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Spring career fair to be held this week
The Spring Career Fair will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 24 and Wednesday, Jan. 25. The Engineering, Computing and Science Fair will be from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday and the Business, Non-Profit and Government Fair will be from noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Both fairs will be held in Littlejohn Coliseum. For more information, click here.
National Championship license plate bill
State Sen. Harvey Peeler, R-Cherokee, filed a bill on Jan. 18 allowing the S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles to create “Clemson University 2016 Football National Champions” license plates. If the bill passes, Clemson would design the plate and submit it to the Department of Motor Vehicles for approval.
Resident Assistant First Amendment Training
Clemson RAs underwent a mandatory First Amendment training Jan. 10, as first reported by Mitchell Gunter on The College Fix. According to the article, the training emphasized RAs responsibility to uphold students’ First Amendment rights. The training comes just a few months after national outlash from a ban on Harambe memes in Clemson dorms last September.
Car break-in suspects in custody
The Clemson Police Department says two suspects are in custody after ten cars were broken into at Tiger Towne Village in the early morning hours of Jan. 18. Officers say that they spotted a suspect running between vehicles while out on patrol. A short pursuit followed and the suspect was detained. A second suspect was also found lying on the ground near a vehicle, according to police.
The suspects were identified as 17-year-old Nyshawn Londarius Holland-Martin and 18-year-old Honrie Rashun Martin. Both have been charged with four counts of petit larceny and 10 counts of breaking into a motor vehicle. At the time of publication, both are being held on a $50,000 surety bond at the Pickens County Detention Center.
Lawsuit against former President Barker and family
Former Clemson University President James Barker, his wife, Marcia Barker, and his son, Britt Barker, are named as defendants in a lawsuit filed in Horry County, SC in June 2016. The lawsuit stems from a car crash that occurred on April 24, 2015 on U.S. Highway 501 in Conway, SC. Plaintiff Jordan Miller, of Lexington, SC, was a passenger in a 2004 Toyota truck that Britt Barker “suddenly and without warning … ran off the roadway … and struck a ditch, causing the vehicle to flip multiple times.” The complaint states the James and Marcia Barker provided their son with the truck involved in the incident and alleges that they “had imputable knowledge that Defendant Britt Barker was likely to drive while intoxicated.” According to the complaint, Miller sustained “significant physical injuries” as a result of the crash.

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