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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by killrbee7, Nov 17, 2012.
Damn Tim. Life comes at you fast
maybe some of us aren't sheep and don't want Joe Biden's socialist agenda being injected directly into our veins
Will Bill Gunter be commenting on air?
Vaccines are injected intramuscularly. HTH
Oh, if they let the callers comment on this it will be golden
This vaccine has to be injected intravenously because otherwise how would they get the chip to travel into your brain so they can make you gay
Don't try to fool me lib I've done my research
yeah and dr fraudci said the mask would prevent COVID
sorry i don't believe you medical "professionals"
Checking in with Gamecock Central on the Tim Hill firing:
"Eventually these woke corporations will be heavily sued because they were on board with Genocide. This vaccine is bad stuff and we keep seeing more and more proof of that. There are still those that are asleep. There will be many doctors and administrators sued for their ignorance. Big Pharma is going to go down big time over this. They are supposed to be the experts and have completely misled everyone. Mass arrests coming."
Imagine self-identifying as a freedom loving patriot and also constantly jerking yourself off to the idea of the military taking over the government and mass arrests of citizens.
All right boys. Almost got that first billion
UofSC endowment sees record growth in fiscal year 2020-2021
Thanks to generous donors and savvy investment, the University of South Carolina’s endowment reached unprecedented heights in fiscal year 2020-21. Private gifts and investment gains increased the university’s endowment from $782 million in FY2020 to $989 million as of June 30, 2021.
This year’s 26 percent increase of $207 million was largely driven by the U.S. economy’s resurgence, fueled by the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Investors saw that news as a sign of economic recovery and began a period of positive trading that continued into summer 2021,” says Jason Caskey, president and chief executive officer of University Foundations. “During this period, we experienced some of the best returns in the history of managing the investment portfolio.”
The university’s total endowment comprises University Foundations, the University of South Carolina endowment, the USC Upstate Foundation and certain real estate held for investment purposes. South Carolina’s combined pool of investments, the largest component of the endowment, totaled $788 million as of June 30, 2021, while the rate of return on investments for the fiscal year was 35.7 percent. The overall 10-year return improved to 9.9 percent, one of the highest 10-year returns in the Southeastern Conference.
“We are grateful for the faithful support of the university’s donors and for the leadership of the Foundations.... This strong foundation secures our ability to fulfill our mission as the state’s flagship university.”
Interim President Harris Pastides
Those investment numbers coupled with continued donor support to provide historic gains for the endowment. But what do these numbers mean for the university and, most importantly, its students?
“Gifts from our alumni and friends to support endowed programs provide enduring support for scholarships, our faculty and initiatives that are life-saving and life-changing,” says Monica Delisa, vice president for development. “Endowment gifts allow donors to leave a legacy, making it possible for future generations of Gamecocks to continue their education and become state and world leaders.”
According to Caskey, the USC Educational Foundation holds over 5,000 endowed funds that have been created and continuously supported by many generous donors over many years. Each year, these funds are awarded a percentage of their investment returns to be used for scholarships, professorships, fellowships and other areas of support based on the stated purpose of each fund.
“Furthermore, the Educational Foundation provides support to the university through scholarships and many other areas using returns on unrestricted investments,” says Hunter Lambert, assistant vice president at University Foundations. “Increased growth in this area means increased support to the university.”
Never has that been more true than this year. But, while an endowment of nearly $1 billion looks great on paper, that doesn’t mean that South Carolina can spend those resources on whatever it needs. Most of those funds are invested, and the returns on investments determine how much of the money the university can use annually.
“As an endowment grows larger, so does its return,” Lambert says. “A 10 percent return on $1,000 is much higher than a 10 percent return on $100. Therefore, as the endowment increases in size, so does the amount of scholarship and support funding that is generated from returns on investments.” The Educational Foundation allocates about 70 percent of its unrestricted budget to provide scholarships and other support to the university and its students and faculty and staff members. The rest covers overhead costs of the University Foundations and is folded back into the endowment to help it continue to grow.
That 70 percent of unrestricted fund returns amounted to $7.8 million, $4.3 million of which will go toward undergraduate and graduate scholarships this year. Money is also allocated to areas such as faculty recruitment and retention, capital improvements, the Children’s Center at USC, regional campuses and Discover UofSC.
“So while our portfolio benefits greatly from large gains on investments, it is imperative to continue raising and adding new money to the overall endowment as the market is unpredictable,” Caskey says. He was also quick to give credit to the “outstanding investment committee that’s part of the Educational Foundation board. It’s their guidance and wisdom that led us to this point.”
Interim President Harris Pastides praised the recent success and pointed to the direct impact that giving has at South Carolina.
“We are grateful for the faithful support of the university’s donors and for the leadership of the Foundations, which have ensured the growth and stability of our endowment. This strong foundation secures our ability to fulfill our mission as the state’s flagship university,” Pastides says.
Outstanding leadership, generous donors and a stronger economy moving forward will enable the university to provide even more scholarships, fellowships and educational opportunities to its students and faculty and staff members well into the future.
To support areas of interest and passion at South Carolina, contact the development office at 877-349-2106 or online at giving.sc.edu.
(For reference, there are 46 public schools with $1B+ endowment in the US: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_colleges_and_universities_in_the_United_States_by_endowment)
Hope they continue to invest and manage it wisely. Real estate and stock markets are going to get volatile in the next couple of years. It’d be really cool if SC could be the first state university to have a high percentage of full scholarships for qualifying in state students. Keep the smart kids in state and tied to the University.
What are our first quarter stats all year? Can’t be good
Trash team, trash coach.
pretty dang obvious beamer is in way over his head
doty more like doodie
That game was never in doubt I don’t know what you losers are all worked up about
Didn't Dawn sign an extension today?
At least we didn’t lose
I mean didn’t we?
Line drive in the books
Start Zeb at college station?
Gotta have better qb play to win any game. I’m sure Doty has done enough in practice and had a really bad game. This was start 6 for him. Short leash but I’d start Doty and bring in Noland early. Maybe have them both in the game some plays. A&Ms secondary is too good to be pass only. Zeb is not a running threat. I’m not opposed to giving another qb a series or two. We’ll be 3 td dogs at college station. Should be. Nothing to lose.
I think something happened to Doty. He started 16/22 for 232 yards and then after that was 1/5 with the INTs and everything was overthrown.
He’s getting absolutely obliterated on the message boards and it is totally unfair. Kid isn’t being put in a position to succeed.
You answered your first sentence with your last sentence. The mental aspect of sports is so under-studied and overlooked. Especially for a position like QB. Constantly being put in a position to fail, and the resulting failure, is going to have a significant mental affect essentially anyone at that age and on that stage. Too much is being put on that kids plate with our shitty OL and shitty in game decisions from our coaching staff.
Look what happened to Jake Bentley. That kid was never going to be the savior, but he had ability and some good moments. But way too much was put on that kid’s plate way too fast and getting your ass kicked over and fucking over again is going to fuck with your head. And we saw the effect of that as his career unfolded.
Wouldn’t doubt if those same factors contributed to Hilinski’s lack of progression as well.
It’s only going to get worse for Shane as the season goes on. We won’t win another game except for maaaaaaaybe mizzou.
He’s going to have to can Satterfield and Atkins.
Firing people after 1 season is idiotic. I would be really surprised if his guys weren't given 2 full years to implement their systems
I mean physically he wasn’t stepping into his throws and his mechanics were off
Luke done for the year. Actually hurt that bad, or staff letting him preserve his redshirt (so he can turn around and transfer)?
Something happened during the game. He was playing Ok at the start. He fell off a cliff with his accuracy and reads. Noland will be fine but he is not a threat to run. Really need that with our lack of offensive weapons. Are the 2-3 other QBs we have just not good enough or still too young?
I guess Jason Brown becomes the backup now.
Colton Gauthier, I thought he was supposed to be a pretty good prospect, but he hasn't done anything beyond pose for pictures with a guitar yet.
Team QB by committee to make other teams prep for more than Noland. Gotta run another package just to make them waste practice time. If players can play in 4 games without burning their redshirt then this feels like protecting Doty.
But Doty has played in 5 games so there is no redshirt protection (Georgia, Kentucky, Troy, Tennessee, Vanderbilt). I'm interested to see if come game 9 or 10 if we see Gauthier. At that point he doesn't lose his redshirt by playing. I think if something happens to Zeb and he can't finish the game Saturday, you have to go Brown, then Gauthier in 2 weeks. We all know Brown isn't the future by any means so there's no reason in letting him see an abundance of snaps unless it's a dire emergency.
I think Colton was always considered to be a guy who needed time to develop.
broke his foot in the second quarter, not positive but assuming it was a re-break or related to the prior injury
Where were these professors when I was in school?!?? (New Journalism professor raps and plays baseball)
New faculty spotlight: Jabari Evans
Jabari Evans is an assistant professor of race and media in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He comes to the College of Information and Communications with a Ph.D. in media, technology and society from Northwestern University, a master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in communication and culture from the University of Pennsylvania. Evans pursued his doctorate after a 10-year career as a hip-hop artist, performing as “Naledge” in the rap group Kidz in the Hall.
How did you get interested in academia and the field of race and media?
I kind of took the long way home. I was a touring professional hip-hop musician for about a decade, pretty much throughout my 20s. Right out of college, I got a record deal with Sony at 22 years old and I pursued that pretty vigorously. I thought that was what I was going to do with my life. If you would have told me I’d be a Ph.D., I would have laughed. But to be fair, I was always very serious about education. Both of my parents have Ph.D.s.
I saw my dad teach at the University of Illinois in Chicago, and my mom was also a professor and a psychologist. I saw that. And in undergrad, I studied media and mass communication at the University of Pennsylvania. So, I always was oriented toward thinking about media in ways that maybe others weren't. That was something that always interested me and fascinated me.
Once I got to the point where my career as an artist was stalling out and I found myself back home in Chicago, I was immersing myself into mentoring youth and doing arts education-based stuff. I started a not-for-profit out of my recording studio in Chicago. In pursuing grants for that project, people around me said, ‘You know, you really have the type of presence and the type of mind to be a professor or a Ph.D., thinking about policy level stuff.’ So that's kind of where that thought process began for me. But I think having two parents who both have Ph.D.s made it a little more tangible.
When we're thinking about media and the ways in which the landscape is changing, young people know far more about things than even I do. I'm just able to put it in context.
What was your dissertation?
My dissertation looks at an arts education program that was designed for Chicago Public Schools that re-imagines music education by including hip-hop culture as the centerpiece for student learning. The program was allowing students to learn how to make beats as well as to do hip-hop songwriting and spoken word, but also to learn the recording arts — learning how to record themselves in a studio, learning how to mix and master sound and how to use some of the latest state-of-the-art audio equipment and audio software. While I went into this thinking about it from a standpoint of just re-imagining music education to include hip-hop, I came away from it with this idea that hip-hop, as it is in its purest form, allows students, Black and brown students in particular, to become really thoughtful about themselves, their place in society, and also how to solve problems and think about things in terms of the greater good. And I really came away from it thinking about hip-hop-based education as being a way to re-imagine civics.
Why did you choose to come to the University of South Carolina?
People make places. And the people in the department, they wowed me. And that led me to think about the University of South Carolina as somewhere I could see myself long term. The position that I'm in — assistant professor of race and media — just that title alone is saying that we are not just a diversity effort in superficial terms. We’re allowing you to study and research and do work that is going to push disciplines forward. We're giving you a green light to not just join the department but help shape its future. And that was very enticing to me. And Columbia is very charming as well. Once I was able to actually do my campus visit in person, I was able to see myself here.
And how has it been so far?
I'm teaching a course called “Minorities, Women and the Mass Media,” and it's a pretty large course. And I think, COVID issues aside, it's been really enriching for me to be able to have a large class and really have an exchange of ideas. Ultimately, when we're thinking about media and the ways in which the landscape is changing, young people know far more about things than even I do. I'm just able to put it in context. So, I love hearing what students have to say about things. And I think just being physically back in the classroom, it's invigorating for me. I'm teaching another class on media and youth. I'm finding that students here are very sharp and I love that they keep you on your toes.
What do you hope to accomplish over the next three to five years?
Research wise, I'm already working on my first book, which is a sort of an adaptation from the dissertation, drawing out this idea of hip-hop civics and the idea that Black and brown youth need spaces where they not only have access to digital tools and technology, but access to opportunities that can make them experts and that can lead to significant economic opportunity. I'm also working on a second book thinking about how Black youth and urban environments are now turning to social media as a means for economic opportunity.
I think in the next three to five years, I really want to acclimate myself to the community of Columbia and particularly the Black community, because that's something that was really central to my work in Chicago.
Do you have a talent or something you've done that people might find surprising?
I think the music, that someone would be a rap artist and then become a professor, that’s surprising. I’m also a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi. I also played college baseball at Penn. That was a huge part of my existence when I was younger. My aspiration at one point in time was to be a sports journalist. I went from being an aspiring journalist to being a professor in the department of journalism. My dad reminds me of that a lot. He's like, ‘You kind of you ended up where you started in a roundabout way.’ That's why I said I feel like I took the long way home, but I'm here.
What the hell is going on here?
It appears we not just beat Florida, but decisively. Eastern Illinois type team
My mind. Blown. Excited for it though, especially with the krewts that are in town
jelly. But it’s a catch-22. If I go home for a game that’s worth seeing I don’t remember it. So it’s like I didn’t go.
I definitely went in with full expectation of Florida covering the 21. Unexpected return
I’m liking some of the new players I’m seeing on the (men’s) bball team. Gray is huge
I thought Javon Benson looked much improved. Wildens looked a lot better offensively as well but I'd like to see that hold up against better competition.
Stevenson and Reese are super aggressive on defense and cause some chaos and I doubt Stevenson shoots this poorly all year. I think Cousinard-Stevenson-Reese-Bryant-Gray will be a pretty legit 5 when everyone is back.
ladies looked dominant
He's definitely got some length and athleticism. There was a play where he blocked a guy's shot, then snaked out to grab the rebound too that looked really good.
I love having Cousinard at PG. I know he disappointed last year but it feels like he can be that veteran "floor general" that good teams need this year. RS Jr, been in Frank's system four years, tough guy from east Chicago.
Won all 4 quarters, which is impressive to see