Archive | November, 2010

Lenders face more resistance from borrowers in foreclosures- Charleston Post and Courier

Frank Hefner, an economics professor at the College of Charleston, said lenders are having trouble putting a value on the stockpiles of property they have seized. Without knowing that value, they’re proceeding conservatively. “The foreclosure crisis — the macroeconomics of it –it’s going to draw the financial malaise out much longer,” Hefner said. “It puts […]

Film celebrates architect- Charleston Post and Courier

As part of the continuing Bluesphere environmental art initiative, the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston will present a free screening of the documentary feature “Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Cannon Park, Rutledge and Calhoun streets.

College of Charleston team attends Quidditch Cup- AP

A Quidditch team from the College of Charleston is joining teams from around the country at the International Quidditch Association World Cup. The event begins Saturday in New York City. Quidditch is the fictional game from the Harry Potter novels but teams of muggles – nonmagic folk – play a version at over 150 colleges […]

Author touts education- Charleston Post and Courier

Best-selling author Greg Mortenson emphasized on Thursday the importance of listening to elders, doing community service and educating children. Those were among the key points during his speech to thousands of local students, teachers and residents who packed the College of Charleston’s Carolina First Arena.

Why Do Pro Kickers Opt for Soccer Style?- Scientific American

“The angled approach allows for greater use of hip momentum, which creates more rotational momentum—more angular momentum—in the foot,” says William Barfield, a specialist in biomechanics and orthopedic science at the College of Charleston and the Medical University of South Carolina. More angular momentum creates greater foot speed, which delivers more force to the ball. […]

A Magical Sport- Charleston Post and Courier

College of Charleston student Keegan Smith and his roommate didn’t have anything to do on a Wednesday night a few weeks ago, so they grabbed some broomsticks and joined other students in a Harry Potter-inspired game of Quidditch. “It was kind of a joke,” the freshman said, “but it ended up being pretty awesome. I […]

Governor-elect Haley indicates she’s eager to work with GOP lawmakers- Charleston Post and Courier

Kendra Stewart, an associate political science professor at the College of Charleston, said Haley will need to assemble a transition team that can help guide her on ways to play nice with lawmakers. She also can learn from Sanford by reviewing his approach to legislative interactions and what didn’t work, Stewart said. “Even though she […]

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