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School In A Bubble? Benedict College President Says It Worked

With the fall semester wrapped up, some colleges did better than others keeping COVID-19 cases low on campus. In Columbia, South Carolina, officials at the private, historically Black Benedict College operated under the bubble concept. It’s an approach similar to the NBA and some other professional sports. Students are pretty much not allowed to leave …

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Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis Selected as President of the Year by Higher Ed Dive for the 2020 Dive Awards

Industry Dive recognizes companies and people who led through the unprecedented challenges of 2020 The Dive Awards of 2020 highlight what leadership means in a time of crisis On December 9, 2020, Dr. Roslyn Artis was announced as the President of the Year by Higher Ed Dive, a publication of Industry Dive. Leveraging its in-depth …

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With Fall Graduation Off, But Football Still On, Students Question College Priorities

Featured photo above: Roslyn Clark Artis, president of Benedict College, hosted a graduation ceremony for 180 students in the school’s football stadium in August. She says she would recommend a socially distanced commencement to other colleges and universities — but she acknowledges it’s harder to pull off with thousands of graduates. Photo credit: AJ Shorter/Benedict …

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Benedict College Becomes a Community Center for Coding and Creativity, in Collaboration with Tennessee State University

Benedict College will help bring workforce development opportunities to students and the broader Columbia community. Today, in celebration of Computer Science Education Week (December 7-13), Benedict College announced that it will become a Community Center for Coding and Creativity as part of Apple’s Community Education Initiative and Tennessee State University’s HBCU C2 program designed to bring hands-on coding …

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‘He’s a voice for the 99%’: Corey ‘Roc Bottom’ Davis advocates for small-scale artists

Featured photo: Corey “Roc Bottom” Davis works on several unfinished pieces in his home studio in Columbia, South Carolina. In the future, Davis said, he hopes to open a gallery to promote artists in the Columbia community. By Cera Hansen Comic book artist and animator Corey “Roc Bottom” Davis is on a mission to redefine Columbia’s art …

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H-P JROTC teachers hone students’ skills, teach life lessons

Feature photo: Lt. Col. Jeffery Watkins (left) and Sgt. 1st Class Michael Manning teach JROTC at Hannah-Pamplico High School. PAMPLICO, S.C. — Lt. Col. Jeffery Watkins and Sgt. 1st Class Michael Manning are no strangers to the Pee Dee, and now, several months into the school year, they’re no strangers to the JROTC students at Hannah-Pamplico …

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Lyft, Social Change Fund and HBCU Heroes partner to get students to polls on Election Day

On Nov. 3, students can get discounted rides to go vote As the presidential election approaches on Nov. 3, the Social Change Fund has partnered with Lyft and HBCU Heroes to provide historically Black college and university (HBCU) students discounted rides to polling sites on Election Day. Some of the 25 schools included in this …

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Prisma Health is helping protect you and your family with free flu shots throughout Richland, Lexington, Fairfield, Kershaw and Sumter Counties

Download Consent Form Flu Shot Consent Form 2020 Flu Shot Facts • A flu vaccine cannot cause flu illness. The viruses in the flu shot are killed (inactivated), so you cannot get the flu from a flu shot. While a flu vaccine cannot give you flu illness, there are different side effects that may be …

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Fall football doesn’t look same for South Carolina’s HBCUs. Hope keeps teams going

BOB GILLESPIE SPECIAL TO THE STATE For Chennis Berry, this fall was to be his debut as a college head football coach. After two decades as an assistant at several historically black colleges, including the past seven seasons as Southern University’s offensive coordinator, he finally had his own program at Benedict College. Buddy Pough, who …

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