Meet Our Newest Advisory Board Member

M. Richard (Rick) DeVoe joined the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium, an independent state agency, in 1980, and has served as its Executive Director since 1997. The Consortium is charged with managing and administering the NOAA National Sea Grant College Program and similar programs for the state of South Carolina, and as such generates and…

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White House Year-round Internship Program For African American Undergraduate and Graduate Students

The White House Initiative’s Year-round Internship Program offers an exciting experience for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in improving education outcomes for African Americans. This is an unpaid internship working for the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. This internship gives students an opportunity to learn about the White House Initiative on…

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The Other V-Day

Valentine’s day might be on Thursday, but there’s another V-Day that seems more important to mention. What is the other V-Day? V-Day is a global activist movement to stop violence against women and girls. V-Day promotes creative events (such as the Vagina Monologues, discussed below) to increase awareness, raise money and motivate existing anti-violence organizations. The fight to…

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Making Connections

Welcome to graduate school. You can look at it this way: now, you know exactly why you are taking the classes you have to take. There are no more general education classes to sign up for even though you can’t see why you have to. Although I’m sure there will come a day when it will…

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Open Lecture

Looking for a break from midterms? Looking to expand your knowledge? Then take a moment today (Thursday, October 11th) to attend Dr. Rita Barnard’s lecture, “(Post)Apartheid Narrative, Modernism, Temporality” at 7:00pm. As a part of the Department of English’s Visiting Scholars Series, Dr. Barnard will be speaking in Arnold Hall (first floor of the Jewish…

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In a city near you

If you’re in graduate school already, you can skip this blog. Or, better yet, share it with a friend of yours who hasn’t gone back to college yet. For those of you still sticking around, I wonder where you’re from. Me? I’m from Charleston. Yep, right here on the coast of South Carolina where the…

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Sixth Annual Poster Session Declared a Success

This post is brought to you by Dean Amy McCandless and Associate Dean Dave Owens. Many thanks to everyone who participated in the Graduate Student Research Poster Session last Friday! The Sixth Annual Graduate Student Research Poster Session was a resounding success, with 33 projects being presented by 37 graduate students from eight different graduate…

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Guest Blogger: Maggie Lally

I am pleased to introduce the final guest blogger of the semester. Maggie Lally attended the graduate conference in Tennessee. In September, I received a grant from the Graduate Student Association to travel to Middle Tennessee State University’s English Graduate Student Organization’s annual conference. My purpose in going was two-fold: first, I went for the experience…

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