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Discover the rich and sometimes quirky history of the University of South Carolina, with entertaining stories from its more than 200 years as the Palmetto State’s flagship university.

Remembering the Days: A UofSC Podcast University of South Carolina

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Discover the rich and sometimes quirky history of the University of South Carolina, with entertaining stories from its more than 200 years as the Palmetto State’s flagship university.

    The lecture hall that never was

    The lecture hall that never was

    Intended as a large lecture hall when it was built in 1855, the building we now know as Longstreet Theater never lived up to its intended purpose. Poor acoustics turned it into an echo chamber that was ill-suited for almost any academic purpose. But an engineering miracle in the 1970s transformed the building into a premier stage for live theater.

    • 8 min
    The Great Biscuit Rebellion

    The Great Biscuit Rebellion

    For much of the first half of the 19th century, students at South Carolina College were not pleased with the quality of food served on campus. In 1852, the wormy biscuits and rancid meat were too much to stomach, so the students issued an ultimatum — that ultimately gave them a case of indigestion.

    • 8 min
    JFK once slept here: Famous visitors on campus

    JFK once slept here: Famous visitors on campus

    JFK once had a bad night's rest in the President's House, and Burt Bacharach tickled the ivories there. Pope John Paul II addressed a crowd of thousands packed onto the Horseshoe. This trip down memory lane has us remembering some of the famous visitors who've come to campus over the years.

    • 7 min
    Remembering Havilah Babcock

    Remembering Havilah Babcock

    For nearly 40 years, Havilah Babcock inspired students in his English classes with his "I want a word" course — and entertained outdoor enthusiasts with his tales of hunting and fishing. Reminders of the beloved professor still linger on the university campus.

    • 7 min
    A natural history stroll across campus

    A natural history stroll across campus

    Were there always so many squirrels on the Horseshoe? And how else has campus changed in the past 200 years in regards to insects, birds, snakes and such? Take a stroll with naturalist-in-residence Rudy Mancke to learn what's changed and still changing in the natural world of campus. 

    • 7 min
    South by southwest: USC‘s 1960s expansion

    South by southwest: USC‘s 1960s expansion

    Like other universities across the nation, the University of South Carolina needed more land in the 1960s to keep up with skyrocketing student enrollment brought on by the Baby Boom. In a previous episode, we talked about the campus migration that created the east campus in the University Hill neighborhood. This episode explores the underpinnings of the campus expansion into Ward One and Wheeler Hill, which were largely obliterated by the 'urban renewal' efforts that acquired more land for the university.

    • 8 min

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The perfect podcast for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of UofSC. Thank you to Chris Horn and all involved with making the podcast. I love it!

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