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Sept. 6, 2022
Lyceum program welcomes incoming class of 19 scholars to Clemson University
Nineteen incoming first-year students have become the eighth class to join the Lyceum Scholars Program and choose an educational path that examines the history of liberty, capitalism, free societies and the principles of moral character.

July 20, 2022
Lyceum Scholars study classical Greek literature at The American College of Greece
In May, 10 Lyceum Scholars traveled to Athens, Greece along with two Lyceum faculty to study the literature and culture of the birthplace of democracy at The American College of Greece (ACG).

June 2, 2022
Lyceum Program hosts Graduation Ceremony to honor academic accomplishments
On May 12, 2022, the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism hosted a Graduation Ceremony in Phyfer Auditorium to honor their graduating Lyceum Scholars.

June 1, 2022
Two esteemed alumni to receive Clemson's highest honor
The Clemson University Board of Trustees will award its highest honor, the Clemson Medallion, to two distinguished alumni — Robert E. (Bobby) McCormick ’72, professor emeritus and former dean of the College of Business (2014-2018), and Charles K. Watt ’59, founding director of the Watt Family Innovation Center and former dean of the College of Business and Behavioral Science (2012-2014).

May 9, 2022
Camden student earns Fulbright scholarship in Slovak Republic
Clemson University senior Meredith Johnson is traveling to Slovakia this fall as a recipient of the Slovak Fulbright Commission's English Teaching Assistant award.

April 25, 2022
Clemson welcomes humanities and social sciences publication to campus
A group of Lyceum Scholars and Fellows founded, edited, and published a new humanities journal, The Aurantiaco. The articles, written by undergraduates, cover a wide range of disciplines from history to political theory to art.

Nov. 21, 2021
Upstate biochemistry senior named Clemson's first Rhodes Scholar
Louise Franke, a Clemson senior from Spartanburg, S.C., made University history today when she became the first Clemson student named a Rhodes Scholar.

Nov. 15, 2021
Two Upstate Honors College students named Rhodes Scholar finalists
Louise Franke, biochemistry major and Lyceum Scholar, is one of two Clemson finalists for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.

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.

Jan. 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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Oct. 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

Oct. 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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Sept. 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.

Dec. 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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Sept. 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.

Nov. 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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Sept. 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 and has two politically active parents and a grandfather who served in Congress.

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Aug. 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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Aug. 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.

Sept. 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.

Sept. 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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