Having a love of learning is exactly what it sounds like – it’s a deep, passionate desire to explore the ...
William Blanchett is excited. You can see that in his eyes. They brighten considerably when he talks about his life as ...
By Maggie Carpenter ’21, Content and Community Manager Intern Walking into an English class at 9:15 on a Tuesday morning, one ...
With all eyes on the media throughout 2016’s tumultuous presidential election, Honors College alumna Caroline Kenny ‘15 proved up for the ...
Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library Ok maybe this one is a given, but you would be surprised how many nooks and crannies the library has if you really go looking for them! Sometimes the endless stir of people around can give you just enough energy to power through. Plus the library has 20 group study […]
Like so many in our community, I am deeply distressed over the recent deaths of Black citizens at the hands of police. Every account I have read about the murders of Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and Breonna Taylor is so upsetting I can barely think about anything else. How can a […]
Spend a few moments with Paul Dierksheide ’20 and you’ll gain some appreciation for the term infectious enthusiasm. This computing in the arts major embodies that phrase. His joie de vivre is palpable, reinforced by his gift for rapt conversation, a megawatt smile and bright, flashing eyes. Dierksheide’s demeanor seems entirely fitting: he’s got a lot to be enthusiastic […]
If it hadn’t been for coming to Charleston for spring break her junior year of high school, Madison Crow never would have ended up at the College of Charleston. This Tennessee native intended on spending her vacation on the beach, but decided to join a friend on a tour of CofC. Now, she’s completing her degree […]
With each flick of her wrist and tilt of her cellphone, College of Charleston graduate Pangur Brougham-Cook creates a smattering of blue polka dots across her computer screen as music ripples simultaneously through the air. The more she turns her phone, the more notes spill out alongside a flurry of blue dots. The darker the blue […]
In any other year, the senior class of Aiken Fellows would have spent the first week of April summarizing their Honors College Bachelor’s Essay projects for a packed auditorium. These presentations have long functioned as a culminating moment for members of the Aiken Fellows Society to share and celebrate their impressive academic undertakings. But like […]
“Nevertheless, she persisted.” That three-word phrase quickly became the unofficial rallying cry used by many supporters of Senator Elizabeth Warren during her recent presidential campaign. It’s a mantra that political science major and Honors College student Zainab Dossaji knows well. She heard it many times while working as an organizing intern for the Elizabeth Warren campaign […]
The decline in honeybee populations has created some serious buzz over the last decade – and not just among farmers and backyard beekeepers. Many scientists have been bitten by the same bug. Among them is junior biology major Matthew Magee, who – with a Summer Undergraduate Research with Faculty (SURF) grant – spent last summer […]
Dear CofC Honors Community, During this surreal time of social distancing that feels increasingly like isolation, I find myself longing to connect. Of course, for me, the distancing is real on several fronts as I make my preparations to leave my role in the Honors College to assume a new position as the Provost at […]
Every day, the world becomes more and more interconnected, making it essential that high-achieving students can embrace a global culture of learning from their very first day at the College of Charleston. Born out of cooperation between the Honors College and the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs (LCWA), the International Scholars Program began […]
By Bridget Conway ’22, Honors Content and Community Manager Whatever your current perceptions of the South are, Dr. Julia Eichelberger can certainly share a fact about the region that will make you stop for a moment and think. While most people view the South in an admirably positive or a condescendingly negative way, the truth of […]