Education

USC Rhodes Scholar Recognized by Senate

By Aimee Crouch

SC State House

University of South Carolina senior Jory Fleming, a recipient of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, was recognized on the floor of the S.C. Senate this week. Jory is a double major in geography and marine science, with a minor in geophysics.

Wendy Allen on Hobcaw Research

By Betsy Newman

Wendy Allen

In 1956 Bernard Baruch signed over all of Hobcaw Barony to his daughter, Belle. Belle died in 1964, leaving Hobcaw "for the purpose of teaching and/or research in forestry, marine biology, and the care and propagation of wild life and flora and fauna in South Carolina." Today the Belle W. Baruch Foundation owns Hobcaw Barony and makes it available to researchers at South Carolina's universities. The University of South Carolina's Belle W.

NEW Look for ETV Education Site and Service Update

By Dean Byrd

ETV Education logo

For 13 years, ETV has provided a wealth of free digital media content to S.C. schools through the StreamlineSC service. This valuable service has gone through upgrades and changes along the way. We are sad to announce that Learn360 will be ending after this current school year, but ETV will continue to make available free digital content and educational services as we look to the future. “Local” content and popular national programming, currently in StreamlineSC … such as The Magic School Bus … will still be available!

Food Historian Michael Twitty Discusses Origins of Lowcountry Cuisine

By Betsy Newman

Michael Twitty

Culinary adaptations transformed traditional African dishes into a unique, new creolized cuisine, influenced by European and Native American traditions, and characteristic of Gullah culture. Foodways of the South Carolina Lowcountry reach back to the region’s earliest African arrivals and have been shaped by the natural and economic resources of the area. Collards, kale and wild dandelion provided substitutes for leafy greens familiar to Africans arriving during the colonial period. Likewise, sweet potatoes, indigenous to the Americas, substituted for the African yam.

SC Cyber Launches “NSA Day of Cyber” School Challenge

By Bette Jamison

Screen shot of SC Cyber website

Statewide cybersecurity organization SC Cyber announces the launch of South Carolina’s “NSA Day of Cyber” School Challenge.

The challenge began March 1, 2017 and will run through the end of April 2017. Participating students will take part in rigorous, real-life virtual cyber scenarios, discover the skills and tools used by the NSA cyber professionals, and explore the vast number of careers in cybersecurity. Students will each receive an individualized Cyber Resume and NSA Certificate of Completion.

Melissa Cooper of Rutgers University Discusses 20th Century Sea Island Trend

By Betsy Newman

Melissa Cooper

In the early years of the twentieth century, a number of prominent, wealthy Northerners purchased land on the Waccamaw Neck. Bernard Baruch, who bought Hobcaw Barony in 1905 as a winter vacation home and hunting retreat, was the first, followed by the Huntingtons, Vanderbilts and others. The infusion of money brought by these millionaires was a mixed blessing for the local residents, most of whom were African- American. They had experienced a degree of autonomy since emancipation. Now many of them worked to support the lavish lifestyle of the new landowners.

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