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:



First baby tyrannosaur fossils discovered in Alberta, Montana

Geology professor Scott Persons talks to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) about the discovery of baby tyrannosaur fossils in Canada.


New climate group in Charleston pushes towns to tackle causes of global warming

The Associated Press quoted psychology professor Jen Wright  in a story about climate change impacts on Charleston.


From 1 Year to 2

Inside Higher Ed reports that College of Charleston and other schools are expanding their test optional policies for incoming freshmen.


Commentary: With cases surging, it’s time for CofC to shut down campus

History professor Jacob Steere-Williams writes an op-ed in The Post and Courier about CofC and COVID-19 cases.


Hicks: The pros and cons, and Rs and Ds, of nonpartisan local elections

Political science professor Jordan Ragusa in quoted in a Post and Courier column about non-partisan elections.


What you need to know about the Reddit-stock market frenzy

WCBD-TV talks to economics professor Mark Witte about the financial battle over Game Stop stock.


Marker puts slave history of property on Charleston’s Broad Street in plain view

Bernard Powers, director of the Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston, is quoted in a Post and Courier story about a new historical marker that notes a former slave auction house in Charleston.


Biden just renewed a ban on evictions. Here’s what that means for South Carolina

Political science professor Maren Trochmann talks to The State about housing problems in South Carolina.


College of Charleston reports 107 active COVID-19 cases, 181 close contacts in quarantine

WCSC-TV reports on COVID-19 cases at the College.


Charleston high schoolers to gain real-life university experience via new CofC partnership

The Post and Courier reports that the Charleston County School District and CofC will create a high school scholars program for students.


College of Charleston extends test-optional admission policy

WCIV-TV highlights that CofC will extend its test-optional policy for freshmen who apply for admission for fall 2022 and fall 2023.


Yes! I’m a Feminist moves online, benefitting CofC Women’s and Gender Studies program

The City Paper reports that the annual “Yes! I’m a Feminist” event moved online this year.


Nurturing empathy: How parents can cultivate a trait that will benefit kids later in life

Katie Houser, director of the N.E. Miles Early Childhood Development Center, talks to The Post and Courier about helping children develop empathy.


College of Charleston celebrates 2nd annual CofC Day

WCBD-TV covers the second annual CofC Day.


Objects in John C. Calhoun Monument time capsule are likely in decay, experts believe

History professor Adam Domby comments to The Post and Courier about objects found inside the John C. Calhoun Monument time capsule.


Lowcountry Biz

Charleston Preservation Society honors Sottile Theatre renovation

Lowcountry Biz reports that the Charleston Preservation Society has awarded the Carolopolis Interior Award to CofC’s Sottile Theatre.