In this week’s installment: the changing ways South Carolinians look at the Confederate flag issue, the challenges facing the arts in Charleston, and a look at preservation and Southern history.
Archive for December, 2010
The College of Charleston recently released their spring calendar. While it’s jam-packed with events, we’re especially excited about the Leslie Wayne exhibition opening at the Halsey on Jan. 21. http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/CultureShock/archives/2010/12/16/new-york-artist-leslie-wayne-headed-to-the-halsey
“The good news is this is the third month with a decline in unemployment,” said College of Charleston economist Frank Hefner. “It’s also a good sign that manufacturing added jobs. That’s important to other sectors of the economy because it translates into increases in transportation, port activity and more retail as people spend more.” http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2010/dec/18/modest-job-gains-good-sign-in-sc/
“The reasons for changes here and elsewhere are largely related to the fast pace of innovation,” said George Hynd, provost at the College of Charleston. Technology and science have accelerated further development of existing careers and sparked creation of new fields of study and employment, Hynd said. Helms, Doerpinghaus and Denny Ciganovic, director of the […]
The November lodging report completed by the Office of Tourism Analysis in the College of Charleston’s School of Business showed a nearly 13 percent increase in occupancy rate for November and a nearly 7 percent increase in average daily rate paid for those rooms on the downtown peninsula. The month showed positive results across the […]
The eclipse is a photographic opportunity as it ends closer to the horizon, because the moon will be setting just after 5 a.m. in first light, said Terry Richardson, a College of Charleston astronomy professor. http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2010/dec/20/moon-to-eclipse-during-shower/
Dorothea Benton Frank delivered the commencement address at the winter ceremony.
New York Times best-selling author Dorothea Benton Frank will be commencement speaker.
All of the College’s Living/Learning Communities worked with a local charity this holiday season.
The College of Charleston Foundation will use a $140,000 grant to transform hundreds of acres at Dixie Plantation in Hollywood into renewable forest. Funding for the effort is coming from the Chicago-based Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, which supports conservation efforts in the Lowcountry. The money will be released over the next three years. http://www.charlestonbusiness.com/news/37228-money-on-trees-college-of-charleston-foundation-gets-forestry-grant?rss=0