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Student Profile: Alexandra Helfgott

Alexandra Helfgott, a double major in Spanish and Political Science (’19), is a Swanson Scholar and a William Aiken Fellow in the Honors College where she has served as an Honors Engaged Liaison for Trident Literacy Association and St. Matthew’s English as a Second Language. On campus she is a Spanish conversation peer teacher; a […]

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Student Profile: Madi Crow

Madi Crow, a double major in Spanish and International Studies with a Latin American & Caribbean Studies Concentration and a minor in Linguistics (’20), is a William Aiken Fellow and International Scholar of the Honors College where she also served as a peer facilitator in 2017. Among her various international academic trips, she studied abroad […]

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Student-Faculty Research Leads to Big Opportunities

CofC senior Patty Ploehn, a student in the Honors College who is double majoring in historic preservation and community planning and art history, is passionate about finding effective ways to preserve and understand historic buildings and cultural landscapes. And she recently got to present research on that subject at a national conference thanks to the […]

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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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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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Computer Science Student Flies High at Boeing

William Blanchett is excited. You can see that in his eyes. They brighten considerably when he talks about his life as a senior double majoring in computer science and computing in the arts. Blanchett is on the cusp of launching himself professionally, and the planets appear to be aligning perfectly for that occasion. A native of […]

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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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