Former South Carolina State University Board of Trustees Chairman Jonathan Pinson wants to see the state’s evidence against him in charges of corruption and bribery.
Jonathan Pinson says in court documents filed Friday that he wants federal prosecutors to be required to disclose the names of any confidential informants they want to call at his trial.
Pinson also wants to see any potential evidence, including statements from co-defendants and any surveillance video or other recordings.
Claflin University earlier this month signed a memorandum of understanding with the South Carolina College of Pharmacy, creating a 3+1 PhD undergrad-doctoral articulation agreement. The partnership will allow qualifying Claflin students who earn an undergraduate degree in biochemistry in three years at the university admission into the doctoral program at the College of Pharmacy.
“This is consistent with our mission to build partnerships and provide Claflin students with opportunities,” said President Dr. Henry N. Tisdale. “It is important when students arrive at Claflin they understand there is a clear path to success. This partnership with the South Carolina College of Pharmacy helps to accomplish that endeavor.”
“We’re the opponent,” he said. “When we turn the ball over in the half court just by simply ball handling, we’re the opponent. I didn’t think we did a really good job of being physical with them and sometimes, you’ve got young kids who don’t want to get up and get after people. But you’ve got to go over sometimes. We just couldn’t get over the hump.”
The Associated Press today reports that two hearings will be held tomorrow on corruption charges against South Carolina State University. No details about the hearing or the charges have been released, but rumors have swirled around SCSU about possible embezzlement and inappropriate relationships between employees and students.
The news comes just days after former SCSU Board of Trustees Chairman Jonathan Pinson resigned from the board, citing a desire to spend more time with family. Pinson resigned as chair in February 2012. His resignation followed the firing of eight university executives, which observers say spurred the resignation of former president George Cooper.
Courtesy: Claflin University
Darla Moore, one of South Carolina’s most prominent business leaders and philanthropists, will announce her commitment to give $1 million to the Claflin University music department. The gift will be used to establish an endowed scholarship fund, which will provide tremendous support to students in the university’s nationally accredited music program.
Dr. Walter L. Tobin, head of the committee, noted that previous audits had not revealed this kind of deficit. “What you expect is that your auditors would give you accurate information,” he said. “I have never seen this before.”
Courtesy: Claflin University
The Humanities Council of South Carolina has awarded Claflin University an $8,000 grant to start a lecture series on the state’s African-American composers and perform their works.
“This lecture series will document and examine the critical contributions of African-American composers from South Carolina. We hope this will expose our audience to the genre of classical music through interactive lectures and recitals,” said Dr. Eunjung Choi, primary principal investigator and assistant professor of piano.
South Carolina State University Interim President Dr. Cynthia Warrick recently appeared on a public affairs news show in Columbia to discuss vision for the institution. But with so much drama surrounding the institution, is there any vision that can overcome an ineffective board, slashed state funding, dwindling student enrollment and a doubtful alumni base?
Dr. Warrick isn’t at fault – she just got there and is contending with issues built up over years of perceived mismanagement. Tough spot for her, Bulldog students and alums, and everyone who wants to support their comeback.