Archive | April, 2010

MBA program one vote away for College of Charleston

Trying not to seem too self-assured, the College of Charleston’s School of Business has been semi-quietly inviting friends, officials, community leaders and board members to a May 7 launch party for the school’s MBA program — just in case. The S.C. Commission on Higher Education’s Academic Affairs and Licensing Committee gave approval to the College […]

Use VAT to replace corporate income tax (op/ed)

We’re not only losing the economy, but middle-class jobs and community development. An entrepreneur who made wonderful contributions to the College of Charleston has moved his production to Vietnam, lives in Vietnam and, thankfully, still supports the College. We’re losing our leadership as the nation stays buried in pollster politics.

Oil Spill (Script) WSOC-TV Charlotte

Today I talked to a Phil Dustin, a marine biologist at the College of Charleston who said if the leak isn’t contained soon there is a chance the North Carolina and South Carolina Coastline could see the effects here. Chances are slim, but currents could push oil toward our beaches.

American College of the Building Arts Professors sue over owed wages

Broadwater said the school faces some financial challenges, but added that most higher education institutions face similar challenges in the current economic downturn. He also said he has had informal discussions with College of Charleston President George Benson about ways in which the two schools might collaborate to create a center of excellence for preservation […]

C of C piano series goes out in style

The 20th season of the College of Charleston’s International Piano Series roared to a splendissimo conclusion Tuesday night. A near-capacity audience gave multiple standing ovations to the 12 pianists who soared through four multiple-keyboard concerti of Bach. Purists might sniff at the use of pianos instead of harpsichords, but the results were musical and dance-like, […]

Business students on ethics

On Monday, the last day of classes at the College of Charleston, a random sampling of students graduating from the School of Business were asked a simple question: What, if anything, were you taught about business ethics?

Higher education cost concerns

College of Charleston provost George Hynd said the college has taken many actions to compensate for cuts but that he’s particularly concerned about the impact on faculty members. The college has some great faculty members, he said, who are not being paid well. They are taking on more teaching responsibility and have less time for […]

Working together

Teaching assistant Mary Scott guides the two struggling first-graders through a reading exercise in which they identify simple words, capital letters and punctuation marks. On the other side of the classroom, master teacher Alethia Jefferson listens to 11 students take turns reading aloud. Jefferson asks them questions about the story, and the students use their […]

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