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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.


S.C. State trustees place President Thomas Elzey on administrative leave

2015 February 23 - 11:31

ORANGEBURG — The South Carolina State Board of Trustees placed embattled university President Thomas Elzey on administrative leave Monday after meeting behind closed door for three hours.


Board chairman: Legislature could have handled S.C. State in a ‘less damaging manner’

2015 February 20 - 16:48

COLUMBIA — The chairman of the board of trustees of South Carolina State University said in a letter that the school’s woes could have been handled in a “less damaging manner” by the General Assembly.


Senate joins call for ouster of S.C. State trustees

2015 February 19 - 18:31

COLUMBIA — The state Senate on Thursday joined the growing chorus calling for the ouster of South Carolina State University’s leaders.


House panel postpones debate on plan to temporarily close S.C. State

2015 February 17 - 18:02

COLUMBIA — Discussion on a measure that called for the temporary closure of South Carolina State University was postponed until Wednesday by a House panel.


Hundreds rally for S.C State; lawmakers vow to save school

2015 February 16 - 16:28

COLUMBIA — Hundreds of South Carolina State University alumni and supporters rallied Monday at the Statehouse, where they heard lawmakers and others vow to fight a plan to shut down the cash-strapped school for up to two years.


NAACP plans Statehouse rally to support SC State

2015 February 16 - 11:39

COLUMBIA — The South Carolina NAACP plans a rally at the Statehouse to show the civil rights organization’s support for South Carolina State University.


Charleston alumni chapter of S.C. State to meet Wednesday

2015 February 16 - 10:35

The Charleston Alumni Chapter of South Carolina State University will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday to discuss ways to support the school as it faces increasing financial problems and legislative scrutiny.


S.C. State alumni call for continued support of embattled university

2015 February 14 - 21:13

Clad in a garnet and blue jacket, an S.C. State University bulldog emblazoned on the back, former state Sen. Robert Ford voiced before an assembly of alumni on Saturday a demand for “equal funding” so that the school can remain operational.


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