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4 08, 2010

2012 PGA Championship, Economic Boost for Years to Come – WCIV

By |2015-03-25T10:33:49-04:00August 4, 2010|Campus Life|Comments Off on 2012 PGA Championship, Economic Boost for Years to Come – WCIV

“The hotels, restaurants, the resort of course and you have the indirect impact, which means the goods in the area and the induced impact which means the employees at the golf resort, restaurants, hotels and their spending,” explained Dr. Bing Pan, assistant professor in the department of Hospitality & Tourism Management at the College of

3 08, 2010

Healthier campuses – The Post and Courier

By |2015-03-25T10:33:49-04:00August 3, 2010|Campus Life|Comments Off on Healthier campuses – The Post and Courier

Lindsey Barr, health educator at the College of Charleston, agrees, noting that there is even peer pressure to be healthy. "It's become hip to do yoga, be vegetarian and eat locally grown food," she says. Barr says the college's newsletter, Wholistic Healer, (which has a Facebook page) seeks to further encourage "the understanding between the

2 08, 2010

Do homework before purchase – The Post and Courier

By |2015-03-25T10:33:50-04:00August 2, 2010|Campus Life|Comments Off on Do homework before purchase – The Post and Courier

"Almost any laptop that you pick up will exceed the technical specifications," says College of Charleston student computing support coordinator Frank Hamilton. "It's the warranty, the safety features and the software that make the difference." http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2010/aug/02/do-homework-before-purchase/

2 08, 2010

Is South Carolina in need of an image makeover? – The Post and Courier

By |2015-03-25T10:33:50-04:00August 2, 2010|Campus Life|Comments Off on Is South Carolina in need of an image makeover? – The Post and Courier

Chris Lamb, a communications professor at the College of Charleston, says late-night comics have feasted on it. And at the same time, he said, Jay Leno, David Letterman and Jon Stewart perpetuate the Palmetto State's reputation for political miscues. Even Lamb can't resist taking a poke at the state. "I don't think South Carolina's image

29 07, 2010

How we can pay the poets – The Post and Courier

By |2015-03-25T10:35:56-04:00July 29, 2010|Campus Life|Comments Off on How we can pay the poets – The Post and Courier

Carol Ann Davis is a poet, which means she understands that netherworld between poverty and perfection. As a professor of poetry at the College of Charleston, she shares her talent with future wordsmiths and helps edit a magazine called "Crazyhorse," which has survived 50 years in many homes, the last decade as an itinerant guest

28 07, 2010

Tuition hikes more evidence of eroding state support for colleges (op/ed) – The Post and Courier

By |2015-03-25T10:35:56-04:00July 28, 2010|Campus Life|Comments Off on Tuition hikes more evidence of eroding state support for colleges (op/ed) – The Post and Courier

A July 18 editorial called upon state colleges to keep tuition affordable, citing in particular decisions made by the College of Charleston and The Citadel to raise tuition by 14.75 and 13 percent, respectively. A noble sentiment to be sure, but the editorial failed to offer a better solution for the budget crises these institutions

26 07, 2010

PGA Championship to be state’s largest sporting event ever – The Post and Courier

By |2015-03-25T10:35:56-04:00July 26, 2010|Campus Life|Comments Off on PGA Championship to be state’s largest sporting event ever – The Post and Courier

Shortly after the announcement, the College of Charleston's Office of Tourism Analysis estimated the local economic impact at nearly $83.7 million. The study also notes that its figures are conservative. http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2010/jul/26/green-economics/

26 07, 2010

Charleston Symphony planning concert to mark 75th – The Post and Courier

By |2015-03-25T10:35:56-04:00July 26, 2010|Campus Life|Comments Off on Charleston Symphony planning concert to mark 75th – The Post and Courier

Edward Hart, a composer who has collaborated with the Charleston Symphony and who teaches at the College of Charleston, said everyone deserves some blame for the symphony's financial woes. http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2010/jul/25/symphony-may-plan-concert/

26 07, 2010

Mystery donor makes it rain for C of C – Charleston Business Journal

By |2015-03-25T10:35:56-04:00July 26, 2010|Campus Life|Comments Off on Mystery donor makes it rain for C of C – Charleston Business Journal

The College of Charleston received an anonymous $250,000 donation that will fund a pair of scholarships and support two programs, the school announced today. The gift will include $175,000 for two four-year merit-based scholarships, $50,000 for the college’s new MBA program and $25,000 to expand the Bonner Leaders Program. The scholarships will be available in

21 07, 2010

SC’s unemployment rate improves in June – Associated Press

By |2015-03-25T10:35:57-04:00July 21, 2010|Campus Life|Comments Off on SC’s unemployment rate improves in June – Associated Press

"The state, much like the nation, has a ways to go to get back to where we were in terms of jobs," College of Charleston economist Frank Hefner said, adding that it would take at least eight or nine months of solid job growth just to get back to where the state was in 2007.