

SPARTANBURG — The retiring chief executive officer of Milliken & Co. will be succeeded by a Citadel graduate, the Upstate-based textile maker and chemical business said Thursday.  Joe Salley ('89), currently chief operating officer, will replace Ashley Allen as president and CEO on May 1. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B9

Friday
January 25, 2008
Milliken's Allen to retire May 1

Milliken & Co., the Spartanburg-based textile and chemical company, announced a new chief executive on Thursday.  The company, a major Upstate employer, said Ashley Allen, president and chief executive officer since 2005, would retire May 1. He will be succeeded by Joseph M. Salley, a 40-year-old chemical engineer and South Carolina native who has worked for Milliken for 12 years. Neither Allen nor Salley were available for interviews. ...

Published in: Greenville News - website

Friday
January 25, 2008
photo (not web accessible)

The cutline reads, "The Sertoma Club of Chalreston distributed the proceeds from the 2007 Muhler Sertoma Classic to various Lowcountry charities at their annual awards luncheon at the Citadel's Altman Athletic Center on Jan. 16."

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B8

Friday
January 25, 2008
Robinson to step down at Citadel

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Citadel athletic director Les Robinson plans to announce today that he will step down at the end of his eighth season leading Bulldogs athletics.   Robinson still plans to consult with the state-supported military school on fundraising efforts when his tenure ends after this academic year, Robinson said Thursday by telephone. ...

Published in: News Observer, Raliegh; Citizen-Times, Ashville, NC; - website
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Friday
January 25, 2008
The VanGorder era revisited

... But Ellis Johnson — Citadel grad, cancer survivor, all-around good guy and overachiever in his most recent job as Mississippi State defensive coordinator — was a better choice all along. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,7

Friday
January 25, 2008
VanGorder out; Ellis Johnson in at USC

... It ended early Thursday afternoon when Ellis Johnson, the former Citadel coach, was brought on to replace VanGorder after being initially considered by Spurrier and then hired as Arkansas' defensive coordinator.  "At the end of the day, hopefully everyone's happy," Spurrier said. "Well, Arkansas may not be too happy right now. I think we really got a top-notch defensive coordinator, one of the best in the country. He's really excited to be here...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,5
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Thursday
January 24, 2008
Citadel sponsorship (ad - not web accessible)

The ad reads, "The YWCA of Greater Charleston, Inc. thanks the following supporters of the 2008 MLK Business and Professional Breakfast " ... Peace sponsorship - The Citadel ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B6

Thursday
January 24, 2008
High Schools: It's The Citadel for West's Watson

Pre'Andre Watson is serious when he says he does not want to wait to become a college-football factor. Thus, he's bound for The Citadel. And, yes, he finds that surprising. ...

Published in: Philly.com - website
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Thursday
January 24, 2008
Milliken president to retire

Ashley Allen, president and CEO of Milliken & Co., will retire effective May 1 about a week after his 65th birthday, the Spartanburg textile company announced Thursday. Chief Operating Officer Joe Salley, 40 ('89) , will replace Allen. ...Salley holds a chemistry degree from the Citadel and a master’s and doctorate in chemical engineering from Stanford University.

Published in: The State - website

Thursday
January 24, 2008
Today's Games

Davidson at The Citadel - WHEN: 7:05 p.m.; WHERE: McAlister Field House - TV: none; RADIO: WQNT 1450-AM; LINE: Davidson by 24...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C3

Thursday
January 24, 2008
Writing course (not web accessible)

The Lowcountry Writing Project at The Citadel will offer a three-hour graduate course on writing children's books for teachers in all grade levels and subject area. Sessions meet at The Citadel from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 6, 9 and 13; March 5, 8 and 12; and April 9, 12 and 16.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page ZB5

Wednesday
January 23, 2008
Cadet Makes Dean's List At The Citadel (scroll down)

PLANT CITY - Congratulations to Cadet Daniel Joseph Maze, whose parents live in Plant City, for achieving dean's list status at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, for the fall semester.

Published in: Tampa Tribune - website

Wednesday
January 23, 2008
Further Southern studies are coming up at The Citadel's Fulghum Lecture Series... (scroll down to the end)

--Jan. 31, senior scholar Tim Tyson of Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies will explain "Why the History of the Civil Rights Movement is (Almost) All Wrong."

--March 5, Earl Black, professor of political science at Rice University, and his twin brother Merle Black, professor of political science at Emory University, will deliver "Reflections on the Changing South."

Both lectures are our favorite price and begin at 6:30 p.m. in Bond Hall Room 165 on The Citadel campus.

Published in: The Post and Courier - website

Wednesday
January 23, 2008
McCain Savors South Carolina Victory

... ``Thank you, my friends, and thank you, South Carolina, for bringing us across the finish line first in the first-in-the-South primary. It took us a while. But what's eight years among friends?'' McCain told a boisterous crowd of supporters on the campus of The Citadel. He stood on the stage with his wife, Cindy, as the crowd chanted, ``Mac is back, Mac is back.''  ...

Published in: Guardian Unlimited World Latest and 2 other sources - website

Wednesday
January 23, 2008
Wrestlers Open SoCon Season with Win at The Citadel

 CHARLESTON, S.C. --- Despite giving up a forfeit and a pin, the 19th-ranked wrestling team dominated The Citadel 33-12 Tuesday in the Mocs’ Southern Conference opener. Wrestling in their sixth-straight dual away from the Chattanooga campus, the Mocs used two technical falls and five major decisions to move to 1-0 in the SoCon and halt a five-match losing skid. ...

Published in: GoMocs.com - website
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Tuesday
January 22, 2008
Air Force Rifle Team Scores Big Wins

USAF Academy, Colo. - The Air Force Academy rifle team won both matches against The Citadel and Virginia Military Institute (VMI) this past weekend in Charleston, S.C., shooting both smallbore and air rifle during Saturday's and Sunday's competition. Air Force finished in first place with an aggregate team score of 4488. Second place went to VMI's "A" team with a score of 4314, The Citadel men's team followed with an aggregate 4308, fourth place went to the VMI "B" team (3799), and the Citadel women's team (2133) finished fifth.  ...

Published in: CSTV.com - website

Tuesday
January 22, 2008
Fight night at debate

... Their second South Carolina debate was held in July at The Citadel and was differentiated by the serious yet playful questions posed by average voters via YouTube clips. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - website
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Tuesday
January 22, 2008
Not your grandpa's military academy

... In keeping with the school's military theme, the new building was intentionally designed to look like The Citadel. Military Magnet will have a red and white checkerboard in its center quadrangle, much like those in Citadel barracks. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1,7

Tuesday
January 22, 2008
The worst-kept secret in town

The worst-kept secret in town is that Les Robinson will officially retire as director of athletics at The Citadel on June 30. A news conference is scheduled for Friday to commemorate the occasion. But we don't want to whiz past this milestone without paying proper respect to Robinson's amazing career in college athletics. Because who else could have a losing record and still be considered one of the best coaches in the country...

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

Tuesday
January 22, 2008
Wildcats win big, despite poor finish

Davidson will have two more chances to work on that this week. The Wildcats will play at The Citadel on Thursday and at College of Charleston on Saturday. Davidson players said they weren't looking forward to Wednesday, when McKillop will review the film of Monday's performance with them. ...

Published in: Charlotte Observer - website

Monday
January 21, 2008
Brian James Ruff ('08 obit - was not currently enrolled)

Brian James Ruff, Jr., 21, of Charleston, SC passed away on Friday, January 18, 2008. The relatives and friends are invited to attend The Mass of Christian Burial in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at ten o'clock. The prayers of commendation and final farewell will be at Live Oak Memorial Gardens. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B5
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Monday
January 21, 2008
Executive Items

Todd Garrett has joined Grubb & Ellis/Barkley Fraser as an industrial associate. He has experience in investment properties and commercial development. He is a graduate of The Citadel and holds a master's degree from Harvard University.

Peter Fennelly and Hagood Morrison have been named principals in the Charleston office of Colliers Keenan Inc.  ... Morrison joined the Charleston office in 2006 as director of industrial brokerage. He attended Washington and Lee University and holds a master's degree in business administration from The Citadel.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page E4

Monday
January 21, 2008
First, South Carolina

... The scene was very different at the Citadel on Saturday night. A beaming John McCain told the jubilant crowd, "Thank you, my friends, and thank you, South Carolina, for bringing us across the finish line in the first in the South primary." ...

Published in: The American Spectator - website

Monday
January 21, 2008
Interrogation and Torture in U.S. Policy: Forum with Former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and Other Retired Genera

... The group has traveled to New Hampshire and Iowa, where they met individually with eight presidential candidates from both parties, and to South Carolina where they participated in forums on the topic of interrogation policy at The Citadel and the University of South Carolina. These retired military leaders are traveling to key states in the presidential campaign because...

Published in: Human Right First - website

Monday
January 21, 2008
MEMOS

Frank A. Shannon III, former executive director of The Citadel Foundation, has opened EduSearch LLC, a higher-education executive-search firm. Information is available at www.edusearchonline.com.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page E31

Monday
January 21, 2008
Wrestlers Begin SoCon Schedule Tuesday at The Citadel

 The wrestling team begins defense of its 2007 Southern Conference title Tuesday as it opens the SoCon season with a dual match at The Citadel.  The match on The Citadel campus in Charleston, S.C., will begin at about 8 p.m. as the Bulldogs host SoCon foe VMI at 6 p.m.  The Bulldogs, 2-2 overall, have an edge in league experience this year as they have already wrestled UNC Greensboro.  The Spartans handed The Citadel a 35-3 loss on Jan. 3 in Greensboro, N.C., where Darius Caldwell provided the only team points for the Bulldogs in his win at 184 pounds...

Published in: GoMocs.com - website

Sunday
January 20, 2008
John McCain gives S.C. victory speech at Citadel

Excerpts of Republican John McCain’s remarks Saturday after the South Carolina primary: MCCAIN: Thank you, South Carolina, for bringing us across the finish line first in the first-in-the-South primary. You know, it took us a while, but what’s eight years among friends? ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - website

Sunday
January 20, 2008
McCain beats Huckabee in South Carolina showdown

... "It took us a while," McCain said, entering the alumni center at The Citadel to the theme from the movie, Rocky. "But what's eight years among friends?" ...

Broadcast on: WZZM 13 and 1 other source - website
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Sunday
January 20, 2008
McCain claims South Carolina

... "Call it! Call it," McCain supporters shouted as they waited the returns in the packed alumni hall of The Citadel in Charleston, the mix of veterans, sharply-dressed baby boomers and fresh-faced South Carolina youths eagerly awaiting results. ...

Published in: Los Angeles Times - website

Sunday
January 20, 2008
Military news

Dean's list - LINCOLNDALE: Cadet Justin Strassfield at The Citadel, Charleston, S.C.

Published in: The Journal News, New York's Lower Hudson Valley - website

Sunday
January 20, 2008
Senator scores crucial victory in bid for nomination; loss could prove damaging to Huckabee, Thompson

Republican presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain of Arizona avenged his bitter 2000 primary defeat here Saturday by narrowly beating back a late charge by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. 'It took us a while, but what's eight years among friends,' he told a packed and jubilant crowd at The Citadel's Holliday Alumni Center. 'Thank you South Carolina. Thank you for your trust. I will not let you down, so help me God.' ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A1,6
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Sunday
January 20, 2008
Supporters see win as righting 2000 loss

... McCain, a former prisoner of war, claimed victory Saturday night before a packed crowd in the alumni ballroom on the campus of The Citadel military college. Supporters savored a victory over McCain's closest competitor, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. ...

Published in: Charlotte Observer - website

Saturday
January 19, 2008
'Mac is Back

CHARLESTON, S.C.--That's what the crowd is chanting here at the Citadel's Holliday Alumni Center. It's what they chanted in New Hampshire, too.  It happens to be true. ...

Broadcast on: MSNBC; News Week - website
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Saturday
January 19, 2008
McCain beats Huckabee in South Carolina showdown

"It took us a while," McCain said, entering the alumni center at The Citadel to the theme from the movie, Rocky. "But what's eight years among friends?"

Published in: USA TODAY - website
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Saturday
January 19, 2008
McCain: "It Took Us A While..."

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- John McCain won the South Carolina primary tonight with 33 percent of the vote, just 3 percentage points above Gov. Mike Huckabee. Entering to the theme from “Rocky”, he took to the stage and addressed supporters at the Citadel in Charleston.  “Thank you, South Carolina, for bringing us across the finish line first in the first in the South primary. It took us a while, but what's eight years among friends,” he told the room of McCainiacs who waited for hours - and some who waited since his 2000 campaign - to hear his victory speech. ...

Broadcast on: CBS News - website

Friday
January 18, 2008
At the end of a grueling exercise (photo - not web accessible)

The cutline reads, "Citadel cadet Matt Carey stands at attention following the completion of a 3.5-mile obstacle course run that took cadets through the marsh near the school Thursday. The cadets are part of the Marine contingent, students seeking Marine Corps commissions."

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3

Friday
January 18, 2008
C of C partners for Blitz Build

Charleston Habitat for Humanity will partner with the College of Charleston and members of the Charleston community for a Blitz Build in February. In celebration of homecoming, the College of Charleston hopes to unite the campus, build school pride and connect with the community while impacting the community problem of affordable housing. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B7
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Friday
January 18, 2008
Lower State basketball championships to be played at The Citadel (not web accessible)

The High School Legue will play its Lower State Basketball Championships at The Citadel's McAlister Field Hours. "It's a done deal", High School League commissioner Jerome Singleton said Wednesday morning. "We just signed a contract."

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C3

Thursday
January 17, 2008
A GOP Focus on Defense, Not Deficit (good Citadel picture included)

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Mike Huckabee got a hundred or so people last night at The Citadel as a cold rain pelted the Low Country. Huckabee hits some notes that other candidates don't attempt, notably his references to the people at the lower end of the socioeconomic spectrum. After listening to some of the other pro-growth Republicans, it's almost jarring to hear Huckabee say, as he did last night, that although the economy might be going great if you're a CEO or a Wall Street trader, it's going badly "if you're the guy working in the kitchen, if you're handling the bags, if you're the one in the front seat driving the cab, not the one in the back riding." ...

Published in: Washington Post - werbsite
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Thursday
January 17, 2008
Candidates woo state's many undecided voters

As a new poll shows one in three South Carolina Republicans still undecided just a few days before Saturday's presidential primary, the four leading candidates criss-crossed the state to court that potentially deciding slice of the pie. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigned along the coast, including a mid-afternoon stop in Charleston, while former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee held a rally at The Citadel on Wednesday night to wrap up his day. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A1,9
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Thursday
January 17, 2008
Citadel adds highly rated tennis signee

Citadel tennis coach Toby Simpson announced the signing of Alan Shin from Dublin, Calif. Shin is a five-star recruit who is ranked No. 2 in Northern California and is currently ranked 85th in the country by tennisrecruiting.net. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C4

Thursday
January 17, 2008
Citadel to host lower state playoffs

The Citadel’s McAllister Field House will play host to the lower state high school basketball playoffs on Feb. 22-23, it was announced Wednesday. South Carolina High School League commissioner Jerome Singleton said the Charleston school will join Clemson’s Littlejohn Coliseum as host locations for the state’s two geographical divisional playoffs for all four classifications. The upper state playoffs were played last year at the Bi-Lo Center in Greenville, marking the first time there was a central location for the penultimate rounds of the state tournament. ...

Published in: The State - website

Thursday
January 17, 2008
Commitments rolling in for Citadel football

Citadel football coaches won't rest easily until all the national letters of intent are signed on Feb. 6. But some verbal commitments from high school prospects are starting to come in after the Bulldogs' first big recruiting weekend.  Defensive back Keith Gamble (5-11, 165) of Crestwood High School and offensive lineman Nate Gerber (6-3, 260) of Johnstown, Pa., have committed, according to various media sources. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C4

Thursday
January 17, 2008
CSU must sell 63 acres

The state appeals court ruled Wednesday that Charleston Southern University must sell a riverfront parcel to the Lowcountry Open Land Trust.  The land trust has a contract to buy from CSU 63 acres on the Ashley River at Bacons Bridge near Summerville. The land trust plans to let Dorchester County open a park there. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3
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Thursday
January 17, 2008
Furman can relate to The Citadel's growing pains

Basketball coaches love to talk about how young their teams are, both to explain current struggles and to offer hope for the future.  Of course, no coach this side of the Mount Pleasant Rec Department can out-young The Citadel's Ed Conroy, who plays 11 freshmen and often fields a starting lineup of five rookies. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C3

Thursday
January 17, 2008
Governor setting sights on change

COLUMBIA — Gov. Mark Sanford had just one thing to say Wednesday to the presidential candidates storming South Carolina: "Try the barbecue." While much of the state is reveling in the national spotlight, Sanford delivered his sixth annual State of the State address to the joint assembly of the Legislature and purposely stayed out of the presidential fray, deciding not to endorse a candidate. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1,6
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Thursday
January 17, 2008
John E. Poindexter (obit - CGC grad)

Retired U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. John Edward Poindexter, 76, of Summerville, S.C., husband of Lois Dent Poindexter, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008. A funeral was held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Bethany United Methodist Church in Summerville. A graveside service will be held Monday, Jan. 21, at 10 a.m. in Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle, with full military honors. Arrangements are by Capitol Funeral Service, 7213 Lee Highway, Falls Church. Lt. Col. Poindexter was born Sept. 11, 1931, in Mount Airy, N.C., son of the late John R. Poindexter and Grace Faircloth Warrick Poindexter. He graduated from Burlington High School and was a 1953 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was head cheerleader. He received a master's degree in education from The Citadel. ...

Published in: The Free-Lance Star, Fredericksburg, VA - website

Thursday
January 17, 2008
LETTER: Man hopes family finds peace in soldier’s sacrifice (mother of William Littlejohn, '08)

Please allow me to express my deepest sympathy in the death of Sgt. 1st Class Matthew I. Poink defending our country. I cannot fathom the depth of his family’s grief but please know his death has not gone unnoticed. He gave his life that we might live in freedom from fear.  ...My son is a senior at The Citadel, a military college and I look at him and think what if...

Published in: The Daily Telegram, Spartanburg - website

Thursday
January 17, 2008
Photo - not web accessible

Republican presidential hopeful, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, speaks at a campaign event at The Citadel in...

Published in: Washington Post - website

Thursday
January 17, 2008
The Citadel to honor atheletes who excelled off playing field (not web accessible)

Athletic standouts on the hardcourt, diamond and football field will return to The Citadel in February as part of Black History Month.  "Beyond the Playing Field" is the theme for this year's Blackl History Month events.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page ZB5

Wednesday
January 16, 2008
College aid outlook cloudy

The General Assembly is unlikely to change the eligibility for lottery-funded scholarships this year, the chief House budget writer said Tuesday, but caps on the currently unlimited entitlement could loom in years ahead. Speaking to several hundred students on the steps of the State House on Tuesday, Rep. Dan Cooper, R-Anderson, said state technical colleges do “an outstanding job” of educating and preparing South Carolina students for jobs. ...

Published in: The State - website
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Wednesday
January 16, 2008
Couple donate $1M for new dental school

One of the first dentists to graduate from the Medical University of South Carolina hopes the $1 million he and his wife contributed toward a new dental school building encourages others to give.  Dentist Harold Jablon and his wife Irene have made a $1 million gift to help the Medical University of South Carolina build the state's first facility designed exclusively for dental instruction. Columbia dentist Harold Jablon and his wife Irene this week donated $1 million to help build the James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine. MUSC broke ground on the $61 million facility in August 2007. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3
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Wednesday
January 16, 2008
GOP focuses on first Southern contest Saturday (scroll down)

Military presence  - The state's estimated 400,000 veterans are a potent force. The military's might in the Palmetto State includes The Citadel, a military college, and Fort Jackson, one of the Army's largest training centers.

Published in: USA TODAY - website

Wednesday
January 16, 2008
Trident Tech's plan would help end state's shortage of nurses (commentary)

Trident Technical College President Mary Thornley's announcement that the school will aggressively seek funds to help build a new nursing, science and math facility comes at an extremely important time, not just for our Lowcountry community but our entire state and nation. The current national nursing shortage is expected to intensify as we approach the year 2020. The following facts tell an important story about this developing crisis...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A11
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Wednesday
January 16, 2008
Waties Haynsworth ('35 - obit)

Entered into eternal rest on the afternoon of January 14, 2008, Reverend Waties Rees Haynsworth, widower of Ruth Daniell Haynsworth. Residence, Charleston, SC. The relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral services Thursday, January 17, 2008 at ten-thirty o'clock in The Chapel at Bishop Gadsden. Clergy of Diocese will serve as Honorary Pallbearers. Interment will take place in The Church of the Holy Cross Churchyard in Stateburg, SC at two-thirty o'clock. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B4

Tuesday
January 15, 2008
Big first half leads College of Charleston past The Citadel 69-46

CHARLESTON, S.C.: Andrew Goudelock had 13 points Monday night while College of Charleston held The Citadel to nine first-half points in a 69-46 win. Jermaine Johnson scored 12 points for the Cougars (8-8, 3-3 Southern Conference), who won the 11th straight meeting. College of Charleston led 32-9 at halftime, the fewest points allowed by the program in almost 10 years. ...

Published in: International Herald Tribune and 2 other sources - website

Tuesday
January 15, 2008
Cougs clamp down

... But if hair color is the measure of coaching a young team, Citadel basketball coach Ed Conroy might wake up today looking like he's wearing one of those Cremins wigs. His 11 freshmen got their first taste of the Cougars-Bulldogs' rivalry on Monday night, and it was one they won't soon forget.   The overmatched Bulldogs managed only nine points in the first half, and College of Charleston won its 11th straight in the series, 69-46, before 3,233 fans at McAlister Field House.  ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,4
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Tuesday
January 15, 2008
Crosstown rivalry has lost luster (not web accessible)

Those who moved here recently from Ohio probably wonder why we in the media make a big deal out of  the College of Charleston-Citadel basketball game.  The short answer is that we keep waiting for this crosstown rivalry to heat up and live up to its billing.  Unfortunately, it's just been smoldering for the past few years until Monday night whan it went ice cold. ...

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

Tuesday
January 15, 2008
Military Leaders: Vote For Better Treatment of Prisoners

It's a different kind of campaigning at the Citadel. A group of retired military leaders are talking torture and interrogation practices. The group of retired generals and admirals isn't endorsing or opposing any candidates. Instead they're pushing the importance of electing a president who will enforce the highest standards for all U.S. personnel in the treatment of prisoners.  Choosing the right candidate isn't always easy, even for a future soldier.  ...

Broadcast on: WCIV Ch. 4 Charleston - website

Tuesday
January 15, 2008
Retired officers talk torture (on campus today)

At first, it seemed like an intelligence jackpot. Months after 9/11, Pakistani forces captured Ibn al-Libi, leader of an al-Qaida training camp in Afghanistan. Pakistani officials turned al-Libi over to U.S. forces, and FBI and Army operatives went to work. "They were playing by the book," said David Irvine, a retired Army brigadier general and part of a group of more than 40 retired military leaders concerned about the Bush administration's stance toward interrogations. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A7
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Tuesday
January 15, 2008
SSU rebounds from big loss with DI win

... While few will do cartwheels in celebration of the win over The Citadel - the Bulldogs were winless in Southern Conference play -the private school had been pesky for the Eagles over the years, particularly in Charleston. The Citadel won five of the last seven regular-season meetings in Charleston, including a 68-65 decision in 2004 when the Eagles won 21 games. ...

Published in: Savannah Morning News - website

Tuesday
January 15, 2008
Students lied about attack

 Authorities say two Presbyterian College students lied about an attack to police because one of them was stressed out about school work. Clinton police say after a monthlong investigation, they determined Rachel Beaumont hit her roommate Trista Sturdivant with a lacrosse stick, causing a cut to her forehead. ...

     
Broadcast on: WCSC TV, Ch. 2, Charleston - website
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Tuesday
January 15, 2008
The Citadel, Presbyterian Add Commitments

The Citadel picked up three more football commitments while Presbyterian has added another in state prospect to its class. Committed to the Bulldogs are DB Keith Gamble (5-11 165) of Crestwood, OL Nate Gerber (6-3 260) of of Johnstown, PA, and WR Dequan Coles of Dinwiddie, VA.  ...

Published in: Spartanburg Herald - website

Monday
January 14, 2008
Coll. of Charleston 69, The Citadel 46

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Andrew Goudelock had 13 points Monday night while College of Charleston held The Citadel to nine first-half points in a 69-46 win. Jermaine Johnson scored 12 points for the Cougars (8-8, 3-3 Southern Conference), who won the 11th straight meeting. College of Charleston led 32-9 at halftime, the fewest points allowed by the program in almost 10 years. ...

Broadcast on: ESPN - website

Monday
January 14, 2008
College of Charleston (7-8) at The Citadel (5-10)

GAME NOTES: Winless in Southern Conference play to this point in the season, the Bulldogs of The Citadel take another shot at that elusive first victory tonight as they challenge the Cougars of the College of Charleston at McAlister Field House. Of the five wins this season for The Citadel, only one has come against a legitimate Division I opponent (Charleston Southern).  ...

Published in: The State - website; The Sun News, Myrtle Beach

Monday
January 14, 2008
College Of Charleston (7-8) At The Citadel (5-10)

GAME NOTES: Winless in Southern Conference play to this point in the season, the Bulldogs of The Citadel take another shot at that elusive first victory tonight as they challenge the Cougars of the College of Charleston at McAlister Field House. Of the five wins this season for The Citadel, only one has come against a legitimate Division I opponent (Charleston Southern). The most recent victory for the program came back on New Year's Eve in a 71-63 triumph over Cornell College at home. Since then the team has fallen in four straight outings, all versus league foes. ...

Published in: KOCO 5 and 17 other sources - website

Monday
January 14, 2008
Coming Up - Tuesday

Lecture series: Warren Kimball, professor emeritus in the history department at Rutgers University, will explore answers to this question: Did Franklin Roosevelt as commander-in-chief leave his generals alone to plan and fight World War II? 6:30 p.m., room 165, Bond Hall, The Citadel, 171 Moultrie St., Charleston. Call 953-6779 or visit www.citadel.edu.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1

Monday
January 14, 2008
Gerber commits to The Citadel

Nate Gerber glimpsed into his college football future when he competed against some of the nation’s top prospects in the All-American Bowl in Jackson, Miss.  The Bishop Carroll center took another step forward on Monday, as he verbally committed to accept a full athletic scholarship to The Citadel, a program in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), formerly known as NCAA Division I-AA. The official signing date is Feb. 6. ...

Published in: The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA - website

Monday
January 14, 2008
Howard Shield McCandlish (obit - attended)

Howard Shield McCandlish, 83, formerly of Marion, S.C., died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007, in Colombia, S.C.  Born Oct. 8, 1924, he was the son of the late Howard S. McCandlish and the late Elise S. McCandlish, who was the daughter of the late Dr. Z.G. Smith of Marion, S.C. Mr. McCandlish was a retired reporter and writer for the Associated Press in Columbia, S.C., covering North and South Carolina. He was also a reporter for the Myrtle Beach Sun News and the Greenville News. He attended The Citadel for two years and...

Published in: News Leader, Fernandina Beach, FL - website - created on January 14, 2008

Monday
January 14, 2008
Long arms, big impact for Citadel freshman Wells

Former NBA standout Craig Ehlo was working The Citadel's game at Washington State last month when Bulldogs freshman Cameron Wells launched one of his trademark behind-the-head jump shots.  "Jamaal Wilkes," Ehlo told the television audience. "That's who he reminds me of, Jamaal Wilkes." ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,3
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Monday
January 14, 2008
Recap: Citadel vs. Coll of Charleston

Andrew Goudelock scored 13 points to lead the College of Charleston Cougars to a 69-46 victory over The Citadel Bulldogs in Southern Conference action. Jermaine Johnson posted 12 points and 10 rebounds for College of Charleston (8-8, 3-3 SoCon), which got 11 points from Dustin Scott. ...

Published in: Kansascity.com - website

Sunday
January 13, 2008
2 Senate colleagues to stump for McCain

Republican presidential candidate John McCain will have two of his Senate colleagues campaigning for him in Charleston on Monday.  At 11:45 a.m., U.S. Sen. John Warner of Virginia will drop by Jim and Nick's restaurant at 288 King St. in downtown Charleston. At 3:45 p.m., Warner and Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona will appear in Room 165 of Bond Hall at The Citadel. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A5

Sunday
January 13, 2008
Countdown 2008: ROAD TO THE WHITE HOUSE: S.C. contest could divide black voters

Columbia, S.C. —- Sharp criticism of Barack Obama and other comments about Martin Luther King Jr. —- all from people associated with Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign —- have generated resentment among some black South Carolina voters. ...Despite broad popularity among blacks, the Clintons are employing a risky strategy in sharply criticizing Obama, said Marcus Cox, director of the African-American Studies Department at The Citadel. ...

Published in: Atlanta Journal-Constitution - website

Sunday
January 13, 2008
Matthews makes debut at winter ball

Ashley Claire Matthews made her debut Dec. 15 at the 53rd Winter Ball of the Winnsboro Cotillion Club in Winnsboro. ...Her escort, Matthew Scott Vanvick, attends the Citadel. Her marshal, Adrian Edwards Wilkes, also attends the Citadel ...

Published in: Charlotte Observer - website

Sunday
January 13, 2008
On the stump

... Among the stops planned for Warner is an appearance Monday at The Citadel, the military college in Charleston. Warner is also scheduled to appear in Beaufort and Bluffton. He will join Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl on Monday at a restaurant in Charleston. ...

Published in: Daily Press, Virginia - website

Sunday
January 13, 2008
Pinewood dedication today is part of Freedom Reigns Project

... The contents of the murals were approved by a committee of three former Rhodes scholars whose judgment, citizenship and patriotism are self-evident — Major Gen. John Grinalds, former president of The Citadel; Benjamin Bernard Dunlap, president of Wofford College; and James C. Parham, a respected attorney and partner at Wyche Burgess Freeman & Parham. These individuals and many others of their stature continue to support and participate in a wide variety of Freedom Reigns Project activities.  ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - website

Saturday
January 12, 2008
Black voters key in South Carolina's Democratic primary (faculty member interviewed)
Published in: The Sun News, Myrtle Beach - website

Saturday
January 12, 2008
Georgia Southern pulls away in second half to beat The Citadel
Published in: The Sun News, Myrtle Beach - website

Saturday
January 12, 2008
S.C. State board: Hugine fell short

Ousted South Carolina State University President Andrew Hugine fell short on improving academics and enhancing student life on the Orangeburg campus, according to his final performance evaluation.  The university's Board of Trustees released the evaluation to The Post and Courier in response to a request under the state's Freedom of Information Act. The negative performance evaluation was one of the factors the board cited in its decision last month not to renew Hugine's contract. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1,6
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Friday
January 11, 2008
Charleston: Stumbling to find a groove

Every campaign likes to find just the right music to open up events and rev up the audience.  Some work, some don't. ... When John McCain was trying to rescue his broken presidential campaign, the music at his events was Journey's "Don't Stop Believing." But since he won the New Hampshire primary, his advance teams have turned edgy. Here at the Citadel in Charleston, an audience of many veterans and retirees heard "Let's Get It Started" by the Black Eyed Peas...

Published in: Chicago Tribune - website

Friday
January 11, 2008
The Battle of Charleston (scroll down)

Rivalry is an overused term, but here's a game that certainly qualifies: The College of Charleston Cougars 'travel' north of the Crosstown to McAlister Field House to take on The Citadel Bulldogs on Monday.  ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - website

Thursday
January 10, 2008
Getty Images of Sen. McCain at The Citadel (60 photos)
John McCain Holds Campaign Rally In South Carolina - CHARLESTON, SC - JANUARY 9: Republican presidential contender U.S. Sen John McCain (R-AZ) gives a speech to supporters during his campaign rally entitled 'Mac Is Back Tour' at the Citadel January 9, 2008 in Charleston, South Carolina. McCain defeated rivals Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee among others in Tuesday's Republican New Hampshire primary. (Photo by Stephen Morton/Getty Images)
 
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Thursday
January 10, 2008
McCain 'Truth Squad' ready to return fire

When U.S. Sen. John McCain visited The Citadel one day after his New Hampshire primary victory, it stirred memories of eight years ago, when he also cruised into South Carolina after a big Granite State win. For McCain, some of those memories are pretty sour, and his campaign appears determined not to let nasty campaigning stop it this time around. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A7

Thursday
January 10, 2008
McCain at Citadel (video included)

 In the race for the White House, strategy is key. Some Republican candidates believe winning in a state like South Carolina could secure the party's official nomination. Three republican candidates are now focused on our state, Mike Huckabee spoke to supporters in Spartanburg today, Senator Fred Thompson was in Greenville.  But Wednesday night, in Charleston, it was Senator John McCain, still reveling in the excitement of Tuesday night's win in New Hampshire, that drew a standing room only crowd at the Citadel. ...

Broadcast on: WCBD Ch. 2, Charleston - website
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Thursday
January 10, 2008
McCain faces uncertain path after New Hampshire win

CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - Buoyed by an improbable New Hampshire victory, Republican John McCain swept into Michigan and South Carolina on Wednesday facing an uncertain path in the next tests in the U.S. presidential campaign. Eight years after he suffered a stinging defeat in South Carolina to George W. Bush in the 2000 election, McCain returned to fight again, telling a crowd at the Citadel military college he has the experience to protect U.S. interests in various world hotspots. ...

Published in: Reuters - website
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Thursday
January 10, 2008
Stuff going on in the Lowcountry

-- Friends of The Citadel's Daniel Library will begin its spring book and lecture series next week (hey, it's almost spring; mockingbirds are singing) with Warren Kimball, professor emeritus of Rutgers University's history department. He will speak Tuesday night at 6:30 in Bond Hall, Room 165. It's our favorite price. Oh... his topic is "Roosevelt as Commander in Chief in World War II." The Friends series will continue in February and March. See citadel.edu/library/friends.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B2

Thursday
January 10, 2008
Veeck teaches life's lessons good and bad

Twenty-six graduate students signed up to take Mike Veeck's college course in hopes of making As. But what Veeck knows most about is Fs — Fun and Failure. Wednesday night was an interesting foray into the world of academia for Veeck, the author of the best-selling book "Fun Is Good," and an owner of the RiverDogs, Charleston's minor league baseball team. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,6

Wednesday
January 9, 2008
Candidates in town today, Thursday

U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is scheduled to appear at The Citadel's Mark Clark Hall at 5:30 p.m. today, the presidential candidate's first appearance in South Carolina after his New Hampshire win.  ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A9

Wednesday
January 9, 2008
Furman University remembers MLK with special events

The Upstate’s Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and Furman University’s Student League for Black Culture are joining hands to observe the legacies of two leaders, a spokesman said.  The leaders include: the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Joseph Vaughn, who is credited with being FU’s first black alumnus, organizers said. ...

Published in: Greenville News - website
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Wednesday
January 9, 2008
GOP campaigns pause for debate in S.C.
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Republican John McCain, fresh from his decisive victory in the New Hampshire primary, returned Wednesday to the state that gave his first White House bid a deadly blow eight years ago.  McCain's come-from-behind win in the Granite State scrambled the GOP presidential race as it moves to Michigan for Tuesday's primary and South Carolina's first-in-the-South contest on Jan. 19.  ...
Published in: USA TODAY - website
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Wednesday
January 9, 2008
John McCain Visits The Citadel (video included)

Live 5 News is the first to speak with Senator John McCain when he makes a stop at The Citadel downtown.

Broadcast on: WCSC, Ch. 5, Charleston - website
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Wednesday
January 9, 2008
Lawmaker proposes dissolving SC State University board
Published in: The State - website; Greenville News;
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Wednesday
January 9, 2008
McAlister Field House may be site for Lower State finals

There's a good chance The Citadel's McAlister Field House will be the site of the High School League's Lower State championship basketball games in late February. The announcement could come by the end of the week.  "That's what I'm working on right now as we speak," High School League commissioner Jerome Singleton said Tuesday. "We don't have a contract signed. But all indications point to it happening. We've agreed to it in principle, but we don't have a contract right now." ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C4

Wednesday
January 9, 2008
McCain Looking for a Lucky Streak

ABOARD THE MCCAIN CAMPAIGN PLANE--Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) may be the winner of the New Hampshire primary, but he is also a man of superstition.  It's not just that he stayed in the same hotel suite in Nashua that he stayed in during his 2000 primary victory, or that he held his victory party in the identical ballroom. He believes in doing the same things repeatedly to bolster his luck, such as giving a speech at the Citadel in Charleston, S.C. tonight, just as he ended his "No Surrender" tour there last year. ...

Published in: Washington Post - website

Wednesday
January 9, 2008
McCain Looking for Success in South Carolina (McCain's visit at The Citadel - video included)

John McCain written off by political experts months ago looks to be the front runner heading into Michigan...

Broadcast on: WCSC Ch4, Charleston - website
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Wednesday
January 9, 2008
Results fuel S.C. contests

Two comeback victories in the New Hampshire primaries Tuesday injected uncertainty into the national nominating contests that will now fuel the ever-increasing competition in South Carolina. ...With the New Hampshire win, Sen. John McCain may be best poised to claim momentum heading into South Carolina. The senator will begin a three-day tour at the Citadel tonight, said state spokesman B.J. Boling. ...

Published in: The Sun News - website
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Tuesday
January 8, 2008
Frederick Richards Burnet ('43 - obit)

Frederick Richards Burnet, 86, of Charleston, died peacefully Saturday, January 5, 2008 surrounded by his wife and five children. Born October 22, 1921 at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, he was the son of the late Dr. Burgh Smith Burnet and Rosa Patrick Richards Burnet. He was the son of Army parents and lived at various places during his father's Army career including Washington, DC, Panama, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, San Francisco, California and Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1939 and entered The Citadel in the fall of 1939. Upon graduation from the Citadel in 1943...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B4

Tuesday
January 8, 2008
Hines hits all 10 shots as UNCG beats The Citadel

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The best big man in the Southern Conference wasted little time in introducing himself to The Citadel's freshmen Monday night.  Kyle Hines, UNC Greensboro's 6-6, 230-pound senior and the defending SoCon basketball player of the year, hit all 10 of his shots and scored 22 points in just 19 minutes as the Spartans spanked the Bulldogs, 84-54, at Fleming Gymnasium. ...

Published in: International Herald Tribune - France - website

Tuesday
January 8, 2008
Spartans blow by Bulldogs

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The best big man in the Southern Conference wasted little time in introducing himself to The Citadel's freshmen Monday night. Kyle Hines, UNC Greensboro's 6-6, 230-pound senior and the defending SoCon basketball player of the year, hit all 10 of his shots and scored 22 points in just 19 minutes as the Spartans spanked the Bulldogs, 84-54, at Fleming Gymnasium. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C4

Tuesday
January 8, 2008
Spotlight will soon move south to S.C.

Once the last New Hampshire vote is cast in tonight's presidential primaries, the campaigns will pack up quickly and move back into South Carolina. Republican hopeful former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson is set to ride around the state on a bus in the next few days, while Arizona Sen. John McCain plans to visit The Citadel at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Late Thursday morning, Democratic hopeful Illinois Sen. Barack Obama will address a crowd at the College of Charleston's Cistern. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A1,9

Monday
January 7, 2008
Executive item (CGC grad - not web accessible)

McBee Zimmerman has been named executive director of Palmetto Pines Behavioral Health in Summerville. ... Zimmerman, a licensed professional counselor, previously was director of shelter services with Carolina Touth Development. She has a bachelor's dree in psychology from the College of Charleston and a master's in education in clinical counseling from The Citadel.

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

Monday
January 7, 2008
Frederick Richards Burnet ('43 - obit)

Frederick Richards Burnet, 86, of Charleston, died peacefully Saturday, January 5, 2008 surrounded by his wife and five children. Born October 22, 1921 at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, he was the son of the late Dr. Burgh Smith Burnet and Rosa Patrick Richards Burnet. He was the son of Army parents and lived at various places during his father's Army career including Washington, DC, Panama, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, San Francisco, California and Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1939 and entered The Citadel in the fall of 1939. Upon graduation from the Citadel in 1943, he went to officers Candidate School from which he was graduated and commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the US Army Corps of Engineers. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B4

Monday
January 7, 2008
In the Military ('97 promotion - scroll down)

MICHAEL K. O'BEIRNE - was recently promoted to the rank of Lt. Commander in the United States Navy.  O'Beirne is the son of Michael and Rose O'Beirne of Glens Falls. He is a 1993 graduate of Glens Falls High School and a 1997 graduate of The Citadel.  He is currently attending the University of Washington pursuing a Master's degree in construction management.

Published in: Post Star, Glen Falls, NY - website

Monday
January 7, 2008
McCain to make sweep across South Carolina

Sen. John McCain will make a three-day swing through South Carolina this week. He will be in Charleston on Wednesday, with a rally at Mark Clark Hall at The Citadel at 5:45 p.m. ...

Published in: The State - website
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Monday
January 7, 2008
Mildred Gilmore Brevard (obit - CGC grad)

Mildred Gilmore Brevard of 115 Rogers St., Moncks Corner, SC, died Sunday, January 6th, in Roper Hospital, Charleston, S.C. Wife of Dr. Henry W. Brevard, II, she was born in Norwalk, Connecticut. Mildred was a daughter of Mary Singleton Gilmore and the late William Palmer Gilmore, Sr. She was a 1957 graduate of Granard High School, a 1961 graduate of South Carolina State College and received a Master's Degree in Education from the Citadel in Charleston. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B4
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Monday
January 7, 2008
The Citadel (5-8) at UNC Greensboro (8-4)

GAME NOTES: Still winless on the road and in Southern Conference play this season, the Bulldogs of The Citadel give it another shot tonight as they challenge the UNC Greensboro Spartans at Fleming Gym. On Saturday, the Bulldogs lost their second straight outing and the third in the last four with a 63-50 setback to Appalachian State at home. The decision also dropped the Bulldogs to 0-4 in league action. As for the Spartans, they won their fifth straight game over the weekend with a 79-67 triumph over Georgia Southern in conference action.  ...

Published in: The State - website

Sunday
January 6, 2008
App State schools Citadel

The last time The Citadel defeated Appalachian State in basketball, Tyrell McDowell and the rest of the Bulldogs' freshmen were barely out of kindergarten. That's about where The Citadel's knobs are now in terms of their basketball education. The Bulldogs absorbed another lesson from a bigger, stronger, deeper and more experienced team on Saturday, as Appalachian State defeated The Citadel for the 16th consecutive time, 63-50, in front of 915 fans at McAlister Field House. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C3

Sunday
January 6, 2008
Baby boom: Citadel has 11 freshmen

This might be the youngest team in the history of college basketball. With 11 true freshmen on the bench, The Citadel basketball team has so many shaved-head knobs, they look like a rack of cue balls when they all gather in a huddle. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - http://www.charleston.net/news/2008/jan/06/baby_boom_citadel_has_freshmen26815/age C1,3

Sunday
January 6, 2008
Joseph F. Regan (father of Ann Addison, wife of BoV member Glen Addison)

FLORENCE — Joseph F. Regan, 81, of 2141 Loquat Drive, died Friday evening, January 4, 2008, in a Florence hospital after an illness. ... A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January, 8, 2008, at St. Anthony Catholic Church.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hollings Cancer Institute for Head and Neck Research at MUSC, Charleston, SC.

Published in: The State - website

Sunday
January 6, 2008
Legislature gears up for tough session

COLUMBIA — Good intentions in 2008 will have to compete with election-year politicking and a state budget crunch that hands state lawmakers the task of juggling road improvements, a school bus replacement cycle and pre-kindergarten for 4-year-olds. Front and center, though, when the Legislature returns Tuesday is a commitment to address what to do about the estimated 200,000 illegal immigrants living in South Carolina. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B6
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Sunday
January 6, 2008
Random ruminations while wondering whatever happened to Jerry LeVias (scroll down)

• Proud Citadel grad Tandy Rice reports that Mike Veeck, who is co-owner of the Charleston (S.C.) Riverdogs minor league baseball team, and son of the late baseball promoter Bill Veeck, will be a guest lecturer in sports marketing this spring in The Citadel's School of Business.

Published in: The Tennessean - website

Saturday
January 5, 2008
Ex-lawmaker Manly dies at 80

GREENVILLE — Sarah Gillespie Manly, a former South Carolina legislator who was an outspoken advocate of allowing women at The Citadel, has died. She was 80.  ... Born in Greenville, Manly represented the area in the state House between 1989 and 1992. She pressed for legislation that would withhold state money from any institution that discriminated based on gender. "Women are in the Gulf War, why aren't they in The Citadel?" she said in 1991. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B4
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Saturday
January 5, 2008
Remembering Suzie Q

MOUNT PLEASANT — George Washington was here in 1791, and in the mid-to-late 1950s, Channel 2 had an elephant named Suzie Q.  ...The TV station, then known as WUSN, was home to the elephant, an alligator, a kangaroo and a donkey, according to a narrative posted on the WCBD Web site. It quotes Citadel cadets who kidnapped Suzie Q from her pen to fire up cadets for a 1958 football game with Virginia Military Institute. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3
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Saturday
January 5, 2008
Tigers to open in prime time

Clemson University will open the 2008 college football season with a nationally televised prime time game against the University of Alabama in Atlanta. The Tigers also will play three non-conference home games in Death Valley against South Carolina State, The Citadel and South Carolina next fall.

Published in: Greenville News - website
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Friday
January 4, 2008
Bulldogs Fall To Phoenix 72-63 (video included)

Charleston, S.C. – As expected, The Citadel and Elon put on a good show for the fans in attendance Thursday night in McAlister Field House. The action was fast paced and exciting as both teams battled hardor every basket. The Citadel looked great in the first-half, but would struggle in the second as Elon broke a Bulldogs’ two game win streak versus the Phoenix and their four game home win streak on the season. ...

Broadcast on: WCSC Ch. 5, Charleston - website

Friday
January 4, 2008
Clemson Alumni Association gives $50,000 to golf program

CLEMSON -- The Tiger Golf Foundation has received a $50,000 gift from the Clemson Alumni Association. The gift will help build a clubhouse at the new golf practice facility being built behind Clemson’s Indoor Track and Field Complex.  The gift means that the Clemson Alumni Association now will be the primary sponsor of the Tiger Golf Gathering, an annual golf tournament to raise money...

Published in: Greenville News - website
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Friday
January 4, 2008
David Bruce Reed (obit - '84)

David Bruce Reed, IV, 46, of Leonardtown, MD died at his home early Saturday morning, December 22, 2007.   Born at Fort Benning, GA on October 14, 1961, he grew up in an Army family that moved frequently. In high school, he played football, soccer and wrestled. He received a wrestling scholarship to The Citadel in Charleston, SC and graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1984. At the Citadel he was a member of the elite Summerall Guards.  ...

Published in: Southern Maryland Online - website

Friday
January 4, 2008
Ex-school board member, legislator Manly died helping poor in India

As a member of the Greenville County school board, Sarah Manly fought to keep an inner-city school open and was a key supporter of a venture some people labeled a "frill" at the time -- the Roper Mountain Science Center.  Later, in the state House of Representatives, she worked to bring city water to families whose wells were contaminated and pressed for legislation that would withhold state funds from any institution that discriminated against people because of their gender. "Women are in the Gulf War -- why aren't they in the Citadel?" she asked in 1991 when a Powdersville teen was seeking to become the military college's first female cadet. ...

Published in: Greenville News - website
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Friday
January 4, 2008
GA Tech's Herron, Immucor's Moise Named Recipients Of 2008 GaBio Industry Growth Awards (Moise '71)

Phil Moise - Mr. Moise is Vice President and General Counsel of Immucor, Inc. Immucor is the largest Georgia-based publicly-traded biotech company, with more than $225 million in annual revenue, and a market cap of over $2 billion. Mr. Moise has represented life sciences companies for more than 22 years. ...

Published in: The Herald, Rock HIll - website

Friday
January 4, 2008
Nicholas Farsi ('77 - executive profile)

Nicholas Farsi was first introduced to computers as a student at The Citadel in the 1970s. That was a long way, geographically and technologically, from his family’s farm outside the city of Tehran, Iran. Farsi has lived in the United States and worked in IT ever since. Beginning as a programmer at Federated Systems Group, Farsi eventually became a vice president there. He subsequently moved into lead IT roles at Cingular, Web.com and Verisign Communications Group before becoming CIO of the Atlanta Housing Authority. ...

Published in: Tech Links - website
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Friday
January 4, 2008
The SoCon scheduling controversy

The Citadel and the College of Charleston played Southern Conference games Thursday night and will play nothing but conference games until March Madness comes around.  Schedule Madness? Some think so. The Bulldogs and Cougars, in fact, will play 18 straight league games through January and February without a single non-conference breather. They both played two league games in December. ...

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

Thursday
January 3, 2008
C of C art professor awarded $25,000 grant by foundation (not web accessible)

College of Charleston studio art professor Cliffton Peacock was awarded at $25,000 Individual Support Grant from the prestigious Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Inc. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page ZB3

Thursday
January 3, 2008
Citadel walk-on maximizes potential through extra work

It's 30 minutes after a Citadel basketball game, and most of the Bulldog players are headed for the barracks with a box of pizza, chatting up girlfriends or giving parents a good-bye hug. Except for Jonathan Brick. He emerges from the locker room, picks a ball off the rack and enlists someone to rebound for him — dad, mom, trainer, coach. For 45 minutes, Brick works his way around the basket in a post-game ritual that explains a lot about why a walk-on guard with modest physical gifts plays a...

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

Thursday
January 3, 2008
DAILY TICKET

4 Sports promoter Mike Veeck is headed to a college classroom. Veeck is the son of legendary owner Bill Veeck, who invited fans to burn disco records at a ballpark. Mike, co-owner of the Class A Charleston RiverDogs, once locked stadium gates to set a poor attendance record. Next month he'll teach a graduate marketing and advertising sports management class at The Citadel.

Published in: Star-Telegram.com, - website

Thursday
January 3, 2008
Elon (5-7) at The Citadel (5-6)

GAME NOTES: The Citadel Bulldogs will try to record their first league victory of the season when they host the Elon Phoenix this evening in a Southern Conference tilt at McAlister Field House. The Phoenix have dropped four of their last five games, including three in a row. The last time Elon was on the court the team suffered an embarrassing, 91-61 setback to Virginia. Elon has been terrible on the road this season, losing all six of its matchups away from home. ...

Published in: SanLuisObispo.com - website

Thursday
January 3, 2008
Kathryn Ruth Dozier (CGC grad - obit)

Kathryn Ruth Dozier, 31, of Charleston, SC died January 1, 2008. Kathryn was born November 30, 1976 in Florence, SC to James F. Dickson and Patricia P. Dickson. She was a summa cum laude graduate of Clemson University in Elementary Education. She was awarded the South Carolina Student Teacher of the Year Award during her time at Clemson. She went on to earn her Master's Degree in Math and Science Education at the College of Charleston. She was a National Board Certified Teacher and then earned a second Master's Degree in Education Administration at the Citadel.  ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - website

Thursday
January 3, 2008
S.C. State board forms president search panel

South Carolina State University's trustees on Wednesday announced the members of a committee that will help in the search for a new president. The board last month decided not to renew former President Andrew Hugine's contract.  ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3
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Thursday
January 3, 2008
S.C. universities offer free classes for 60, older (not web accessible)

COLULMBIA - More than 250 people are taking advantage of a little-known South Carolina law that allows anyone age 60 or over to take college classes without paying tuition. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3

Thursday
January 3, 2008
The Best of Bryce

3. Running with Marines - When I was told about a group of Marines at The Citadel who, twice a week, ran across the Cooper River bridge while wearing 55-pound backbacks, I thought to myself, "I've got to try this." OK, actually I thought: "Those guys are idiots." My editor was the one who thought I should try it. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page E16,17

Thursday
January 3, 2008
Veeck's ingenuity leads to teaching gig
Published in: The Charlotte Observer - website

Thursday
January 3, 2008
What'll we wreck next, Prof. Veeck?

Sports promoter Mike Veeck is headed to a college classroom. Veeck, a former Tigers vice president of marketing and communications, will begin teaching a graduate course in marketing and sports management next month at the Citadel in Charleston, S.C. ...

Published in: Detroit Free Press - website

Wednesday
January 2, 2008
Howard S. McCandlish (obit - attended - not a grad)

COLUMBIA — Mr. Howard Shield McCandlish, 82, formerly of Marion, died Sunday, December 30, 2007, in Columbia, S.C. Born October 8, 1925, in Marion, S.C., he was the son of the late Howard S. McCandlish and the late Elise S. McCandlish, who was the daughter of the late Dr. Z.G. Smith of Marion. Mr. McCandlish was a retired reporter and writer for the Associated Press in Columbia, covering North and South Carolina. He was also a reporter for the Myrtle Beach Sun News and the Greenville News. He attended The Citadel for 2 years and later graduated from the University of Virginia in 1948. ...

Published in: The State - website

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