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:

Despite Everything, People Still Have Weddings at ‘Plantation’ Sites

Bernard Powers, the director of the Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston, talks to The New York Times about weddings held on Southern plantations.

D.C.’S Gregory is named first African American cardinal

The Washington Post talks to religious studies professor Matthew Cressler about Archbishop Wilton Gregory being elevated to cardinal.

The Daily Mail, Science Alert, WCIV, McClatchy News Service and many others report on researcher Robert Boessenecker’s recent discovery of an ancient baby shark.

How South Carolina became one of 2020’s most unexpected Senate battlegrounds

MSN talks with political science professor Gibbs Knotts about the U.S. Senate race in South Carolina.

Social Media Restrictions Cannot Keep Up with Hidden Codes and Symbols

Communication professor Ryan Milner talks to Scientific American about how internet memes take on shifting political meanings.

Charleston still missing many tourism jobs more than 7 months into pandemic

Daniel Guttentag, director of the College of Charleston’s Office of Tourism Analysis, talks to The Post and Courier about tourism in the Lowcountry.

One year after breaking ground, Charleston’s African American Museum taking shape

The Post and Courier interviews Bernard Powers, the museum’s acting CEO and director of the Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston, about the new International African American Museum.

Dark money is casting a shadow on CCSD race

Political science professor Gibbs Knotts is interviewed by WCIV-TV about dark money in politics.

New Cougar Inclusion Team aims to make CofC more welcoming

WCIV reports how the Cougar Inclusion Team hopes to help create a more welcoming environment at the College of Charleston.