Graduate Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch, ‘97

Alumna Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch is adding to our history books, one story at a time. Dr. Jones-Branch, a Charleston native, graduated from the College of Charleston with her B.A. in History in 1994, as well as her M.A. in History in 1997, and obtained her Ph.D in American History from The Ohio State University in…

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Graduate Student Highlight: Nicholas Mercer, MPA ’19

For the University of Charleston, SC student Nicholas Mercer, this summer was all about innovation and inclusion. Nicholas, a second-year student in the Master of Public Administration Program, has been working with the Alliance for Full Acceptance (AFFA), a social justice non-profit that strives to achieve equality and acceptance for the LGBTQ community right here…

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Global Entrepreneurship Week Comes to CofC

They may be self-starters, trailblazers and pioneers in their respective industries, but just because entrepreneurs are forging their own paths doesn’t mean they have to do it alone. Especially not during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). Nov. 13 through Nov. 19, 2017,  millions of entrepreneurs from 160 countries across the world connect through the spirit of entrepreneurship…

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The Big Thirst Author Charles Fishman to Visit CofC

As part of The College Reads! program, the College of Charleston will present an evening with The New York Timesbestselling author Charles Fishman on November 7, 2017.  The lecture will be held in the Sottile Theatre starting at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Fishman’s book, The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of…

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The Princeton Review Names CofC Top ‘Green School’

The College of Charleston has been named one of the top “Green Schools” in the nation by The Princeton Review. The announcement was made on Sept. 20, 2017, by the editors of The Princeton Review in their Guide to 375 Green Colleges: 2017 Edition publication. The Princeton Review praised the College of Charleston’s Office of Sustainability in the report. Launched in 2009, The Office…

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College Issues Statement After Tragedy in Charlottesville, VA

The following statement was issued by the College of Charleston after events in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, and Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017: The College of Charleston offers it sincerest condolences to the victims and their families affected by the tragic events last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. The deaths and injuries from that…

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Spoleto, Italy through the eyes of Bret Lott, Director, MFA Creative Writing

Buongiorno! Bret Lott here, and yes, it’s that time of year again: The College of Charleston’s month long program of study we hold each year in our sister city of Spoleto, Italy. I want you the ready to enjoy vicariously our course of study here in Umbria. This is our eighth year in the villa,…

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Collge of Charleston Announces New Program to Focus on “Progressive Traditional Architecture”

submitted by  Nathaniel R. Walker, PhD The College of Charleston has long hosted one of the nation’s largest historic preservation undergraduate programs. This fact is well known, but less well known is the full name of that program: Historic Preservation and Community Planning (HPCP). This name clearly asserts that historic preservation is not an isolated discipline concerned with the caretaking of…

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Brandy Francis, Graduate Student ExCel Award Winner

Congratulations to Brandy Francis our Graduate Student Excel Award Winner. The annual Excellence in Collegiate Education and Leadership ( ExCel) Awards program honors members of the College and community who promote excellence and contribute to the College’s core values of diversity and inclusion. The award ceremony was held  on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the…

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The College of Charleston MBA is partnering with local start-up NowShip

Think about the last time you had to move…particularly in Charleston. Beautiful city, but the streets were not made for U-Hauls or large trucks. Maybe you even had to carry all your belongings up multiple flights of steps. How great would it be to show up to the place you are moving into and most…

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