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:

Tim Scott Bets on Trump Supporters’ Attraction to Optimism

Newsweek interviews political science professor Gibbs Knotts about Tim Scott’s presidential run.

GOP presidential hopefuls Nikki Haley, Tim Scott are on good terms. But for how long?

Political science professor Gibbs Knotts talks to USA Today about Tim Scott and Nikki Haley.

Today Show

Mom’s brilliant graduation gift goes viral — and has the most touching story behind it

NBC’s Today show reports that the internet is buzzing about an Alabama mom’s graduation gift for her College of Charleston–bound daughter.

‘Brainy’ professors helping asylum-seekers in Mexico over holiday weekend

Teacher education professor Will McCorkle talks with KXAN-TV (Austin, Texas) about helping asylum-seeking migrants south of the border.

Former CofC graduate student studies effects of PFAS replacements on oysters

WCIV-TV reports that Jonathan Stewart, a former College of Charleston graduate student, is researching the toxicity of firefighting foams to oysters.

Charleston area’s bus system hitting the beach again

Daniel Guttentag, director of the Office of Tourism Analysis, talks to The Post and Courier about tourism figures for Memorial Day weekend.

With both vying for the presidency, Tim Scott and Nikki Haley face inevitable collision

Political science professor Gibbs Knotts talks to The Post and Courier about the presidential primaries.

SC Aquarium making a bigger economic splash, new study finds

The Post and Courier reports on a study by the Office of Tourism Analysis that measures the economic impact of the South Carolina Aquarium.

Spoleto poster revealed, featuring photographs of CofC dance students

The Post and Courier reports that the 2023 Spoleto Festival USA poster features photos by photography professor Elizabeth Bick.

Seismologist rules out earthquake, surmises sonic boom caused loud rumbling heard by many

Seismologist Steven Jaumé talks to WCIV-TV about earthquakes.

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