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Re: “Confusion reigned supreme during the CofC bomb scare

You don't have to look confused in your picture also, Viraj. Own the column.

Posted by Pronghorn on February 24, 2015 at 1:44 PM

Re: “Confusion reigned supreme during the CofC bomb scare

So students get a message that a bomb has been found on campus and Jojojo's advice is to flood out into the streets and gawk? Brilliant plan. We can LOL all we want because this turned out to be a hoax, but not all emergencies (gas leaks, HAZMAT spills, campus shooters) are fun and games.

My perspective on this incident is different from Vijar's: my wife is on CofC staff and my two young children go to pre-school at ECDC there. Cougar Alert is designed to notify staff, students and anyone else that has signed up with notices and instructions in the event of an emergency JUST LIKE THIS, so as to avoid confusion and inappropriate flocking and gawking. I got my notice first from my wife after the Cougar Alert prompted her office to evacuate at least for lunch, and then I checked for updates on twitter which seemed pretty useful.

A particularly un-fun additional layer to the situation was that for whatever reason emails from CofC.edu domains went through 12+ hour delays prior to delivery to several major web-based email providers (it is apparent to me that the delays were on the receiving, not cofc.edu side). So some people were getting emails in real time, others got them the next day.

There is a major fact-finding process ongoing regarding the several significant failures associated with what thankfully turned out to be a hoax. Cougar Alerts will obviously need better vetting, a system of ensuring professors in-class receive notice quickly needs work, and the email delays will need addressing.

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Posted by factoryconnection on February 23, 2015 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Confusion reigned supreme during the CofC bomb scare

It's a good thing society was never threatened with violence before internet warnings existed.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on February 20, 2015 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Embattled S.C. State needs a new leader and a new direction

Has anyone looked at how much the state has put into other state colleges compared to SCSU? Why do we need 7 branches of USC? I am not making any apologies for SCSU, but it is pretty difficult to compete for students (particularly white students with no particular affinity for an HBCU) or dollars when the state is making a four-year college degree available much closer to home. On top of this, every county has at least one community college. Why would people contribute to an old state institution in Orangeburg when they can keep their talents and dollars close to home?

Posted by LauraMorris on February 20, 2015 at 10:48 AM

Re: “Confusion reigned supreme during the CofC bomb scare

If you got your head out of your smart phone, Vijar, and went outside; you would have been better informed. I was on the street when the Popo went flying down calhoun

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Posted by Jojojo on February 20, 2015 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Embattled S.C. State needs a new leader and a new direction

redblood, I've read a number of your posts, too, and you continually prove you're an under-educated racist idiot

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Posted by Ima Oldman on February 20, 2015 at 1:47 AM

Re: “Embattled S.C. State needs a new leader and a new direction

I hate plenty of people that look like me. In fact most people I hate do look like me. I just don't like someone just because they don't look like me. That's a very dangerous road to like someone because they don't look like you. So if this was a white school should I hate it because they look like me. Ima you are out of your friggin mind, I have seen your post before. Maybe we should raise your taxes to pay for this piss performing school with no way to be viable. Ima is a racist toward white people. And Mario, you are also a racist, who would bite the hand that feeds him. If having jobs, paying taxes, and low crime rates is acting like an animal, sign me up.

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Posted by redblood on February 19, 2015 at 4:42 PM

Re: “Embattled S.C. State needs a new leader and a new direction

What has this Institution done to make itself both competitive and attractive to potential students? What have they done to raise the bar of excellence? Or is just being SC STATE good enough for them and if you do not support them you are racist? What have they done to diversify the student body? Do they offer degrees to non-readers and non-writers? Would you hire someone with a degree with NR/NW attached to it?

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Posted by truthrus on February 19, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Re: “Embattled S.C. State needs a new leader and a new direction

"some people hate the truth"
Yeah, and some people hate anyone that doesn't look or think like they do...

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Posted by Ima Oldman on February 18, 2015 at 6:53 PM

Re: “Embattled S.C. State needs a new leader and a new direction

what SC state needs is for more white people to act as human beings for a change. they might like it. it could get rid of that perpetual bitterness and deep inchoate fear. if that were to happen the white people might be able to address issues of education, hunger, poverty and healthcare like adults. thus far, in their relatively brief history here the white people of south carolina have proven unable to do this. they prefer scapegoats and diversions. they choose silly leaders. bad people who bring death.

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Posted by Mario Delgado on February 18, 2015 at 2:56 PM

Re: “Charleston is still a long ways off from embracing true hip-hop culture

If Charleston has failed to embrace 'Hip Hop Culture', then Thank Christ. We certainly don't need any more home boys parked in the Fire Lane at the store blasting what they refer to as 'music' from a 1989 Caprice with 24" chrome rims.

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Posted by Todd Gaines on February 18, 2015 at 2:21 PM

Re: “Embattled S.C. State needs a new leader and a new direction

Some people hate the truth

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Posted by redblood on February 18, 2015 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Embattled S.C. State needs a new leader and a new direction

"if it were any good there would be more white people going there."

"he is probably rounding up the race baiters to join in."

So did he ask you to participate?

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Posted by Ron Liberte on February 18, 2015 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Embattled S.C. State needs a new leader and a new direction

Unfortunately SC State sounds like most school boards. Just give us some more money and we will fix the problem, no really, this time we will fix the problem. We don't know where it went last time but we will this time.

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Posted by truthrus on February 18, 2015 at 1:09 PM

Re: “Embattled S.C. State needs a new leader and a new direction

The bigger question is this -- with declining enrollment, the resultant faculty flight, a track record of gross mismanagement, and the failure to cut staff and class number, how does President Elzey's five-year, $53 million re-stabilization plan mean anything more than a pipe dream?

The time to act was long ago and far away. The State of South Carolina will no longer keep pouring money into a losing proposition.

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Posted by mcrg00 on February 18, 2015 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Embattled S.C. State needs a new leader and a new direction

The college sucks anyway, if it were any good there would be more white people going there. Its producing a bunch of bull crap degrees no one cares about. Globalization has created a super competitive environment and schools like this do nothing but take tax dollars for useless degrees. This college is basically a jobs bill for Orangeburg, SC. Haven't heard much from Jim Clyburn on this, he is probably rounding up the race baiters to join in. I know this comment will offend a lot of you but remember just because you are offended doesn't make it any less true.

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Posted by redblood on February 18, 2015 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Charleston intersections are overrun with panhandlers

"You are right; there is no way I could argue with someone who equates spending a dollar at say Publix with handing that dollar to a drug addict."

Which isn't what I said, but whatever.

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Posted by mat catastrophe on February 9, 2015 at 6:39 PM

Re: “Charleston intersections are overrun with panhandlers

"There's no argument to make there".
You are right; there is no way I could argue with someone who equates spending a dollar at say Publix with handing that dollar to a drug addict.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on February 9, 2015 at 8:55 AM

Re: “Charleston intersections are overrun with panhandlers

"So you say we should give money to criminals?"

You already do that every day. Every dollar you spend has a chance that at least part of it winds up in a drug user's hands. There's no argument to make there.

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Posted by mat catastrophe on February 9, 2015 at 7:54 AM

Re: “Charleston intersections are overrun with panhandlers

"Most of these panhandlers are drug addicts ".
Drug possession/use is illegal. So you say we should give money to criminals?

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on February 7, 2015 at 3:02 PM
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