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College of Charleston takes first step on path to university status

College of Charleston takes first step on path to university status

College of Charleston officials will continue the push to form a research university in the Lowcountry, despite a bill that failed in the waning days of the last legislative session. Read more of the Post and Courier story.

24 July 2014 | 1:15 pm Read More →
President McConnell Releases Statement on Mission and University Status

President McConnell Releases Statement on Mission and University Status

BOT approves revised mission statement for the College, along with a separate resolution on the status of the University of Charleston, South Carolina.

23 July 2014 | 1:36 pm Read More →
College Ranked a Top School For Studying Business Abroad

College Ranked a Top School For Studying Business Abroad

Business Research Guide ranked the College of Charleston #15 on the list of the top 30 schools in the nation.

22 July 2014 | 1:01 pm Read More →
More space, rare books and documents coming to College of Charleston library in South Carolina

More space, rare books and documents coming to College of Charleston library in South Carolina

Not everyone is taking the summer off at the College of Charleston. Workers are busy renovating the college’s Addlestone Library before students return for classes next month. Read more of the Associated Press story.

22 July 2014 | 9:33 am Read More →
College of Charleston BOT Meetings

College of Charleston BOT Meetings

The College of Charleston BOT Executive Committee and the entire BOT Membership will hold meeting on July 23, 2014. Both meeting will be held in the Randolph Hall Boardroom.

22 July 2014 | 9:00 am Read More →
Snapping shrimps: Females more aggressive than males

Snapping shrimps: Females more aggressive than males

“We’re so used to seeing animals in which males have larger weapons than females: bigger antlers, bigger teeth, bigger horns… And in many of these species, males are more aggressive than females,” said Dr Melissa Hughes, from the College of Charleston in South Carolina, US who led the study. Read more of the BBC story.

16 July 2014 | 1:40 pm Read More →
Improving the Library’s Shelf Life

Improving the Library’s Shelf Life

The Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library is undergoing major renovations, and students will discover many improvements when they return to campus this fall.

16 July 2014 | 11:21 am Read More →
Former GOP Official Once Convicted Of Drug Trafficking To Run For U.S. Senate

Former GOP Official Once Convicted Of Drug Trafficking To Run For U.S. Senate

The show might boost Ravenel’s name recognition, but he is unlikely to win the election, said College of Charleston political scientist Gibbs Knotts. “I don’t think he has a chance,” Knotts said. “His argument has the potential to resonate with people, but it’s very, very difficult for third parties to get elected.” Read more of […]

15 July 2014 | 10:03 am Read More →
In South Carolina, piety doesn’t pave roads – but casinos would

In South Carolina, piety doesn’t pave roads – but casinos would

Douglas Walker, an economics professor at the College of Charleston, is an expert on the economics of casinos. He has written books on the topic, conducted studies for several states. Walker says gambling houses are still a good bet for most states, some of which are taking a rake of more than half. Pennsylvania, for […]

11 July 2014 | 11:01 am Read More →
Using Big Data And Satellites To Uncover Clues To Ancient Greece

Using Big Data And Satellites To Uncover Clues To Ancient Greece

James Newhard, director of archaeology and associate professor of classics at the College of Charleston is working on several projects involving a variety of technologies that are shining new light on the ancient world. Read more of the Forbes story.

10 July 2014 | 1:16 pm Read More →