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Author Archive: Melissa Whetzel

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History, Hip Hop and Hope: College Kicks Off Major in African American Studies

History, Hip Hop and Hope: College Kicks Off Major in African American Studies

African American studies is the newest major at the College, and a renowned scholar and hip hop producer will help to kick it off.

15 September 2014 | 11:43 am Read More →
College Senior is on a Mission to Make the World More Sustainable

College Senior is on a Mission to Make the World More Sustainable

College senior Kelsey DePorte focuses her academics, extracurricular activities, internships, and activism on one thing: being more sustainable.

12 September 2014 | 9:21 am Read More →
Startup Weekend Charleston: Where the Classroom Meets the Real World

Startup Weekend Charleston: Where the Classroom Meets the Real World

College of Charleston computer science students are joining designers and entrepreneurs to launch the next big product – in one weekend.

10 September 2014 | 9:29 am Read More →
MULTIMEDIA: A Look at the Addlestone Library Renovation

MULTIMEDIA: A Look at the Addlestone Library Renovation

The major improvement project took place during summer 2014 and added additional study spaces, shelving for collections, a flexible learning/lecture room and expanded Special Collections.

9 September 2014 | 11:27 am Read More →
Blood Thirsty: Are Vampires Past Their Prime?

Blood Thirsty: Are Vampires Past Their Prime?

History professor Scott Poole just published the first biography on Vampira (Malia Nurmi). He explains vampires in pop culture and whether they have staying power.

8 September 2014 | 9:39 am Read More →
Chinese Professor Brings Ancient Flavor to Celebration of Charleston’s Super Moon

Chinese Professor Brings Ancient Flavor to Celebration of Charleston’s Super Moon

Lei Jin has become a go-to expert on all aspects of Chinese culture in Charleston. She has organized a Chinese Moon Festival event to celebrate the extra-large-looking moon on September 9, 2014.

4 September 2014 | 10:13 am Read More →
A Different Kind of Apple on Future Teachers’ Desks

A Different Kind of Apple on Future Teachers’ Desks

Education professor Margaret Hagood says future teachers in her classes have to know how to move seamlessly between print and digital texts. Sets of class iPads are helping students to learn.

4 September 2014 | 9:45 am Read More →
I Want Your Job: Development Coordinator – ESPN Films

I Want Your Job: Development Coordinator – ESPN Films

Michael Huberman ’06 has been backstage with Kobe Bryant, President Bill Clinton and Herschel Walker. He’s on the ESPYS social media team and helps to produce 30 for 30 Shorts.

3 September 2014 | 12:20 pm Read More →
5 Reasons the College’s Jewish Student Union/Hillel is Getting National Attention

5 Reasons the College’s Jewish Student Union/Hillel is Getting National Attention

The College of Charleston Jewish Student Union/Hillel is recognized as one of the “Top 7 Hillels You Haven’t Heard Of” in the world’s largest circulated Jewish magazine – “Reform Judaism.”

3 September 2014 | 11:07 am Read More →
6 Lessons From the Former CEO of the Panama Canal Authority

6 Lessons From the Former CEO of the Panama Canal Authority

Alberto Alemán Zubieta spoke with MBA students about transitioning the Panama Canal from a non-profit to a for-profit business, and expanding it to handle post-panamax ships.

3 September 2014 | 8:46 am Read More →