Graduate Student Spotlight: Ed Longe, President of the Graduate Student Association

Ed Longe, GSA President

Ed Longe, GSA President

A little bit about Ed Longe

Currently studying a M.A in history with a focus on how anti communism effected American foreign relations as well as the image of the United States abroad. I also hold a B.A in History and Politics in the first class from the University of Chester.

Why the College of Charleston?

I chose to pursue my master’s degree at the College of Charleston for a number of reasons, so I think it would be unfair to cite one specific rationale. However, one of the main reasons I elected to come here was the opportunity to study in Charleston itself. The history and architecture of the College and the city of  Charleston itself was a significant draw, coupled with the proximity to both the beautiful upstate and spectacular beaches.

Favorite places on campus?

Nothing beats studying in the Cistern Yard on a warm Charleston day!

What does diversity mean to you?

Diversity to me is more than just discussing the color of ones skin. It involves establishing an academic community that focuses on academic and cultural contributions, irrespective of nationality, race, gender, sexuality, political affiliation or religion. The aim of diversity should not be about compartmentalizing students into established groups, but ensuring that every student is given the opportunity and means to express themselves in an open and welcoming environment.

Advice to undergraduate students?

Take every and any available opportunity, you never quite know where you will end up!

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