Topic: FB Update: Swinney speaks on Clemson housing, upgrades, etc
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FB Update: Swinney speaks on Clemson housing, upgrades, etc

Posted: Apr 3, 2014 11:09 AM

Swinney speaks on Clemson housing, upgrades, etc

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I loved the Hood

Posted: Apr 3, 2014 11:17 AM

had a 80' White Pine crash through my roof while living there during an afternoon thunderstorm... pretty sturdy not to completely flatten. Pretty big branch knifed through the center light fixture though...

They're are pretty scary looking but it was the only place on campus where you could live separate from a huge building of idiots. As long as your fellow duplex neighbors were cool it was a great place to live.

I lived in the Hood in '02. Those stains are my fault

Posted: Apr 3, 2014 11:47 AM

Sorry Dabo. They had a pretty nice ping pong table at the wash room facility back then.

In the Spring of '91, I dropped a few quarters in the

Posted: Apr 3, 2014 12:05 PM

RBI Baseball arcade game in the laundry mat. I enjoyed living in Thornhill the 2nd semester of my Freshman year.

At this rate, every place I stayed in Clemson will be gone.

Posted: Apr 3, 2014 2:35 PM

Freshman & Sophomore year were shoeboxes, Junior year was Thornhill, & Senior year was Freedom Drive apartments.

So far, Freedom Drive apartments have been nuked and become a Publix (I think it's a Publix) parking lot with an iHop & Red Bowl stuff. Those apartments rocked, could walk to the ABC Store that burned down the year after I graduated.

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Amen.....I spent a semester in Thughill

Posted: Apr 3, 2014 12:06 PM

First semester sophomore year a few years ago. It was nice being on campus, but the place itself was a dump. I always wondered why some athletes lived there

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Posted: Apr 3, 2014 12:13 PM

and I would give them B- grades at best. Dabo is right, on campus housing is atrocious.

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I lived a year in Thornhood Village

Posted: Apr 3, 2014 12:14 PM

It was outdated in 1983. Good location though.

Lived there '82-'83***

Posted: Apr 3, 2014 12:22 PM


We're friends. You laugh, I laugh. You cry, I cry. You jump off a bridge, I get in my boat and save your retarded a$$.

Wow, what a relief. Someone of significance finally pointed

Posted: Apr 3, 2014 12:26 PM

out the obvious. While we're at it, aren't sections of Johnstone still standing?! How about the travesty that is Brackett Hall, too? One of the ugliest nods to early-90s architecture I have ever seen!

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Re: Wow, what a relief. Someone of significance finally pointed

Posted: Apr 3, 2014 12:32 PM

Not of the original Stone....the "girls" section (A) that was attached to the Union is there, but THE Johnstone everyone called Johnstone (C,D,F), was the building behind all that. Last I saw, it's completely gone.

Re: Re: Wow, what a relief. Someone of significance finally pointed

Posted: Apr 3, 2014 12:52 PM

What I see today is much nicer than Johnstone D4 of '90-'91, but can't be as much fun.

I never noticed it as a student, but a few years ago walking

Posted: Apr 3, 2014 2:55 PM

on campus I noticed how out of place Brackett is. There have to be several groups of people to blame that one on.

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Re: Lived there '82-'83***

Posted: Apr 3, 2014 1:00 PM

Me too!

Re: Lived there '82-'83***

Posted: Apr 3, 2014 1:02 PM

I also lived there in '83-84. Lived next door to a guy on the swim team who dealt weed to most of the campus lol. Sorry to say some members of our not-so-good basketball team were frequent visitors of his .. :)

*Guess he never experienced...

Posted: Apr 3, 2014 12:27 PM

THE Stone....Johnstone...now there is where the memories of so many a freshman lie (including some of mine). And paint was the least of it's worries.

Re: *Guess he never experienced...

Posted: Apr 3, 2014 2:21 PM

Agree - lived in Johnstone in '84 to '86. Had a blast as a Freshman and Sophomore - just had to deal with the weekend puke and stale beer smell....

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Try living there now.***

Posted: Apr 3, 2014 2:32 PM

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There's something in these hills.

Wow- Dabo with a British or Aussie accent -- are we

Posted: Apr 3, 2014 12:34 PM

expanding our recruiting footprint?


Dabo trying to get back into Real Estate?***

Posted: Apr 3, 2014 12:47 PM

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Dabo should express those thoughts behind closed doors with

Posted: Apr 3, 2014 12:57 PM

BOT and the President It does nobody any good to air our problems in public, or where public can read it. I thought Danny was right as well, but it led to hid demise (unjustly).


Um NO he is fundraising at a fundraising event

Posted: Apr 3, 2014 1:06 PM

He is not directly going against the administration. They are in support of new housing they just need the funding which is the purpose of the "Will to Lead" events


I hope the media will see it that way. Will hurt recruiting

Posted: Apr 3, 2014 1:12 PM

to shed light on problems rather accenting positives. JMHO



Posted: Apr 3, 2014 1:33 PM

You are right CUTIGR69, and the story doesn't say it's a fundraising event to upgrade facilities. Whoever sees the headline will think he is complaining about how horrible the housing is and they will stop right there. I too had a flashback to the Danny Ford mess.

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What's wrong with telling the truth?

Posted: Apr 3, 2014 2:22 PM

This Is what I like about Dabo. He will tell it like it is. He has an agenda...believe me. And the line the football coaches take to recruiting is relational based anyway. It has very little to do with housing. Comprende?

Try to understand...

Posted: Apr 3, 2014 4:19 PM

You must be new. They fired the best football coach in the history of Clemson football for sticking his nose into such matters in the late 80s. Just saying, the board of trustees will not stand for a football coach even hinting that he knows best about anything other than football. We like Dabo and would like him to stay away from all that stuff. We would like to learn from the history so that we don't repeat it. Comprende?

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Re: Try to understand...

Posted: Apr 3, 2014 6:34 PM

Nah, I've been around the program since the late 70's. You make a nice point.

Hopefully the BOT learned something from the Danny Ford

Posted: Apr 3, 2014 8:23 PM

fiasco and I'm not new.


Re: Hopefully the BOT learned something from the Danny Ford

Posted: Apr 3, 2014 8:25 PM

they did not learn not to give TB that HUGE contract with that STUPID buy-out so don`t be too sure

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Actually its the opposite

Posted: Apr 3, 2014 2:59 PM

I went to a re-recognition meeting for all student orgs. and they touched on the situation. The states of GA and NC put billions into on campus housing, while SC only puts in 200M. In short the school is trying to start a huge PR campaign on the project to raise funding/awareness for housing improvements to the state legislator.

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You mean that 8000% increase in tuition over the last 10

Posted: Apr 3, 2014 3:07 PM

years didn't include enough to significantly upgrade campus housing?

Also, what the heck is a "re-recognition meeting"?

TIA in advance.

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Bottom line is the State of SC doesn't give a rat's ###

Posted: Apr 3, 2014 8:14 PM

education, especially something like housing.

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Huge difference in the two situations

Posted: Apr 3, 2014 9:16 PM

Dabo is working with the administration. Danny was working against them, and continued to do so after being told to stand down.

Re: FB Update: Swinney speaks on Clemson housing, upgrades, etc

Posted: Apr 3, 2014 1:23 PM

all about recruiting

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Posted: Apr 3, 2014 1:33 PM

He's right. Housing is really important to students.

Posted: Apr 3, 2014 2:57 PM

When high school students are looking at colleges, the beauty of the campus - and most importantly, the housing offered - are deal breakers. While our campus is pretty overall, some of the housing buildings are in especially bad shape. Upgrading the housing options in an aggressive way would go a long way toward not only keeping the great students we already get, but in getting even more of the top students who are considering other great schools as well.

Wouldn't we attract more students...

Posted: Apr 3, 2014 8:39 PM

if we had free beer and rolling papers?

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Re: FB Update: Swinney speaks on Clemson housing, upgrades, etc

Posted: Apr 4, 2014 9:59 AM

I have to live in Thornhill (AKA the ghetto) next semester and when I went to show my parents, my mom thought it was government housing....

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