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State financial board gives South Carolina State 5-year loan extension

2015 June 16 - 11:07

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina State University will get a five-year reprieve from repaying a $6 million state loan, under a plan approved Tuesday by the state’s financial oversight board.

With a new board of trustees at the helm, ‘a new day’ has arrived at South Carolina State University

2015 May 25 - 21:00

It was somewhat fitting Wednesday morning for the first meeting of the South Carolina State University interim board of trustees to open with a Bible verse and a prayer.

Palmetto Sunrise: State budget on the fast track

2015 May 05 - 07:55

COLUMBIA — The Senate seems to have taken some cues from the House’s budget week, and done the exact opposite.

Palmetto Sunrise: New lawsuit adds to S.C. State’s questions

2015 April 07 - 06:00

Add a new lawsuit to the confusion and questions swirling around South Carolina State University’s future.

Clyburn: Religious freedom laws part of plan to erode civil rights

2015 April 02 - 14:02

COLUMBIA — U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn lashed out at the religious freedom law that triggered the fight over gay rights in Indiana, saying it’s more proof that conservative Republicans are trying to further divide the country.

Palmetto Sunrise: Money talks shift to Senate

2015 March 23 - 07:56

COLUMBIA — Now that the House has passed a budget, conversations concerning the state’s revenues and expenditures have shifted over to the Senate.

Audit: S.C. State’s debt will grow to $23 million by June

2015 March 18 - 12:12

COLUMBIA — South Carolina State University’s debt will grow to $23 million by June, twice what lawmakers had been told the Orangeburg school owed its vendors, an auditor told state officials Wednesday.

Palmetto Sunrise: Trustees fire S.C. State President

2015 March 17 - 07:55

COLUMBIA — Suspended South Carolina State University President was fired on Monday, after a month-long saga that led to his suspension two weeks ago.

Palmetto Sunrise: Senate, House spar over S.C. State’s future

2015 March 04 - 07:43

COLUMBIA — Several House members took to a microphone at a subcommittee meeting on Tuesday to voice frustration with the actions and the commentary of Senators concerning South Carolina State University’s future.

S.C. State president files lawsuit a day ahead of possible firing

2015 March 03 - 15:24

COLUMBIA — Embattled South Carolina State President Thomas Elzey filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against the school Tuesday, a day before the Board of Trustees is expected to discuss firing him.

Palmetto Sunrise: Conversations about S.C. State to resume

2015 March 03 - 07:06

COLUMBIA — Members of the General Assembly will return to the capital today, where the debate concerning South Carolina State University will continue.

S.C. State President Elzey saddled with divided board from beginning

2015 March 01 - 00:01

COLUMBIA — The potential exit of embattled South Carolina State University President Thomas Elzey has been in the making since his arrival, former board members said, since the decision to hire him was divisive from the start.

S.C. State trustees say lawmakers making them ‘scapegoats’ for schools woes

2015 February 26 - 10:58

ORANGEBURG — South Carolina State University trustees complained Thursday about being made the scapegoats for the school’s financial woes, which they blamed on the Legislature’s funding cuts and negative media coverage.

S.C. State trustees to discuss president’s future as bill replacing them advances

2015 February 25 - 10:54

COLUMBIA — South Carolina State University trustees plan to discuss embattled President Thomas Elzey’s employment status on Thursday, even as a bill that would replace them continues its fast march through the Senate.

Senate panel approves replacing S.C. State trustees

2015 February 24 - 14:20

COLUMBIA — A Senate panel on Tuesday continued lawmakers’ efforts to clean house at South Carolina State University, passing a measure that would oust the Orangeburg school’s governing board.


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