I and the Benedict College family are deeply saddened by the tragic events in Charleston. We at Benedict College mourn the loss of those precious souls including our own fallen Tiger, Mrs. Myra Thompson. Mrs. Thompson earned a degree a Bachelor of Science degree in English from Benedict College in 1979. We pray for her husband, Rev. Anthony Thompson, who is also a Benedict graduate and all the families who lost loved ones.

By David H. Swinton, Henry N. Tisdale, Luns C. Richardson, Cleveland L. Sellers Jr. and Lady June Cole
Guest Columnists

Columbia, SC -- This spring, the U.S. Department of Education released a draft proposal for its long-awaited college-ratings system. Unfortunately, the system promises to be an example of federal overreach that does little to provide real solutions to the urgent challenges facing South Carolina students and institutions of higher education.

bc_license_plate001Columbia, SC -- May 4, 2015 -- On May 1, 2015, the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has begun issuing redesigned college license plates to comply with South Carolina Code of Law 56-3-8100, which requires a uniformity in SC specialty plates as requested by law enforcement.

Columbia, SC -- April 23, 2015 -- The Benedict College Spring Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2015 will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at the Charlie W. Johnson Stadium located on Two Notch Road and Read Street in Columbia, South Carolina. Ms. Sheryl Underwood, Co-Host of THE TALK on CBS, will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Benedict College and will give the keynote address during the College’s 145th Commencement Exercises.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Some of the top collegiate tennis players in the Southeast will converge on Columbia for the annual Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men's and women's tennis championships.

The tournament begins Friday at 8 a.m. with the second-seeded Benedict College women's team taking on Tuskegee, while the No. 2 seed Tuskegee men's team will take on No. 3 Stillman.

All matches will be played at the Columbia Tennis Center at 1635 Whaley Street. Admission is free.

COLUMBIA, SC -- President Barack Obama will visit South Carolina for the first time since winning the state's Democratic presidential primary in 2008.

Obama will attend a youth rally Friday at Benedict College, a historically black private school in Columbia, The White House said. Details about the president's trip will be released later this week.

His visit will come two weeks after Vice President Joe Biden swung through Columbia and Charleston.