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Capstone turning garnet this week

Beginning this Friday night, Capstone residence hall on Barnwell Street will be crowned with a garnet glow as part of a new way to celebrate major academic and athletic accomplishments that occur at the University of South Carolina.  

The project was conceived by the university’s Board of Visitors and is intended to draw attention to significant achievements on and off the field. Capstone will remain garnet each night this week as a prelude. Social media posts will direct followers to a page where they can read more about the accomplishments being celebrated.

Capstone is an 18-story residence hall built in 1967. Topped with a revolving restaurant used at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, it is one of Carolina’s iconic buildings and is home to students enrolled in the Capstone Scholars program.

The garnet glow is created by specially produced, energy efficient LED lights. The project was paid for through a fundraising campaign spearheaded by the Board of Visitors, a group that assists the Board of Trustees and President Harris Pastides on issues related to the promotion of the university. They work to enhance the image of the university by encouraging alumni participation and inviting broad public support for Carolina’s mission. 

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