University of South Carolina tuition going up; school officials call for more state support of higher ed

Students at the University of South Carolina in Columbia will pay 3.46 percent more in tuition next school year, and school officials blamed the increase on the state not contributing enough money for higher education.

Rally for Trains event to be held at Greenville Amtrak

The National Association of Rail Passengers has scheduled a Rally for Trains event from 10 a.m. to noon at the Greenville Amtrak Station at 1120 Washington St. to protest the White House’s proposed budget that cuts funding for long-distance passenger rail travel.

Clemson University student scores prestigious astronaut scholarship

The six surviving members of NASA’s Mercury 7 mission founded the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation in 1984 to encourage students to pursue STEM careers.

Furman University receives $2.2M bequest for scholarships

“This bequest ensures that Furman students pursuing careers in teaching or the ministry will receive significant financial assistance.”

Enrollment growth slows but Greenville County Schools plan $130M for renovations, $123.6M for new schools

A slowdown in student enrollment growth has caused Greenville County Schools to delay building a new middle school and several elementary and middle school additions. But the conversion of Rudolph Gordon Elementary to a K-8 school is still planned for 2018, and a new Fountain Inn High School and addition to Summit Drive Elementary are still expected to open in 2021-22, according to the school district’s updated long-range facilities plan.

Bob Jones University, North Greenville make Top 25 college list

Erskine College and Bob Jones University were named first and second in Christian Universities Online’s list of most affordable Christian colleges in the South.

3 things we’ve learned from ‘Star Wars’

You’re probably not going to hold a lightsaber or pilot the Millennium Falcon anytime soon. But you can always donate your genes for a clone army.

A long time ago in a classroom not so far away …

Thomas Riddle and Wes Dodgens have inspired educators across the world to use “Star Wars” in their classrooms to make lessons fun and meaningful.

Greenville Schools plans tech and innovation center for students

“We don’t need a replicate of CMI. What we need is a facility that is similar to CMI in other areas of innovation.”

St. Anthony of Padua school installs solar power system

Solar panels installed at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School will provide the school with clean power and educate students in renewable energy.

Furman University names first chief diversity officer

“This is a seminal moment in the university’s history.”

SC cities among those with worst student debt

The bad news for Greenville and Spartanburg residents: you live in one of the most overleveraged cities in the United States when it comes to student loan debts. The good news is that it’s better than most South Carolina cities.

Speakers: Reading at a young age vital in overcoming the achievement gap

One of the keys to successful people is they like to read, and they read things beyond what they need to read to make a living.

Bob Jones University will hold 90th commencement Friday

Nearly 700 students will receive degrees at Bob Jones University’s commencement Friday, the 90th in the school’s history.