College of Charleston “In the News” is a weekly roundup of news articles featuring College faculty, staff, students or alumni. Recent media coverage of the College includes:

Plantation tours evolve to put more focus on the experiences of enslaved people

Professor Emeritus of history Bernard Powers talks to USA Today about southern plantations.

 Juneteenth: The 155-year-old holiday’s history explained

African American studies professor Anthony Greene talks to CNBC about Juneteenth.

Colleges seek to rename buildings tied to SC’s racist past

The Associated Press reports that there is a petition drive to rename CofC’s Grice Marine Laboratory.

The Woman Who Helped Save Joe Biden

Politico talks to political science professor Claire Wofford about Joe Biden’s visit to the Lowcountry earlier this year.

Admissions Offers Revoked Over Racist Comments

Inside Higher Ed reports that CofC rescinded an offer of admission to a student who wrote a racist social media post.

History professor Adam Domby talks to WTVT-TV (Tampa Bay), WBTV-TV (Charlotte) and The Economist about confederate monuments.

Build a better future

History professor Richard Bodek writes a letter to the editor to The Post and Courier concerning confederate monuments.

Commentary: How this new monument could move Charleston forward

Professor Emeritus of history Bernard Powers  writes an op/ed in The Post and Courier about a proposal to build a monument at White Point Garden to the African American heroes of the Civil War and the era of emancipation.

Lack of funding jeopardizes future of Charleston’s only archive dedicated to LGBTQ history

Harlan Greene, the special collections scholar in residence, talks to The Post and Courier about a LGBTQ collection.

Five years after shooting, Mother Emanuel uneasily adapts as pilgrimage site

 Religious studies professor Matthew J. Cressler writes an article for The Religious News Service about Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Is Investor Skepticism Learned or Innate?

RIA Intel talks with economics professor Calvin Blackwell about investors.

CofC to add new major in electrical engineering

WCIV reports that the College is expanding its offerings for engineering majors.

As colleges brace for enrollment drops, some of SC’s largest schools remain optimistic

Suzette Stille, interim vice president for university marketing and enrollment planning, talks to The Post and Courier about CofC’s expected enrollment for the fall semester.