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Internship Spotlight: Economics Major Gets Virtual Experience

We’ve all learned lessons in acceptance and adaptability since the coronavirus pandemic came along and changed pretty much all the plans we’d made for the summer. And students hoping to pursue internship opportunities and other experiential learning opportunities this summer are no different. “COVID-19 has significantly altered students’ summer internship plans,” says Kristin Wichmann, experiential […]

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Model Students: Meet Seven Members of the Class of 2024

More than 2,200 new students from around the country and around the world will start their undergraduate careers at the College of Charleston this month as part of the Class of 2024. This cohort includes individuals from 45 U.S. states, districts and territories, as well as international students from a host of countries such as […]

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Honors Students Establish New Discussion Series on Race

Over the past several months, racial inequality has become a central issue in the United States. For many, however, it’s been the central issue for a long time. And for three students at the College of Charleston, it has been a key motivator, prompting them to spearhead significant advancements regarding enrollment in the Honors College, and establish a […]

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Recent Grad Wins International Competition

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 […]

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Aiken Fellows Adapt Their Bachelor’s Essays for Social Distancing

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 […]

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CofC Honors students and alumni published in Journal of Neurochemistry

A team of researchers from the Scofield Laboratory at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) recently published an article “Amperometric measurements of cocaine cue and novel context‐evoked glutamate and nitric oxide release in the nucleus accumbens core” in the Journal of Neurochemistry. Out of the eight authors credited, five are CofC Honors alumni or current […]

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Honors Student Joins Knowledge Capital Group as Intern

CofC Honors senior Rachel Bradley has joined Knowledge Capital Group (KCG), a healthcare-oriented management consulting firm, as an undergraduate intern. An Economics and International Studies double-major, Rachel takes on the position with a range of experiences including a study abroad trip focused on the Syrian refugee crisis in Amman, Jordan and previous positions at the […]

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Freshman’s Goal: Meet Someone New Every Hour

Making friends in a new environment can be intimidating under any circumstances, let alone on a campus with more than 10,000 students. But what some may see as an intimidating challenge, College of Charleston freshman Rex Bingham sees as an opportunity to push himself outside his comfort zone and to develop interpersonal skills. “I try […]

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