I’ve only been away from campus a few weeks but I already miss my porch. It was the crowning glory of my historic house, which is, I’m convinced, the best place to live on campus. Half of my college experience was spent in that house and countless hours on that porch. Most people didn’t realize
We asked a few of our most talented songwriters to make the College their muse.
When Michelle Garceau hears church bells, her thoughts are transported back more than 700 years to Europe, and she thinks Internet. Yes, that’s right: Internet. “Bells were the Internet of the Middle Ages,” notes Garceau, assistant professor of history. “Think about it. They were fast – so much faster than say, television or radio in
When a hydrologist and a geochemist put a trip to India together, Josh Lieberman ’11, a geology major in need of a field study course, knew he had to go. At that point, Lieberman hadn’t ventured beyond the North American continent, but he was eager to “be a part of a different culture and really
“Sacrifice your body!” It’s a phrase almost every collegiate athlete has heard, especially volleyball players. They routinely dive across hardwood courts with arms outstretched to strike the ball, not cushion their fall. But when the last point is scored, it’s finally time for rest and recovery. Hayley Harrell, however, doesn’t follow this convention. Last December,
It was a Tuesday evening in late April when Sara Sprehn ’11 opened the letter that would make her a first at the College. She pored over its contents again and again to make sure she was reading it correctly. When she called her family that night, her mother even made her read the letter
Forget the suntan lotion, sandals and shades. When Joe Carson takes a trip to Hawaii, he packs a winter coat. Carson is an astronomer, so that could explain his apparent confusion. His mind is more often out of this world than in it, and outer space can indeed be very, very cold. Yet there’s a
His great-great-uncle was chief of the Charleston Fire Department. His grandfather served 37 years there, too. Dad was a firefighter before becoming a cop, and Chief Rick Krantz has spent 34 years of his own life in the fire service, including 26 at the College. “It’s a bloodline that is thick and deep,” says Krantz.
Jennifer Baker, assistant professor of philosophy, is one of those teachers who will make you think – and think in ways you’re not accustomed to and perhaps on subjects you might not ever consider to have philosophical implications. We asked her to ponder a few questions for us – and, in the process, learned about
In high school, she was fast. so fast she was named one of Alabama’s all-state cross-country runners her junior year. So fast she earned that honor again her senior year. Still, no matter how quick her pace, Dena O’Brien could not quite run a mile in less than five minutes. At the College, that albatross