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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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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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