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S.C. State University removed from probation

2016 June 16 - 14:05

COLUMBIA — Embattled South Carolina State University will keep its accreditation, allowing the historically black college in Orangeburg to remain open after years of financial trouble threatened to shutter the doors.

Magic Johnson to establish $2.5 million scholarship at S.C. State

2016 June 06 - 16:52

Earvin “Magic” Johnson will partner with South Carolina State University to raise $2.5 million toward a scholarship, which will bear the five-time NBA champion’s name.

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg to perform at S.C. State University fundraiser

2016 March 04 - 12:53

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg will perform Saturday evening with the South Carolina State University jazz band to raise scholarship money for local students attending the state’s only historically black public college.

Panel advances proposal to forgive S.C. State $12 million bailout

2016 February 09 - 18:02

COLUMBIA — A panel of Statehouse lawmakers has approved a preliminary proposal to forgive the repayment of South Carolina State University’s $12 million bailout loan.

Civil rights activist keynoting Orangeburg Massacre event

2016 February 08 - 09:36

ORANGEBURG, S.C. — Civil rights activist the Rev. Joseph Darby is the keynote speaker at a South Carolina State University observance of the Orangeburg Massacre.

Orangeburg representative stresses need for permanent leadership at S.C. State

2016 January 26 - 18:29

COLUMBIA — An Orangeburg state legislator said Tuesday it’s time for South Carolina State University’s board of trustees to start searching for a new president to lead the financially embattled school.

Stanback Museum at S.C. State to begin moving art

2015 October 25 - 00:01

The I.P. Stanback Museum and Planetarium on the campus of S.C. State University will relocate to the Crawford Engineering building by Saturday, school officials announced.

Panel rules it can’t force state to pay SC State’s debts

2015 September 23 - 11:30

COLUMBIA — An attorney for South Carolina State University’s property manager, DTZ Inc., said Wednesday the state is shirking its responsibility to pay the public school’s debt.

SC State museum director says building not ready for closing

2015 September 07 - 14:27

ORANGEBURG, S.C. — The museum on South Carolina State University’s campus isn’t ready to move the thousands of artifacts to another building so the school can shut down the building and save on utilities, according to its director.

SC State reaches $312,500 settlement with ex-president Elzey

2015 August 26 - 20:59

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina State University trustees say they have reached a settlement in a lawsuit over the firing of former university president Thomas Elzey.

S.C. State graduate Mariel Cooper a quick fit for Citadel football

2015 August 21 - 17:15

Mariel Cooper was in his first week at The Citadel this summer when tragedy struck. His 18-year-old brother was killed in a car accident back home in Sumter.

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.

Senate snubs House in moving to fire S.C. State trustees

2015 April 16 - 16:41

COLUMBIA — A House measure firing the trustees of South Carolina State University made it through the Senate on Thursday after senators replaced it with their own language.