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Tuesday
June 30, 2015
1. Family of Myra Thompson celebrates 'home going' Monday
Twelve days after nine people were killed in a mass shooting at a bible study, the eighth victim is laid to rest. Family and friends will gather Monday morning at Emanuel AME church to say goodbye to Myra Thompson. Governor Nikki Haley and Mayor Joe Riley are expected to attend the service. As of Monday morning, the family requested that no cameras be allowed in the church. "Today we lay to rest Myra Thompson," Senator Tim Scott said on Twitter Monday morning. "Please keep her family in your prayers." The Citadel posted a memorial on their website honoring the woman who was killed while teaching the bible study that Wednesday night in the church basement. "Mrs. Thompson was a pastor at the church and a life-long educator and learner who earned two Masters in Education degrees from The Citadel graduate college. She graduated in 1994 with a M.Ed. in Reading Education and then graduated in 1999 with a M.Ed. in Secondary Counselor of Education."
Broadcast on: WACH-TV Columbia, SC
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Tuesday
June 30, 2015
2. Charleston church shooting hits home for Tulane basketball coach Ed Conroy
Tulane coach Ed Conroy has spent a good amount of time in South Carolina. The Davenport, Iowa native played at The Citadel from 1985-89 and followed that with coaching stints at Furman (assistant, 1994-97), Francis Marion (head coach, 1997-2000), Coastal Carolina (2005-06) and returned to his alma mater as the head coach from 2006-10. The Citadel is located in Charleston, where on June 17, nine people were gunned down inside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. As the initial shock of the shooting began to subside, Conroy, who said he'd been by the church hundreds of times, began to wonder if he knew any of the church members that had been murdered. It turns out he did -- 45-year old Sharonda Coleman-Singleton.
Published in: NOLA.com
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Tuesday
June 30, 2015
3. 10 high-profile places that have banned the Confederate flag
One hundred and fifty years after the Civil War, the battle flag of Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia is coming down. In the shadow of the Charleston church shooting, photos surfaced of the alleged mass murderer waving the Confederate flag around, sparking a instantaneous movement to take down the flag. For most Americans, the Confederate flag is associated with racism and slavery. It gained its modern popularity with the movement in the '40s and '50s to frustrate civil rights, often violently. Its defenders, in more recent years, have held tight to these roots with conviction in the mantra "heritage not hate"-an argument that has fallen on deaf ears after the Charleston massacre. 9.) The Citadel South Carolina's Citadel is one of America's premier military schools, on a par with West Point. Leaders there have voted to remove the Confederate Naval Jack from The Citadel's Summerall Chapel. For this to happen, state legislators will have to amend the South Carolina Heritage Act. And even if they do, the flag will be relocated, not removed altogether.
Published in: The Daily Dot
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Tuesday
June 30, 2015
4. Presidential candidate Santorum to speak at The Citadel
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is scheduled to be in South Carolina to discuss national security. The former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania is slated to speak at The Citadel in Charleston on Tuesday. The event is a town hall meeting sponsored by a group known as Americans for Peace, Prosperity and Security. The group's website says that the nonprofit is not supporting any particular candidate but wants to make sure the issue of national security is debated during the 2016 presidential campaign. Santorum's two oldest sons, John and Daniel, are both cadets at The Citadel.
Published in: The News & Observer Raleigh, NC
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Tuesday
June 30, 2015
5. Knisley graduates from The Citadel
Alexander Knisley of Princeton graduated from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina on May 9. He received a bachelor in arts degree in political science. He has been commissioned into the U.S. Army. Members of The Ctiadel class of 2015 were recognized in leadership, service and academic. Cadets celebrated the graduation of 430 seniors from 39 states and countries. Of those cadets, 148 were commissioned as officers. Veteran students were also among those graduates.
Published in: BCRNews.com
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Tuesday
June 30, 2015
6. Huntington Beach Community News: Citadel Gold Stars
Stuart Alan Morton of Huntington Beach, CA was awarded Gold Stars by The Citadel for earning a grade point ratio of 3.7 or higher during the spring semester of the 2014-15 academic year. 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. Graduates of The Citadel have served the nation, their state and their communities as principled leaders since the college was founded in 1842. The Citadel Graduate College offers more than 50 master's degrees and graduate certificates in a wide range of disciplines, plus six undergraduate programs, through an all-evening schedule. Some graduate courses are available online.
Published in: Huntington Beach News
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Tuesday
June 30, 2015
7. Citadel volleyball adds two signees
The Citadel volleyball head coach Craig Mosqueda announced on Monday that Sumerlyn Carruthers and Abigail Murn will join the South Carolina Corps of Cadets as part of the Class of 2019. Carruthers, a 5-11 middle blocker from Lake Wylie, signed her National Letter of Intent to The Citadel from Westminster Catawba Christian School. An instrumental cog in the team's 2014 Metro Athletic Conference (MAC) championship, she guided her team to the semifinals of the North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association (NCISAA) tournament before losing to eventual champion Caldwell Academy. Murn, a 5-6 libero and defensive specialist from Lake Norman High School in Mooresville, N.C., is a two-sport athlete that will also compete for The Citadel track and field program. She received a scholarship for the track program and will compete as in the pole vault, triple jump and high jump events.
Published in: The Post and Courier
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Tuesday
June 30, 2015
8. Performance coach emphasizes whole-player training, team-first attitude
Both coaches and players talked a lot about the team's "culture" during BYU's annual football media day on Wednesday, and the changes they cited seem to point back to the arrival of new staff member Frank Wintrich. In the official media guide, his name is listed next to "Strength and Conditioning." However, elsewhere in the guide, on the team's official website and during media day interviews, Wintrich was and is referenced as "Director of Football Performance." Despite his military-style approach to training, Wintrich is not a veteran, but he said he's drawn his inspiration from those who are. He spent two years as the director of athletic development at The Citadel, a university in South Carolina patterned after the service academies.
Published in: Daily Herald
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Monday
June 29, 2015
1. Charleston has shown the world what a true community looks like
Our hearts have been broken, but our spirit hasn't. The senseless killing of nine people at Emanuel AME Church was meant to start a race war, to divide us. It was an appeal to our worst demons. But we responded with our better angels. We held hands across the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, stood together in Marion Square, cried and sang as one at the College of Charleston, and covered the sidewalk in front of Mother Emanuel with flowers. This is a place where The Citadel's Board of Visitors votes to remove the Confederate Naval Jack from Summerall Chapel. That flag was a gift, a reminder of the school's proud history, but as school President John Rosa so eloquently said, moving it was the least The Citadel could do for its sister organization, Mother Emanuel.
Published in: The Post and Courier
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Monday
June 29, 2015
2a. Citadel leaders vote to move Confederate flag from college's chapel
The Board of Visitors of The Citadel, the public Military College in South Carolina, voted to remove a Confederate naval flag from the campus' Summerall Chapel, as scrutiny of Confederate symbols has intensified nationwide. The coverage of The Citadel has continued nationally.
Published in: Washington Post
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June 29, 2015
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June 29, 2015
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June 29, 2015
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Monday
June 29, 2015
3a. Local students graduate from The Citadel: Aiken Standard
Members of The Citadel Class of 2015 were recognized for excellence in leadership, service and academics. The South Carolina Corps of Cadets celebrated the graduation on May 9. The following local students were among the graduates: Paul Brown, of Aiken; Kyle Drew, of North Augusta; Jeffrey Johnson, of Aiken; and Noland Seigler, of Edgefield.
Published in: Aiken Standard
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Monday
June 29, 2015
3b. Local students graduate from The Citadel: Colleton Today
Members of The Citadel Class of 2015 were recognized for excellence in leadership, service and academics. Local graduates included: -Aaron Crosby of Smoaks -Zachary Dowd of Walterboro -Matthew Frisch of Edisto Beach -Louis Guess of Walterboro The South Carolina Corps of Cadets celebrated the graduation of 430 seniors from 34 states on May 9, 2015. Of those cadets, 148 were commissioned as officers. Veteran students were also among the graduates. Top areas of study for the class included business administration, engineering, political science and criminal justice.
Published in: Colleton Today
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Monday
June 29, 2015
3c. Johnson graduates from Citadel
Citadel Class of 2015 graduate, Jeffrey Johnson, of Aiken, has commissioned into the U.S. Air Force. Families, friends, faculty and staff assembled at the Summerall Chapel on The Citadel campus to honor the newly commissioned officers. The commissioning cadets and students took oaths accepting their appointments as officers in the U.S. armed services. Johnson was commissioned during a ceremony on May 8. Johnson received a BSEE in Electrical Engineering during commencement on May 9.
Published in: Aiken Standard
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Monday
June 29, 2015
3d. Bearden, Crestview resident, commissions into U.S. Air Force
Citadel Class of 2015 graduate William Bearden Jr. of Crestview has commissioned into the U.S. Air Force. Families, friends, faculty and staff gathered last month to honor newly commissioned officers at the Summerall Chapel on The Citadel campus. Commissioning cadets and students took oaths accepting their appointments as officers in the U.S. armed services. Bearden received a BS in Business Administration during commencement on May 9. The Citadel's 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: Crestview News Bulletin
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Monday
June 29, 2015
3e. Student news
The following area students graduated from The Citadel in Charleston, S.C.: Patrick Faherty and Tanner Shoemaker, both of Stafford County.
Published in: Fredericksburg.com
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Monday
June 29, 2015
4. Presidential candidate visits this week
Former Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum returns to The Citadel on Tuesday for an Americans for Peace, Prosperity and Security forum. It was rescheduled as a result of the shooting at Emanuel AME. The event will go forward at 12:30 p.m., Room 165 in Bond Hall.
Published in: The Post and Courier
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Monday
June 29, 2015
5. Solidus Center podcast on the history, workings and policy consequences of the Federal Reserve System with Dr. Richard Ebelin
Solidus.Center's Seth Mason discussed with the charismatic Richard Ebeling, Citadel economics professor, former president of the Foundation for Economic Education, and prolific libertarian author, the past, present, and future follies of the Federal Reserve System.
Broadcast on: SoundCloud.com
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Monday
June 29, 2015
6. Today in history, and birthdays
In 1996, The Citadel voted to admit women, ending a 153-year-old men-only policy at the South Carolina military school.
Published in: The Bulletin
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Monday
June 29, 2015
7. Aiken County superintendent finalists all Palmetto State educators
The four finalists interviewed in the search for a new school superintendent in Aiken County are a superintendent in Greenwood County, an associate superintendent from Berkeley County, an assistant superintendent from Dorchester County and an Aiken County associate superintendent. One of them will replace Dr. Elizabeth Ever­itt, who is retiring July 31. She was named superintendent in 2008. The job candidates - Greenwood 52 School District Superintendent Mark D. Petersen, Berkeley County School District Associate Superintendent Kevin O'Gorman, Dorchester School District 2 Assistant Superintendent Sean Alford, and Aiken County Associate Su­perintendent King Laurence - were scheduled for interviews with Aiken County Board of Education members Sat­urday. Alford, a graduate of The Citadel in Charleston, has worked as assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction in Dorchester County since 2012. "I'm excited about the opportunity to gain an enhanced understanding of the community and school family," Alford said.
Published in: The Augusta Chronicle
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Monday
June 29, 2015
8a. USC opponent preview: No upset, but perhaps improvement from The Citadel
At The Citadel, expectations are a relative thing. The athletic limitations inherent in a military college with a small enrollment certainly make the 5-7 record achieved in head coach Mike Houston's first season look better than it might be viewed elsewhere, especially considering the Bulldogs rebounded from a rough start to win five of their last nine games. And Houston has an interesting team coming back, returning 16 starters from the group which beat transitioning Football Bowl Championship program Charlotte in double-overtime, lost a close game at Wofford, and finished with alumni-pleasing victories over Furman and VMI. The Bulldogs may well build on that first-year effort if they can find a quarterback to replace Aaron Miller, who finished second in the Southern Conference in rushing and seventh in passing yards per game.
Published in: The Post and Courier
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Monday
June 29, 2015
8b. Summerville Names Joe Call Interim Head Football Coach
Summerville has announced that offensive coordinator Joe Call will take over as the head football coach on an interim basis for the 2015 season. Call takes over for John McKissick who retired last week after a 63 year stint as the Green Wave's head coach that included 620 wins and 10 state championships. "It's been kind of a whirlwind," Call said when reached by phone on Thursday night. "I get a year to prove myself which is fine with me. I know I've got 100% support from the principal, the superintendent and the assistants and I've gotten overwhelming support from the community." Call, who is McKissick's grandson, has been at Summerville as an assistant coach since 2003. He played quarterback for the Green Wave when he was in high school and would go on to play at The Citadel. Call said he spoke to McKissick after being told the good news and said there were some "happy tears".
Broadcast on: WCSC-TV Charleston, SC
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Thursday
June 25, 2015
1a. Citadel leaders vote to move Confederate flag from college's chapel
Leaders of The Citadel, the Military College in Charleston want to relocate a confederate flag at the school. As WYFF News 4's Corey Davis explains, it will require a change in state law. The confederate flag on The Citadel campus, looks like this one here in Greenville, at the museum and library of confederate history but there's a major difference. The flag at The Citadel requires a vote from lawmakers before it can be moved. The flag is protected under the south it passed in the year 2000 as the confederate flag was moved from atop the state house to the front of the capitol grounds. Several monuments, markers, streets and memorials across the state fall under the law. A two-thirds vote from lawmakers is required before any changes can be made, including the flag at The Citadel. "This is a very divisive subject. We have a flag, and people look at it in different lights. With as many members as we have, there are arguments on both sides," said Scott Tucker, chairman of the Board of Directors of The Citadel Alumni Association.
Broadcast on: WYFF-TV Greenville, SC
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