21 06, 2012

Space to Create

By |2012-06-21T14:58:15-04:00June 21, 2012|College of Charleston Magazine|Comments Off on Space to Create

A scene from Shakespeare. An outdoor class. A drum circle. A formal reception. A photography exhibition. A string quartet. An improv comedy. There’s a time and place for everything. But, if it has anything to do with the arts, anytime is good at the Barnet Courtyard. “This is a place for spontaneous arts – impromptu

21 06, 2012

A Real Classic

By |2012-06-21T14:58:03-04:00June 21, 2012|College of Charleston Magazine|Comments Off on A Real Classic

Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve did not believe in taking things slowly. At 5 years old, the Charlestonian was reading the Gospel of John – in Greek. At age 13, he enrolled at the College before heading on to Pennsylvania’s Jefferson College and then Princeton University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in 1849 at age 18.

21 06, 2012

Campus Icon: Jeri Cabot

By |2012-06-21T14:57:49-04:00June 21, 2012|College of Charleston Magazine|Comments Off on Campus Icon: Jeri Cabot

Nobody likes the dean of students. It’s a role that’s the root of all evil in Necessary Roughness, the source of all the buffoonery in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,  the butt of all the pranks in Old School, the obstacle to all the fun in Animal House. Yet, somehow, Dean of Students Jeri Cabot has

21 06, 2012

His Musical State

By |2012-06-21T14:57:35-04:00June 21, 2012|College of Charleston Magazine|Comments Off on His Musical State

If you want to inspire him, give Edward Hart ’88 a johnboat and a tank of gas. He’ll happily zip along the Lowcountry waterways for hours, slipping away from mankind and straight into God’s country. Surrounded by sandbars and spartina grass, he’ll marvel at dolphins feeding along the shore and cast for spottail bass. “When

21 06, 2012

Inside the Academic Mind: Conseula Francis

By |2012-06-21T14:56:32-04:00June 21, 2012|College of Charleston Magazine|Comments Off on Inside the Academic Mind: Conseula Francis

As her students know, Conseula Francis, associate professor of English and director of the African American Studies Program, approaches literature in a slightly different way. Her willingness to look for literary merit in some unusual places has made her a classroom favorite. Recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Teaching Award, Francis took a few moments to

21 06, 2012

Room to Breathe

By |2012-06-21T14:56:13-04:00June 21, 2012|College of Charleston Magazine|Comments Off on Room to Breathe

The students slowly breathe in, then out. They pick a point against the classroom wall at which to stare and focus their attention. Exhaling, they lift, in unison, their right legs and rest their feet on the calf of their left legs. A few cut glances at their teacher to see how she’s doing. They

21 06, 2012

Champion Throwbacks

By |2012-06-21T14:54:36-04:00June 21, 2012|College of Charleston Magazine|Comments Off on Champion Throwbacks

It’s perhaps one of the oldest sporting activities in human culture: throwing things. And, naturally, we revere those who can throw the farthest. This spring, two student-athletes on the Cougars track and field team epitomized strength and form as they made school history. Christine Klinar, a sophomore from Hanahan, S.C., threw the javelin a school-best

21 06, 2012

My Space: Second Floor, Calhoun Annex

By |2012-06-21T14:54:23-04:00June 21, 2012|College of Charleston Magazine|Comments Off on My Space: Second Floor, Calhoun Annex

If the classrooms are where you learn, the student media offices are where you do. They are the laboratories for the social sciences. And those laboratories are my favorite place on campus. We’re always running experiments in our offices. The students who come up to the second floor of the Calhoun Annex are thrown into

21 06, 2012

In the Same Boat

By |2012-06-21T14:53:13-04:00June 21, 2012|College of Charleston Magazine|Comments Off on In the Same Boat

How we experience our environments depends not just on who and where we are, but on how we get there, where we’re coming from, whom we’re with and what that relationship is. When one alumnus visited the S.C. Department of Natural Resources to register a boat he’d acquired 20 years earlier, he couldn’t help but

21 06, 2012

Access Granted

By |2017-02-10T14:15:28-05:00June 21, 2012|College of Charleston Magazine|Comments Off on Access Granted

These are the kids who get locked out of their parents’ computers because they know how to bypass all the parental controls. They’re the ones who get kicked out of high school computer classes because they rewrite the programs they’re supposed to be learning to use. They’re the ones who – perhaps to their relief