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For Tim Scott, incumbency is best campaign tool

For Tim Scott, incumbency is best campaign tool

“He’s not spending money he doesn’t need to spend,” said Gibbs Knotts, a political science professor at the College of Charleston. “Dickerson just doesn’t have the statewide name recognition and doesn’t have the financing.”  Read more of the Associated Press story. 

20 October 2014 | 11:38 am Read More →
College of Charleston celebrates diversity

College of Charleston celebrates diversity

A celebration of cultures and an affirmation of the College of Charleston’s commitment to students of all races and backgrounds capped off the school’s first ever Diversity Conference during a community celebration Sunday at TD Arena. Read more of the Post and Courier story.

13 October 2014 | 11:21 am Read More →
Chasing Poe’s ghost in Charleston

Chasing Poe’s ghost in Charleston

“There are some records of Edgar Allan Poe” in South Carolina, says Scott Peeples, a professor of literature at the College of Charleston, who has written two books about the author. “Much of what we know about Poe comes from his own letters, those that mention him and other kinds of documentation.” Read more of the Baltimore […]

10 October 2014 | 9:37 am Read More →
College of Charleston professor awarded grant

College of Charleston professor awarded grant

The National Science Foundation is awarding $31 million to researchers including College of Charleston’s Jim Bowring. The funding goes to develop tools, infrastructure and best practices for data science. Read more of the The State story

6 October 2014 | 10:57 am Read More →
Scorecard: Region needs to focus on 4 challenges

Scorecard: Region needs to focus on 4 challenges

“The College of Charleston is doing a fabulous job in their IT-computer technology department. They graduated 21 students with four-year degrees last year. We need 179 a year,” Graham said. “So we have somehow got to scale up significantly to be able to meet the workforce demands going forward.” Read more of the CRBJ story.

3 October 2014 | 1:05 pm Read More →
Rand Paul’s campus challenge

Rand Paul’s campus challenge

We tagged along to the event at the College of Charleston for the latest episode of “Hambycast.” After the talk, standing in the sun-splashed campus courtyard, I asked Paul to elaborate on some of the issues that so often put his party at odds with young people — as well as the thorny topics that […]

3 October 2014 | 1:03 pm Read More →
Turtles to the rescue: S.C. Aquarium plans new hospital, exhibit space

Turtles to the rescue: S.C. Aquarium plans new hospital, exhibit space

Fourteen years ago, biologist David Owens stood with two veterinarians around a makeshift table in the caverns of the still- not-opened South Carolina Aquarium, trying to figure out where to make the first cut to operate on a dying young sea turtle.  When Owens, a College of Charleston professor, stood over that turtle in 2000, […]

1 October 2014 | 11:28 am Read More →
Rand Paul: ‘I am not opposed to birth control’

Rand Paul: ‘I am not opposed to birth control’

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul was asked about the matter during an appearance at the College of Charleston, one stop on a day-long college tour of South Carolina. Read more of the  CNN story.

1 October 2014 | 11:26 am Read More →
75 years later, ‘Gone With the Wind’ endures

75 years later, ‘Gone With the Wind’ endures

“Even today, you can still go through the South, down little country roads and see mobile homes with mailboxes that say ‘Tara’ on them,” said Harlan Greene, the head of special collections at the College of Charleston’s Addlestone Library, in reference to the sprawling, idealized plantation the O’Hara family calls home in the film. Read […]

29 September 2014 | 1:32 pm Read More →
Don’t touch the ‘woolly slug’

Don’t touch the ‘woolly slug’

Worse, its fluffy “fur” is almost irresistible for young children to touch, and the fur is actually bristles of stinging spines. The bristles are so distinct the larva also is called the woolly slug. The sting is severe enough to have caused rashes and swelling among several children in Eastern states this month, according to […]

29 September 2014 | 1:30 pm Read More →