December 12

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December 12 in Clemson History
Wikipedia's article on December 12.


  • 1910: Acting President Walter Merritt Riggs publishes a revised and expanded edition of a booklet he writes to counter recent negative publicity about the college entitled Questions and Answers Relating to Clemson College, 1910. Distributed to parents, alumni and prominent individuals, it is subsequently referred to as the Clemson Catechism. The first edition was dated June 22, 1910.
  • 1923: L. A. Sease dies. He served as a member of the Board of Trustees, 1900-1907, and as an assistant professor of English at Clemson Agricultural College, September 1908-December 1923.
  • 2005: The University announces that it will close the Douthit Hills family housing area effective June 30, 2006 as the aging infrastructure of the hundred-unit complex is no longer cost-effective to maintain. Two houses are razed in 2005 to extract oil-soaked earth from under the foundations where fuel tanks leaked into the soil.
  • 2006: On December 11 and December 12, the Clemson Police Department hosts a 2-day self defense and safety session for Women at the Clemson Police Department. The sessions run 6-8 p.m. and are free of charge. The sessions consist of: 1) risk reduction strategies, 2) hands on demonstrations, and 3) questions and answers. The classes are taught by Sgt. Nate Heard.
  • December 8, 2008-December 12, 2008: Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition - Outside the Lines, Jonathon Bryson, Trina Krieger, Charlie Humphries, Jessica Reynolds, Devin Rubinstein, Catherine Whitten, Erin Whitten and Kristen Williams, Lee Gallery, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Lunchtime gallery talk, Friday, December 12, 12:15 p.m. with Krieger, Reynolds and Rubinstein, with Closing artist reception on Friday, December 12, 6-8 p.m. Call 864-656-3883 or check for more information.

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