22 10, 2015

Recording History

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I had never heard of singer-songwriter Dave Loggins before my editor asked me to track him down for this story. I figured it would be fun to reminisce with Loggins about the origins of his song “Finding Roots and Gaining Wings,” a melodic tune about the College recorded in 1985 to celebrate the bicentennial of our

21 10, 2015

Remembering Mother Emanuel

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On the evening of June 17, 2015, terror came to the Holy City. That terror found its way to a Bible study in the basement of Emanuel A.M.E. Church on Calhoun Street, just a few blocks from the College of Charleston. When that terror left, nine people had been shot dead. As helicopters flew over

21 10, 2015

The Awakening

By |2020-01-16T09:49:25-05:00October 21, 2015|Alumni, College of Charleston Magazine|4 Comments

As a star and mainstay on The Good Wife, Matt Czuchry ’99 is perhaps one of the most recognizable faces in school history. His breakout performance last season on the critically hailed drama staked his claim for being one of the top talents in this new golden age of television. by Mark Berry photos by

21 10, 2015

Learning to Breathe

By |2020-01-16T09:49:21-05:00October 21, 2015|Alumni, College of Charleston Magazine|7 Comments

Inhale. There’s a lot to take in – too much, even – when every breath – every lame, rackety, strained breath you’ve ever taken – could be your last. When you can’t breathe without your nightly “tappies,” your parents thumping your sides like a ketchup bottle. When your two-week-long tuneups at the hospital go from

21 10, 2015

Storybook Life: Remembering Cynthia Graham Hurd

By |2020-07-02T10:44:45-04:00October 21, 2015|College of Charleston Magazine|1 Comment

Cynthia Graham Hurd was everywhere – always working, always helping, always looking out for others. And yet, because she moved through life with such understated grace and poise, her guiding and nurturing hand was not always evident. Only now, in celebration of her life, can we fully recognize the true extent of her reach and

21 10, 2015

Hollings Marine Laboratory: Gavin Naylor’s Lab

By |2015-10-21T13:22:28-04:00October 21, 2015|College of Charleston Magazine|Comments Off on Hollings Marine Laboratory: Gavin Naylor’s Lab

I work in Professor Gavin Naylor’s molecular evolution lab at the Hollings Marine Laboratory at Fort Johnson on James Island. I first met Professor Naylor at the School of Sciences and Mathematics’ research matchmaking day my first semester at the College. I was very interested in working with him, and I finally got the opportunity through

21 10, 2015

Swimming Upstream

By |2020-01-16T09:49:16-05:00October 21, 2015|Alumni, College of Charleston Magazine|Comments Off on Swimming Upstream

It was the late 1980s, and Tony Harold was in the thick of research for his dissertation on phylogeny and taxonomy of deep-sea hatchetfishes at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He had been working with a sample of hatchetfish when he noticed some specimens had a unique pattern of dark skin down the sides of their bodies, resembling

21 10, 2015

Rising to the Top

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Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon: It’s one of Sophia Emetu’s favorite quotes. Singer Paul Brandt’s lyrical line speaks to her hopefulness, her belief in setting goals and reaching them, her confidence in her own limitless potential. She knows she’s going to go far, that she’ll continue to

21 10, 2015

Buzzing Along

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Everyone talks about the bee’s knees, but what about its compound eyes? That’s what biology major Anna Collett cares about when she’s studying the European honeybee in professor Jason Vance’s lab at the College’s Harbor Walk campus on the Charleston Harbor. Collett and Vance are trying to better understand the visual system of honeybees, including their compound

21 10, 2015

On the Ascent

By |2017-02-10T08:22:52-05:00October 21, 2015|College of Charleston Magazine|Comments Off on On the Ascent

Yuhong Tu has often struggled to be understood during his years at the College. A native of Nanchang, Jiangxi, in China, the senior music major’s English is good, but like any non-native speaker, some things get lost in translation. This is one reason that Tu has always loved music. “Music is a pure form of