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Colonial Scholarship Propels High Achieving Students to New Heights

Colonial Scholarship Propels High Achieving Students to New Heights

The Colonial Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship awarded by the College of Charleston. The full four-year scholarship helps attract some of the best and brightest students from South Carolina.

31 July 2014 | 9:30 am Read More →
Grant Could Help College of Charleston Biologist Unlock Secrets of Knot-Tying Hagfish

Grant Could Help College of Charleston Biologist Unlock Secrets of Knot-Tying Hagfish

Biology professor Andrew Clark is studying hagfish in the hope that their unique feeding and knotting behaviors could lead to advances in the design and safety of climbing rope.

30 July 2014 | 12:39 pm Read More →
Professor’s Book Charts Rise of Conservatism in American Politics

Professor’s Book Charts Rise of Conservatism in American Politics

Communication professor Mike Lee’s new book examines conservative political thought in post-World War II America. Learn which books still influence GOP politics and what Lee thinks of the party’s chances to reclaim the White House in 2016.

30 July 2014 | 10:12 am Read More →
Another Cougar Golfer Qualifies for U.S. Amateur

Another Cougar Golfer Qualifies for U.S. Amateur

Mary Chandler Bryan, a rising junior from Chapin, S.C., has qualified for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, joining three other current or former Cougar golfers to qualify for the prestigious event.

29 July 2014 | 11:00 am Read More →
Professor’s Passion Takes Students Under the Sea

Professor’s Passion Takes Students Under the Sea

Project Oceanica, founded in 2001 by College of Charleston associate professor of geology Leslie Sautter, provides opportunities for students to explore our vast underwater world.

28 July 2014 | 11:11 am Read More →
Jewish Studies Offers Weekly Course on Reading Hebrew

Jewish Studies Offers Weekly Course on Reading Hebrew

Whether you’ve never read Hebrew before or just want to brush up on your skills, an upcoming weekly course offered by Jewish Studies can help you. Reading Hebrew begins Aug. 25, 2014, and is free and open to the public.

24 July 2014 | 2:15 pm Read More →
Cougar Cross Country Ready to Race

Cougar Cross Country Ready to Race

The College’s men’s and women’s cross country teams kick of their season on Aug. 29, 2014, at the Coastal Carolina Invitational in Conway, S.C. Both teams are returning accomplished runners from last year’s squads.

24 July 2014 | 9:27 am Read More →
Summer Internship in Alaska Gets Biology Major Up-close to Nature

Summer Internship in Alaska Gets Biology Major Up-close to Nature

Biology major Zach Brooker can’t imagine a more perfect place to study the natural environment than Alaska. He’s spending his summer there as part of an internship studying salmon populations in Prince William Sound.

22 July 2014 | 7:51 pm Read More →
Neurobiologist Studies Sensory Superpowers of Palmetto Bugs, Other Insects

Neurobiologist Studies Sensory Superpowers of Palmetto Bugs, Other Insects

Ever wonder why it’s so hard to catch a scurrying cockroach? College of Charleston neurobiologist Jeff Triblehorn explains why the Palmetto bug is so adept at sensing threats.

22 July 2014 | 9:42 am Read More →
Alumna and Former Basketball Player Breaks into Fashion with Bow Ties

Alumna and Former Basketball Player Breaks into Fashion with Bow Ties

On the basketball court, Nikki Williams ’09 was a tough competitor. Now she’s putting that drive and her business degree to use in the fashion industry. Her Foreign Öbject fashion line includes bow ties worn by rappers and celebrities.

21 July 2014 | 4:02 pm Read More →