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Friday
February 5, 2016
1. 100 teams set to compete in trebuchet competition
A record number of teams across South Carolina are preparing for the sixth annual Storm The Citadel Trebuchet Competition. The word has spread since 2011 when a dozen teams competed. On Feb. 13, more than 100 teams and 700 competitors will arrive in the Lowcountry as more than 3,000 spectators watch their engineering skills come to life. This year's event will feature teams from across the Lowcountry and several teams visiting from Richland, Sumter, Darlington and York counties as well as a team from Clemson University. Each year, teams of K-12, college students and corporate adult teams gather on Summerall Field to launch their trebuchets. The medieval devices are judged for accuracy, distance, spirit and design. Co-hosted and co-founded by Google and The Citadel's School of Engineering, the event reinforces the importance of science technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. "This event creates a smart, family-oriented and fun-filled learning environment around STEM education," said Google's Jeff Stevenson, a Citadel graduate who founded the event. "STEM education is crucial in today's job market. We are working to ensure that South Carolina students are prepared to meet the growing needs of tech-based companies, and Storm The Citadel is a great way to encourage students to learn and develop their skills."
Published in: Moultrie News
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Friday
February 5, 2016
2. Annual Black History Bowl Tournament to be held in Charleston on Saturday
The Mu Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. will hold its annual Black History Bowl Tournament in the Lowcountry to celebrate Black History Month. The tournament will take place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, February 6 the campus of The Citadel Military College, Grimsley Hall. We're told the event will feature student teams from various schools across the tri-county area. The winning team from the competition will represent the Mu Alpha Chapter and then compete against various teams from across the state for an opportunity to compete against the winning team from the state of North Carolina to determine the district champion, from the Sixth District of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Organizers say the quiz bowl is an opportunity to promote and enhance the educational experience of our students and promote diversity and cultural awareness.
Broadcast on: WCBD-TV Charleston, SC
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Friday
February 5, 2016
3. FBI's hands-off strategy in Oregon follows lessons learned
Federal officials have allowed the armed occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge to drag on for more than a month as part of a strategy learned from past standoffs in Texas and Idaho that ended in bloodshed and spurred more government mistrust, experts say. Critics say the wait-it-out strategy sends a mixed message and can embolden others to lead takeovers. The decision to monitor from a distance the Oregon occupiers opposing federal land policy has not changed since Jan. 2, but U.S. officials are stepping up the pressure outside the refuge and in the courtroom. Authorities arrested leader Ammon Bundy and others on a remote road when they left Malheur National Wildlife Refuge for a community meeting. The confrontation on Jan. 26 also led to the shooting death of an occupier, who the FBI says was reaching for a gun... Authorities have set up checkpoints around the refuge but have not forced out the occupiers. "Their approach is - time is on their side," said Carl Jensen, a former FBI supervisory special agent who is director of the Intelligence and Security Studies program at The Citadel military college. "The first priority is to end it peacefully and not light a match to set it off."
Published in: Yahoo News
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Friday
February 5, 2016
4. Panthers assistant enjoys return to Super Bowl for first time since being a Citadel cadet
One of the men in the coaches box for the Carolina Panthers on Sunday will be someone who is making a return to the Super Bowl a bit earlier than he expected. Sitting beside offensive coordinator Mike Shula will be assistant wide receivers coach Cam Turner, a Citadel grad, former quarterback and coach. And making trips to the Super Bowl is something of a family tradition for Turner. "He told me to treat it like a normal game week, bye week, when you get there enjoy it. Enjoy everything about it because you never know when you'll get back," Turner said of advice from his father. "So I have taken his advice, enjoyed it, a lot of hard work but been good." Turner's father should know. Ron Turner is the former Bears offensive coordinator and was in a Super Bowl game in 2007. In fact, that's the same year Cam Turner was a knob at The Citadel. "I can't really explain it. It hasn't hit me yet. I've watched every year since I can remember," Cam Turner said.
Broadcast on: WCIV-TV Charleston, SC
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Friday
February 5, 2016
5. Maurice Drayton leaves Citadel for NFL; Lou Conte named offensive coordinator
Thursday began with Citadel defensive coordinator Maurice Drayton telling Bulldog players he was leaving his alma mater for a job in the NFL. The day ended with new Citadel coach Brent Thompson hiring an offensive coordinator, Lou Conte. And the transformation of the Bulldogs' coaching staff in the wake of Mike Houston's departure is still not complete. Thompson must replace Drayton, a 1998 Citadel graduate whose much-improved defense was key to the Bulldogs' Southern Conference championship season in 2015. Drayton and Thompson, who was The Citadel's offensive coordinator, were the two finalists for the head coaching job when Houston bolted to James Madison after just two seasons. Thompson was the choice of athletic director Jim Senter, hired on Jan. 19, and Drayton was promoted to assistant head coach as well as defensive coordinator. But that arrangement lasted less than two weeks, and just one day after The Citadel signed 17 new players on National Signing Day, Drayton accepted a job offer from the Indianapolis Colts. He'll work as an assistant under special teams coordinator Tom McMahon. "This is a bittersweet day for me," said Drayton, who as a player and assistant coach has spent 16 years at The Citadel. "I love The Citadel because of what it stands for and because of my experiences here. I know firsthand the type of quality individual that is produced at The Citadel, and I attribute much of my success to lessons learned here. It has long been a goal of mine to coach in the NFL, and this opportunity was one I couldn't pass up."
Published in: The Post and Courier
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Friday
February 5, 2016
6. Conte Returns to The Citadel As Offensive Coordinator
Lou Conte has been hired as The Citadel's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks/B-Backs coach, head coach Brent Thompson announced Thursday. "Lou is a valuable addition to our coaching staff," Coach Thompson said. "He and I have worked together for four years, and he understands how we want to operate on offense. He is a good coach who is familiar with our program and the cadet-athletes we have on offense after coaching here our first season. I am looking forward to seeing our offense continue to evolve and improve under the direction of Coach Conte." Coach Conte returns to The Citadel, where he spent the 2014 season coaching A-Backs after three seasons at Lenoir-Rhyne working with Coach Thompson. Last season, Coach Conte served as quarterbacks coach at his alma mater, Springfield College. "I'm excited about returning to The Citadel and working for Coach Thompson," Coach Conte said. "His knowledge of the triple option and ability to create strong bonds within the team made me confident that the program is going to continue to be successful. The Citadel's reputation is second to none, and I can't wait to get started building on the foundation of last season's Southern Conference championship."
Broadcast on: WCSC-TV Charleston, SC
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Friday
February 5, 2016
7. Jackets' Lambert signs with The Citadel
Buford High School senior kicker Wade Lambert will be getting his future kicks at The Citadel. Lambert, a football, soccer and basketball letterman for the Jackets, made it official Wednesday morning, signing with the Bulldogs of the Southern Conference in the BHS media center. Lambert signed his national letter of intent in front of family, friends and BHS coaches. He has a special link to the Charleston military school since his grandfather, the late Dr. Fred Lambert, graduated at The Citadel. "The Citadel is a good school with a strong reputation," Wade Lambert said. "When I visited there, I liked the campus and I was also impressed with the football program. "The Citadel has a new coach and I feel it's a program on the rise," he said. "They won the conference championship last season, went to the playoffs and beat South Carolina." Lambert played a key role in the Jackets' season, which included a 6-5 record and a Class AA Upper State playoff berth last season. Buford's 6-5 mark was its first winning season since the 2009 campaign. "Wade worked hard to be able to contribute and play a key role in our success last season," BHS coach Tripp Watts said. "If he keeps up that work, he's going to make an impact at The Citadel. "He did an outstanding job for us and I look for him to continue that at the next level." Lambert, in his BHS football career, hit 15-22 field goals, with his longest a 38-yarder. He made 69 of 76 extra points.
Published in: The Lancaster News
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Friday
February 5, 2016
8. Grapplers Travel to Gardner-Webb, Davidson
The Citadel wrestling team continues its road-swing on Friday when it takes on Gardner-Webb at 6 p.m. and then Davidson on Sunday at 1 p.m. Gardner-Webb is 6-5 and 4-1 in the SoCon entering Friday's dual. Last week the Runnin' Bulldogs upset No. 25 Appalachian State in a SoCon dual, 22-18, to take a share of second place in the conference. The Runnin' Bulldogs are coming off a 19-18 win against No. 24 Duke on Wednesday night and hold a three-match win streak. Friday's match will be held in Paul Porter Arena where Gardner-Webb holds a 3-0 record this season. The Citadel took the only meeting between the two schools last year 20-15. Davidson has yet to win a SoCon contest this season and holds a 4-11 overall record. On Wednesday, Davidson fell to VMI 37-0 and are in last place in the SoCon standings. The Bulldogs took care of the Wildcats easily last year, taking a 36-9 victory inside McAlister Field House. The Bulldogs head into the week's contests after a stellar showing at the All Academy Championships last weekend. Seven grapplers finished in the top four of their respective weight classes and Matt Frisch, Aaron Walker and Joe Bexley all took home first place honors.
Published in: CitadelSports.com
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Thursday
February 4, 2016
1. Upcoming News from The Citadel - additional February events
Events include - Summerall Guards return to New Orleans for world famous Mardi Gras festival, Black History Month Bazaar, The Zucker Family School of Education celebrates Black History Month with Authors in Schools Initiative, Dr. Peter Skerry discussion: "Muslim Immigration Today: Facts and Context", Dr. Peter Skerry discussion: "Immigration from Mexico in the Early 21st Century: Trends and Context", Southeastern Wildlife Expo Artist Lecture with Ryan Kirby, Discussion with Angela W. Williams on her book: Hush Now, Baby, Southeastern Wildlife Expo Artist Lecture with Paul Puckett, 2016 Republican Society's Patriot Dinner, Storm The Citadel 2016, South Carolina Business Development Center QuickBooks Level II Workshop, "The Man Who Wouldn't Be King: George Washington, an Exceptional Revolutionary Leader" with Dr. James Kirby Martin, School of Engineering banquet and awards, Friends of the Daniel Library present Celebrating Black History Month: Requiem for Rice dialogue, Greater Issues Series with David McCullough, Black History Quiz Bowl, Phi Kappa Phi Induction Ceremony, 2016 Leverett Lecture on Hydrology and Psychology in Uganda, Discussion with Dr. Marcus Cox on the contributions to African American history by those who served in domestic roles, South Carolina Association of Accounting Educators Conference, 2016 Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, Registration for 6th Annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest, and 6th Annual Citadel Directors' Institute.
Published in: The Citadel Newsroom
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Thursday
February 4, 2016
2a. School News - The Citadel
Cadets take top honors at The Citadel in fall 2015 - Dean's List recognition is given to cadets registered for 12 or more semester hours and whose grade point average is 3.2 or higher with no grade below a C for the previous semester's work. Andrew Aiken of Fleming Island made the Dean's List and was also awarded Gold Stars for earning a grade point ratio of 3.7 or higher during the 2015 fall semester Rachel Keefer of Orange Park was also named to the Dean's List. The Citadel offers a classic military college education for young men and women profoundly focused on leadership excellence and academic distinction. Graduates are not required to serve in the military but about 30 percent of each class commission as officers in every branch of U.S. military service.
Published in: Clay Today
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Thursday
February 4, 2016
2b. F.C. Residents Earn Academic Honors Across the Nation
Several Falls Church residents recently earned academic honors from colleges, universities and other academic institutions across the nation. Jason Dixon graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Doctor of Philosophy degree in electrical & computer engineering. Takumi Nemec, a cadet at The Citadel, made the dean's list at the school, where students must earn at least a 3.2 grade point average with no grade below a C for the previous semester's work in order to make the list. Nemec also earned a Gold Star at The Citadel for earning a grade point average of 3.7 or higher.
Published in: Falls Church News-Press
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Thursday
February 4, 2016
3a. The Federal Reserve and Sound Money
We are living in a time of monetary chaos. The U.S. Federal Reserve has manipulated key interest rates down to practically zero for the last six years, and expanded the money supply in the banking system by $4 trillion over that period. And with the true mentality of the monetary central planner, the Fed Board of Governors now plans to manipulate key interest rates in an upward direction that they deem more desirable. Interest Rate Manipulation and Monetary Expansion. The European Central Bank (ECB) has instituted a conscious policy of "negative" interest rates and planned an additional monetary expansion of well over a trillion Euros over the next year. Plus, the head of the ECB assured the public and financial markets that there is "no limit" to the amount of paper money that will be produced to push the European economies in the direction that monetary central planners consider best. Remember, the Federal Reserve undertook a similar monetary expansion and policy of interest rate manipulation earlier in the 21st century which, in conjunction with federal subsidies that distorted the housing market, set the stage for the severe and prolonged "great recession" that began in 2008-2009. Richard Ebeling is the BB&T Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Free Enterprise Leadership at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.
Published in: National Center for Policy Analysis
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Thursday
February 4, 2016
3b. Edwin Cannan: A Voice for Free Markets and Global Posperity
Today is British economist, Edwin Cannan's, birthday. Born on February 3, 1861, Cannan died on April 8, 1935. A professor at the London School of Economics from 1895 to 1926, he influenced an entire generation of British economists to be critical of any unreflective advocacy of socialism, nationalism and interventionism. While not an advocate of laissez-faire, he strongly emphasized the importance and superiority of the competitive, free market, and drew attention to the power of markets to bring about a global system of peace and prosperity. Cannan was a master of the history of economic thought. His two major works, "A History of the Theories of Production and Distribution in English Political Economy from 1776 to 1848" (1898) and "A Review of Economic Theory" (1929) have long been considered penetrating critical studies of, especially, the "classical" labor theory of value and its conclusions, from Adam Smith through John Stuart Mill. His 1904 edition of Adam Smith's "Wealth of Nations" has long been considered to be an outstanding version of that work for the interested and scholarly reader. Richard Ebeling is the BB&T Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Free Enterprise Leadership at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.
Published in: Economic Policy Journal
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Thursday
February 4, 2016
4. How you can help the American Red Cross maintain blood supply
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients by giving blood this February. During the winter months, inclement winter weather and seasonal illnesses can keep regular donors from giving blood. Healthy donors of all blood types are needed to help maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in their own communities as well as areas where donors were unable to give due to severe winter weather. Individuals with types O, AB, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed. Donor Loretta Brandon knows how important it is to have a readily available blood supply. Her late husband required transfusions from generous strangers multiple times for health conditions. She gives blood as often as she can. "Every time I give blood, I am filled with a sense of gratitude for all I have and for the fact that I can share with others," she said. Charleston County - 2/17/2016: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., The Citadel, 171 Moultrie St.
Broadcast on: WCBD-TV Charleston, SC
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Thursday
February 4, 2016
5. The Citadel announces 2016 signing class
The Citadel head football coach Brent Thompson announced his first signing class Wednesday. The class included 17 signees from six states. Each member of the signing class appeared in the postseason during their high school career and three won state championships. Signees include: Logan Bailey (QB) from Chapin, South Carolina; Phil Barrett (DB) from Columbia, South Carolina; Sean Dumas (DB) from New Orleans, Louisiana; Jacob Godek (K/P) from Longwood, Florida; Prince Howard-Whitaker (OL) from Columbia, South Carolina; Josh LeBlanc (WR) from Houston, Texas; Drew McEntyre (OL) from Calhoun, Georgia; Dijon Profit (WR) from Goose Creek, South Carolina; Brandon Rainey (QB) from Acworth, Georgia; Joseph Randolph II (DE) from Jefferson, Georgia; Rashad Riley (WR) from St. Matthews, South Carolina; Jeremy Samuels (LB) from Winter Garden, Florida; Chance Steverson (DB) from Houston, Texas; A.J. Stokes (DL) from Athens, Georgia; Mark Weakland (OL) from State College, Pennsylvania; Raleigh Webb (LB) from Acworth, Georgia and Denzel Wright (LB) from Lawrenceville, Georgia.
Broadcast on: WCSC-TV Charleston, SC

Thursday
February 4, 2016
6a. Chapin QB Logan Bailey, Mr. Football finalist, chooses The Citadel
When Brent Thompson took over for Mike Houston as The Citadel's football coach on Jan. 19, he had two main priorities - to keep his coaching staff together, and to keep the Bulldogs' recruiting class together. Accomplishing the first goal - only one assistant coach has followed Houston to James Madison - helped Thompson accomplish the second, as he announced a recruiting class of 17 players on National Signing Day Wednesday. The class was highlighted by state Mr. Football finalist Logan Bailey, a quarterback from Chapin High School, and Lowcountry product Dijon Profit, a wide receiver from Goose Creek. Bailey, 6-0 and 195 pounds, put up eye-popping numbers for Class AAA Chapin last season, accounting for 66 touchdowns and 4,290 total yards for the 11-2 Eagles. With starting QB Dominique Allen back for his junior season in 2016, Bailey will begin his Citadel career at quarterback, but could play slotback or receiver. "He's a great young man, an excellent playmaker and I think he's a winner on the field," Thompson said of Bailey. "And it always helps to have a finalist for Mr. Football in South Carolina in your class."
Published in: The Post and Courier
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Thursday
February 4, 2016
6b. Monsignor Donovan's AJ Stokes signs with The Citadel
Monsignor Donovan senior AJ Stokes played nearly every position on the field for the Rams. On Wednesday, he signed with The Citadel during a ceremony at Monsignor Donovan. "He was our leader," first-year Monsignor Donovan coach Evan Cooper said. "He played almost every position on the field, on both sides of the ball. We didn't have a lot of success (this season), but without him we would have been less successful than we were." Stokes considered a few other schools, including Temple and Mars Hill. But Citadel stood out. "It came down to a couple of schools," Stokes said. "I looked at life after college and what degree would take me the furthest and Citadel just happened to be that."
Published in: Athens Banner-Herald
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Thursday
February 4, 2016
6c. Allatoona pair stretch bond on to The Citadel
Allatoona teammates Brandon Rainey and Raleigh Webb have been teammates since they were 5-year-olds, with Webb hiking the ball to Rainey. After leading the Buccaneers to the Class AAAAA state championship last fall, the two lifelong friends will continue their bond on the next level. Both signed to play at The Citadel on National Signing Day. Rainey will continue playing quarterback at the military college in Charleston, South Carolina, while Webb will be in the defensive secondary. "We've played football together since we were 5 and kind of grown up together, so to get to finish off our careers together is something special," Rainey said. "It's going to be tough (at The Citadel), so there will be time where we have to lean on each other. Being close friends will provide a lot of security for us." Added Webb: "It's great to be there with a friend you've known since we were little. It will be a great experience for both of us to go through." Rainey flourished in his only year as Allatoona's starting quarterback, completing 60 percent of his passes for 1,439 yards and 15 touchdowns, to only four interceptions. He also ran for 624 yards and another 19 touchdowns. On the other side of the field, Webb posted 88 tackles and four interceptions. With the experience of winning a state title, both players are looking to carry The Citadel to the next level after it went 9-4 with a 5-1 record in the Southern Conference. The Bulldogs reached the second round of in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs, winning a postseason game for the first time since 1992.
Published in: The Marietta Daily Journal
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Thursday
February 4, 2016
7a. Four Calhoun County Saints sign football scholarships
It's only fitting that on Wednesday's National Signing Day, when four Calhoun County football players signed with college programs, that one Saint decided to play in the "Holy City" while three others opted for Methodist University. Wide receiver Rashad Riley signed with The Citadel in Charleston, while linebacker DaAmir Wilkins, wide receiver Johnathan Smith and defensive back Marquise Greene all signed with Methodist in Fayetteville, N.C. Having posted an 11-1 season, where they only lost in state playoffs, the Saints are only graduating a handful of starters. But CC Coach Bill Kimrey is pleased with the decisions these four graduating student-athletes made and the opportunities they have in front of them. "It's a blessed day, and I'm real proud of these well-deserving kids," Kimrey said. "They were with us through 8-3 their junior season, and then 11-1 this season, helping out so much with the leadership on our team. "They are each, obviously, talented. But their character and their leadership are what helped turn this program around." Riley also considered offers from Methodist and North Greenville, before choosing to sign with the Bulldogs program. "I like the way they are structured and believe I will be a good fit there," Riley said of The Citadel program. "I believe I can play at the Division I level, and I believe that I can really excel at The Citadel."
Published in: The Times and Democrat
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Thursday
February 4, 2016
7b. Athletes sign with college programs
Some athletes and college coaches alike should rest easier now that National Signing Day has arrived. Feb. 3 is the first day this winter that high school athletes can commit in writing to playing for a college football team next school year. All three Dorchester District Two high schools had a signing-day celebration Wednesday during which athletes made their plans official. In all, 16 DD2 athletes signed a letter of intent. That includes 11 football players, two soccer players, a wrestler, a volleyball player and a softball player. Clemson University, University of South Carolina, U. S. Naval Academy, The Citadel, S.C. State University and nine other colleges landed a DD2 athlete. Riley Rozanski, K- The Citadel
Published in: Journal Scene
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Thursday
February 4, 2016
7c. County quintet signs: football, girl's soccer, golf
Five Lancaster County athletes signed athletic scholarships on national signing day. Two Buford High School football players are taking their games to the next level. Jackets' senior kicker-punter Wade Lambert is headed to The Citadel in Charleston, while Lambert's BHS teammate, ace defensive back Christian Catledge, has signed to play football at Newberry College. Catledge played in the North-South All-Star game.
Published in: The Lancaster News
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Thursday
February 4, 2016
8. Lowcountry signing day: Fort Dorchester's John Simpson signs with Clemson
Goose Creek wide receiver Dijon Profit signed with The Citadel, while All-Lowcountry offensive lineman Blake Jeresaty of Bishop England signed his national letter of intent with Wofford. Wofford also signed Brandon Brown, a 6-1, 225-pounder linebacker from Ashley Ridge, another first-team All-Lowcountry pick. Brown had 133 tackles and played in the North-South All-Star Game. Charleston Southern inked West Ashley's All-Lowcountry defensive back, Malik Brown, a 6-0, 188-pounder. Brown played outside linebacker for West Ashley last season, making more than 100 tackles. Malik Brown's West Ashley teammate, quarterback Justin Berry, signed with Indiana, while Wildcats receiver, T'Qele Holmes signed with Coastal Carolina. James Island running back Buss Hamilton signed with South Carolina State, along with All-Lowcountry lineman Malcolm Garrett of Cross.
Published in: The Post and Courier
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Wednesday
February 3, 2016
1. The Citadel should be commended for punishing students photographed wearing white pillowcases
If it is The Citadel's goal to foster a more inclusive and accepting climate on its campus, then it did exactly the right thing by punishing 14 cadets with ties to a racially insensitive prank in which several students wore white pillowcases on their heads. On a college campus with a history of racial exclusion like The Citadel, unpunished incidents which demonstrate bigotry or intolerance can dramatically set back the school's current goal of inclusion. This is because administrative inaction could easily be perceived as indifference toward or approval of the offensive conduct. At these schools, a concerted effort is required by administrators and students to promote an atmosphere that is tolerant of all races, ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds. When it comes to The Citadel, Lt. Gen. John Rosa correctly decided that the cadets' professed intent was irrelevant and punished those involved accordingly. One cadet was suspended for a year, and two others for a semester. Some of the other students received other lesser, on-campus punishments, including being forced to march for extended periods at a time.
Published in: Charleston City Paper
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Wednesday
February 3, 2016
2. Storm the Citadel, This School's Got Talent and Superintendent Spearman Reflects
The audio portion of Molly Spearman's January message to educators is a part of the upcoming Speaking of Schools podcast, along with STEM competition featuring about 700 students as they "Storm The Citadel." Listeners also will learn about voting for the top prize winner in this year's "This School's Got Talent" competition.
Broadcast on: ETVR
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Wednesday
February 3, 2016
3. A discussion with the chief academic officer at The Citadel
The college's provost, Dr. Connie Book, discusses her duties, goals and challenges: Brig. Gen. Connie Book, Ph.D., is the number two official at The Military College of South Carolina. She arrived in 2015 from Elon University, where she held leadership positions, including the role of associate provost, which she held for a period of 16 years. At The Citadel, Dr. Book is responsible for all academic functions such as accreditation, admissions, curriculum and financial aid. She directs the strategy for and oversees the college's five academic schools. She has worked in higher education as a professor or administrator the majority of her career, and she holds a broadcast journalism degree from Louisiana State University, and a Ph.D. in telecommunications from the University of Georgia. The following is a discussion between Book and Cadet Devin Taylor, regimental public affairs NCO for the 2015-16 academic year.
Published in: The Digitel
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Wednesday
February 3, 2016
4a. Senator Tim Scott talks to News 2 about why he is endorsing Marco Rubio for president
Senator Tim Scott says not only is he endorsing Senator Marco Rubio for President, he will soon be working to help him win in New Hampshire and South Carolina. "It certainly is my great privilege to endorse Marco Rubio." Senator Scott says Rubio is the strongest conservative that he believes can win the Presidency. He also says he knows who would make a good Vice President. "He already has Trey Gowdy already on the campaign trail, and I look forward to joining Trey. Trey would of course make a good vice presidential candidate." Scott plans to campaign for Rubio in South Carolina and New Hampshire. He said Rubio scores very high by conservative organizations. "The Republicans in the Senate have an overall score of about 60. I'm in the middle to high 80s. Marco Rubio's at 94 out of 100. There's no doubt if you can get what you want 94% of the time, that's pretty good." Senator Scott said there was some little things that helped him make the decision. "I liked his response when he came to Charleston and he wanted to visit Emanuel AME. He didn't bring anybody with him. Just the two of us went down to the church, without a single camera, to pay his respect and to pray for the families. That says a lot about Marco Rubio." Citadel Political Science Professor DuBose Kapeluck talked to News 2 about what this endorsement might mean for the South Carolina primary. "Tim Scott, has a conservative following, but also has a lot of moderates who like Tim Scott. That might make a Rubio more appealing in South Carolina."
Broadcast on: WCBD-TV Charleston, SC
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February 3, 2016
4b. U.S. Sen. Tim Scott endorses Marco Rubio for president
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott released a video Tuesday endorsing Marco Rubio. "I am putting my confidence and my trust in Marco Rubio, because I believe that he takes us to that better future. Marco Rubio understands that here in America, it's not about where you start, it's about where you are going," he said. "We have one shot in 2016 to beat Hillary Clinton and that shot is Marco Rubio, and with him as our candidate: we win." The news comes as Rubio had a strong showing in the Iowa Republican caucuses, finishing behind U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. Cruz was projected to win with about 28 percent of the vote. Trump was at 24 percent with Rubio at 23 percent. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders were locked in a dead-heat in the Democratic caucus but Clinton squeaked to the top by a narrow margin. Citadel professor of political science, DuBose Kapeluck was interviewed on the topic. "Well I think it was kind of a safe bet on the part of Tim Scott," said Kapeluck. "The fact that Rubio did so well last night relative with what he was expected to do made him sort of a presumptive establishment candidate and I think that's somebody that Tim Scott thinks he can work with."
Broadcast on: WCIV-TV Charleston, SC
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February 3, 2016
4c. SC voters today older, more diverse than in 2008
The S.C. voters that presidential candidates will be wooing over the next weeks are far different than in 2008, the last time the state had two presidential primaries. Those voters are older and more diverse racially. Most are signing up in counties where Republicans dominate at the polls. And there are a lot more of them - 3 million compared to 2.2 million in 2008. The State compared the makeup of S.C. registered voters leading up to the state's 2008 presidential primaries to those who registered in time to vote in the GOP and Democratic presidential primaries on Feb. 20 and 27, respectively. The number of registered voters, age 65 and up, has increased by 57 percent since 2008, making older voters the fastest-growing age group. Older voters now account for one in four S.C. registered voters, up from one in five in eight years ago... Older S.C. registered voters tend to be more conservative, said Scott Buchanan, a political scientists at The Citadel. That could favor Republican turnout in the state's Feb. 20 GOP primary, he said. "People who are older and are registered to vote are much more likely to show up and vote on election day," he said.
Published in: The State
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Wednesday
February 3, 2016
5a. Fall 2015 students honored
The Citadel, Charleston, S.C. - Charles E. Lawson Turner, sophomore, recently awarded the Gold Star, earned for academic excellence maintaining a 3.7 or higher GPA, for the 3rd semester in a row. He is a graduate of Benedictine Military School where he served as cadet colonel his senior year. He is the son of Bart Christiana Turner, of Savannah.
Published in: Savannah Morning News
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Wednesday
February 3, 2016
5b. School News: The Citadel
The Citadel's Dean's List and Gold Stars lists are announced. Click the article to view each list.
Published in: Moultrie News
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