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Old 07-12-2017, 07:24 PM
 
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The State barely supports public universities so I don't know what they're squawking about.
Agreed. They may have a point- USC's strategy has been successful, but there seems to be some momentum as evidenced by the surge in OOS applicants over the past couple years. I think they need to start curtailing the discounts over time by raising the standards.
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:10 PM
 
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The State barely supports public universities so I don't know what they're squawking about.
Our lovely GOP general assembly members think they pay for all operations of Universities for some reason. Someone made a comment to me once about the fact that so many students are from out of state. They were upset and said, "it's the University of South Carolina, an opportunity for students from South Carolina, not other states." I just said, "if I paid 20% of your bills, would you let me control your life?" Needless to say, they didn't understand my point.
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:17 PM
 
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Nnoooo i was hoping for that project down there. I hope something else wants to develop there soon. That part of of Columbia is ready for development. I want to see Downtown connect to the Stadium area with Apartments shops mixed use etc
I think the plan was a poor fit from the start. Now that the City is working on the Rocky Branch Greenway with the EPA, maybe a cohesive plan can be put in place that actually makes since and is appropriate for the scale of the neighborhood.
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Columbia,SC
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Didn't know where to post this. I was looking for a West Columbia thread but i guess this will do.

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Old 07-12-2017, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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Agreed. They may have a point- USC's strategy has been successful, but there seems to be some momentum as evidenced by the surge in OOS applicants over the past couple years. I think they need to start curtailing the discounts over time by raising the standards.
They raise the standards by admitting more out of state students.
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Old 07-12-2017, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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Our lovely GOP general assembly members think they pay for all operations of Universities for some reason. Someone made a comment to me once about the fact that so many students are from out of state. They were upset and said, "it's the University of South Carolina, an opportunity for students from South Carolina, not other states." I just said, "if I paid 20% of your bills, would you let me control your life?" Needless to say, they didn't understand my point.
I agree and the old 20% rule doesn't even fly, anymore. I think it's more like 10% now.
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Old 07-13-2017, 07:00 AM
 
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Nnoooo i was hoping for that project down there. I hope something else wants to develop there soon. That part of of Columbia is ready for development. I want to see Downtown connect to the Stadium area with Apartments shops mixed use etc
I just want to see Capital City Stadium torn down. It is such an eye sore.

University should buy it and make it a student parking lot with a shuttle stop, similar to the student parking lot on Barnwell St. It'd help offset the loss of parking spaces by the Coliseum.
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Old 07-13-2017, 07:27 AM
 
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They raise the standards by admitting more out of state students.
Sorry, I meant the standards for receiving in-state tuition waivers. Right now any scholarship above $600 (I believe) automatically triggers in-state tuition. Raising this to, say, $2,000 would cut down on the number of waivers. Of course this may impact recruiting- many people come to USC because it's cheaper than Penn State, Rutgers, Virginia Tech, Maryland, etc- but the school really is losing out on a lot of potential revenue.

The reason lawmakers are so alarmed right now is that the percentage of OOS students in the freshman class breached 50% two years ago. While the school overall is still majority SC (thanks to transfers), it is still disconcerting for them to see those numbers. The legislature may not have much of a leg to stand on with their measly 10% contribution, but it still control the purse strings.

Oh and just to be clear, I was OOS at USC and got a full ride thanks in part to the policy. I saw plenty of students whose SAT scores were only marginally higher than the SC average qualify for the waiver, so I think the policy may be overused.
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Old 07-13-2017, 07:39 AM
 
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I just want to see Capital City Stadium torn down. It is such an eye sore.

University should buy it and make it a student parking lot with a shuttle stop, similar to the student parking lot on Barnwell St. It'd help offset the loss of parking spaces by the Coliseum.
Not a parking lot! Assembly is such a high profile street, especially during football season. If you revisit Sasaki's master plan for the school, you will see that the goal was to turn the Kroger lot and the land across the street (the deal currently being held hostage by the state) into intramural fields. Of course this plan changed slightly when the school bought the quarry expansion land behind the football practice fields, but still might be in play if the school can shift the quarry entirely land to the athletics department since the sports side is clearly flush with cash.

http://sc.edu/about/offices_and_divi...ainability.pdf
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Old 07-13-2017, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Columbia,SC
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I just want to see Capital City Stadium torn down. It is such an eye sore.

University should buy it and make it a student parking lot with a shuttle stop, similar to the student parking lot on Barnwell St. It'd help offset the loss of parking spaces by the Coliseum.
No on parking lots Columbia has too many of those time to fill in those lots with dense projects
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