Culture

Clemson Partners with Other Universities to Preserve Wild Tiger Populations

By Tut Underwood

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Tigers are rapidly disappearing in nature because of poaching and habitat destruction, according to Dr. Brett Wright, dean of Clemson University’s College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences.  In 2010 there were an estimated 3200 tigers still roaming India and other Asian countries.   This alarming figure caused Clemson to contact the other major "tiger mascot" universities – Auburn, LSU and Missouri – and form the U.S. Tiger University Consortium to help increase the number of tigers in the wild. 

S.C. State University - The Marching Band

By Aimee Crouch

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In South Carolina football is king, but for many schools in the state it's a time when fans get to experience spectacular half-time shows. We visited SC State’s marching band a few years ago to see what it’s like to be the best of the best.

This story is part of Tell Them We Are Rising #HBCURising campaign supported by the American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen public media initiative. We will continue to highlight the people and places that make up the historically black colleges and universities in our state.

Evaluating Stock Market Returns

By Mike Switzer

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Most investment professionals will tell you that their clients spend too much time focusing on near term results and ignore the longer term averages.  Why is that so important and how does that relate to the risk levels currently in the stock market?

Mike Switzer interviews Joe Giltner, a chartered financial analyst with CCM Investment Advisors in Columbia, SC and a member of the SC Chapter of the CFA Society.

The Science of Sleep

By Bobbi Conner

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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Andrea Rinn about the latest understanding of sleep, and why it is so essential for good health.  Dr. Rinn is a physician in the Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and the Medical Director of the Sleep Lab at MUSC.

S.C. State University Great, Willie Jeffries

By Aimee Crouch

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Willie Jeffries, a legendary football player and coach, broke barriers and records throughout his career, which began at S.C. State University in Orangeburg.

This story is part of Tell Them We Are Rising #HBCURising campaign supported by the American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen public media initiative. We will continue to highlight the people and places that make up the historically black colleges and universities in our state.

The Wood Stork

By Rudy Mancke

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A listener in Awendaw, SC, spots a large bird with an "odd bill."

Decline of Honeybee Hives

By Amanda McNulty

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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. Clemson’s Public Service & Agriculture division publishes a magazine called Impacts available by request to South Carolina residents. A recent article focused on the efforts of the US Department of Agriculture, the state land grant universities, and bee keepers themselves in collecting data on the causes of the national decline in honey bee hives.

The Jamestown Foundation

By Sean Flynn

The Jamestown Foundation

Clemson Extension Agent and Host of "Making It Grow Amanda McNulty travels to Jamestown in the Mars Bluff Community of Florence, SC and talks with Terry James about The Jamestown Foundation. The Jamestown settlement was founded in 1870 by Ervin James a former slave. Ervin wanted to leave his family with landownership rather than a legacy of slavery and sharecropping. Five years after The Civil War, during the Reconstruction Era, Ervin bought more than 200 acres of land near the Pee Dee River. from 1870 to present day the land is still owned by the descendants of Ervin James.

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