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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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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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CofC Honors Student Awarded Naval Research Enterprise Internship

CofC Honors student Blaine Billings has been awarded the Naval Research Enterprise Internship (NRIEP) 10-week summer internship at SPAWAR, San Diego, CA. NREIP provides an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer. The goals of NREIP are to encourage participating students to pursue science and […]

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Jasmine Shabazz Embraces Every New Connection

CofC Honors sophomore Jasmine Shabazz lives by the philosophy that every new endeavor is another opportunity to learn, grow and connect with others who can help her on her academic journey. This approach helps explain why she participates – and excels – in so many different programs and activities across campus and far beyond. As […]

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Scholarship Helps Math Major Win Post-Graduation Job

For most college seniors, finding a job after graduation is their top priority. For Honors College student Courtney Beckham, that’s not a concern. Thanks to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), she already has a two-year job lined up. And she’s only a junior. Last year, Beckham was awarded the Department of Defense SMART Scholarship […]

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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 Public Health Major Pursues Social Studies

Sometimes it’s the small moments that change everything. For Honors College student Sierra Small ’17, it was a bus ride that transformed her worldview. Sure, she knew that some people didn’t have as much as others. She knew that some were rich, some were middle class and some were poor. And in the back of […]

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