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August 21, 2017
1. Letter: A strong 10 Citadel dogs

I enjoyed reading your article about the Citadel Top 10 football players but there was a major oversight. Lt. Gen. John Rosa, senior private and captain of the football team, was a great leader on and off the field and his impact on the school has been profound. In my book he would be a strong 10. Let the record reflect.

Published in: The Post and Courier
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August 21, 2017
1a. Lanier students serve as citizen scientists during Monday's solar eclipse

Data that NASA is collecting from Monday’s total solar eclipse will include temperature and cloud measurements from five Lanier Elementary students.“A full solar eclipse is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and we are collecting data for flipping NASA,” fifth-grader Andrew Borden said enthusiastically Thursday. With school closed for the day the students are taking home anemometers and iPads to measure temperatures and photograph clouds every 15 minutes during the three-hour event...During Monday’s eclipse a group of students from Pellissippi State Community College plans to live-stream video to NASA and collect data from a high-altitude balloon, and a team from Maryville College will be collaborating with the Citadel in Charleston, S.C., to collect and transmit data.

Published in: The Daily Times
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August 21, 2017
2a. World Enough and Time: Monuments

I was going to write about memories of school days, but the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia brought memories of a different kind...Arguing that all such statues in the South were meant to intimidate ignores its long reverence of the medieval warrior tradition. Mark Twain even quipped that the novels of Sir Walter Scott were responsible for the war. VMI, Virginia Tech, the Citadel and many private high schools were all-male military institutions until the late 20th Century; many liberal arts colleges and public universities had strong ROTC programs, sometimes required for the first two years. The military schools helped provide careers for many second and third sons, the ones who would not inherit the plantation.

Published in: The Shawnee News-Star
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August 21, 2017
3. 20 years after their admission, women continue the VMI legacy

Sitting in the shade of an elm tree on the parade grounds of Virginia Military Institute, Anglea Li savored her last moments of tranquility Saturday afternoon as she prepared to enter the school’s infamous rat line...At the Citadel, where coeducation got off to a rocky start in 1995 when a sole female who sued to get in quickly dropped out under intense pressure, women currently make up about 7 percent of the student body.

Published in: The Roanoke Times
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August 21, 2017
4. Letter: Bike lanes needed

It defies logic that closing one lane of the Ashley River Bridge (U.S. 17 South into the city) for bicycle and pedestrian traffic will not add to our growing vehicle traffic challenges and frustrations...Well, for goodness sake, build the new lane with its own lift mechanism. That’s simple and it will work. A senior engineering student at The Citadel could have conceptual drawings within 48 hours.

Published in: The Post and Courier
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August 21, 2017
4a. 85th National Convention of the Military Order of the Purple Heart in Dallas, Texas Concludes with Election

The 85th Annual Convention of The Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) and the 84th National Convention of the MOPH Auxiliary concluded Friday, August 18, in Dallas, TX, with the election of new officers for the upcoming year. Patriot Neil Van Ess, a combat wounded veteran from Totowa, New Jersey was elected as National Commander. Elected as National Senior Vice Commander was Doug Middleton, a combat wounded veteran from Roswell, Georgia. Elected as National Junior Vice Commander was Felix Garcia, a combat wounded veteran from Sugar Land, Texas...This year, thirty-two applicants received education scholarships, while SSgt Jacob Anderson was selected for special recognition as this year’s recipient of the Navy Seal Lt. Michael Murphy scholarship. Staff Sergeant Anderson has served in the U.S. Marine Corps since 2008. He received his Purple Heart for wounds received in Afghanistan. He is currently enrolled at the Citadel where he is majoring in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Aerospace Science. Upon graduation in 2019, he plans to pursue a career as a Marine pilot.

Published in: Global Newswire
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August 21, 2017
5. Local students make dean’s lists for fall 2016

Below is a list of local students that earned a spot on the dean’s list for fall 2016. We will continue to run schools in alphabetical order as space permits. The Citadel South Carolina Corps of Cadets: Brandon Ranchero – Plainfield

Published in: The Herald News
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August 21, 2017
5a. Charleston-area hires and promotions

Education - Dana Hancock has been named principal of Daniel Jenkins Academy in North Charleston. Previously, she was the interim principal. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in criminal justice from the University of South Carolina and master’s degrees in teaching social studies and educational leadership from The Citadel. Kim Jackson has been named principal of Mount Pleasant Academy. Previously, she was the assistant principal at James B. Edwards Elementary. She has a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from South Carolina State University and a master’s degree in elementary education administration from The Citadel. Health care - Dr. James F. Hill III has joined the MUSC Storm Eye Institute as director of primary eye care and low vision services. He has a bachelor’s degree in biology from The Citadel and a degree in optometry from the University of Alabama School of Optometry.

Published in: The Post and Courier
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August 21, 2017
5b. Franklin Joyner, Premier DUI Attorney, Advanced Level Training on Ultraviolet Light Issues

Franklin Joyner of Cheraw, South Carolina recently received advanced level training, from the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, on Ultraviolet (UV) Light issues that occur during Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) evaluations. Franklin received training on the new UV Light protocol for DRE evaluations. The training included when it is recommended that DREs use UV Light for assessing pupil size in near total darkness, at what point in the evaluation it should be used, the exact protocols for using the UV light to ensure it is done properly, how it is to be documented in the narrative report, and problems and inaccuracies the UV Light can cause if it is not used properly...Franklin was born and raised in Patrick, SC. Growing up he worked at his father’s gun store. After high school, he attended The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, and graduated in 2000. He then attended Regent University School of Law, graduating in 2003.

Also published in: Military Technologies

Published in: Daily Times Leader
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August 21, 2017
6. Citadel's Tyler Davis suddenly the old man of offensive line

For two years, Tyler Davis was the promising young man of The Citadel's offensive line. He played in 10 games as a freshman in 2015, making the Southern Conference's all-freshman team. Last season, he started all 12 games, rotating between guard and center, as The Citadel won a second straight SoCon championship. Now, as Davis prepares for his junior season, the 6-1, 290-pounder suddenly finds himself the old man of the line. He's one of only two players with starting experience on a line that could start two true freshmen and two sophomores.

Published in: The Post and Courier
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August 21, 2017
6a. Citadel backup QB Jordan Black has 'earned' playing time, coach says

There's no question about who is the starting quarterback at The Citadel. Dominique Allen has led the Bulldogs to two straight Southern Conference championships and is back for his senior season.

Published in: The Post and Courier
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August 21, 2017
7. SportsTalk gets a preview with Citadel coach Brent Thompson

Thursday was the 19th annual Citadel pre-season golf tournament at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant. The event has raised more than $1.5 million for the Bulldogs’ Brigadier Club over the years. The Citadel going into season two under Brent Thompson has won the last two South Conference titles and figures to be a strong contender with Wofford for this season’s crown. Take a listen as head coach Brent Thompson joined us on SportsTalk Thursday night:

Published in: Sports Talk SC
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August 21, 2017
7a. The Citadel offense produces in second scrimmage

The Citadel Bulldogs marked the unofficial end of fall camp on Saturday with a 90-minute morning scrimmage at Johnson Hagood Stadium. The Bulldogs battled through a heat index above 100 degrees as Head Coach Brent Thompson continues to evaluate his team’s overall depth and make decisions on the depth chart two weeks out from the Sept. 2 opener against Newberry.

Published in: Live 5 News CBS
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August 21, 2017
8. Citadel Soccer Opens Season with 5-3 Win Over Hampton

The Citadel women's soccer team kicked off the 2017 season Friday afternoon with a 5-3 win over Hampton University at Washington Light Infantry (WLI) Field in the season-opener for both programs.

Published in: Citadel Sports
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August 21, 2017
9. Former Citadel And SCSU Bulldog Signs With Tampa Bay

A former Sumter stand out is back in the NFL. Mariel Cooper signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday. Cooper was a star defensive back for South Carolina State and the Citadel Bulldogs during his college career.

Published in: WLTX 19 CBS
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August 18, 2017
1. Sequoyah High School JROTC Succeeds At The Citadel

Sequoyah High School’s Air Force Junior ROTC cadets succeeded at The Citadel’s summer leadership program! Twenty-six cadets from the school completed the week-long training at the Charleston, S.C. institution this summer as part of the largest AFJROTC Cadet Leadership Course in the United States with 350 participants.

Published in: Canton Patch
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August 18, 2017
2. Zucker Family School of Education at The Citadel takes on K-12 teacher shortage crisis

The Zucker Family School of Education at The Citadel is inviting collaboration aimed at tackling South Carolina’s teacher shortage crisis at a public educational leadership and innovation forum this month. The Education Workforce: Crisis of Shortages, Promises of Excellence, will address the educator shortage issue apparent in the high numbers of unfilled teaching positions in the state.

Published in: EducationDIVE
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August 18, 2017
3. Soccer Opens Regular Season at Home with Two Games This Weekend

Second-year head women's soccer coach Ciaran Traquair and The Citadel women's soccer team officially open the 2017 season this weekend and there is a strong energy around the Bulldogs that Traquair hopes will translate into wins on the pitch this year.

Published in: Citadel Campus Newsroom
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August 18, 2017
4. Generals aim to remain on even keel

Wade Hampton football coach Marc Klatt called it “noise. "After starting the 2016 season 4-1, the Generals lost their last five games, all of them in Region 2-AAAAA play. “I think we kind of got caught up in it,” said Klatt, adding that the difficult second half taught the Generals a valuable lesson...The Generals lost an outstanding kicker to graduation in Branden Glick, who signed with The Citadel, but Klatt said Glick's successor, Sabastian Garcia, has a powerful leg and the ability to eliminate opponents' return game.

Published in: Greenville Online
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August 17, 2017
3. Darby Brings Hands-on Leadership To North Charleston High School

Veteran school administrator Henry Darby took the helm at beleaguered North Charleston High School in February where six predecessors have tried to change a culture of challenged academic performance...A member of Charleston County Council since 2004, the resident of the Liberty Hill community in North Charleston is the founder of Citizens Patrol Against Drugs (CPAD) in North Charleston. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Morris College, a Master of Arts from Atlanta University, and a Master of Education and Education Specialist degrees from The Citadel. He brings that hands-on approach to problem solving to his position at North Charleston High also.

Published in: The Charleston Chronicle
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August 17, 2017
4. S.C. Confederate monuments in spotlight as some call for change

Tucked away behind a stand of trees that line Main Street in Greenville, the Greenville County Confederate Monument stands nearly invisible to passers-by on the street. The monument is of a Confederate soldier holding a rifle. It bears an inscription on three sides, a poem to the dead soldiers in a land where the white flag is never waved...In South Carolina, the Heritage Act, passed in 2000 as a compromise to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse dome, prevents municipalities, schools or other institutions from changing or removing monuments. Some have tried, including The Citadel, which wanted to remove two Confederate battle flags from its chapel, and the city of Greenwood, which wanted to change the inscription on a plaque that designated those killed in World War II as “white” or “colored.”

Published in: Greenville Online
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August 17, 2017
4a. Volunteering leads to decades of service alongside S.C. governors, their families

With a Southern accent worthy of Margaret Mitchell’s Scarlett O’Hara, coupled with a timeless elegance always just beyond Miss O’Hara’s grasp, Mary Ross, WC ’58, worked alongside six governors and their families for three and a half decades at the South Carolina Governor’s Mansion. The Columbia, South Carolina, native says those were among the best years of her life, mostly because she never considered what she did as work...Built in 1855, the mansion originally served as faculty quarters for the Arsenal Academy, which, together with the Citadel Academy in Charleston, formed the South Carolina Military Academy, now known as The Citadel. The Arsenal was burned along with the city of Columbia a decade later by Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman’s Union forces. The structure was the only surviving building and became the state’s executive mansion in 1868, housing more than 30 governors and their families since.

Published in: Brenau Window
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August 17, 2017
5. Paradise Valley Estates celebrates five centenarians

Five centenarians at Paradise Valley Estates shared tales of their long and storied lives at a birthday party in their honor...Charlie Gilbert, 100, also retired as a colonel, but in the Army. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1940 after graduating from The Citadel the year before.

Published in: The Reporter
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August 17, 2017
6. Letter: Top Dogs

Although it was a great article on The Citadel’s top Dogs, I think you missed one. I had the pleasure of playing with Brian Ruff and Mitchell Stump and watching all the others except Paul Maguire; you may have missed the boat on the 1961 bowl team and the late Jerry Nettles.

Published in: The Post and Courier
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August 17, 2017
7. William "Bo" McG. Morrison Jr., Charleston lawyer and civic leader, dies

William “Bo” McGillivray Morrison Jr., a Charleston lawyer and civic leader, died Monday. He was 89. Morrison was born Oct. 11, 1927, in Charleston, to Caroline Sams Morrison and former Charleston Mayor William Morrison. He attended Charleston public schools and graduated from the High School of Charleston in 1944.After matriculating at The Citadel, Morrison enlisted in the Navy and served in the amphibious forces in World War II. He returned to active duty during the Korean War, serving on the aircraft carrier USS Boxer. He retired from the Navy Reserve with the rank of captain...After returning from active service, Morrison returned to The Citadel and attended the University of South Carolina. He later received his law degree from Stetson University School of Law before opening a law office at 49 Broad St. in 1951. He retired from law practice in 1988.

Published in: The Post and Courier
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August 16, 2017
1. Food is secret ingredient of South Carolina collegiate sports success

At some point this football season, if the x’s and o’s align, your team’s freshman running back might hurdle a linebacker. And then you’ll bless the coaches, praise the boosters and silently thank the former players who made the school’s program so attractive to a talented young recruit...Craig Mosqueda, who coaches women’s volleyball at The Citadel, often hears from high school sophomores and juniors who want to one day bring their bump-set-spike talents to Charleston. Mosqueda appreciates the sentiment: When trying to woo an athlete, he says, “We obviously sell The Citadel, as far as who they’ll be, but selling the city is easy to do, because we’re the No. 1 travel destination in the world. We tell them there’s amazing food all over.”

Published in: The Post and Courier
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August 16, 2017
2. NAACP, NAN call for South Carolina to repeal Heritage Act blocking removal of Confederate monuments

Activists across Charleston called on South Carolina lawmakers Tuesday to repeal or amend the state's Heritage Act to empower cities, counties and universities to remove Confederate monuments and memorials...Darby noted the Heritage Act also has blocked The Citadel’s efforts to remove a Confederate flag from its Summerall Chapel, a move to amend a World War I memorial in Greenwood and portraits of Confederate generals in a Rock Hill courtroom.

Published in: The Post and Courier
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August 16, 2017
3. South Carolina lawmakers say Confederate monuments will stay in place despite calls for their removal

While politicians in other states work to remove Confederate monuments from public spaces, lawmakers in South Carolina say there are no plans for anything similar in the Palmetto State...For example, representatives at The Citadel have voiced their desire to remove the Confederate Naval Jack from Summerall Chapel, but the school cannot lawfully remove it because of the Heritage Act. That law, passed in 2000, requires a two-thirds vote in the General Assembly to determine the fate of historic markers and monuments on public property.

Published in: South Strand News
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August 16, 2017
3a. Charleston: eclipse nirvana, or eclipse apocalypse?

You’ve heard about some of the problems facing eclipse chasers as they flock to the path of totality across the United States. Massive traffic jams, eye damage, etc. Charleston, the Holy City by the sea and perhaps the coolest town in the path of the shadow, presents a few additional concerns...Just come early, said Ben Abzug, assistant general manager of the Charleston RiverDogs minor league baseball team. The 5,500-seat Joseph P. Riley Park will host an eclipse-watching gathering in the first half of the day, and a baseball game in the second, for the price of a ticket. Abzug showed off the new air-conditioned VIP suites (where tickets are $105) with views of the Ashley River and The Citadel military college.

Published in: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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August 16, 2017
4. Actually cool Charleston historical landmarks

Marion Square- 329 Meeting St. - Downtown - Marion Square isn't exactly off the beaten path, but it is still rich with history. It originally served as the Citadel's parade ground, and the military college's original building still borders the square's northern edge. The historic Citadel Square Baptist Church and Emanuel AME are nearby.

Published in: Charleston City Paper
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