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What’s Dennis Reading? – 8/27/14

In praise of laziness The Economist Contrary to business tycoons’ beliefs that we are not doing enough, the biggest problem in the business world seems that we are doing too much. There are too many distractions and tasks that keep us from actually being our most productive selves. The Dutch seem to believe that an excess…

Health offices reorganize to integrate wellness, prevention efforts

Student Health Services recently made a few organizational changes based on the increased need to integrate wellness, education and prevention activities for our growing student population and to comply with federal guidelines. Marguerite O’Brien will be leading both Campus Wellness and Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention & Prevention. These departments will be joining efforts to…

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Fall 2014 by the numbers

by Whitney Smith Preparing for the 5,000 incoming freshmen this fall, the University of South Carolina has worked to improve upon its campus, resources and programs to ensure that each Gamecock has access to the best possible experiences, both in and outside the classroom. This is the third year for the Gamecock Gateway, with substantial growth…

2014 Parents Weekend registration and 5K

Parents Weekend 2014 is set for Sept. 26-28. With students returning to campus, be sure to remind them that they can find a schedule of Parents Weekend activities and more information about registration. Parents Weekend registration ends 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 5. Space is limited, so encourage students to have their parents register early.…

Become a faculty advisor for USC Greek organization

Engaged volunteer advisors, working in partnership with the Fraternity and Sorority Life staff and national headquarters, are essential to enhancing the fraternal experience of all our undergraduate members. Their valued guidance is vital for chapters to continuously improve. Faculty advisors provide a vital link between the students and faculty, and thus their relationship often can…

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What’s Dennis Reading? – 8/13/14

Why Women Still Can’t Have It All by Anne-Marie Slaughter, The Atlantic A former policy planner from the State Department in New York declared that “women still can’t have it all” after she found that her desire to be with her family trumped trying to juggle a high-level government job, despite her feminist values she previously…