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Graduate’s Secretive Work Supports National Security

The things that Presley Leopard ’18 can talk about are impressive enough. She graduated with majors in communication and political science and a minor in international studies. But it’s the things she can’t reveal that make Leopard an intriguing College of Charleston grad to watch.  Going into her senior year, Leopard was unsure of what she wanted to do after crossing the […]

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Marine Biology Student Gets Philosophical About Saving Coral Reefs

Assuming you haven’t been living under a rock in recent years, you’ve probably heard something about the increasing environmental threat to coral reefs. And if you’ve ever seen any kind of under-water documentary, then you know that coral is home to a wide array of ocean life and an integral part of its watery landscape. […]

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Science Students Launch Recycling Program for Rubber Gloves

Chemistry majors go through a lot of synthetic rubber gloves. On any given day at the College of Charleston that could mean hundreds of pairs of the tight-fitting blue or purple nitrile gloves. Until recently, those gloves were simply discarded into the local waste stream (the ones contaminated with toxic solutions are neutralized first). But […]

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Alumnus Embraces a Global Perspective in China

For Patrick Gittard ’08, life is like a river. “Sometimes you can decide if you want to go down the rapids or if you want to go along the side, but it’s got a course,” says the Honors College grad. “You may think you want to go this way, but if the river makes a […]

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Honors Alum Addresses Education Gaps in South Africa

When Honors alumna Kristen Thompson ’09 sees the inequalities that exist in the education system where she lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa, she is reminded of how fortunate she was in her own education at the College of Charleston. “I’ve been interested in education for a very long time because I recognize the value […]

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Marine Biology Grad is a Cape Crusader

Honors Marine Biology Grad is a Cape Crusader

Life’s hectic undertow can shift in the blink of an eye, with no warning or care. For this alumnus, a rare encounter with a leatherback sea turtle  reminded him that when you’re thrown off course, sometimes all you can do is wait for help. By Luke Rein ’15 2015 was an exciting year. After I […]

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In a Lather about Hand-Washing

Honors Grad is in a Lather about Hand-Washing

Often, it’s the little things that matter most. That is certainly true when it comes to the economic impact of washing – or not washing – your hands. Soap and water seem like an obvious fix to what ails you, but it’s not quite that simple. By Zach Sturman ’17 Doctors do it. Nurses do […]

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2017 Honors College Ceremony

On Friday, May 12th, the CofC Honors Class of 2017 was recognized at the Honors College Ceremony. Family, friends, faculty, staff, and President McConnell and other senior administrators gathered in Sottile Theater to celebrate the accomplishments of all 106 graduating students who successfully completed all requirements of the Honors College. Also recognized at the ceremony was Arlinda […]

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Alumna Reports From Political Trenches at CNN

With all eyes on the media throughout 2016’s tumultuous presidential election, Honors College alumna Caroline Kenny ‘15 proved up for the challenge. Rather than just dipping her toes in, Kenny dove head-first into the chaotic election coverage as a digital producer for CNN Politics in Washington. Born and raised on Long Island, Kenny traded in biting […]

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