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5 Reasons Now is a Good Time to be a Horror Fan

5 Reasons Now is a Good Time to be a Horror Fan

History professor Scott Poole has written extensively on monsters, he’s appeared on the History Channel and just published a biography of Vampira. He explains why now is a good time to be a horror fan.

17 October 2014 | 12:36 pm Read More →
College Sisterhood Gives Alumna Strength to Beat Breast Cancer

College Sisterhood Gives Alumna Strength to Beat Breast Cancer

A College of Charleston degree helped Krista Ellis Bannister ’92 follow her career plan. But it was the lifelong friends she made at the College that got her through the unplanned parts, like getting breast cancer at 30.

16 October 2014 | 1:23 pm Read More →
Set Your Life to Music

Set Your Life to Music

With a voice like hers, alumna Cary Ann Hearst ’01 is going places. When HBO’s True Blood aired her song, “Hell’s Bells,” she took off. The national exposure led to an interview on NPR’s Weekend Edition; a boost in sales of her solo release, Lions and Lambs; and some extra momentum for Shovels & Rope, […]

15 October 2014 | 4:40 pm Read More →
Get Help Branching Out

Get Help Branching Out

At the College of Charleston, our faculty are boundless – in their curiosity, in their research and in their impact on their students. Take, for example, sociology and anthropology professor John Rashford. A model teacher-scholar, Rashford has an interest in different cultures and their relationships with their environments that has brought him to Mexico, Sweden, […]

15 October 2014 | 4:21 pm Read More →
The World Is Your Campus, So Go Explore It

The World Is Your Campus, So Go Explore It

The salt flats of Utah are known for their breathtaking beauty – vast, white expanses that run to the foot of tremendous mountain ranges. They’re also a place where you can go really, really fast, which is why so many people have used the salt flats to achieve land-speed records. Some speedsters have gone more […]

15 October 2014 | 3:51 pm Read More →
I Want Your Job: Director of Soccer Operations

I Want Your Job: Director of Soccer Operations

Erin Smith ’09 was a soccer standout at the College of Charleston and prospective professional. Now she gets players on the field for a U.S. Soccer Development Academy affiliated with the Colorado Rapids.

15 October 2014 | 12:54 pm Read More →
College of Charleston Students Explain the Importance of #BlackLivesMatter

College of Charleston Students Explain the Importance of #BlackLivesMatter

Students want their voice to be part of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. They’ve organized a discussion and film screening on campus that they hope will start a dialogue.

15 October 2014 | 9:32 am Read More →
10 Ways to Own Your College Admissions Essay

10 Ways to Own Your College Admissions Essay

Assoc. Director of Admissions Christina DeCario and Adjunct Professor of English Whitney Adams offer tips on owning your college admissions essay.

10 October 2014 | 10:40 am Read More →
Alumna Applies Philosophy Degree to Legal Ethics for Fortune 500 Company

Alumna Applies Philosophy Degree to Legal Ethics for Fortune 500 Company

LaGuardia Smith Myers ’93 is chief ethics officer for General Dynamics. She says, “nobody wants to be on the front page of The Wall Street Journal for anything questioning their integrity.”

9 October 2014 | 9:55 am Read More →
Cyclist Examines Charleston’s Transportation Needs

Cyclist Examines Charleston’s Transportation Needs

Charleston’s population is growing exponentially, which has prompted a recent transportation study and proposed city-wide bike share. MES/MPA student Aaron Holly weighs in.

7 October 2014 | 9:01 am Read More →