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Palmetto Politics: Stephen Colbert’s last show is Thursday

Palmetto Politics: Stephen Colbert’s last show is Thursday

Besides being downright hilarious, Colbert’s exit will leave a vacuum for young people searching for alternative political news, says Jordan Ragusa, a political scientist at the College of Charleston. “Frankly, politics is absurd,” Ragusa said. “And sometimes the best way to combat absurdity is with more absurdity. But also satire has a way of cutting […]

15 December 2014 | 10:42 am Read More →
Scoppe: At McConnell’s College of Charleston, a penny saved is a dollar for scholarships

Scoppe: At McConnell’s College of Charleston, a penny saved is a dollar for scholarships

GLENN McCONNELL, still not that far removed from being arguably the most powerful person in state government, has dropped by to assure me that he is not building a new empire for himself at the College of Charleston. Read more of The State story.

8 December 2014 | 3:12 pm Read More →
North Charleston manufacturing sector still feeling the Boeing effect

North Charleston manufacturing sector still feeling the Boeing effect

“Boeing, clearly, that’s a big step up in terms of people working in manufacturing,” said Frank Hefner, an economist at the College of Charleston. “It puts the area on the radar in terms of site location.” Read more of the Post and Courier story.

5 December 2014 | 10:56 am Read More →
Thousands of SC immigrants could benefit from immigration overhaul

Thousands of SC immigrants could benefit from immigration overhaul

“Diversity is something that works both ways,” said Dr. Andrew Sobiesuo, Associate Provost for College of Charleston Center for International Education. Sobiesuo says these children could help diversify schools. Read more of the WCSC-TV story.

24 November 2014 | 11:17 am Read More →
Where in the World Is the Berlin Wall?

Where in the World Is the Berlin Wall?

Stephen Della Lana, an instructor at the College of Charleston’s Department of German and Slavic Studies who lived in Germany from 1989 until 1994, says he has chunks of the wall as well. “In 1990 when I went,” Della Lana tellsNewsweek, “there were holes in the wall. It was like Swiss cheese.” Read more of […]

21 November 2014 | 2:38 pm Read More →
Exhibit traces whales from land-dwellers

Exhibit traces whales from land-dwellers

The exhibit “Evolution of Whales” chronicles how whales and their cousins, including dolphins and porpoises, descended from land-dwelling creatures. It opened this weekend at the Mace Brown Museum of Natural History at the College of Charleston. Read more of the Associated Press story.

21 November 2014 | 2:37 pm Read More →
South Carolina Historical Society’s collection moving to College of Charleston

South Carolina Historical Society’s collection moving to College of Charleston

Friday was the last day for researchers to visit the South Carolina Historical Society’s records in their longtime home. These documents are being boxed up and won’t be available until Jan. 12, by which time all of them are scheduled to be moved to the College of Charleston’s Addlestone Library. An opening ceremony is set […]

17 November 2014 | 9:10 am Read More →
Exhibit traces whales from land-dwellers

Exhibit traces whales from land-dwellers

The exhibit “Evolution of Whales” opened this weekend at the Mace Brown Museum of Natural History at the College of Charleston and chronicles the story of whales and how they and their cousins, including dolphins and porpoises, descended from land-dwelling creatures. Read the AP article in The State.

17 November 2014 | 9:08 am Read More →
Where in the World is the Berlin Wall?

Where in the World is the Berlin Wall?

College of Charleston German instructor Stephen Della Lana lived in Germany from 1989-1994. “In 1990 when I went,” Della Lana tells Newsweek, “there were holes in the wall. It was like Swiss cheese.” Read the Newsweek story.

13 November 2014 | 9:32 am Read More →
Controversial racial exit polling question used in Charleston

Controversial racial exit polling question used in Charleston

College of Charleston history professor Bernard Powers, who is African-American, said there is a legitimacy in data collection that goes with asking the same type of question over long periods of time, since it helps in comparing attitudes. Read more of the Post and Courier story.

10 November 2014 | 11:06 am Read More →