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Social justice awards recognize outstanding student, faculty members

Four faculty members and a student have been recognized for their work on campus and in the larger community with 2023 Social Justice Awards. The University of South Carolina created the Social Justice Awards to recognize individuals who have exemplified the philosophies of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. through acts of community service, social justice or racial reconciliation.

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Education professor’s new book examines the chronic shortage of public school teachers

It’s no secret: public school teachers are leaving the profession at an alarming rate. “How Did We Get Here? The Decay of the Teaching Profession” (Information Age Publishing, 2022), edited by University of South Carolina associate professor of education Henry Tran and Iowa State University associate professor Douglas A. Smith, explores the causes and consequences of teacher attrition in South Carolina as a way to shed light on the larger crisis affecting America’s schools.

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Dennis takes the Cake

A lot can change in four decades. Having served six presidents and shepherded more than 160,000 Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, Millennials and Gen Zers to graduation, the longest-serving VP for student affairs in school history is calling it a career.

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“Pound for pound: depreciating sterling brings opportunities to SC”

(feat. Joseph Von Nessen, economics) Charleston Regional Business Journal

“After Ian and Nicole, pollution spreads to St. Johns and other waterways”

(feat. Geoff Scott, environmental health sciences) WJCT News

“In Columbia, an artist examines motherhood and the self”

(feat. Jordan Sheridan, studio art) Free Times

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