The summer 2017 issue of College of Charleston Magazine is on its way to mailboxes across the country and the globe!

This issue tells the stories of passionate faculty, inquisitive students and talented alumni making differences in all spheres of life. Here’s a peek at what you can expect when your copy arrives. Or you can read all of the current stories and stories from past issues online.

Phil Manning
Fossil Fueled
Dinosaurs are the stuff of prehistoric legend, beasts from a long bygone era. But for geology professor Phil Manning, the giant reptiles are the key to unlocking the mysteries of the past, present and future. That’s why he’s dedicated to taking his students on a Jurassic journey exploring natural history.

Out There

Tabetha “Tabby” Boyajian ’03 didn’t know what to make of the odd dips of light observed around star KIC 8462852 when the data landed on her desk in 2012. It’s a discovery that has made her the first woman scientist for which a star has been named. And the secrets of Tabby’s Star have yet to be told.

Let the Numbers Speak

Mathematics professor Garrett Mitchener sees numbers in words. Using complex statistical equations, Mitchener is delving deeper into the science of our words and the biological factors that led man to speak.

In His Orbit

Student Wendell Roberson has a lot going on in his world. As an astrophysics major, the rising senior has made planetary formation a focus of his research, while also balancing a host of other campus roles including as a student ambassador with the College’s admissions office and public relations co-chair of the South Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation (SCAMP).

These are just a few of the multi-faceted things happening within the Cougar Nation. So peel back the pages of the magazine and learn about the College’s dynamic community!