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Alumna Reports From Political Trenches at CNN

With all eyes on the media throughout 2016’s tumultuous presidential election, Honors College alumna Caroline Kenny ‘15 proved up for the challenge. Rather than just dipping her toes in, Kenny dove head-first into the chaotic election coverage as a digital producer for CNN Politics in Washington. Born and raised on Long Island, Kenny traded in biting […]

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Student Composer Maxx Bradley Finds Musical Inspiration at CofC

  Maxx Bradley ’18 sees music everywhere. He sees it in the obvious places, like restaurants hosting jazz nights around town and the practice rooms of the College of Charleston’s Cato Center for the Arts. But he also finds it where others might forget to look, be it in a calculus class or a movie. He’s even […]

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College of Charleston Among Top Fulbright Producers

Fulbright awards are among the most prestigious honors that a U.S. college student can earn. Recently, a record four students from the College of Charleston won Fulbright awards for 2016-2017. In recognition of this accomplishment, the U.S. Department of State, which oversees Fulbright awards, named the College among the country’s Top Producers of Fulbright Students […]

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Honors Freshman Loves ‘Rush’ of Solving Math Problems

Blaine Billings is a problem solver. He likes the thrill of chasing down a solution and the sense of satisfaction he gets once he arrives at the right answer. So when he found himself working alongside College of Charleston math professor Dinesh Sarvate the summer between his junior and senior years of high school, for […]

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CofC Honors Alum Doesn’t Want to Tell the Same Old Story

Ozzy Osbourne, Katy Perry and Kayne West had their time in her career. But none of that matters today. That was then – this is now. And that’s where the story is. Right now: That’s what really matters. “Real time is how storytelling is done now. People don’t want to know what you did yesterday or […]

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Honors English Major Wants to Change the Game

Growing up, she didn’t really play a lot of video games. Shannon Haas would occasionally log time with the odd Nintendo game here and there on the Game Cube, but that was about it. Although she had always wanted to play video games, a childhood focused on academics and extracurricular activities left little time for […]

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Honors Alum Lands Job as Speech-Language Pathologist

Stacey Sangtian ’11 did her homework before choosing her career path in communication sciences and disorders (COMD). After graduating from the College of Charleston Honors College with a bachelor’s degree in biology, the Myrtle Beach, S.C.-native spent a year doing service work in New Orleans and then two years conducting nanotoxicology research at the National Institute of […]

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Samantha Sammis Visits the Honors ELLC to Tell Her Story

This is a guest post by Austin Purtell ’20. Do you know how to run a business? Neither did Samantha Sammis (CofC Honors ‘11) who graduated with degrees in sociology and religious studies. What started out as simply playing basketball with local kids in the Charleston area led to the creation of an asset-based community development […]

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Eliza Starr Talks Boeing at First Honors ELLC Alumni Series

This is a guest post by Sarah Dinning ’20. On September 14th, the Honors Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community students gathered to hear Eliza Starr as the inaugural speaker of the Honors ELLC’s “Alumni Speaker Series.” Starr, who was a member of the first Honors ELLC class last year, talked about her internship at Boeing and […]

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Honors ICAT Students Network in Silicon Valley

For students at the College, the acronym ICAT equals opportunity. Based in the School of Business, the Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Technology (ICAT) is a progressive initiative that offers students an opportunity to engage in technology entrepreneurship in meaningful ways. One of those ways is ICAT Academy, an eight-to-ten-day session in which students travel to different […]

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