DiGiorgio retiring after 2012-2013 school year

Winthrop University president Anthony DiGiorgio said his tenure of the Rock Hill school will end following the next academic year. DiGiorgio broke the news to the university faculty and staff this morning in a video release, and addressed the media this afternoon. DiGiorgio says he and his wife, Gale, have enjoyed their time serving as [...] Read More

Huffmon: Romney the inevitable nominee

A Winthrop University political science professor says the inevitability of Mitt Romney winning the Republican presidential nomination is getting closer every day. Scott Huffmon says Tuesday’s Super Tuesday results in ten states show that Newt Gingrich has absolutely no chance and that mathematically neither does Rick Santorum. The magic number for delegates is 11-hundred-44. Huffmon [...] Read More

Winthrop VP Brien Lewis Named Catawba College President

Brien Lewis, Winthrop University’s vice president for university development and alumni relations, was announced today as the 23rd president of Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C. Lewis has held many titles at Winthrop since his arrival in 1999 as executive assistant to the president and secretary to the Board of Trustees. He took over leadership in [...] Read More

FCC Commissioner: 18 million Americans don’t have internet access

FCC commissioner and South Carolina native Mignion Clyburn was in Rock Hill Monday speaking before students at Winthrop University’s Mass Communication Week. Clyburn says there are still 18-million Americans without internet access — something Clyburn and her fellow commissioners are struggling to approach. Clyburn says a program called Internet Essentials is trying to connect children [...] Read More

Carroll: 2012 economic growth to be slow and steady

With unemployment hitting nearly 20 percent in Rock Hill and still lingering in the double digits in the tri-county, nationally recognized economist Larry Carroll said last night it’s up to local business leaders to sift through the rhetoric in the media when it comes to gaining confidence in the national economy. Carroll spoke before more [...] Read More