Since 1998, Tracy Burkett has been opening students’ eyes to the complexities of the political process and its impact on society at large. We caught up with her to find out why she went into sociology, to see what advice she gives today’s students and to learn which sociologist she thinks we should all know.
Charleston isn’t just manners, magnolias and mansions. It’s not just hospitality, hoopskirts and horse-drawn carriages. Once you get past the grits and the gardens, the sweet tea and the cobblestone streets, it’s way more than meets the eye. Except that it’s exactly what meets the eye. “It’s the stuff that’s hidden in plain sight –
The memory may be more than half a century old, but the emotion it conjures remains strong. Wandering into a Greenville, S.C., liquor store, a young Alex Sanders had the meeting of a lifetime with its famous proprietor: retired baseball great Shoeless Joe Jackson. Then again, perhaps it was in the nearby Bolt Drug Store
If you’ve ever considered buying a Brita water filter, professors Wendy Cory and Vijay Vulava will help push you into a purchase. The pair has spent the last few years studying our waterways – and, in turn, our drinking water, which are filled with trace amounts of pharmaceuticals. Every time you turn on the tap,
Some students find self-confidence at college. Some find that special someone to grow old with. Some find their life’s calling, their purpose, their direction. Thea Kozakis and Laura Stevens found a planet. The planet’s name is Derek, or, to be technical about it, kappa Andromedae b. It exists 170 light years away from Earth, within
They are two sides of the same coin. The yin and the yang. The very archetype of symbiosis. And, now more than ever, they depend on one another for survival. Yet, as clearly related as they might be, the public and the environment have long been approached as unrelated academic disciplines: policy vs. science, social
Alix Generous is rethinking coral reefs. And that's the least interesting thing about her.
In November 2002, dozens of surfers paddled out into the Florida waves to honor Joe Milligan, who had died in a terrorist bombing of a nightclub in Bali, Indonesia, a month earlier. Milligan was a daredevil and surf enthusiast of the highest order, and, as the ocean full of bobbing surfers proved, a man never
During one Saturday afternoon in January, more than 300 people arrived at Addlestone Library to celebrate the latest offering from James Rigney Jr., a literary legend better known by his nom de plume Robert Jordan. Harriet McDougal, Rigney’s widow, was on hand to promote the final book in Rigney’s Wheel of Time series, Memory of
There’s new life at Dixie Plantation: 75,000 new lives, to be exact. Thanks to a donation from ArborGen – a Ridgeville, S.C., seedling supplier – the longleaf pine seedlings were planted across 144 acres of the College’s 881-acre property on the Stono River and Intracoastal Waterway. A gift supporting the comprehensive plan to restore Dixie