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Turtles to the rescue: S.C. Aquarium plans new hospital, exhibit space

Turtles to the rescue: S.C. Aquarium plans new hospital, exhibit space

Fourteen years ago, biologist David Owens stood with two veterinarians around a makeshift table in the caverns of the still- not-opened South Carolina Aquarium, trying to figure out where to make the first cut to operate on a dying young sea turtle.  When Owens, a College of Charleston professor, stood over that turtle in 2000, […]

1 October 2014 | 11:28 am Read More →
Rand Paul: ‘I am not opposed to birth control’

Rand Paul: ‘I am not opposed to birth control’

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul was asked about the matter during an appearance at the College of Charleston, one stop on a day-long college tour of South Carolina. Read more of the  CNN story.

1 October 2014 | 11:26 am Read More →
Volleyball Inducts Six to Program’s Wall of Fame

Volleyball Inducts Six to Program’s Wall of Fame

Alisa Long (2000-03), Sara Davis (2001-04), Cole Dawley (2007-10), Sarah Havel (2008-11), Elyse Chubb (2008-11) and Darcy Dorton (2012-13) were all formally introduced in to the 25-person Wall of Fame.

30 September 2014 | 9:44 am Read More →
75 years later, ‘Gone With the Wind’ endures

75 years later, ‘Gone With the Wind’ endures

“Even today, you can still go through the South, down little country roads and see mobile homes with mailboxes that say ‘Tara’ on them,” said Harlan Greene, the head of special collections at the College of Charleston’s Addlestone Library, in reference to the sprawling, idealized plantation the O’Hara family calls home in the film. Read […]

29 September 2014 | 1:32 pm Read More →
Don’t touch the ‘woolly slug’

Don’t touch the ‘woolly slug’

Worse, its fluffy “fur” is almost irresistible for young children to touch, and the fur is actually bristles of stinging spines. The bristles are so distinct the larva also is called the woolly slug. The sting is severe enough to have caused rashes and swelling among several children in Eastern states this month, according to […]

29 September 2014 | 1:30 pm Read More →
South Carolina College Road Trip: College of Charleston

South Carolina College Road Trip: College of Charleston

Ask College of Charleston students what it was about their campus visit that drew them to the school, and you might hear something like, “They had me at the Cistern.” Hollywood couldn’t conjure a more storybook backdrop for a Southern college than this grand grassy yard (named for the oval cistern at its center), shaded […]

29 September 2014 | 1:26 pm Read More →
Equestrian Team Dominates Season Opener

Equestrian Team Dominates Season Opener

Team takes first-place finish at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) show hosted by Georgia Southern.

29 September 2014 | 1:23 pm Read More →
Volleyball Welcomes Towson for Colonial Opener

Volleyball Welcomes Towson for Colonial Opener

After claiming both the regular season and CAA Tournament titles in 2013, College of Charleston volleyball opens their 2014 conference slate against the Towson Tigers.

25 September 2014 | 6:10 pm Read More →
Senator Rand Paul to visit the College

Senator Rand Paul to visit the College

Senator Rand Paul will participate in a town hall event at the College of Charleston on September 30.

25 September 2014 | 8:35 am Read More →
Five Banned Books You Should Be Reading

Five Banned Books You Should Be Reading

College of Charleston English professors reveal the five books you should be reading during National Banned Book Week.

23 September 2014 | 8:34 am Read More →