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Under the Moss: Honors College Student Reflects on Faith and Education

Under the Moss: Honors College Student Reflects on Faith and Education

“You find yourself getting defensive about a faith that they clearly don’t know anything about. Muslims aren’t violent people and the fact that people are claiming these baseless and terrible things about the Muslim community here in America… It makes no sense to affiliate us with the Muslims across the sea. I know as much as […]

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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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Not Your Mama’s Beach Reads

The temperature’s rising, why shouldn’t your IQ? Check out these killer book recommendations from some of our Honors faculty and staff members. Have your own suggestion? Let us know here for a chance to be featured in our next recommendation list! Honors Faculty Fellow Dr. Permenter recommends The Secret History by Donna Tartt. She says […]

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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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Professor’s Diversity Fellowship Proves Transformative

When Honors College Faculty Fellow Kendall Deas was accepted into a prestigious diversity-focused fellowship program at the University of Michigan in 2016, he assumed the experience would help him grow as a professional and impart invaluable skills and insights that he could put to use in his role as a faculty member at the College of […]

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2 CofC Honors Students Named Goldwater Scholars

Three College of Charleston students have been named Goldwater Scholars, one of the nation’s highest honors for undergraduates studying science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Biochemistry major Alexandra Schwartz (Honors) and chemistry majors John Cobb (Honors) and Alyssa Johnson were among the 240 undergraduates to be honored by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation for their […]

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Honors Students Establish First-Ever Aesthetics Conference at the College

Open, interesting discussion regarding beauty. That’s what’s at the heart of the College’s Aesthetics Work Group (AWG). This group, established by philosophy and Honors Western Civ professor Jonathan Neufeld several years ago, meets regularly and features both student and faculty participants whose discussions range widely over theoretical topics in and about the arts. The group’s […]

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CofC Honors Students Get Political Experience in Washington Semester

College of Charleston students are joining their peers throughout South Carolina and taking advantage of a different kind of immersion experience in our nation’s capitol. The South Carolina Washington Semester Internship Program (WSP) offers college students hands-on experience with the political process as they spend a semester living and working in Washington D.C. Housed in […]

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