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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie makes foray into South Carolina

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie makes foray into South Carolina

“Political campaigns are incredibly organized,” said College of Charleston political scientist Jordan Ragusa. “I don’t think it’s an accident that Christie’s first stop is in Charleston, where he’s likely to find a higher volume of moderate Republicans.” Read more of the Post and Courier article

17 September 2014 | 11:42 am Read More →
College of Charleston’s Dixie Plantation focused on improving access to students

College of Charleston’s Dixie Plantation focused on improving access to students

To hear Barney Holt tell it, the once isolated Dixie Plantation is poised to “explode” with students wandering the 881-acre Hollywood property. That follows a concerted effort by the College of Charleston to improve the plantation so that college and grade-school students can experience what Holt, director of property management for the College of Charleston […]

16 September 2014 | 2:54 pm Read More →
Judge will decide whether confession tapes will be allowed at trial in missing NYC boy case

Judge will decide whether confession tapes will be allowed at trial in missing NYC boy case

“Does he understand the consequences of his actions? That is a huge part of what we’re talking about,” said Denis Keyes, a College of Charleston special education professor who studies mental competency of suspects; he isn’t involved in the Hernandez case. If Hernandez behaves and thinks more like a child than an adult, Keyes said, […]

16 September 2014 | 2:50 pm Read More →
Scientists apply biomedical technique to reveal changes in body of the ocean

Scientists apply biomedical technique to reveal changes in body of the ocean

For decades, doctors have developed methods to diagnose how different types of cells and systems in the body are functioning. Now scientists have adapted an emerging biomedical technique to study the vast body of the ocean. In a paper published this week in the journal Science, scientists demonstrate that they can identify and measure proteins […]

5 September 2014 | 10:38 am Read More →
Former C of C student Orlando Jones returning for stand-up show

Former C of C student Orlando Jones returning for stand-up show

Hosted by and benefitting the Department of Theatre and Dance at the College of Charleston School of the Arts, Jones will return to the Emmett Robinson stage, where he once performed as a student. Read more of the Post and Courier story.

4 September 2014 | 1:51 pm Read More →
College of Charleston looks to admit top ten percent of local high schools to gain more diverse students

College of Charleston looks to admit top ten percent of local high schools to gain more diverse students

“We are hoping this initiative will provide greater access to all students but especially those who are traditionally disadvantaged,” said John Bello-Ogunu, Chief Diversity Officer at the College of Charleston. Read more of the WCBD story.

3 September 2014 | 11:37 am Read More →
South Carolina political campaign goes to the dogs

South Carolina political campaign goes to the dogs

“Dogs are more a part of our culture than in the past and using a dog in an ad kind of humanizes and lets the voter into the family a little bit more,” said Gibbs Knotts, a political scientist at College of Charleston. Read more of the Associated Press story.

3 September 2014 | 11:33 am Read More →
Boom or bust: offshore liquid gold rush

Boom or bust: offshore liquid gold rush

Michael Colgan, a geologist at the College of Charleston, spends his days studying the ocean floor, its geology and coral reefs. He said oil surveys might find oil, but they won’t find it off South Carolina’s coast.  Read more of the Greenville News story.

26 August 2014 | 1:36 pm Read More →
Dialogue Is Important, Even When It’s Impolite (op-ed)

Dialogue Is Important, Even When It’s Impolite (op-ed)

Ryan M. Milner is an assistant professor of communication at the College of Charleston, where he studies participatory media and public conversation. He is on Twitter. Solutions to hateful speech often come down to gatekeeping. The Huffington Post, looking to “meet the needs of the grown-up Internet,” only allows comments from verified Facebook accounts. Google […]

20 August 2014 | 2:38 pm Read More →
Gaines, Kresse to receive Lapchick Awards

Gaines, Kresse to receive Lapchick Awards

Naismith Hall of Famer Clarence “Big House” Gaines, who won 828 games in 47 years at Winston-Salem State, and John Kresse, who led the College of Charleston to an NAIA championship and four NCAA Division I tournament appearances, have been selected as the 2014 recipients of the Lapchick Character Award. Read more of the Associated […]

20 August 2014 | 2:35 pm Read More →