Ground broken for new child development center

Clemson University’s board of trustees participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new child development center before convening the full board for its quarterly meeting Friday afternoon. The 12,700-square-foot child care facility, located on the main campus at S.C. Highway 93 and Seneca Creek Road near the Snow Family Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Center, will be operated by a private, third-party provider for infant, toddler and preschool children. The board approved a new undergraduate Digital History emphasis area in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities. Digital history is an emergent area of importance in the discipline, providing new opportunities for historical research and communication. Available to history majors, the emphasis area will specify 12 credit hours out of the 27 credit hours required for the major. Students will learn to utilize technology to analyze and map large amounts of data and share historical information and exhibits more widely. Incorporating digital media into the practice, students will gain skill sets that are transferable to many areas of government, corporate and nonprofit work. The board also entered into a collaboration agreement with the Medical University of South Carolina creating a framework to manage current and future projects between the two universities.