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2015 HSS Post-Commencement Reception

By Christine Ragusa
Posted on 18 May 2015 | 10:36 am

We enjoyed celebrating the class of 2015 at the Post-Commencement Reception on Saturday, May 15th, with friends and family in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS). On behalf of the HSS faculty and staff, we wish our recent alumni all the best!

Spoleto Picture a Day 1

By Christine Ragusa
Posted on 15 May 2015 | 11:32 am

It’s that time of year again: Spoleto Picture a Day! We’ve started the month-long program of study we hold each year here in Charleston’s sister city of Spoleto, Italy (we being the College of Charleston, specifically myself and a colleague from the Department of English—this year it’s Dr. John Bruns, our film studies expert, who’s teaching a course in World Cinema). I’ll try to keep these missives as brief as I can, and the photos as reduced as possible—oh, and interesting too!


Our travel went well, though everyone pretty much passed out once on board the shuttle bus to Spoleto, a two hour drive from freeway to highway to roadway to two lane mountain trail, until suddenly you emerge from the mountain pass to the surprise of Spoleto out the windshield. Students walked up the hill to the villa, settled in, went swimming, then made it to the Coop (the Italian version of Harris Teeter) for the initial salvo of groceries, then cooked, ate, and, as you can see in our first photo of the season, conversed and read and generally got to know each other beneath the gazebo out by the pool well into the night. A good sign, gathering like this, of the camaraderie they’ll be building as we go.

A domani!


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