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November 2017

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Wednesday
November 22, 2017
1. Speaker recounts details of ‘Final Salute’ to Kennedy

The “Final Salute” is the story of a nation in mourning following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963, and on the morning of Nov. 14 — 54 years after the tragic events in Dallas – that story was shared with an audience at the Howell Library. U.S. Army Lt. Col. Carl V. Lillvik (retired), who spoke at the library, was a classmate and military acquaintance of 1st Lt. Samuel R. Bird, the Officer-in-Charge of the president’s casket bearing team. Lillvik and Bird both graduated from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, Charleston, S.C., in June 1961. Lillvik told captivated audience members details of the days that followed Kennedy’s assassination. His account of the events is an amalgam of firsthand accounts related to him by his military colleagues. He related how a Secret Service agent was overheard asking a nurse at Parkland Memorial Hospital, “Where is the nearest white funeral home?” “I mention this because you go back to the idea that the Secret Service agents were very close to him, they were part of the family,” Lillvik said.

Published in: centraljersey.com - Online
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Wednesday
November 22, 2017
2. Mitchell Lee's journey on 'The Voice' has come to a close

We've been cheering for Citadel graduate Mitchell Lee ever since he made the blind auditions on hit NBC TV show "The Voice." However, his time on the popular singing program has sadly come to a close. The episode to end our hopes and dreams for the Charleston representative aired Monday, Nov. 13, during which the coaches had to eliminate half of their teams in preparation for the live shows. Lee was one of three out of six members to be eliminated on Blake Shelton's team after singing "Heaven" by Bryan Adams. Despite praise from several of the judges, including Shelton, Lee was ultimately cut in what was the biggest elimination of the show thus far. "This is my absolute favorite by you," said Jennifer Hudson. "It showed everything you need to show at a playoff," added Miley Cyrus. "He can valuable for my team because he really knows how to work the stage," said Blake Shelton. "He's a full package, a great performer; no reason this guy can't be a success in the music industry." After being eliminated, Lee showed appreciation for all the show had done for him. "I can't tell you how happy you've made this Carolina boy," said Lee. And we were happy to watch him during the journey.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Onlline
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Wednesday
November 22, 2017
3. Patriots Point Development Authority Welcomes Two New Members to the Board of Directors

Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie is a 1983 graduate of The Citadel and has served as chief executive officer for several non-profits, including the Lowcountry Open Land Trust and the South Carolina Maritime Foundation. Haynie is a former congressional press secretary and op-ed newspaper columnist.“I have had the pleasure of serving with two former Mayors of Mount Pleasant who are people of the highest caliber that bring a tremendous amount to the table in building a relationship between our museum and the wonderful town of Mount Pleasant,” said Chandler. “We welcome the opportunity for this new mayor to join us in carrying on that great tradition.”

Published in: patriotspoint.org - Online
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Wednesday
November 22, 2017
4. Resistance movement must fight hypocrisy to survive

Steve Bannon's recent visit to Charleston as the guest speaker for the Citadel Republicans' annual Patriot Dinner sparked a lot of controversy for good reason. He is the proclaimed leader of the "Alt-Right" movement which is just a more socially acceptable term for white supremacy. The fact that the "largest club on campus," along with political leaders of South Carolina would rally behind a bigot like Bannon is a disgusting reminder of the racial stagnation in the state. The sad truth is that, while aligning with racism would usually be political suicide, it will probably win them votes here. However, the evil nature of popular racism and the people who support it is nothing new. McMaster, Templeton, the Citadel Republican Society and all the attendees have publicly denounced equality in favor of the new Republican power surge that is the Alt-Right. The idea of Democracy, or Republicanism if you want to get technical, is that the philosophy of the majority will win out. The hope is that the majority of people would rather live together in harmony and rally against the sewage of society.

Published in: Charleston City Paper - Online
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Wednesday
November 22, 2017
Citadel football has eight players honored on all-SoCon teams
The Citadel landed five players on the all-Southern Conference football team selected by coaches and media, and three more on the league's all-freshman squad. Center Tyler Davis and defensive back Kailik Williams made the coaches' first team, with linebacker Myles Pierce and defensive back Aron Spann on the second team. Davis and Spann made the media's first team, with Pierce and defensive lineman Ja'Lon Williams on the second team. Offensive linemen Jonathan Cole and Jon Barrett Lewis, who started every game for the 5-6 Bulldogs, made the coaches all-freshman team along with fullback Brandon Rainey. Kailik Williams, the SoCon defensive player of the year last season, made 49 tackles with 3½ sacks despite missing the final three games with injury. Pierce had team-high totals of 91 tackles and 13 tackles for loss. Spann was third on the team with 57 tackles, and tied for first in the SoCon with five interceptions. Ja'Lon Williams had 36 tackles and 8½ tackles for loss.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Wednesday
November 22, 2017
The Citadel easily defeats Trinity Baptist
The Citadel basketball team eclipsed the 100-point mark for the second time this season Tuesday night as the Bulldogs cruised to a 116-66 win over the Eagles of Trinity Baptist College inside McAlister Field House. As a team, the Bulldogs (3-2) tallied 32 assists on their 45 made field goals, marking the fourth-most assists ever by a Bulldog team in a single game. The Dogs also recorded 25 steals off 38 turnovers by the Eagles (3-3), the third most steals by a Citadel basketball team. "I thought the guys did an awesome job getting (the ball into Zane), but more importantly just sharing the ball as a team," said head coach Duggar Baucom. "I thought we did a great job with that and making the extra pass. But we did make an extra effort to get the ball into Zane because he hasn't been the Zane of last year and part of that is our fault because we've changed the offense just a touch, but we wanted to get it in there to him tonight." The Bulldogs never trailed in the game and led by double figures with 11:17 to go in the first half when Hayden Brown hit a layup, putting The Citadel up 26-15. With 4:26 to go in the opening half, the Bulldog lead was 20, 46-26.
Broadcast on: WCSC-TV 5 (Charleston) - Online
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Tuesday
November 21, 2017
1. Tommy Baker Veterans Fellowship recipients named for the 2017-18 academic year

The Tommy Baker Veterans Fellowship recipients for the 2017-18 academic year include seven veteran students studying at The Citadel in a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs. The fellowships are one part of The Citadel’s commitment to serving those who served America. One of the new fellows, Cherié Doney, is an evening undergraduate student in the inaugural class of the college’s Bachelor of Science in nursing program. “Cherié Doney is an excellent student and a leader in classroom activities, arranging study groups for her classmates, and is a natural mentor for cadets and other students,” said Amelia Joseph, Ph.D., RN, nurse administrator for the Swain Department of Nursing at The Citadel. “It was an honor to nominate her for the Tommy Baker Veterans Fellowship.” Doney served in the U.S. Navy training as a nuclear-power electrician for two and a half years before receiving a medical discharge. The wife of an active duty military officer and mother of two was onboard as a student when The Swain Department of Nursing at The Citadel was launched in early 2017. “It’s a big jump from engineering to nursing, but I have never once regretted the switch. The curriculum has been eye opening in that nursing is absolutely, without a doubt, what I want to dedicate my time and energy to in fulfilling my desire to serve others,” Doney said.

Published in: Lowcountry Biz SC - Online
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Tuesday
November 21, 2017
2. Thanksgiving: Celebrating the Birth of American Free Enterprise

This time of the year, whether in good economic times or bad, is when Americans gather with their families and friends and enjoy a Thanksgiving meal together. It marks a remembrance of those early Pilgrim Fathers who crossed the uncharted ocean from Europe to make a new start in Plymouth, Massachusetts. What is less appreciated is that Thanksgiving also is a celebration of the birth of free enterprise in America. The English Puritans, who left Great Britain and sailed across the Atlantic on the Mayflower in 1620, were not only escaping from religious persecution in their homeland. They also wanted to turn their back on what they viewed as the materialistic and greedy corruption of the Old World. In the New World, they wanted to erect a New Jerusalem that would not only be religiously devout, but be built on a new foundation of communal sharing and social altruism. Their goal was the communism of Plato’s Republic, in which all would work and share in common, knowing neither private property nor self-interested acquisitiveness. What resulted is recorded in the diary of Governor William Bradford, the head of the colony. The colonists collectively cleared and worked the land, but they brought forth neither the bountiful harvest they hoped for, nor did it create a spirit of shared and cheerful brotherhood.

Published in: The Future of Freedom Foundation - Online
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Tuesday
November 21, 2017
3. S.C. Highway Patrolman saves baby’s life during routine traffic stop

A young South Carolina State Trooper saved the life of a three-month-old boy during what started out as a routine traffic stop. “It was just a normal day, you know, spotting violations,” said Trooper First Class Benjamin Crocker. Crocker, 26, graduated from The Citadel in 2013 and is in the Army National Guard. He pulled a car over on the side of Interstate 26 near mile marker 211 just before 10 a.m. on November 8. Crocker said he was explaining the reason for the stop to the first driver when a car came up behind him. A woman jumped out of the driver seat and began yelling, according to Crocker. “She starts screaming 'my baby, my baby he's not breathing.’,” Crocker recalled. “At that point, I just went into action. He said he jumped into the woman’s car. That’s where he found her daughter and the woman’s grandson barely breathing. "I kicked into lifesaving mode I guess,” he said. “I just started doing gentle light, sternum rubs with my two fingers. Once I got a response out of him and he started crying, I knew he was breathing again."

Broadcast on: WCIV-TV 4 (Charleston) - Online
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Tuesday
November 21, 2017
3.1 SC trooper saves unresponsive baby on I-26 in North Charleston

A South Carolina trooper is sharing how he helped save a 3-month-old baby who stopped breathing. As a state trooper almost everyday on the job is different. But, Nov. 8 stands out to Trooper First Class Benjamin Crocker. "I just kicked into lifesaving mode," Crocker said. Crocker said his day started out normal. He was making a traffic stop on I-26 near the Hanahan exit 211. "Then a vehicle came up behind my car which normally doesn't happen," Crocker said."It kind of got my attention." So he went to go check it and saw a mother with an infant who was in trouble. "She started screaming, 'My baby, my baby! He's not breathing.' So at that point I just went into action," Crocker said. His trooper and National Guard training was put to the test.

Broadcast on: KFVS-TV 12 (Paducah, KY - Cape Girardeau, MO - Harrisburg-Mt Vernon, IL) - Online
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Tuesday
November 21, 2017
4. Dubious donations at issue in Lowcountry legislative race …

As we reported last week, Lowcountry businesswoman Nancy Mace came within a half of a percentage point of winning the GOP primary election for South Carolina House District 99 (map) on November 14. Mace won 49.5 percent of the vote last Tuesday, nearly double the amount of support received by the second-place finisher in the race – Mount Pleasant, S.C. undertaker and town councilman Mark M. Smith. Because no candidate received a majority of votes on the first ballot, Mace and Smith are headed for a runoff election on November 28 – although our guess is Smith might be wishing Mace had beaten him outright at this point. How come? Last weekend, The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier published a report implicating Smith in a deceptive campaign finance scheme. From reporter Caitlin Byrd’s story …

Published in: Fits News - Online
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Tuesday
November 21, 2017
Adams committed to The Citadel in football
Science Hill quarterback Jaylan Adams announced on twitter that he is committed to The Citadel to play football next season. Adams accounted for over 3,000 all-purpose yards his senior season in leading the Hilltoppers to a 7-3 regular-season record and to the TSSAA Class AAA playoffs. “It’s an honor ... can’t wait to serve for this amazing country,” Adams said with a photo of himself in front of a Citadel football helmet on his twitter account. Adams went 103 of 169 passing 1,630 yards with 12 touchdowns and five interceptions his senior season. Adams was also the team’s leading rusher with 170 carries for 1,431 yards with an average of 8.4 yards per carry and 22 touchdowns.
Published in: Johnson City Press - Online
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Tuesday
November 21, 2017
Citadel searching for new volleyball coach
The Citadel has fired volleyball coach Craig Mosqueda and begun a search for a new coach, athletic director Jim Senter announced Monday. Mosqueda, hired from Anderson University in January 2015, had a three-year record of 23-79. This season, the Bulldogs were 8-26 overall and 2-14 in the Southern Conference. Freshman Sharlissa De Jesus became the first Bulldog to make the SoCon all-freshman team. "We have decided to make a change in the leadership of our volleyball program," said Senter, who hired Mosqueda. "This morning, I met with Craig and let him know, per the terms of his contract, he has been terminated without cause. "I am most appreciative of the effort that Coach Mosqueda put into the volleyball enterprise at The Citadel. We wish Craig the best in his future endeavors. We will begin a search for a new head coach immediately."
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Tuesday
November 21, 2017
H. BECKMAN SCHRODER '56
A memorial service to honor the life of H. Beckman “Beck” Schroder, 83, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2 p.m, Today, November 21, 2017 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church. The Reverends Steve Patterson, Frank Griffith and David Weaver will officiate. Following the service, the family will receive friends at the church in the Family Life Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 7020 AC Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256 or Shriners Children’s Hospital, 2900 Rocky Pt. Drive, Tampa, FL, 33607. Beck died Friday, November 17, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born in Rock Hill, SC, and is the son of the late Mary Louise Thomas Schroder and Herman Beckman Schroder, Sr. Beck was a graduate of the Citadel, a member of Band Company, the Brigadier Club and the Citadel Alumni Association. He was a US Army Veteran, and retired from E.I. DuPont after 35 years as a Senior Research Chemist. Beck was a member of Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, a member of the Golden Club and a former member of the Camden County Club.
Published in: The Chronicle Independent - Online
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Monday
November 20, 2017
1. Baker Veterans Fellowship recipients named for the 2017-18 academic year

The Tommy Baker Veterans Fellowship recipients for the 2017-18 academic year include seven veteran students studying at The Citadel in a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs. The fellowships are one part of The Citadel’s commitment to serving those who served America. One of the new fellows, Cherié Doney, is an evening undergraduate student in the inaugural class of the college’s Bachelor of Science in nursing program. “Cherié Doney is an excellent student and a leader in classroom activities, arranging study groups for her classmates, and is a natural mentor for cadets and other students,” said Amelia Joseph, Ph.D., RN, nurse administrator for the Swain Department of Nursing at The Citadel. “It was an honor to nominate her for the Tommy Baker Veterans Fellowship.” Doney served in the U.S. Navy training as a nuclear-power electrician for two and a half years before receiving a medical discharge. The wife of an active duty military officer and mother of two, was onboard as a student when The Swain Department of Nursing at The Citadel was launched in early 2017.

Published in: Citadel News Room - Online
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Monday
November 20, 2017
2. How Capitalism Saved Entire Generations from Crippling Poverty

The free enterprise, or capitalist, system has done more to improve the material condition of humanity than any other economic arrangement in all of recorded history. Yet, “Capitalism” is constantly condemned and accused of being the cause of humanity’s woes, while in reality, nothing is further from the truth. In a mere two hundred years, the economic condition of humankind has dramatically transformed. In 1820, the world population was barely one billion people and had only grown to 1.5 billion by 1900. Now, in 2017, the global population has increased to over 7.4 billion people. Has this huge increase in world population led to abject material misery and human despair? Not at all; instead, it has been very much the opposite. In 1900, global Gross Domestic Product stood at around one billion dollars, while today it stands at nearly $80 trillion. In 1820, world per capita GDP was estimated to have been about $1,000; by 1900 it doubled to $2,000 per person on average. By 2017, per capita GDP is approaching $16,000, an eight-fold increase in little over a century and with a world population seven times larger than a little over a hundred years ago.

Published in: Panam Postr - Online
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Monday
November 20, 2017
3. The new Miss SC USA and Miss SC Teen USA have been crowned

The new queens have been crowned. Miss SC USA Tori Sizemore, representing Golden Corner, and Miss SC Teen USA Elizabeth Self, representing the Upstate, will move on to represent South Carolina in the national Miss USA pageants next year. As the winner was announced for Miss SC USA, a hush came over the crowd at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. Peacock feathers, fairy wings and flower crowns were among eccentric wear for the contestants' opening outfits as audience family members and friends cheered for their favorites, holding up signs, shaking noisemakers and waving glowsticks. Some Citadel cadets even made an appearance, lending the heel-wearing women an arm as they climbed the stage steps, transitioning from opening outfits to sports and swim wear to evening gowns.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Monday
November 20, 2017
4. The Citadel rallies past High Point 79-77

Preston Parks hit three 3-pointers and scored 16 points and The Citadel rallied in the second half to turn back High Point 79-77 on Saturday.Andre Fox sank a 3-pointer with 6:33 left in the game to give High Point a 65-58 lead, but the Bulldogs (3-2) put together a 15-0 run to seize control. Parks and Kaelon Harris turned steals into layups to begin the run and Parks buried a 3-pointer to cap the run and give The Citadel a 73-65 lead with 2:20 left to play. Fox finished with 24 points for the Panthers (1-2). He knocked down 7 of 11 shots from the floor, including all four of his 3-point attempts, and was 6 of 6 at the free-throw line. Fox added five rebounds. Brandon Kamga tossed in 13 points, Jahaad Proctor scored 11 with five rebounds and reserves Ricky Madison and Justyn Mutts scored 11 and 10, respectively for High Point.

Published in: Madison Sports - Online
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Monday
November 20, 2017
Clemson clobbers The Citadel in celebration
It was a celebration from start to finish for Clemson on Saturday afternoon against The Citadel. The Tigers opened the day by recognizing seniors during pregame, honored the military throughout the day and clobbered The Citadel 61-3 on the field in their final tuneup before traveling to South Carolina. Clemson improved to 27-1 over the past four years at home, which is a record number of wins over a four-year period. “It was an awesome day all the way around. To see our seniors go out like that was really special,” Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said. “Our goal today was, really, to create some momentum. We’ve talked a lot about finishing strong. It’s all right there, and we wanted to start today as we get into this last little phase here of playing our best football.”
Published in: The State - Online
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Monday
November 20, 2017
State report: College of Charleston advances to CAA Tournament championship in volleyball

Devon Rachel had a career-high 24 kills and added 15 digs and three blocks to propel top-seeded College of Charleston past fifth-seeded Hofstra 3-2 on Friday night in the second semifinal match of the CAA Tournament at James Madison’s Sinclair Gymnasium. The Cougars (27-4), won their 15th straight match to earn a spot in Saturday’s championship final versus third-seeded James Madison (22-5) at 4:05 p.m. It will be the fourth title match appearance for CofC since 2013 – which was the first CAA crown the program captured during its inaugural season in the league. Jane Feddersen and Krissy Mummey both reached double-digit kill totals with 12 and 11, respectively, for the Cougs, whose 27 wins are their most in a single season since 2012. Fedderson hit a whopping .611 percent and chipped in seven blocks, while junior Allison Beckman, the CAA Setter of the Year, collected 55 total assists and 16 digs for the double-double.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Friday
November 17, 2017
1. 'Just doing my job': Trooper saves unresponsive infant on roadside

It seemed like a typical day of shift work for Tfc. Benjamin Crocker. The South Carolina Highway Patrolman said he had just pulled over a car traveling westbound on Interstate 26, near mile marker 211, when a second vehicle came barreling up behind him. “I was talking to the driver and explaining the reason for the stop, and another car pulled up behind my car, and it caught my attention because that normally doesn’t happen,” Crocker said. It was around 10:45 a.m. on Nov. 8, and the 26-year-old officer didn’t expect he would have to put his life-saving skills to work. Shortly after stopping, the driver of the second vehicle ran to Crocker, looking for a hero in uniform—and that’s what she found. She told him her 3-month-old grandson wasn’t breathing. “I said, ‘OK, time to go to work,’” Crocker said. Inside the car he immediately spotted the infant in his mother’s arms. The child was sitting upright with his head tilted to the side—his appearance alarming. Though Crocker never determined the root cause of the medical incident, he said he did learn the infant had been in the hospital with a fever the previous night. Crocker has been a trooper since 2013, completing trooper school after graduating from the Citadel. He’s part of the agency’s Target Zero team and said law enforcement runs in his blood—his father a former cop in Massachusetts, where Crocker was raised.

Published in: Journal Scene - Online
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Friday
November 17, 2017
1. The Citadel holds 80th annual Christmas Candlelight Services
The 2017 Christmas Candlelight Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, through Sunday, Dec. 3, in Summerall Chapel. Cadets from the Protestant and Gospel Choirs, together with The Citadel Chorale and members of The Citadel Regimental Band make the program a wonderful celebration. Visitors may purchase poinsettias for $12 each in memory or in honor of someone dear to them. The Chapel uses the poinsettias each night of the Christmas Candlelight Service and they may be picked up for your own decoration on Tuesday, 5 December, after 9:00 a.m. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1 – Sunday, Dec. 3 Summerall Chapel Free and open to the public; media invited to attend
Published in: Lowcountry Biz SC - Online
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Friday
November 17, 2017
2. Husband accused of setting Citadel graduate on fire arrested in New York

After nearly two months on the run, a man accused of setting his wife, a Citadel graduate, on fire in Florence County has been arrested. The Florence County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday that 32-year-old Charles Durell Nethercutt was arrested a day earlier in Yonkers, N.Y. He was wanted on an attempted murder charge in a Sept. 19 domestic violence incident near Florence. Deputies said Mandie Brillhart Nethercutt, 27, suffered severe burns to her arms, torso, legs and feet during an argument with her husband. She told authorities he grabbed a jug of gasoline, poured the fuel on her and set her ablaze after accusing her of cheating on him. Her 14-month-old child was at the home on Longfellow Drive at the time but was not harmed. Donations poured in for Mandie Nethercutt after friend and mentor Doug Bridges started a GoFundMe.com page, which has raised over $82,800 to help pay for medical expenses.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Friday
November 17, 2017
Citadel relishes moment in Clemson spotlight, despite obvious disadvantages
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said this week that he'd make sure his players are aware that it was just two years ago that The Citadel went in to Williams-Brice Stadium and beat South Carolina. “Absolutely. We better remind them,” Swinney said of the Bulldogs' 23-22 upset of the Gamecocks in 2015. “I’ll make sure. In fact it’s in my notes ... I’ll make dang sure they know.” Given the huge disparity in finances, facilities, resources and scholarships between Power 5 schools such as Clemson and USC and FCS programs such as The Citadel, such upsets should probably never happen. But that disparity also makes it special when they do. "You live for those days as a coach," said The Citadel head coach Brent Thompson, who was the Bulldogs' offensive coordinator when they beat USC in 2015. Thompson, whose first game as a head coach against an FBS team was last season's 41-7 loss at North Carolina, said he relishes the opportunity presented by games like Saturday's at Clemson. "I love it," Thompson said. "I love it for our players and our fans and for myself, just for the experience of it. "I've got no problem with it," he said. "I think it's one of the best things we do, and I'd love to see it carried on. You never know when you might run into one of those days like we had at South Carolina."
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Friday
November 17, 2017
No. 4 Clemson hosts Citadel, wants to stay on playoff track

No. 4 Clemson has secured another spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference title game. Now, the Tigers are looking to keep their College Football Playoff hopes alive. That starts Saturday against Citadel, an FCS opponent that has lost 15 straight to Clemson dating back to 1931. After that is the annual state tussle with resurgent rival South Carolina, and the Gamecocks are eager to make amends for last year’s humbling 56-7 rout. ”People talk about wanting an expanded playoff,” Clemson co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott said. ”We’re in the playoffs. We lose, we’re out.” It’s a fine line the Tigers (9-1, No. 2 CFP) have walked successfully the past two seasons. They had clinched the ACC Atlantic Division after nine games in 2015, then finished 3-0 down the stretch before heading to the ACC title game. Last season, Clemson needed to win its final ACC game at Wake Forest in week 11 to wrap up another trip to the championship game and followed that up with its rivalry beat down.

Published in: FOX Sports - Online
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Thursday
November 16, 2017
1. The Value of Grant-Funded Scientific Research

Second, research addresses community-based issues to help improve quality of life and solve practical problems. For example, the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium, a state agency, uses federal dollars from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, leveraged with private and state dollars, to fund research projects addressing critical issues affecting South Carolina’s coastal environment and economy. One such funded research project involving engineering faculty at The Citadel is addressing coastal resiliency by developing localized flood models to plan infrastructure improvements in the Charleston region. Another funded project examined the status of horseshoe crab populations to support a local multimillion dollar industry involved in collecting horseshoe crab blood, which, believe it or not, is used to detect bacterial contamination of medical equipment in the healthcare industry. Such funding from S.C. Sea Grant has also resulted in patents for innovative products that impact local businesses, including the development of a protein analog that is being tested as a safe and effective alternative to copper-based products preventing marine invertebrates from fouling the hull of boats.

Published in: Charleston Business Magazine - Online
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Thursday
November 16, 2017
2. 600 elementary students build to learn

For many adults, the thought of building a structure is intimidating and complex, but for 600 elementary students from schools with Richland County District Two it’s something they’ve already accomplished. In September and October, fourth- and fifth-graders from 16 schools near Columbia traveled to the Clemson Design Center in Charleston (CDC.C) to tour the facility and build a room of their own. Ray Huff, associate architecture professor and director of the CDC.C., and senior architecture lecturer David Pastre worked with the visiting students, parents and teachers in groups of 50 during one of three, three day sessions. The students are all part of Richland County School District Two’s ALERT program, a one-day-a-week pullout program that provides active learning experiences on a two-year cycle for gifted and talented students. During the first year, students study architecture and sustainability and the second year, students learn about engineering through research units. One of the primary goals of Richland County District Two’s ALERT program is to make college palpable and attainable. By partnering with institutions, students have the opportunity to see first-hand what college programs look like and, more specifically, get a glimpse into the academic life of college students. District Two has had a partnership with The Citadel for their engineering and research unit for more than a decade.

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Thursday
November 16, 2017
3. Letter: Steve Bannon visit

Last Friday night Steve Bannon stood on a stage at The Citadel and spouted his foul rhetoric unchallenged, except by one protester who was expelled. A self-described Republican Citadel cadet who was interviewed on TV described Bannon as an “interesting” speaker. That “interesting” speaker was one of those who cheered those torch-bearing, flag-carrying thugs as they tore through the campus and town of Charlottesville, Va. So, did the audience at The Citadel make any attempt to challenge Bannon’s disgusting rhetoric? No, they didn’t. Did they get up and walk out of the room? Again, no. Did they hiss or boo his angry propaganda? No, they did not. What they did do — and what I find absolutely repugnant — was give him standing ovations. I find it deeply disturbing that there are people in the area I call home who are patting themselves on the back for cheering and supporting the despicable and abhorrent values of that trashy man. This has to be Charleston’s worst hour.

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Thursday
November 16, 2017
4. Olujobi shoots North Carolina A&T past The Citadel, 92-73 (Nov 15, 2017)

Femi Olujobi hit 13 of 15 shots from the field to post 29 points to go with nine rebounds and North Carolina A&T built a double-digit lead in the first half and made it stand up in a 92-73 win at The Citadel Wednesday night. Olujobi has been the Aggies go-to player through their first three games, posting totals of 34 and 20 to go with his effort against the Bulldogs. Devonte Boykins hit 7 of 15 shots to finish with 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Aggies (2-1), whose lone loss came at Clemson. North Carolina A&T shot 37 of 65 from the field (56.9 percent), including 7 of 22 from behind the three-point arc. The Aggies built a 48-36 lead in the first half and stretched it in the second. Preston Parks had 19 points to lead The Citadel (1-2), with Frankie Johnson adding another 13.

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Thursday
November 16, 2017
5. Tigers preparing for high-stress Citadel

The Clemson Tiger defense will have its hands full this week with the triple-option attack of The Citadel Bulldogs. For the first time since the 2013 season, the Tigers will welcome the Bulldogs and their powerful triple-option attack to Death Valley for a showdown Saturday (12:20 p.m., ACC Network). The good news for the Tigers is they have already experienced the triple-option attack this season, against cross-division rival Georgia Tech, who the Tigers held to 133 rushing yards. The bad news for the Tigers is that The Citadel is a different animal than Georgia Tech. "It definitely helps as opposed to starting from scratch,” defensive coordinator Brent Venables said. “There's some similarities, but there's a lot of differences — schemewise, formationally, motion, a lot of things that they do that are different. There are some things that certainly help you just having done it three or four weeks ago. There will be some carryover."

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Thursday
November 16, 2017
6. Dabo Swinney: "I’m really, really proud of this team regardless of what happens the rest of the way"

The third installment of the College Football Playoff rankings were released Tuesday night and Clemson came in at No. 2. The Tigers jumped two spots, it is officially crunch time within their schedule and all eyes are going to turn to how they might fare in these next three weeks. Winning out and beating Miami in the ACC Championship would punch the Tigers' ticket in. Losing any of the remaining three games against The Citadel, South Carolina or Miami would derail that initiative. Sensing the finality that is upon his team as the season winds down, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is aware of the outside chatter. But internally, he wants his team to know the season is not a failure if a playoff berth is not in the cards. As such, Tuesday, the Tigers' coach utilized his public press conference platform to speak to his players. Heading into the season, many stacked the odds against the Tigers, then when they lost to Syracuse, questions lingered — and still do. Clemson's ending still waits to be written. But from a larger standpoint, Swinney is proud of how his unit handled it all.

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Thursday
November 16, 2017
7. "Curacao Kid" Andruw Jones Signs on for RiverDogs Hot Stove Banquet

One of the great all-around players of his generation, a winner of ten consecutive gold gloves, ten straight 20-homer seasons, and a 2005 Silver Slugger Award, former Braves great Andruw Jones will be the featured guest at the Charleston RiverDogs' 14th Annual Hot Stove Banquet & Auction presented by Tom McQueeney State Farm on Friday, February 2 at the Charleston Marriott Crystal Ballroom. The RiverDogs, the Class-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, welcome a former member of the Braves for the eighth time and a former Yankee, also for an eighth instance in the annual event's history. The Hot Stove Banquet has become one of the most highly anticipated occasions by RiverDogs fans each season. Past speakers include Bobby Cox, John Smoltz, Tom Glavine, Ryne Sandberg, Wade Boggs, and Goose Gossage in an event that brings baseball fans together to celebrate the magic of America's pastime. Jones, a five-time All-Star, will share behind-the-scenes stories, answer questions, and pose for pictures. The event will open with a cocktail hour and silent auction that includes baseball memorabilia from past Hot Stove speakers, collectibles from RiverDogs Director of Fun Bill Murray, vacation packages, and more, beginning at 6pm. Tom McQueeney State Farm Insurance is the presenting sponsor for the 11th consecutive year. Proceeds from the Hot Stove Banquet benefit The Citadel, College of Charleston and Charleston Southern baseball scholarship funds.

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Wednesday
November 15, 2017
1. Citadel releases Bannon protester incident report

The Citadel Department of Public Safety has released the incident report detailing the citation of a woman who interrupted Steve Bannon's speech at the college on Nov. 10. Writer Emily Abedon shouted at Bannon from her seat in the audience at about 8:45 p.m. Shortly after, officers escorted her out of the Alumni Holliday Center where the Citadel Republican Society was holding its annual Patriot Dinner. The 300 guests watched and jeered as she was removed, only to laugh when Bannon cracked an "ex-wife" joke. The report lists Abedon as having been using alcohol at the time of her citation, with an officer writing that he detected a "very strong odor of alcoholic beverage emitting from the Subject's breath and person." Officers eventually "picked (her) off the floor" when she objected. Abedon was charged with disorderly conduct. Her magistrate court hearing is set for Nov. 30.

Published in: Charleston City Paper - Online
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Wednesday
November 15, 2017
2. Citadel Space Star Blog #26 -- ONE WORLD, ONE MANY VIEWS - IMAGES OF THE WORLD FROM A CELESTIAL VANTAGE POINT

International Space Station Commander Randy Bresnik takes amazing photos as part of his daily job. Unlike most common, surface-dwelling photographers, though, he provides shots from the unique perspective of Low Earth Orbit (LEO). From about 250 miles above the Earth’s surface, Commander Bresnik and the other Expedition 53 crew members can take some of the most stunning aerial shots of our planet that have ever been recorded. How can we find these beautiful photos? Look no further than Bresnik’s Instagram page, @astrokomrade. Follow him to gain access to all his breathtaking images of Earth from orbit, as well as other content including spacewalk selfies, videos of the crew playing with fidget spinners in low gravity, and much more. In addition to his usual posts, on October 23, Commander Bresnik began a new photographic initiative called #OneWorldManyViews. He reached out to his followers and asked them to send him pictures of Earth from their surface vantagepoint as the ISS made a flyby over their region of the planet.

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Wednesday
November 15, 2017
3. Richard A. Blakeney

Richard Andre' Blakeney, age 40, died unexpectedly on Sunday, November 12, 2017. He was born November 29, 1976. He is survived by his loving parents Rev. William King Blakeney and Mamie Louise Blakeney, two brothers Matthew King Blakeney and Nicholus Dominic Blakeney, a niece Avaree' Margarita Courtney, and a host of devoted family and friends. Richard graduated from St. Andrews High School in 1995 and received a BA in Music and Theater from Winthrop University in 2001. While attending Winthrop University, Richard, a tenor/baritone, received the distinction as a voice teacher and was subsequently made Artist-in-Residence in Theatre, musical acting, improvisation, and directing, while directing a number of musicals in the START program there. To the delight of his family and friends, Richard returned "home" to Charleston and could be heard and seen in the Charleston Market area giving his awesome renditions of Sometimes I feel like a Motherless Child, Wade in the Water, The Impossible Dream, and his favorite- Swing Low Sweet Chariot. At the time of his death, he was also gainfully employed by The Citadel in the Cadet Store. Family will be receiving friends at Fielding Homes for Funerals at 2704 Meeting Street Road on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 16, 2017, at 10:00 AM at the Summerall Chapel-The Citadel. Repass immediately following service at the Mark Clark Hall.

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Wednesday
November 15, 2017
3.1 Friends remember Richard Blakeney, Charleston-area opera singer who died suddenly

"Amazing, amazing voice. Tenor voice," recalled Mac McDougal. He has fond memories of his long-time college friend and fraternity brother, Richard Blakeney. Both attended Winthrop University. Blakeney, a St. Andrews High School graduate, died suddenly on Sunday morning. "It's very easy to keep in contact with him. Because he was just always doing things. And always inviting you to do things. And we would always see him downtown singing. He loved to sing on the street," said McDougal, an assistant principal at Stall High School. Known for his booming voice and friendly demeanor, Blakeney wanted to bring his talents into schools and teach the gift of music. "What he really wanted to do was get on the South Carolina Arts Commission's list to be able to go into public schools and to do things with the students in public school," McDougal said.

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Wednesday
November 15, 2017
3.2 In memory of Mr. Richard Blakeney

Richard Blakeney, a respected and admired member of The Citadel Cadet Store team, is remembered with great fondness at the time of his passing which occurred Nov. 14. He began working at the college in 2008, leaving to move to another state in 2011. He later returned to South Carolina and The Citadel, working in the Cadet Store. Blakeney was also a gifted and studied opera singer, a talent cadets and coworkers were able to enjoy. His supervisor, Linda Mattingly shared some memories about him: Richard Blakeney started working in the Cadet Store in February of 2016. At the time we hired Richard we did not know he was such a celebrity. It did not take long for us to have the privilege of hearing Richard’s beautiful voice. We thought he was great. Richard was such a big part of the Cadet Store. His primary position was in the stock room, but at every opportunity he would work on the sales floor because he loved helping the cadets. He would make sure he was educated on all of the new healthier drinks we were selling so that he could pass the information on to the cadets. The last week or so, he would put out cardboard boxes the freshmen could use to make their elaborate hats for the Thanksgiving celebration. That’s the way Richard was, always thinking of others.

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Wednesday
November 15, 2017
4. S.C. House District 99 candidates Nancy Mace and Mark Smith heading to runoff

The Republican race to represent Daniel Island and parts of Berkeley County and East Cooper in the Statehouse is going to a runoff between Realtor Nancy Mace and Mount Pleasant Town Councilman Mark Smith. In Tuesday's special primary, none of the four candidates broke the 50 percent mark needed to avoid a runoff election, though Mace came close. With all precincts reporting in the state House District 99 special primary, Mace received 49.4 percent of the turnout, or 1,290 votes, while Smith collected 27 percent, or 714 votes, according to unofficial returns.

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Wednesday
November 15, 2017
For Citadel, 'best is the standard' against overwhelming favorite Clemson
Citadel football players couldn't help but be impressed when they entered Clemson's indoor practice facility on a Monday morning two months ago. The Bulldogs, forced to hit the road by Hurricane Irma, were in need of a place to practice after winning a game at Presbyterian on Sept. 9. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney was happy to oblige. “That was an eye-opener for us,” said Bulldogs quarterback Jordan Black. “To see how their coaches and their whole organization runs, their facilities are top notch in the nation. When we got there, it was culture shock, really. It's an upscale organization.” Black and the Bulldogs will get another look at how Tigers football operates when The Citadel plays at Clemson at 12:20 p.m. Saturday, its first visit to Death Valley since 2013. The 5-5 Bulldogs, not quite the same team that won Southern Conference titles in 2015 and 2016, will obviously be huge underdogs against the defending FBS national champs, who have overwhelming advantages in talent, scholarships and resources. Nonetheless, coach Brent Thompson wants his players to embrace and enjoy the experience.
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Wednesday
November 15, 2017
The Citadel's Sharlissa De Jesus first Bulldog to make SoCon volleyball all-freshman team
The Citadel's Sharlissa De Jesus became the first Bulldogs' player to make the Southern Conference's all-freshman volleyball team Tuesday. De Jesus, an outside hitter from Guayama, Puerto Rico, led The Citadel in kills during the regular season with 347, good for fifth on the the team's all-time list. The Citadel (8-25, 2-14) plays Mercer (9-20, 3-13) in the first round of the SoCon tournament at 9:30 a.m. Friday in Cullowhee, N.C.
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Tuesday
November 14, 2017
1. World War II veterans gather at Patriots Point for honor cruise
Three World War II veterans gathered Monday on a SpiritLine Dinner Cruise where they were honored for their service. Each of the veterans were picked up by a limo and taken to Patriots Point for this years annual volunteer dinner cruise. The three vets received a plaque thanking them for their service during the war, and as volunteers at Patriots Point. Veteran Bill Watkinson learned to fly every single-engine aircraft the Navy flew in the war. Another veteran, Dick Whitaker, completed boot camp right here in the Lowcountry at Parris Island. On his 19th birthday, he boarded an attack transport bound for the Japanese held island of Okinawa. Charleston native and Citadel alum, Bill Cart enlisted in the Navy after his sophomore year. He was one of the first pilots in the war to fly the Corsair Fighter Plane. Cart flew combat missions off of the escort carrier, USS Saginaw Bay. The cruise also included more than 50 other volunteers of Patriots Point.
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Tuesday
November 14, 2017
2. Mitchell Lee’s Cover ‘Heaven’ By Bryan Adams Pushes His Range On The Voice Playoffs
Mitchell Lee delivered an emotional performance of “Heaven” by Bryan Adams on The Voice playoffs. Blake Shelton thought it was a solid performance and that he was pushed far with the song choice. Jennifer Hudson said that it was a good sign for the audience cheering him on. However, Jennifer did not think this was one of her favorite performances of Mitchell’s despite being a huge fan. Miley Cyrus liked the performance because Mitchell showed everything that he has.
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Tuesday
November 14, 2017
3. Richard Blakeney, beloved Citadel employee and gifted singer, passes away

Citadel alumni and former co-workers report that a beloved member of the campus community has died. Richard Blakeney passed away suddenly this week, according to friends and acquaintances posting memorial messages in a recently formed Facebook group. Blakeney worked at the equipment rental desk at the Citadel's Deas Hall for years.

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Tuesday
November 14, 2017
3.1 Richard A. Blakeney

Richard A. Blakeney N. CHARLESTON - Mr. Richard A. Blakeney of 2376 Sorentrue Avenue, North Charleston, SC entered into eternal rest on November 12, 2017, he was the beloved son of Rev. William K. Blakeney and Mrs. Mamie L. Blakeney, brother of Messrs. Matthew King and Nicholus Dominic Blakeney. Friends may call Fielding Home For Funerals, 2704 Meeting Street Road, North Charleston, SC, 722-3348, 744-2545 or 1-800-290-5954. Funeral notice later. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston

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Tuesday
November 14, 2017
4. Capitalism and Competition

Market competition is at the heart of the capitalist system. It serves as the driving force for creative innovation, the mechanism by which market supplies and demands are brought into coordinated balance for multitudes of goods, and an institutional setting for individuals to freely find their own place to best earn a living in society. Yet, listening to the critics of capitalism, competition is made out to be a cruel and dehumanizing process that feeds unnecessary wants and desires, or has a tendency to evolve into anti-competitive market-based monopolies contrary to the “public interest.” Competition fosters a “selfish” disregard for the “common good” and misdirects resources from their most important “socially valuable” uses.

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Tuesday
November 14, 2017
5. 10 takeaways from a wild, playoff-altering day of college football

The former should have 40 percent of the top five when the new rankings come out Tuesday, and the latter should see its undefeated Wisconsin Badgers move either into the bracket or just outside it, with at least one guaranteed loser ahead of them. Clemson and Miami will meet in the ACC title game. If both get through the next two weeks without a loss the Tigers play CITADEL and SOUTH CAROLINA, the Hurricanes play Virginia and Pittsburgh the winner should be a cinch playoff team. The loser might even be in contention as well especially if it is Miami at 11-1. The Hurricanes and their Turnover Chains are the big two-week mover, coupling the demolition of Notre Dame with an 18-point win over Virginia Tech the week before.

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Tuesday
November 14, 2017
Clemson vs. Citadel Bulldogs
The gamecocks playing Wofford, an in-state rival. We do have a chance at a rain shower late. I think we have better chances for rain for the Clemson game, as they take on the Citadel Bulldogs, another in-state rival. A steady rise in temperatures, the low points will be tomorrow evening. It's going to be chilly.
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Monday
November 13, 2017
1. ‘You’re a good girl,’ Bannon tells protester removed from his SC appearance

Much was made of the protests that would be waiting for Steve Bannon at his appearance in South Carolina Friday. One wasn’t expected during the Breitbart News executive’s appearance. That’s exactly what happened, as a woman disrupted the speech given by the former chief strategist to President Donald Trump at the annual Patriot Dinner held by the The Citadel Republican Society. Unfazed by the interruption, Bannon cracked a few jokes before referring to the protester as a “good girl.” Emily Abedon of Sullivan’s Island, was the protester, according to multiple reports. Abedon was given a courtesy summons and cited for disorderly conduct for the incident, according to charlestoncitypaper.com.

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Monday
November 13, 2017
1. Bannon on Moore: Until more evidence, 'I'm standing with him'
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said he is standing by Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, despite allegations that the Alabama candidate pursued relationships with underage teens several years ago. "Until I see additional evidence on Judge Moore, I'm standing with him," Bannon said in Charleston, South Carolina on Friday night. An explosive Washington Post report released Thursday based on interviews with more than 30 people detailed allegations that the 70-year-old Moore had pursued sexual relationships with several women when they were between 14 and 18 years old and he was in his 30s, and in one instance had sexual contact with an underage teen. Moore has denied the allegations, and on Friday afternoon called them politically motivated.
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Monday
November 13, 2017
1. Steve Bannon fires up Republicans, defends Roy Moore at Citadel fundraiser

President Trump's former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon joked Friday that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton got her "ass kicked" during the 2016 presidential election. In remarks at an event held by the Citadel Republican Society at The Citadel in South Carolina, Bannon ripped Clinton as a "phony" peddling a "900-page book." "Here's what a phony she is. She just wrote another 900-page book. Right? Didn't she just write another 900-page book?” Bannon said.

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Monday
November 13, 2017
2. Crowd of about 200 protests Steve Bannon's talk at The Citadel

Several Charleston-area groups gathered in protest of Steve Bannon's appearance at a Citadel student organization's annual fundraising dinner Friday night. Protesters started gathering shortly before 4 p.m. outside of Johnson Hagood Stadium, across the street from the Holliday Alumni Center where the controversial former chief strategist to President Donald Trump was slated to speak. The rally is expected to last until 8 p.m. By 6 p.m. the crowd had swelled to about 200 people. Protesters came from variety of backgrounds and included at least a few military veterans as well as Citadel alumni. Citadel alumna Heather Hall, who graduated in 2017 with a master's degree in education, said outside the venue that she is disappointed Bannon is speaking on campus. Hall said she respects First Amendment rights but wishes the event was held off campus. Campus leadership should have denounced the kind of political rhetoric Bannon represents, Hall said. "It doesn't represent The Citadel at all," she said.

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Monday
November 13, 2017
3. Hicks column: The Republican governor's race looks like a race to the bottom

So three of South Carolina’s Republican candidates for governor descended on Charleston Friday night to kiss Steve Bannon’s … ring. They fussed and fawned over the poster boy for white nationalists and alt-righters like a bunch of teenyboppers at a Justin Bieber concert. During The Citadel Republican Society dinner, they competed for the former Trump strategist’s affections by trying to out-outsider each other. "The concentration of power in our state Legislature must be undone," Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant told the crowd. Bryant, mind you, has been in the Legislature nearly 14 years. “We’re here tonight to welcome a patriot, a fighter, a conservative who speaks for the rest of us,” said Catherine Templeton. Who's us? Templeton worked in the Haley administration for five years and was state co-chair of establishment candidate Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign last year. In the 2010 governor’s race, she voted for the Democrat. “I’ve heard two people talk like that,” Gov. Henry McMaster said, reminding everyone he was the first to endorse the president. “One is Steve Bannon and the other is Donald Trump. Nobody did more to elect Donald Trump than Steve Bannon.”

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Monday
November 13, 2017
3.1 Steve Bannon tells black business leaders to demand better

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon told a group of black South Carolina business leaders Friday that he understands the frustration they and others might feel at not being able to grow their businesses. "Minority entrepreneurs are the biggest customers of community banks," Bannon said. "And you know why they didn't get recapitalized? Because nobody cares. When it comes time to make the deals, you're not in the room." The Brietbart News chief participated in a round-table discussion with several dozen black business leaders from across the Carolinas and Georgia. The event sponsored by the South Carolina African American Chamber of Commerce was closed to media except for The Associated Press.

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Monday
November 13, 2017
4. Army Veteran Announces Candidacy for SC House 'The Way an Airborne Ranger Should'

As he grew up, former Army Ranger and Lt. Col. Bobby Cox listened as his grandfathers recounted defending America in World War II, and he heard stories from his father and uncle about their service in Vietnam. When it came time for Cox to go to college, he selected The Citadel “to test his desire for service,” according to his bio. “My senior year in college, the September 11 attacks occurred, which solidified my desire to serve in the military,” he explained to IJR. “I knew good men and women were going into harm's way to protect our country, and I wanted to stand among them.” He was repeatedly told, “If you wanted to be the best of the best, then you had to be a Ranger,” and after passing the grueling training, he joined the 75th Ranger Regiment and served several deployments.

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Monday
November 13, 2017
5. Children's Museum expansion will add some color to historic tourist area

The Children's Museum of the Lowcountry is just a few yards from the Charleston Visitors Center and next door to the historic William Aiken House, but not many tourists manage to find it. That could change after an expansion that will include a much more visible and colorful entrance. The Charleston Board of Architectural Review unanimously approved a conceptual design of the expansion last week. Visitors would enter off Ann Street through an array of colorful poles that look like pickup sticks. A shed that used to house a steam engine will be demolished to make way for the addition. An initial report to BAR estimated that the shed was built in the 1980s. City of Charleston architect Dennis Dowd said it appeared to have been built in the 1970s based on the materials and condition. "Although this may look historic, it's not," he said. Longtime tour guide Pat Mellen said before the meeting that he recalls seeing the shed in the 1960s when he was a cadet at the The Citadel. He didn't speak at the meeting but said he called officials to express his concern about losing it.

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Monday
November 13, 2017
Resurgent Furman routs The Citadel, 56-20
The Citadel carted busloads of knobs up to Furman on a chilly Saturday and asked them to watch a football game. It probably doesn't qualify as hazing, but sitting through Furman's 56-20 demolition of the Bulldogs couldn't have been pleasant for any of the military school's freshmen, nor anyone else bundled up in Citadel blue. Quarterback P.J. Blazejowski completed 11 of 14 passes for 204 yards and two touchdowns, and the Paladins, before 10,105 fans at Paladin Stadium, confirmed a changing of the guard in the Southern Conference with their biggest win over The Citadel since a 58-13 triumph in 1987.
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Monday
November 13, 2017
Virginia Tech scores 132 points against The Citadel
The Virginia Tech men’s basketball team turned in one of the most prolific outings in its history Sunday night. The Hokies tuned up for this week’s trip to New York City by squashing The Citadel 132-93 at Cassell Coliseum. The 132 points were the second-highest total in Tech history. Tech tallied a school-record 141 in a double-overtime win over Southern Mississippi in February 1988. Nickeil Alexander-Walker had 29 points for Tech on Sunday — the third-most prolific outing by a freshman in school history. He was 10 of 16 from the field. Tech (2-0) opened this season with a 111-79 rout of visiting Detroit Mercy. This is the first time Tech has scored at least 100 points in back-to-back games since back-to-back 102-point outings in January 1988.
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Friday
November 10, 2017
1. Ahead of Steve Bannon's visit, The Citadel's president calls for respect of free speech

Citadel President John Rosa issued a statement late Thursday calling for respect of free speech and public safety ahead of former White House strategist Steve Bannon's appearance Friday. In a message addressed to The Citadel community, Rosa noted the school's Citadel Republican Society gathering will be attended by Gov. Henry McMaster and other dignitaries, civic leaders and guests. He also mentioned groups planning for a peaceful rally in opposition of Bannon's appearance, in a designated space adjacent to Johnson Hagood Stadium.

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Friday
November 10, 2017
2. Statement from Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa, president of The Citadel, on Nov. 9

Citadel Community, Over the past two weeks, the College has prepared for the Citadel Republican Society’s November 10th Patriot Dinner Event, with Steve Bannon. The event will also be attended by our Governor, our Lt Governor and many other civic leaders and guests. Also on November 10th across the street, Pastor Thomas Dixon is planning for a peaceful rally on the West Plaza adjacent to Johnson Hagood Stadium. We are working closely with local authorities and the organizers of both events to provide everyone with a safe environment where they can express their views. As a public higher education institution dedicated to free expression principles, we believe this is critically important. We fully support the rights of all Citadel community members, including cadets, students, faculty and staff, who are planning to participate in either the CRS event, or the peaceful rally across the street.

Published in: Citadel News Room - Online
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Friday
November 10, 2017
3. Charleston Police Department PSOC open ahead of Steve Bannon Citadel visit tomorrow

Steve Bannon, former White House Chief Strategist, will be making his visit to The Citadel tomorrow, November 10 to attend the Patriot Dinner hosted by The Citadel Republican Society. For this reason, the Charleston Police Department’s Public Safety Operation Center will be opened beginning at 3 p.m. to the City of Charleston, Citadel Public Safety, Charleston county, and the State Law Enforcement Division to manage the upcoming event. This is being done to ensure the lines of communications between law enforcement agencies and the community are open.The event will also be bringing street closures. Hagwood Avenue from Fishburne Street to Huger Street will remain closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic from around 3:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. Additionally, pass through traffic on Congress Street from Hagood Avenue to President Street will not be allowed during the same time frame. There will also be an increase in officers tomorrow, Friday, November 10 as well. Residents of Congress Street, Hagood Avenue and the adjacent neighborhoods will be able to get to their homes at all times during the event.

Broadcast on: WCIV-TV 4 (Charleston) - Online
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Friday
November 10, 2017
4. 'The High Holy Day of MAGA'

Macomb County is the kind of place that has become a familiar totem of our current politics: a blue-leaning county in middle America that flipped from Barack Obama in 2012 to Trump in 2016. It’s the kind of place that Republicans had in past years written off, and which holds special symbolic value for people like ex-White House chief strategist and campaign CEO Steve Bannon, who gave a speech at a local Republican Party dinner here on the anniversary of the election. Or, in Bannon’s words, “the first anniversary of the high holy day of MAGA.” But the speech came at an awkward time for Bannon and the movement he spearheads, a day after Democrats won a large number of state-level elections. One year in, Trumpism is at a crossroads. Virginia’s gubernatorial election was a particularly ominous sign for the GOP. Ed Gillespie, a former lobbyist and Republican National Committee chair, lost decisively to his Democratic opponent after almost-but-not-quite reinventing himself as a Trumpist candidate. That followed a surprisingly narrow win over his primary opponent Corey Stewart, a dyed-in-the-wool Trumpist whose most notable accomplishment last year as Trump’s Virginia chairman was being fired after organizing a protest of the RNC. Gillespie never figured out what kind of candidate he really was. In an era in which all Republican candidates are to some extent defined by Trump, he fell flat with Virginia voters.

Published in: The Atlantic - Online
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Friday
November 10, 2017
5. DOE names Jay Mullis Oak Ridge's new cleanup manager

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today the selection of Jay Mullis as the manager of the Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM). Previously, Mullis served as the OREM acting manager since October 2016, and he has served as the deputy manager since February 2015. Mullis brings 30 years of federal service to the position. OREM is responsible for environmental cleanup across the 32,400-acre Oak Ridge Reservation, which includes the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP), Y-12 National Security Complex (Y-12), and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Specifically, Mullis will oversee environmental cleanup and stewardship, decontamination and decommissioning activities, waste processing and management, surveillance and maintenance programs, historic preservation efforts, and procurement and contract functions. Jay spent his first nine years of federal service working in the Naval Nuclear Propulsion program at the Charleston Naval Shipyard where he was qualified as a nuclear engineer. The balance of his federal service has been with DOE working in various assignments related to environmental restoration, decontamination and decommissioning, and waste management activities. He was also a fully certified facility representative for DOE. Jay holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, and he is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of South Carolina.

Published in: Energy Industry Today - Online
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Friday
November 10, 2017
6. ASRC Federal Names Colonel (Ret) Richard "Chip" Terry Vice President and Client Relations Executive for Federal Health and De
ASRC Federal has named retired Air Force Colonel Richard "Chip" Terry vice president and client relations executive for Federal Health and Defense Programs. Terry will provide strategic leadership to advance and foster ASRC Federal's partnerships with customers across military and civilian health agencies, as well as with the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs. Before joining ASRC Federal, Terry most recently served as the Acting Military Health System (MHS) Chief Information Officer and Acting Director, Health Information Technology (HIT) (J-6), at the Defense Health Agency in Falls Church, Virginia, where he was responsible for global HIT operations supporting the Army, Navy and Air Force in more than one thousand locations. Throughout his 30-year military career, he has served in a variety of senior executive healthcare leadership positions including Chief Information Officer for the Air Force Medical Service; Vice Commander for the Air Force Medical Support Agency; and Air Force Headquarters Deputy Assistant Surgeon General, Modernization. Terry was commissioned as a second lieutenant in May 1987 after receiving a bachelor's degree in business administration from The Citadel Military College of South Carolina. He earned a master's degree in healthcare administration from the Medical College of Virginia in 1997 and is a board-certified fellow in healthcare management by the American Academy of Medical Administrators.
Published in: bizjournals.com - Online
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Friday
November 10, 2017
7. 2017 Football, Game 10: The Citadel vs. Furman
The Citadel Bulldogs, offensively on their best behavior of the fall, scored touchdowns in each of the first three periods Saturday night to breeze by Furman’s Hurricanes 24-6 at Sirrine Stadium… …A chilly crowd, estimated at 8,000 persons, saw the Cadets dominate play throughout the game. Dick Guererri got the soldiers moving in the first quarter with a fourth down, five-yard touchdown pass to halfback Billy Hughes. Sophomore Jerry Nettles, who still looks like the hottest article the Charleston ball club has come up with in a long time, directed the other two touchdown drives. Ray Woodworth slammed over from the two for a second-quarter score, and raced four yards for the other. Employing a weird, semi-I formation on the extra point attempts, the Cadets made good on all three tries. Guererri passed to Hughes for one while Nettles hit Paul Maguire with a pass and ran another on the option. …Workhorse for the Bulldogs was Joe Chefalo, the Southern Conference’s No. 2 rusher. Joe picked up 60 yards on nine carries…Big Barry Thomas carried six times for 49 yards.
Published in: The Sports Arsenal - Online
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Friday
November 10, 2017
8. Siena men's basketball opens at College of Charleston
The Siena men's basketball team lost to a Division II program in an exhibition last Saturday. Six days later, the Saints open their regular season against an opponent thought to be one of the best in the Division I mid-major ranks. Siena takes on College of Charleston, the favorite to win the Colonial Athletic Association, at 7 p.m. Friday in Charleston, S.C. With all five starters returning from a 25-win team, the Cougars are ranked fourth in the CollegeInsider.com mid-major Top 25 poll, behind Gonzaga, Saint Mary's and Vermont. Saints coach Jimmy Patsos said that win or lose, a game like Friday's will help prepare the Saints for their Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference schedule that opens at Marist on Dec. 29. Siena vs. College of Charleston When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: TD Arena, Charleston, S.C. Radio: 1300 AM Patsos said the Saints will hold their shootaround at The Citadel, also in Charleston, where author Pat Conroy played his college basketball. Conroy went on to write the famous novels "The Great Santini" and "The Prince of Tides," both made into films. "All that stuff's always going to be important to me," said Patsos, known for taking his team sightseeing on road trips. "But with this team, we're going do a little more basketball stuff because we need to be focused on basketball and I have to do a better job of that."
Published in: Times Union - Online
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Friday
November 10, 2017
Steve Bannon meeting with black South Carolina biz leaders ahead of Patriot Dinner
Some of South Carolina's business leaders are hosting a discussion with former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and a top primary challenger to Gov. Henry McMaster. The South Carolina African American Chamber of Commerce tells The Associated Press Catherine Templeton and Bannon are participating in a round-table event in Charleston Friday with several dozen black business leaders from across the state. The event is closed to media. It's happening ahead of a dinner honoring Bannon hosted by The Citadel Republican Society.COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Some of South Carolina's business leaders are hosting a discussion with former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and a top primary challenger to Gov. Henry McMaster. The South Carolina African American Chamber of Commerce tells The Associated Press Catherine Templeton and Bannon are participating in a round-table event in Charleston Friday with several dozen black business leaders from across the state. The event is closed to media. It's happening ahead of a dinner honoring Bannon hosted by The Citadel Republican Society. ADVERTISING Chamber Chairman Stephen Gilchrist says his group hopes to host similar events in the future with other candidates in next year's governor's race. Templeton is introducing Bannon at the later event. Governor Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant have both confirmed they will be in attendance.
Published in: WCIV-TV 4 (Charleston) - Online
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Thursday
November 9, 2017
1. SC Gov. McMaster to attend Bannon event at The Citadel

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster will be joining two of his primary challengers at an event later this week honoring former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, his campaign confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday. The Republican will be attending the Patriot Dinner happening Friday at The Citadel, according to campaign manager Katie Baham. At the annual event, The Citadel Republican Society is honoring the Breitbart News chief with its Nathan Hale Patriot Award. Two of McMaster's challengers for the GOP nomination have already confirmed their attendance. State labor chief Catherine Templeton told AP earlier this week that she will introduce Bannon. Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant has also told AP that he's looking forward to attending the event.

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Thursday
November 9, 2017
2. Citadel, Charleston PD to increase security for Steve Bannon speech
FortAs Steve Bannon's speech to The Citadel Republican Society draws closer, the school and local authorities are taking steps to make sure both citizens and cadets remain safe. Bannon is scheduled to speak on Friday at the Holliday Alumni Center on Hagood Ave between Congress and Fishburne Streets. The Charleston Police Department announced Monday that Hagood Avenue from Fishburne Street to Huger Street will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic from 3:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday. Congress Street from Hagood Avenue to President Street will be closed during the same time frame. An increased police presence in the area is also expected. "We are working closely with law enforcement agencies to maintain a safe and secure learning environment," Citadel president Lt. Gen. John Rosa said in a statement Monday. "In the days ahead, you will see increased patrols from The Citadel's Public Safety Office and local law enforcement. At this time we have received a request from a local group to conduct a peaceful rally on the West Plaza adjacent to Johnson Hagood Stadium Friday evening. We expect members of the group to arrive around 4 p.m. and remain until the club's event is complete."
Published in: WMBF-TV 10 Florence-Myrtle Beach, SC - Online
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Thursday
November 9, 2017
3. Media Advisory: Traffic and security for events at The Citadel on Friday, Nov. 10
Traffic management and security protocols are in place for two events being held by two independent organizations on the campus of The Citadel on Friday, November 10. The Citadel has approved a permit for a peace rally from 4-8p.m., being organized by a community group called The Coalition. Additionally, The Citadel Republican Society, an independent student club, will hold its Patriot Dinner at a venue on campus from 6-9 p.m. The Citadel Public Safety office has engaged the assistance of the Charleston Police Department and the Charleston County Sheriff's Office to assist with traffic and security management to ensure a safe and smooth experience for all campus visitors and for the campus community. Traffic flow around campus will be altered Friday afternoon. Residents near campus will be permitted to proceed through the closures, other than via Hagood Ave., during the time of closures, as noted below.
Published in: Citadel Newsroom - Online
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Thursday
November 9, 2017
5. Letter: Hosting Bannon speech
The Citadel is a public, state-funded military school that should not be hosting or giving a voice to a white nationalist who has publicly stated his intentions to "blow up" our system of governance. There is no place in this country, in the year 2017, that should be giving cover for or excusing Steve Bannon's rhetoric provided the #CitadelRepublicanSociety, an auxiliary of the statewide Republican Party. The Citadel still flies the Confederate flag in its Summerall Chapel and has since 1939. Why? Because of the Heritage Act which requires three-quarters of the state Legislature's approval to have it removed.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Thursday
November 9, 2017
7. Basketball standout bound for Georgia
When one door closes, the saying goes, another one opens. The adage rings especially true for basketball standout Summer Pahl, a Grade 12 student who signed a full-ride athletic scholarship Wednesday to play NCAA Division 1 hoops at Mercer University in Macon, Ga. The signing ceremony, which took place in front of a hundred or so cheering students at St. Mary's High School, came 14 months after Pahl and the University of Vermont agreed to put the kibosh on a handshake arrangement that had been in place since May of 2015. A change in the coaching staff, said Pahl, prompted the amicable split. "I've been through the scholarship process twice now and I really believe Mercer is where I am supposed to be," said Pahl, after she and her mother, Tara, signed the national letter of intent. "It was tough last year because I had my heart set on going to Vermont but everything happens for a reason and I'm happy with how it all worked out."
Published in: Waterloo Chronicle - Online
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Thursday
November 9, 2017
7.1 Report: The Citadel's Jim Senter a finalist for UTEP job
The Citadel's Athletic Director Jim Senter is a finalist for the same position at the University of Texas El Paso according to a report from a station in Texas on Tuesday. KTSM is reporting Senter is one of three finalists for the position. Interviews are set to begin next week with the hope that the position will be filled by the end of the month. In a statement to Live 5 Sports, Senter said "I really have nothing to say as I will not comment on other peoples searches". Senter has been the Bulldogs AD since the Summer of 2014. He's helped to hire head coaches for the school in each of the three major sports since arriving bringing on Brett Thompson as the football coach, Duggar Baucom as the basketball coach and, most recently, Tony Skole as the new baseball coach.
Broadcast on: WCSC-TV 5 (Charleston) - Online
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Wednesday
November 8, 2017
1. We Are Charleston authors facilitate important discussion at The Citadel
What are the major causes and consequences of intolerance and hateful speech? What price does society pay for lacking a full and balanced understanding of the nation's history? Why does diversity and inclusion make societies stronger? The Citadel is hosting a group of authors who explore those questions during a special event at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28, in the Bond Hall 165 campus auditorium. Authors Bernard Powers, Marjory Wentworth, and Herb Frazier will speak to cadets, students, faculty, staff and members of the Charleston community about the ideas represented in their new book We Are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel. The event is free and open to the public. Powers is the author of acclaimed works on the History of the South Carolina Lowcountry and a Professor of History at the College of Charleston. Wentworth is the poet-laureate of the state of South Carolina. Frazier is a distinguished journalist whose influential articles have helped to shape understanding of the modern affairs of the Charleston community.
Published in: WCBD-TV2 (Charleston) - Online
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Wednesday
November 8, 2017
1.1 Citadel to host panel discussion on the causes of "intolerance and hateful speech"
The Citadel will host a group of authors for a panel that will touch on the shooting at Mother Emanuel Church and the importance of diversity and inclusion, according to a Tuesday night press release. "Authors Bernard Powers, Marjory Wentworth, and Herb Frazier will speak to cadets, students, faculty, staff, and members of the Charleston community about the ideas represented in their new book We Are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel," the statement reads. Powers is a professor of history at College of Charleston, while Wentworth is a Massachussetts native who was named South Carolina's poet laureate in 2003. Herb Frazier is a former reporter who held jobs at The State and The Post & Courier.
Published in: Charleston City Paper - Online
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Wednesday
November 8, 2017
1.2 We Are Charleston authors facilitate important discussion at The Citadel
What are the major causes and consequences of intolerance and hateful speech? What price does society pay for lacking a full and balanced understanding of the nation's history? Why does diversity and inclusion make societies stronger?We Are Charleston cover art The Citadel is hosting a group of authors who will explore those questions during a special event at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28, in the Bond Hall 165 campus auditorium. Authors Bernard Powers, Marjory Wentworth, and Herb Frazier will speak to cadets, students, faculty, staff and members of the Charleston community about the ideas represented in their new book We Are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel. The event is free and open to the public. Powers is the author of acclaimed works on the History of the South Carolina Lowcountry and a Professor of History at the College of Charleston. Wentworth is the poet-laureate of the state of South Carolina. Frazier is a distinguished journalist whose influential articles have helped to shape understanding of the modern affairs of the Charleston community.
Published in: Citadel Newsroom - Online
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Wednesday
November 8, 2017
2. Disaster in Red: The Hundredth Anniversary of the Russian Socialist Revolution
November 7,, 2017, marks the one hundredth anniversary of the Russian (or Bolshevik) Revolution in Russia that happened on that date in November 1917, which lead to the communist “dictatorship of the proletariat” and ushered in an epoch of totalitarian tyranny and mass murder both in Russia and in every other country where socialism was put into practice. Historians estimate that as many as 150 million people, if not more – innocent men, women and children – were killed in the name of building the collectivist utopia. They were shot, tortured, worked or starved to death in prison cells, in interrogation rooms, in labor camps, or just in the places where they lived. “Socialism-in-practice” created a chamber of horrors in which the individual was reduced to a mere expendable “cog in the wheel” to serve the collective good, or made into “enemies of the people” to be eliminated as the prelude to building the “bright, beautiful communist future.”
Published in: The Future of Freedom Foundation - Online
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Wednesday
November 8, 2017
Citadel graduate advances to playoffs on NBC's 'The Voice'
Citadel graduate Mitchell Lee, who The Post and Courier caught up with after discovering he had made it onto hit NBC show "The Voice," has advanced two more rounds since his debut blind audition on Sept. 23. First, he made it through the Battle Rounds on Oct. 17, when he was paired against Dennis Drummond on "Mr. Jones" by Counting Crows for a powerful duet. Lee's coach Blake Shelton selected the Citadel graduate to move on, while Drummond was stolen by Adam Levine. Let the #TeamBlake and #TeamAdam hashtag wars commence. Then, on Monday, Nov. 6, Lee made it through the Knockout Rounds, beating out opponent Anna Catherine DeHart by singing "I'll Be" by Edwin McCain. This was after receiving some helpful tips from special guest coach Kelly Clarkson.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Wednesday
November 8, 2017
In wake of controversial Citadel call, SoCon will stick with gradual replay rollout
Citadel football coach Brent Thompson said Tuesday he's satisfied that officials were correct in overturning a Bulldogs touchdown on a controversial goal-line fumble in Saturday's 31-19 loss to Western Carolina at Johnson Hagood Stadium. But some Citadel fans still have questions about how long officials took to review the call on instant replay, and about the Southern Conference's gradual rollout of replay capability in league stadiums. Only two of the league's nine schools — The Citadel and Mercer — have replay capability at their football stadiums this season. SoCon commissioner John Iamarino said more schools should come on-line in 2018, with all schools replay-ready by 2019.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Tuesday
November 7, 2017
1. Charleston groups plan to rally against Steve Bannon's talk at the Citadel
Organizations that promote social and racial justice have solidified plans to rally when former White House strategist Steve Bannon is scheduled to speak at a Citadel student organization event Friday. Community activist Thomas Dixon said numerous groups representing Charleston's black, Hispanic, Islamic and LGBTQ communities will gather from 5-8 p.m. Friday outside Johnson Hagood Stadium. Across the street at the Holliday Alumni Center, Bannon will speak at a 6 p.m. fundraising dinner for the Citadel Republican Society. Dixon said that while he thinks the student club's decision to invite President Donald Trump's controversial former adviser to Charleston was "totally disrespectful, " he has no plans to infringe on Bannon's right to freedom of speech.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Tuesday
November 7, 2017
2. Steve Bannon's Citadel visit prompts civil rights groups to plan demonstrations
On Friday, The Republican Society at The Citadel will host former senior adviser to President Trump, Steve Bannon. Bannon is not being welcomed by everyone in the Lowcountry, however. Pastor Thomas Dixon, along with a host of other groups say they'll be exercising their right to rally peacefully in opposition to Bannon's visit. "Freedom of expression does not run one way, but it runs both ways. Freedom of speech is a dual street." Dixon said. Pastor Dixon, along with the National Action Network, Indivisible Charleston and a host of other groups all met Monday afternoon to discuss their rally on Friday. "Many people foolishly assume that in organizing this rally our intention is to force the powers that be to stop Bannon from coming here -- to shut down his free speech and the right of the Citadel cadets to invite him here," Dixon said. "Whether those same people accept it or not, we agree with freedom of expression."
Broadcast on: WCIV TV-4 (Charleston) - Online
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Tuesday
November 7, 2017
3. Capitalism and the Free Society, Part 2
The free enterprise, or capitalist, system has done more to improve the material condition of humanity than any other economic arrangement of human cooperation in all of recorded history. Yet, capitalism constantly stands condemned and accused of being the cause of humanity's wows, while in reality nothing is further from the truth. In a mere two hundred years, the economic condition of mankind has been dramatically transformed. In 1820, the world population was barely one billion people and had only grown to 1.5 billion by 1900. In 2017, the global population has increased to over 7.4 billion people. Has this huge increase in world population lead to abject material misery and human despair? Not at all; instead, it has been very much the opposite. In 1900, global Gross Domestic Product stood at around one billion dollars, while today it stands at nearly $80 trillion. In 1820, world per capita GDP is estimated to have been about $1,000; by 1900 it doubled to $2,000 per person on average. By 2017, per capita GDP is approaching $16,000, an eight-fold increase in little over a century and with a world population seven times larger than a little over a hundred years ago. Now, of course, this growth in material betterment based on the global per capita benchmark has not impacted on all people, everywhere, to the same degree
Published in: The Future of Freedom Foundation - Online
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Tuesday
November 7, 2017
4. 'The Voice' knockouts: Mitchell Lee takes on 'I’ll Be' and wows coach Blake Shelton
Night 2 of the knockouts aired Monday night on "The Voice" Season 13, with fan favorite Mitchell Lee performing Edwin McCain's "I’ll Be" for Team Blake Shelton. Lee was paired up against Anna Catherine DeHart, with Lee proving victorious and knocking out DeHart. Watch Lee's winning performance from "The Voice" knockouts above.Lee is 29 years old and currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee. Here's the official NBC bio: "Mitchell is a woodworker in Nashville. He currently builds custom furniture and started renovating a shuttle bus into a tiny house/songwriters lounge. He decided to go to military college at Citadel in Charleston, with plans to attend dental school. His mom was supportive but always saw him as more of a rock star. Mitchell got some devastating news three weeks before graduation; his mother had passed away. This deeply affected Mitchell because he felt like his mom was disappointed that he wanted to be a dentist instead of following something he loved.
Published in: GoldDerby.com - Online
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Tuesday
November 7, 2017
Clemson-Home Stretch
No. 4 Clemson is eager to finish strongly and begin another successful postseason run. The Tigers look to clinch the ACC Atlantic Division on Saturday against struggling Florida State. After that, Clemson tries to avoid stumbling at home with games against FCS opponent the Citadel and traditional rival South Carolina. The defending national champions put themselves back in charge of the ACC and in line for a third straight bid to the College Football Playoff.
Published in: Reading Eagle - Online
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Tuesday
November 7, 2017
Kickoff time set for Tigers' home game against The Citadel
The kickoff time for the Nov. 18 football game between The Citadel and Clemson has been set for 12:20 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. The game will be televised on the ACC Network. Clemson (8-1) was ranked No. 4 in last week's College Football Playoff rankings and plays host to Florida State on Saturday. The Citadel (5-4, 3-4 SoCon) closes out conference play this Saturday in the upstate against Furman (7-3, 5-1). Kickoff is at 2 p.m. at Paladin Stadium.
Published in: The State - Online
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Monday
November 6, 2017
1. Anti-Bannon Rally (Press Conference Planned)
An excerpt from the news clips reads, ...(That rally is a direct response to the planned appearance by Steve Bannon. He was invited to speak by The Citadel Republican Society. Both the group and Citadel president Lt. General John Rosa say the speech will go on. They cited freedom of speech. Meantime, some 23 different organizations are believed to be organizing an anti-Bannon rally.)
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Monday
November 6, 2017
2. Governor's race hopeful Templeton to introduce Bannon at SC speech Friday
It appears Catherine Templeton's radio interview last week where she praised Steve Bannon had the desired effect. The candidate for the GOP nomination for S.C. governor hopeful will introduce the executive chairman of Breitbart News when he makes a speech in Charleston Friday. President Donald Trump's former chief strategist is scheduled to be the special guest of the annual Patriot Dinner held by the The Citadel Republican Society. Templeton has defended and endorsed Bannon'sappearance, which has drawn criticism and will be protested by activists.
Published in: The State - Online
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Monday
November 6, 2017
2.1 Bannon and The Citadel (letter to the editor)
In response to the Oct. 31 letter to the editor titled "Don't blame Citadel staff for Bannon invitation": I quote the second paragraph of the letter: "I should know, I am a proud and active member of a key Citadel advisory board and proud father of a 2017 Citadel graduate." Congratulations. I, too, would be proud of that accomplishment, but let’s not let pride and tradition get in the way of the truth. Slavery would still be in existence if the proud traditionalists had succeeded. There would still be no women cadets at The Citadel if the proud traditionalists had succeeded. I well remember the controversy over Shannon Faulkner. I also remember the Pat Conroy controversy when he spoke the truth as he saw it.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Monday
November 6, 2017
22-year-old in battle for Charleston City Council District 10
A 22-year-old Citadel graduate is eyeing the District 10 seat for Charleston City Council. We need this youth right now, said Harry Griffin, the Citadel graduate who's lived in West Ashley his entire life. Because I represent the ambition, and I represent a new look on District 10. I'm going to get out here and work. Griffin challenges Dean Riegel, the incumbent who's held the West Ashley district seat since 2009. I am pro-growth, smart growth. But we're at a tipping point in this city, Riegel said. The voters, I hope, will vote for experience and a track record and putting business over bureaucracy.
Broadcast on: WCIV TV-4 (Charleston) - Online
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Monday
November 6, 2017
3. Zucker Family School of Education's Authors in Schools literacy initiative is working to grow lifelong readers
Hearing a story vibrantly told by the person who wrote it is one way the Zucker Family School of Education hopes to make an impact on young readers. This academic year, students at three Charleston County School District schools will welcome three nationally recognized authors to their schools as part of the Zucker Family School of Education's Authors in Schools Literacy Initiative. In early November, Michael Shoulders was the first to be hosted at Mitchell Math and Science and Goodwin Elementary Schools, as well as Sanders-Clyde Creative Arts School. (Photo right: Shoulders at Sanders-Clyde school). Shoulders and his wife, Debbie, are the authors of 16 children's books including T is for Titanic, and M is for Magnolia: a Mississippi Alphabet Book, a portion of which reads: A "King" was born in Tupelo. His name beings with E. He grew up and became the #1 singer of the twentieth century.
Published in: Citadel Newsroom - Online
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Monday
November 6, 2017
Charleston-area hires and promotions
Engineering - Hampton Young and Taylor Hart have joined SeamonWhiteside as engineers-in-training based in the Mount Pleasant office. Young has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Clemson University. Hart also is a civil engineering project coordinator. He has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from The Citadel.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Monday
November 6, 2017
Genius or idiot? Ex-Cat wonders which he is as new season begins
Going into this season, the distinction of most inexperienced college basketball team belongs to The Citadel. Its team of 2007-08 averaged 0.27 seasons of college experience per player. That's the lowest such average in the 11 seasons number cruncher Ken Pomeroy has tried to measure experience. Kentucky will threaten that "record" this season. A search for perspective led to a call to Ed Conroy, who coached The Citadel in the 2007-08 season. Conroy, now an assistant at Minnesota, said his plan was to build The Citadel program with a roster that included 13 freshmen, take lumps in the first season and eventually reap success. Before the season, Conroy bubbled with optimism. "I'm about as fired up as I've ever been for a season ...," he said at this time 10 years ago. "I think it could be a heck of a fun year." Then The Citadel lost 103-42 at South Carolina in the first week.
Published in: Lexington Hearld Leader - Online
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Monday
November 6, 2017
NFL Hall of Fame star Nick Buoniconti pledges brain to trauma research after death
NFL Hall of famer Nick Buoniconti has said he will donate his brain after his death to further the study of the effect of concussions, believing his 14-year playing career left him with severe memory loss and other issues. Buoniconti, 76, one the stars of the Miami Dolphins' undefeated 1972 Super Bowl championship team, pledged to donate his brain to the Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) team at Boston University and the Concussion Legacy Foundation. He added that his "life, as I know it, has been taken away from me" as a result of repeated brain injuries while playing American football. The 32-year-old has been paralysed from the neck down since he suffered a spinal cord injury playing football at The Citadel in 1985. Marc Buoniconti said: "My NFL Hall of Fame father announced today that he will be donating his brain to the Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) team at Boston University and the Concussion Legacy Foundation when he passes away to help them better understand the issues affecting him, and the many others suffering from the aftermath of concussions.
Published in: Gears of Boz - Online
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Friday
November 3, 2017
1. As Steve Bannon's Citadel talk nears, Charleston activists plan protest
A planned appearance by Steve Bannon at a Citadel student organization's event next week continues to draw scrutiny from leaders in Charleston's black community, who say they worry the talk by the controversial former adviser to President Donald Trump only serves to open deep wounds. S.C. Rep. Wendell Gilliard, D-Charleston, was joined by members of the National Action Network in a meeting with Citadel president Lt. Gen. John Rosa and other campus officials Thursday afternoon. Bannon is scheduled to speak Nov. 10 at an event organized by the Citadel Republican Society, the largest club on campus. "This is the equivalent of Adolf Hitler visiting The Citadel," Gilliard said, pointing out Bannon's embrace of so-called "alt-right," white supremacist and anti-Semitic groups.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Friday
November 3, 2017
2. Hicks column: Everyone needs to remember that free speech works both ways
It's too bad the Citadel Republican Society didn't move up its Patriot Dinner by a week. Hosting the Grim Reaper on Halloween could have been yuge. Instead, former White House strategist Steve Bannon is coming to the Holliday Alumni Center next week — and everyone is freaking out. To put it mildly. The left is aghast because Bannon, regularly portrayed as Death on Saturday Night Live, is the poster boy of white nationalists and the tiki torch-toting "alt-right." And Republicans have the vapors because some liberals have called Bannon a racist bigot — which is apparently the opposite of an oxymoron - and may protest outside their fancy dinner. Everybody should just chill out. First of all, Democrats need to remember that the First Amendment covers everyone - no matter how much you might detest their message. That's the price of free speech. The world isn't going to end because Bannon hangs out with some star-struck cadets for a few hours. But Republicans should consider the optics of all this. Bannon, after all, is the guy who pointedly posted an ode to the Confederate flag on his Breitbart website two weeks after the Emmanuel AME church massacre in 2015. So they shouldn't be surprised if a lot of people in Charleston are particularly offended by their choice of "special guest."
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Friday
November 3, 2017
Citadel Club honors local veterans
On Saturday Oct. 14, the Colleton County Citadel Club hosted veterans from the Veteran's Victory House to a tailgate chicken barbecue and Citadel football game. "The event was a great show of respect and gratitude towards our veterans. There were tears of joy and pride shed as our vets joined our Colleton County Citadel family," said Lee Petrolawicz, Citadel Club president. Citadel cadets, alumni, friends and family members from Colleton County were at the tent site to personally welcome the VVH veterans as they were lowered down from their buses. The cadets then escorted the veterans to the tailgate tent for dinner and then to their special seating at the football game.
Published in: The Press and Standard - Online
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Friday
November 3, 2017
Kickin' it from the Lowcountry to Hollywood
Homecoming marks the chance to rekindle old friendships and relive past glories. For Justin Skinner, it was a 2,000-mile, 20-year journey home. Skinner returned for The Citadel homecoming this year and got to walk back on the field where he set records 20 years ago. The Wando grad decided to stay close to his Mount Pleasant home when it came time for college. He was a kicker for the Bulldogs from 1994 to 1997 and one of his records still stands today. "My junior year I kind of realized I might have a shot of making it to the next level in the NFL," Skinner said. "Coming from a small school, I knew it wasn't a great opportunity. I was a business major so my thought was, I'm going to be in business and do that route. I was fortunate enough to sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars out of The Citadel." His success at Johnson Hagood Stadium pulled him out the Lowcountry and dropped him into the nomadic life of a professional kicker. Skinner spent time with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Philadelphia Eagles, NFL Europe, and the Arena league. An injury finally left him facing a harsh reality that his kicking career was over. Then a call from home put him on a new path.
Published in: WMBF-TV 10 (Florence-Myrtle Beach, SC) - Online
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Thursday
November 2, 2017
1. Rep. Gilliard says Bannon visit is inappropriate, has message for Citadel cadets
S.C. Rep. Wendell Gilliard has a meeting at The Citadel today, related to the upcoming visit of Steve Bannon to the military college's campus. Gilliard said he is meeting with Citadel President Lt. Gen. John Rosa and believes the visit is not appropriate. Rep. Gilliard has also written a letter to citadel cadets sharing his thoughts on Bannon's visit, saying he believes the former strategist of President Donald Trump stands for hate and division. Gilliard said he believes in free speech but argues there are times that decorum and taste must override the gaudy display of politics.
Broadcast on: WCIV TV-4 (Charleston) - Online
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Thursday
November 2, 2017
2. Rep. Gilliard to meet with president of The Citadel regarding Bannon's visit
Former White House strategist Steve Bannon's visit is at the center of a meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 2nd, between Charleston Rep. Wendell Gilliard (D-Charleston) and Citadel President Lt. Gen. John Rosa. Ahead of the meeting, Rep. Gilliard released a statement, saying he will ask Lt. Gen. Rosa to give a message from him to all Citadel students. WGG Citadel statement 1 November 2017 We first reported Bannon's visit to The Citadel on October 27th. http://counton2.com/2017/10/27/reaction-pouring-in-to-bannons-upcoming-lowcountry-visit/ Count on News 2 to follow this story on air, online at counton2.com and on our social media platforms.
Broadcast on: WCBD TV-2 (Charleston) - Online
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Thursday
November 2, 2017
2.1 Story Roundup on Steve Bannon Speaking at The Citadel
WCSC-TV5 (Charleston, SC) WBTV-TV3 (Charlotte, NC) WTOL-TV11 (Toledo, OH) KTRE-TV9 (Tyler-Longview-Lufkin-Nacogdoches, TX)
Published in: Various media outlets - Online

Thursday
November 2, 2017
3. The battle for cyberspace: future cybersecurity and warfighting challenges with Marina Kaljurand
How serious is the cyber threat posed by resurgent authoritarianism across the globe? What must the world's democracies do to compete successfully in cyberspace in the years ahead? Those questions will be addressed by chair of the Global Commission on the Security of Cyberspace, Marina Kaljurand in an open discussion with students, faculty, and staff of The Citadel, the College of Charleston, and members of the Charleston community at 6:45 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Holliday Alumni Center at 69 Hagood Avenue. A native of Tallinn, Estonia, Kaljurand earned advanced degrees in law from Tartu University and international law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. Her previous positions of governmental leadership include service as Estonia’s ambassador to the United States, to Russia, and to Israel as well as Estonia’s minister of foreign affairs.
Published in: Charleston Business - Online
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Thursday
November 2, 2017
3.1 The Battle for Cyberspace: Future Cybersecurity and Warfighting Challenges with Marina Kaljurand November
How serious is the cyber threat posed by resurgent authoritarianism across the globe? What must the world's democracies do to compete in cyberspace in the years ahead? Those questions will be addressed by chair of the Global Commission on the Security of Cyberspace, Marina Kaljurand in an open discussion with students, faculty, and staff of The Citadel, the College of Charleston, and members of the Charleston community at 6:45 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Holliday Alumni Center at 69 Hagood Avenue. A native of Tallinn, Estonia, Kaljurand earned advanced degrees in law from Tartu University and international law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. Her previous positions of governmental leadership include service as Estonia’s ambassador to the United States, to Russia, and to Israel as well as Estonia’s minister of foreign affairs. 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 Holliday Alumni Center (Free and open to the public)
Published in: Charleston CEO - Online
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Thursday
November 2, 2017
4. Upcoming news from The Citadel – November
Please open the link below for the listing of the events scheduled in November.
Published in: Citadel Newsroom - Online
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Thursday
November 2, 2017
5. Disgusting
The Citadel is a public, military, state-funded school which should not be hosting, giving a voice or a platform to welcome to an avowed white nationalist who has publicly stated his intentions to blow up our system of governance to further his conspiratorial beliefs. There is no place in this country, in the year 2017, that should be giving cover or excusing his rhetoric as an opinion that the #CitadelRepublicanSociety, an auxiliary branch of the statewide Republican party, wish to pretend is free speech. It is hate speech. Someone should yell fire in the room. If Bannon has his way tiki torches will be as welcome in the streets of South Carolina as murder by shootings are. How soon we forget. Emanuel AME, blocks from The Citadel, where another avowed white supremacist exercised his right to free speech under the guise of another abused amendment.
Published in: Moultrie News - Online
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Thursday
November 2, 2017
6. Organizer of Tuesday 4-Week Salsa (On1) Course at The Citadel! November 2017
The Citadel, Charleston, SC, in combination with Salseros of Charleston Latin Dance is offering a Black Belt Salsa 4-week progressive Salsa (On1) course for beginners! Classes are in Buyer Auditorium on the 2nd floor of Mark Clark Hall on Tuesdays, November 7, 14, 28, and December 5 for Beginner level 1 and Level 2 @ 6:30-7:45pm. Tuition is FREE for Citadel Cadets, CofC and CSU students. (Must present ID upon entry). For the PUBLIC, tuition is $70 and due at the first session. (No class on November 21st) Tuition includes FREE ADMISSION to The Return of Mambo Nights Social on Saturday, November 18, at the Knight of Columbus Hall at 143 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC
Published in: Eventbrite - Online
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Thursday
November 2, 2017
Citadel baseball schedule includes visits from Louisville, USC and Georgia
Home games with Louisville, South Carolina, and Georgia along with seven games against Charleston-area foes College of Charleston and Charleston Southern highlight the 2018 Citadel baseball schedule, new head coach Tony Skole announced on Monday. The Bulldogs play 37 home games at Joe Riley Park and leave the Charleston area only once before their first Southern Conference road series at the end of March.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Wednesday
November 1, 2017
1. Carmine Pecorelli, Class of 1954, named Alumnus of the Year by Citadel Alumni Association
The oldest member of The Citadel Class of 1954, Carmine Pecorelli, is The Citadel Alumni Association’s 2017 Alumnus of the Year. Pecorelli was presented with the award on Oct. 28 during the college’s homecoming weekend. He became a cadet at The Citadel at the age of 25 after returning from service in World War II and went on to serve in the Navy in Korea and Vietnam. Now in his 90’s, Pecorelli is still very active in The Maine Citadel Club, near his home in Belfast, Maine. According to the award citation from the Citadel Alumni Association, Pecorelli worked to bring the Traveling Vietnam Wall to his local museum and served as one of the hosts while it was there. The citation also states that Pecorelli has raised funding for honor flights from Maine for veterans to go to Washington D.C. – the Honor flight Network provides transportation for American veterans to travel to the nation’s capital to view the memorials related to their service.
Published in: Citadel Newsroom - Online
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