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Professor wins National Jewish Book Award

Professor wins National Jewish Book Award

The Jewish Book Council has awarded a National Jewish Book Award to Adam Mendelsohn, College of Charleston Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program associate professor, for “The Rag Race: How Jews Sewed Their Way to Success in America and the British Empire.” Read more of The State story.

26 January 2015 | 1:37 pm Read More →
Handicapping GOP prospects of repealing Obamacare in the 114th Congress

Handicapping GOP prospects of repealing Obamacare in the 114th Congress

OP/ED by College of Charleston Political Science Professor Jordan Ragusa It didn’t take them long, did it? Just a few days into the 114th Congress, Republicans in the House passed not one, but two bills to undo elements of the Affordable Care Act. Read more of the CSM article

21 January 2015 | 10:57 am Read More →
In Baltimore and Boston, competing claims to E.A. Poe

In Baltimore and Boston, competing claims to E.A. Poe

Truth is, both Baltimore and Boston have well-established ties to Poe. In the spirit of impartiality, let’s ask Scott Peeples, chair of the English department at the College of Charleston in South Carolina and author of “The Afterlife of Edgar Allan Poe”: Who has the better claim to E.A. Poe and his legacy? Read more […]

15 January 2015 | 10:06 am Read More →
2012 S.C. Republican presidential primary a $50 million bonus for the state, study shows

2012 S.C. Republican presidential primary a $50 million bonus for the state, study shows

CNN, for example, broadcast on the campus of the College of Charleston, giving exposure the school otherwise wouldn’t see. The backdrop presented “a view of the college as a place not just for history and the beaches but also showed us to be a destination for national politics,” said Jimmie Foster Jr., the college’s assistant […]

12 January 2015 | 11:56 am Read More →
Remembering former Gov. Jim Edwards ’50

Remembering former Gov. Jim Edwards ’50

The College remember alumnus Jim Edwards ’50, former South Carolina governor and U.S. secretary of energy.

7 January 2015 | 11:57 am Read More →
South Carolina’s elections among least competitive in the U.S.

South Carolina’s elections among least competitive in the U.S.

It’s ironic how few incumbents are challenged in South Carolina, when polls show voters have little faith in elected bodies as a whole, said Kendra Stewart, a political science professor at the College of Charleston. Read more of the Post and Courier story.

6 January 2015 | 4:23 pm Read More →
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 →