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:

 Voice of America and Smithsonian Magazine report on paleontologist Robert Boessenecker’s recent dolphin research.

Kanye West attracts crowd in North Charleston in bid to make it on SC ballot for president

Political science professor Gibbs Knotts talks to The Post and Courier about Kanye West’s visit to North Charleston.

Hilton Head tourism ‘fell off a cliff’ due to the pandemic. We now know how much it cost

Daniel Guttentag, director of the College’s Office of Tourism Analysis, talks to The Island Packet about the impact of COVID-19 on Hilton Head Island tourism.

CofC grad shines light on Latin American indigenous languages

WCIV reports that CofC graduate Madison Crow created a picture book to raise awareness of indigenous Latin American language speakers in the Charleston area.

SC hotel numbers decline for second week as coronavirus cases remain high

Daniel Guttentag, director of the College’s Office of Tourism Analysis, comments to The Post and Courier on the declining occupancy rates of South Carolina hotels.

COVID-19 figures worry SC health experts as cases spread to young adults 

Public health professor Brian Bossak talks to The City Paper about the impacts of COVID-19 on younger people.

Opera to Take Center Stage at College of Charleston

Charleston CEO reports that CofC plans to expand its opera program.