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:

 How the term ‘Dixie’ came to define the South

CNN interviews history professor Tammy Ingram about the word “Dixie.”

How the Confederates Conquered America’s “Home of the Infantry”

History professor Adam Domby talks to The New Republic about military bases named after confederate generals.

College of Charleston Black alumni, students push for systematic reform

The Post and Courier reports that College of Charleston Black alumni are calling on the school to make changes.

History Behind Confederate Monuments In The Spotlight

Spectrum News talks to history professor Adam Domby about Confederate history.

SC educators say absence of masks, social distancing threatens in-person classes this fall

The Post and Courier reports that CofC’s Student Government Association lobbied Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg to implement a mandatory mask requirement in all of the city’s public areas.

 Exploring Previous Pandemics

WTAT interviews history professor Jacob Steere-Williams about COVID-19  and other historical pandemics.

The Post and Courier and WCSC report on CofC’s tentative plans for the fall semester.

Conversations on S.C. History: Women and World War I

Amy McCandless, professor emerita of history, is interviewed on SC Public Radio about South Carolina women during World War I.

 Summer research grants fund a variety of CofC student projects

 Lowcountry Biz reports on summer research projects at the College. 

College of Charleston planning new electrical engineering program

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