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Clemson program gives students first-hand look at health careers

Clemson University students have started shadowing Upstate doctors in a program that helps guide their decisions about pursuing jobs in health care. Starting enrollment was limited to 40 students, but the co-founders are looking to expand it in fall. Read More...


State makes early $75M payment to unemployment trust fund

With the payment, South Carolina’s loan balance has dropped to $120 million, which saves the state about $1.3 million in interest, the Department of Employment and Workforce said. The state is on track to pay off by summer the nearly $1 billion loan it needed to cover unemployment benefits during the Great Recession. Read More...


Readers say burden of student debt affects buying decisions

More than a third of respondents to this week’s GSA reader poll say student debt has substantially affected their decisions about buying items such as a car or home. Half of respondents said they’ve put off buying a house because of student debt, while slightly fewer said they put off buying a car. Read More...


Next High School students will help design future campus

The site of new Next High School on Wade Hampton Boulevard in Greenville. (Photo by Bill Poovey)The founding CEO at Next High School in Greenville said the decision to start in leased space at an office park on Wade Hampton Boulevard will allow students in the project-based curriculum to help design a permanent campus. Zach Eikenberry said students at the free public school will get a special opportunity to work with architects and builders. Read More...