Campus Student Health Services often struggles to get students engaged in mental health care. It’s hard for many USC students to admit they’re struggling with mental health, especially those coming from a state where mental health services are few and far between.
Researchers at the Institute of Labor Economics found that having a black teacher at the elementary level makes it more likely for a poor black student to pursue college. The problem is, South Carolina doesn’t have enough black teachers to go around. Enter Roy Jones and Clemson’s Call Me MISTER program.
South Carolina schools need more teachers of color to influence students of color to go on to graduate high school and even go to college. The lack of diversity currently contributes to lesser achievement from students. As the problem grows, our job force shrinks and the gap in economic mobility increases.
A John Hopkins economist found that low income black students black students thrive when they have a black teacher in elementary school.
With the rising importance of internships on a college graduate’s resume, what are working students to do?
Welcome Table SC employs candid conversations to help students understand how race affects their lives and the lives of those around them.
Marquis Johnson runs up to a wall on the USC campus, plants his hands and pushes off into a midair summersault. His teammates spin around lampposts. Other students passing by the Russell House courtyard between classes watch as Team Fuego Amaterasu Crew shows off its parkour skills.
That famous movie line “greed is good” isn’t too far off the mark for USC professor Colin Jones. He’s trying to build a world-class finance program to go with the Darla Moore Business School’stop-ranked international program. The goal is to make USC students competitive for top-dollar jobs from Wall Street to Main Street.
Walter Liniger is an unlikely blues professor. He isn’t African-American and he isn’t from the U.S. He’s Swiss, and his passion brought him here to study under blues legends. In his USC classes, you won’t find a textbook or PowerPoint. Instead, students learn about themselves through playing music.
Learning about life is just as important as core classes at Olympia Learning Center, an alternative school for students expelled from their home schools. Small-group discussions introduce students to those skills and help make them better citizens.