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Graduating Arts Student Illuminates the History of Art

She’s worked behind the scenes of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. She’s spent hours in the background of the Gibbes Museum of Art in downtown Charleston. She’s even dug deep into the backstory of Latin American art in Mexico and Spain. But, when it comes to her academic and extracurricular […]

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Finance, Economics Double Major is Ready to Corner the Market

Taylor Crawford (CofC Honors ’19) likes a good challenge. She likes to understand all the factors that make something tick. And she’s not afraid to take risks if the numbers are on her side. That’s why the student from Anderson, South Carolina, will trade the slower paced vibe of the Holy City for the electric energy […]

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Self-Identity, Personal Growth Inspires Student Research

The group had gathered on George Street, right outside Porters Lodge, when someone asked what the Greek inscription on the building’s façade meant. Samantha Anyim, then a sophomore tour guide with the Charleston 40, paused before she answered: “Know Thyself.” “Here I was, giving this tour to prospective students and their parents, telling them that, […]

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Arts Management Major Wants to be More Than a YouTube Star

College of Charleston freshman Eva Leach was just 13 years old in 2013 when she and her brother Nathan sat down at their kitchen table to record a video of themselves singing the song “Hero” by Family of the Year. The video slowly racked up views on YouTube over the next couple of years, but […]

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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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