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June 8, 2021
Campus Reformers: Clemson University's Institute for the Study of Capitalism blazes a trail in higher ed
The Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism approaches capitalism as moral philosophy and takes students through a "Great Books" curriculum.

June 3, 2021
Fulbright Scholar Evan Patrohay to research climate change in Norway
Evan Patrohay, biosystems engineering and Lyceum Scholar graduate, is heading north to study at the University of Tromsø in Norway as part of his Fulbright scholarship.

January 29, 2021
Teaching the Moral Foundations of Capitalism, One Student at a Time
Author Mike Sabo explains the mission of the CISC as an antidote to Marxist teachings.

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October 21, 2020
Lyceum Scholars Program welcomes its sixth class of students
Ten Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business freshmen have become the sixth class to join the Lyceum Scholars Program and choose an educational path that probes the history of liberty, capitalism and the principles of moral character.

Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business

October 16, 2020
$60 million transformational gift elevates business at Clemson
The CISC moves to its new offices in the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business building.

Winter 2019
Wisdom First, Job Skills Second
Author Mark Bauerlein describes the value of a humanities education as given by the Lyceum Scholars Program.

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September 30, 2019
Nine freshmen join the college's Lyceum Scholars Program family
Nine freshmen have been welcomed into the fifth class of the Lyceum Scholars Program by the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism.

July 23, 2019
Summer scholars shine in learning leadership through the ages
Expecting high school students to adopt a "Great Books" approach to learning about leadership and political greatness, may be asking a lot.

December 13, 2018
BUS-1010 exposes new students to various business perspectives
New this year is an overview of a center and two institutes within the business school that present fresh perspectives on business, entrepreneurship and capitalism.

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September 17, 2018
10 Young Minds Added to the Lyceum Scholars Program Family
Ten exceptional students have been welcomed into the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism's (CISC) fourth class of the Lyceum Scholars Program.

November 16, 2017
The Lyceum Scholars Program Is Changing Higher Education at Clemson
The CISC Executive Director, C. Bradley Thompson, explains the inspiration for the Lyceum Scholars Program at Clemson University.

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September 12, 2017
Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism welcomes new class of Lyceum Scholars
The Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism (CISC) has welcomed its third full class of Lyceum Scholars, exceptional students wanting to study the moral foundations of capitalism in a traditional liberal arts university setting.

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July 5, 2017
First graduates of Lyceum Scholars Program set a high standard
The pilot class of the Lyceum Scholars Program came to Clemson University in 2013 with high expectations and it's safe to say they met those expectations, and then some.

March 13, 2017
Lyceum Scholar firm and well-spoken on free speech
It's no surprise that Jesse Dennis has a penchant for politics. The freshman economics and political science major grew up in the backyard of the nation's hotbed of politics, has two politically active parents and a grandfather who served in Congress.

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August 9, 2016
Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism introduces 2016 Lyceum Scholars
Ten students have been selected from nearly 400 who applied for entry into Clemson University's Lyceum Scholars program for the 2016-17 school year.

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August 6, 2015
Clemson Lyceum Scholars building students' intellectual capital
A select group of students, all with high academic qualifications, is the first full class of Lyceum Scholars to enter a unique intellectual community offered by the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism.

July 7, 2015
At Clemson, a New Plan for Higher Education
CISC Executive Director, C. Bradley Thompson, lays out his vision for the Lyceum Scholars Program at Clemson University.

June 4, 2015
FEE and the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism Kick Off Seminar Season
The CISC and FEE hosted college students from around the world for "Communicating Capitalism," a weekend seminar discussing classical liberalism and learning how to defend capitalism on moral grounds.

January 2015
Renewal in the University: How Academic Centers Restore the Spirit of Inquiry
Author Jay Schalin lists the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism as one of several academic centers that preserve and promote the knowledge and perspectives that are disappearing from the academy.

September 25, 2014
Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism announces Lyceum Scholars Program
The Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism has announced the Lyceum Scholars Program, through which accepted freshman will receive an annual scholarship of $2,500 toward tuition, renewable for up to four years for a total of $10,000.

September 25. 2006
Clemson University Establishes a Think Tank Devoted to Studying the Moral Basis of Capitalism
Clemson University's board of trustees approves the establishment of the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism.

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