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Carolina Food addresses service issues

After receiving feedback about extended wait times and out of stock items, especially in the Russell House, Carolina Food Co. has expanded hours across campus at over 30 campus locations and added employees for peak times.

Helpful UofSC campus apps

Several university departments offer helpful mobile apps that are free to download to your mobile device.

Spring into Health: COVID-19 and the Student Experience

A panel of student leaders will discuss their experiences during the pandemic in a virtual event hosted by the UofSC Alumni Association and Primsa Health on March 9.

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Stories for Parents

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Renowned topiary garden makes a comeback with help from UofSC

With a pair of shears and the occasional use of power hedge trimmers, Mike Gibson — topiary artist-in-residence for UofSC's McKissick Museum — snips bits and pieces of holly bushes and trees to restore the living sculptures at the Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden.

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New faculty spotlight: Colleen Clark

When Colleen Clark signed up to play drums as an elementary school student, she was initially told to play flute instead. In 2019, she became the first woman — and first drummer — to earn a doctorate in jazz performance from the University of North Texas. At South Carolina, she wants to ensure that the jazz program is welcoming to all.

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