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Alum’s 1951 Speech on Desegregation Inspires New Oratorical Competition

In 1951, four years after the College of Charleston became a private institution in an effort to avoid desegregation, English major Francis “Frank” Sturcken delivered a speech advocating the College rethink its exclusion of students of color. “I can’t say exactly when I saw the light, nor do I know its source. Education? The influence of friends? […]

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Honors College Launches Mentoring Cohorts: Q&A with Dean Folds-Bennett

By Elizabeth Roberts ‘14 After celebrating our 50th year anniversary last year, the Honors College is excited to launch a new initiative for students and faculty members: mentoring cohorts, a thematic approach to Honors advising. With the success of piloted cohorts, such as the International Scholars Program, Honors Program in Business, and the Entrepreneurship Living-Learning […]

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URCA Celebration of Scholars to be Held on Convocation Day

Each fall as the academic year gets underway, the College’s Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) hosts a poster session to showcase the recent research of students and faculty. The 2018 edition of that event – a Celebration of Scholars – will take place on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. […]

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Internship Spotlight: Research and Interpretation Intern at Whitney Museum

Meet Maria Carillo-Marquina. She’s a rising senior double majoring in arts management and art history and a student in the Honors College. For nine weeks this summer, Carillo-Marquina is getting paid to work as a research and interpretation intern at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. She says she’s thrilled to be gaining experience within the museum […]

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Math Students Keep Summer Abstract With Research

Having a love of learning is exactly what it sounds like – it’s a deep, passionate desire to explore the unknown and discover something new. That’s why a group of students under the guidance of College of Charleston mathematics professor Alex Kasman set out this summer to delve into the world of abstract equations. CofC Honors Students John Cobb ’19 and Monique […]

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Triple Major Wins National DoD Scholarship

An influencer. That’s what Xandre Clementsmith ’21 desires to become. But not in the brand-ambassador sense of the term. This rising sophomore in the Honors College is bent on finding ways he can make the world a better place through strategic implementation of artificial intelligence (AI). Clementsmith isn’t your average undergraduate. He’s a triple major in data […]

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2 College of Charleston Students Named Goldwater Scholars

The future just got even brighter for Honors College students Blaine Billings and Katherine Duchinski. The prestigious Goldwater Foundation has named both of them as Goldwater Scholars for the 2018-19 academic year. Endowed in 1986 in honor of the late Sen. Barry Goldwater, the Goldwater Foundation is arguably the most prestigious nationally competitive undergraduate scholarship […]

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Engaging The Dance-Thinker

By Maggie Carpenter ’21, Content and Community Manager Intern Walking into an English class at 9:15 on a Tuesday morning, one would expect to see students hunched over desks, sipping on coffee, and going through the motions of a typical weekday morning. However, walk into Stern Center Room 205 on a Tuesday or Thursday around that […]

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Honors College to Host Lowcountry Community Leadership Summit

Change is hard to come by. And it’s even harder to do alone. But when we work together, change is possible. That’s why College of Charleston students, community leaders, and local organizations will come together on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at the Lowcountry Community Leadership Summit to identify local issues and critical needs, and work […]

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