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The University of South Carolina
Sorensen unveils plant
The city of Columbia, USC
and Sasaki Associates released a
plan for a massive overhaul of an
area of the city marked by Gervais
Street, Assembly Street, Catawba
Street and the Congaree River at
the South Carolina State Museum
USC President Andrew Sorensen
warned audience members of the
scale of what they were to see.
"Buckle up your seat belts ladies
and gentlemen, what you are about
to see hits the mark," Sorensen
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USC's Board of Trustees met
Thursday at 1600 Hampton St.
to discuss matters ranging trom
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Chief Financial Officer Richard
Kelly met with the buildings
and grounds committee to talk
about money from the Three
Year Capital Plan that was agreed
upon in 2003 equaling about $30
Th e money that was
accumulated from a $2.5 million
k annual student fee increase will
^ now be used to make renovations
to several buildings on campus.
Projects being funded by
the Three Year Capital Plan
include the recreational fields
development, Gambrell Hall
repairs, 1321 Pendleton St.
acquisition and other parts of
campus in need of repair and
Kelly said six buildings will
receive the money.
The development committee
brought up concerns about the
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"What we're doing is presenting
a vision; all the details are not
worked out," said Richard
Galehouse of Sasaki Associates.
"We're feeling quite privileged to
be a part of this."
The plan is to take the
underdeveloped areas near the
Congaree River and transform
them into viable real estate and
The presentation by Sasaki
Associates discussed six main
elements of the plan.
The first was the innovation
district that USC has already
npus renovations, repair
usage of 1321 Pendleton St.
( without a lease or contract. The
front half of the building is being
used without a lease.
Both committees were concerned
that there would be injuries since
the building is one on the list of
those to be repaired.
The executive committee
discussed contracts valued at more
The first motion concerned
technology services throughout
the entire USC system as the
board approved a move to Trend
The new anti-virus and spyware
program, which is to replace
MacAfee, will provide access
for up to 450,00 computers and
80,000 e-mail accounts for faculty
staff and students.
A representative from the office
of information technology said
the university decided to change
to Trend Micro because they
weren't satisfied with the support
from MacAfee and that the new
anti-viriic Qvstpm won14 he more
compatible with the new campus
Students gathered in front of the
Russell House on Greene Street
on Thnrcdav to eniov a festival of
food, fun and freebies.
Earth Day Festival 2006 kicked
off at 10 a.m. and lasted until 2
Students Allied for a Greener
Earth (SAGE) sponsored the event
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to promote environment education
while celebrating Earth Day.
Barry Blitch, a first-year print
journalism student and member
of SAGE, said the environment
education aspect of the festival
was the most pertinent part of
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started work on. The plan also
calls for creating a pedestrian
area, called Foundation Square at
the corner of Lincoln and Greene
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creation of a new street, running
north to south along the edge of
the proposed park.
The third element proposed
extending Senate, Devine and
Wheat streets all the way out
to the Congaree to bring more
attention to the river, which is
what the city what founded upon.
The fourth element was to
relocate the power lines found
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The family, friends and peers
of students and faculty were on
hand Thursday as USC held its
Awards Day on the Horseshoe.
More than 350 awards
were announced in more than
120 categories ranging from
scholarships and fellowships to
outstanding senior awards.
Marissa Vawter, president
of Omicron Delta Kappa and
a fourth-year international
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celebrating Mother Earth.
"1 think that just getting people
aware of what is out there is
important, but raising awareness
about the different issues is even
more important," Blitch said.
SAGE's booth gave students the
opportunity to learn about organic
toods and even taste organic
"Organic foods contain all
of the ingredients that do not
have pesticides in them," Blitch
said. "Organic food is definitely
healthier than other foods because
of the pesticide issue."
One of the many organizations
attending the festival was the
Sierra Club, whose mission is to
"explore, enjoy and protect the
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harles Bierbauer present the
Advertising to Alexis Bass.
studies student, welcomed the
recipients and their guests.
The ceremony lasted about an
hour and a half with Elizabeth
Martin, a third-year advertising
student, and Austin Bersinger,
a third-year economics student,
as mistress and master of
ceremonies, announced the
presenters and award-winners.
Martin was a recipient of
two awards: the Student Body
President's Scholarship and
planet." The club offers solutions
for a "new century" and it all
starts with pushing for "clean car"
laws in more states, according to a
Sierra Club pamphlet.
"Eleven U.S. states and
Canada have enacted measures
to require the auto industry to
produce cleaner cars and trucks
that release less smog and global
warming pollution than federal
standards mandate," according tc
the pamphlet. "Adding more states
will force the auto industry tc
make all cars sold in the U.S. and
Canada meet these standards."
Patti Carson, a member oi
the Sierra Club's membership
committee for the South Carolina
chapter, said the club is the
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Members of the class of
2006 had their last tailgating
opportunity as Carolina students
at Williams-Brice Stadium on
Jackie Carson, graduate assistant
for student programs, said the
event, sponsored by the Carolina
Alumni Association, was held at
the stadium to add to the theme.
"Our theme is last tailgate,"
Carson said. "It's an annual event,
but this is the first year we have
done it at the stadium. We have a
senior board that suggested having
a Gamecock/Carolina theme, and
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Graduating engineering student
Peng Young said he came to
celebrate his last experience at the
"I think it is good to come out,
because this is my last event at
USC,!' he said.
The tailgate also had a Shealy's
barbecue dinner and music by Men
of Distinction, which graduating
psychology student Alisha Epps
said brought her to the event.
country's oldest environmental
and non-profitable organization.
Carson said it was a last minute
decision to join the festival, but was
hoping to obtain more members
throughout the afternoon.
"Since I am on the membership
committee, getting new
memberships is my main goal,"
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Starshine Southern, a secondi
year anthropology and art history
; student, said he supported the
> festival and enjoyed the Sierra
[ Club booth.
"I really support everything that
f is here today, like the Sierra Club,"
) Southern said. "I also really liked
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