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This 3-Bedroom Home Literally Snaps Together

Clemson University's 'Indigo Pine' designs wows at solar decathalon

(Newser) - Imagine building a zero-energy home. Now imagine building said house without the use of power tools or nails using files sent right to your inbox. That's the idea behind Clemson University's "Indigo Pine" design —one of 14 houses presented at this year's US Department of... More »

New Witness Says He Knows How Frat Pledge Died

Tucker Hipps was forced to walk narrow bridge railing, witness says

(Newser) - Almost a year after 19-year-old fraternity pledge Tucker Hipps was found dead in South Carolina's Lake Hartwell, a witness has come forward to say he or she knows how the sophomore got there. According to a new statement, the unidentified witness says the Clemson student was forced to walk... More »

Parents Allege Cover-Up in Son's Death at Clemson

Tucker Hipps died while pledging a fraternity

(Newser) - The parents of a Clemson freshman who died last fall under still-unexplained circumstances while pledging a fraternity say they've waited long enough for answers. Gary and Cindy Hipps have sued Clemson, Sigma Phi Epsilon, and three members of the frat for $50 million, reports CBS News . Their two lawsuits... More »

Clemson's SAE Frat Learns Its Fate Over 'Cripmas' Party

The bad news train keeps rolling for Sigma Alpha Epsilon

(Newser) - Clemson University has put the school's Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity on probation for two years after the group held a "Cripmas" party last December that had students dressed like gang members, according to a statement released today. The fraternity's national organization was outraged by the Christmas-themed party... More »

University Suspends All Frats After Pledge Dies

Clemson student Tucker Hipps fell from bridge

(Newser) - The unexplained death of a 19-year-old pledge at Clemson this week was the 15th "serious incident" involving fraternities at the South Carolina university in the space of a month, and the institution has now decided to suspend the activities of all 24 fraternities, a spokeswoman tells WYFF4 . The other... More »

Down Syndrome Student Learns He's Going to College

Video shows Rion Holcombe finding out he's been accepted to special program

(Newser) - A video making the rounds of sites such as BuzzFeed and Gawker shows 20-year-old Rion Holcombe of South Carolina opening his college acceptance letter. Why is it making the rounds? Because Rion has Down Syndrome, and he's overjoyed to learn he's been accepted into a special program at... More »

Colleges Protest US News Ranking Survey

Glossy lobbying campaign called unseemly waste

(Newser) - Each spring, US News & World Report asks college presidents to rank the reputations of other colleges—and a dozen or more presidents protest the surveys, refusing to fill them out and encouraging others to do the same. The focus this year is not only on the survey itself, a... More »

Bears DE Gaines Adams Dead at 26

No. 4 pick in 2007 NFL draft suffered cardiac arrest

(Newser) - Chicago Bears defensive end Gaines Adams died early this morning in South Carolina. He was 26. Adams, the Buccaneers' first-round draft pick in 2007, suffered cardiac arrest resulting from an enlarged heart, the local coroner said. The condition had not been diagnosed, and he had no known medical issues. The... More »

Jilted South Wooing Heisman Voters

(Newser) - At least two Southern universities are spending some cash this year to try to correct a historical football inequity—at least in the eyes of the South, the Wall Street Journal reports. The SEC has won more national titles than any other conference since the Heisman Trophy debuted in 1935,... More »

Penn State Dethrones Florida as Top Party School

(Newser) - Penn State has knocked the University of Florida from its No. 1 spot … atop the Princeton Review’s “Best Party School” list. Each year, the Review ranks schools in a huge number of categories based on surveys of their students. A Penn State spokeswoman called it a “... More »

Clemson Pounds DePaul in San Juan

No. 15 Tigers go on 17-3 run to put game away in second half

(Newser) - No. 15 Clemson used their size to overpower DePaul Friday for a 90-74 win in the San Juan Shootout. DePaul led 41-40 at halftime, but the Tigers went on a 17-3 run to start the second half to put the game away, the Chicago Tribune reports. "They manhandled us... More »

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