Archive | March, 2011

Story of escape from slavery on display- AP

  The Avery Research Center at the College of Charleston has acquired an 1860 first-edition copy of the pre-eminent slave narrative “Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom” and will host an unveiling April 14.   The book gives the dramatic account of William and Ellen Craft’s 1848 escape from Macon, Ga., to Philadelphia. It describes […]

College of Charleston programs prep kids for college- Charleston Post and Courier

Baptist Hill High School sophomore Antonio Lang-Green thought he might attend college one day, but he’s grown more certain since he began an “e-mentor” relationship with a College of Charleston student. He and his e-mentor, Weldon Mumford, a junior and an education major at the college, communicate regularly, mostly through email.    

Halsey Institute has open call for ‘postcard’ artwork- Charleston Post and Courier

  The Halsey Institute has announced an open call for submissions to the inaugural one-night exhibition “Postcard Show: Wish You Were Here!” Inspired by the RCA Secret show held annually at the Royal College of Art in London, the “Postcard Show” will be composed of anonymously displayed 4-by-6-inch artwork. The identities of the postcard artists […]

Striding not shuffling stops accidents on slippery surfaces- Daily Telegraph (UK)

  Timothy Higham of Clemson University, South Carolina and Andrew Clark of the College of Charleston, said approaching a slippery surface slowly makes it harder to shift the centre of your weight forward once foot contact is made.  

Halsey Institute to showcase young artists- Charleston Post and Courier

  Each year, College of Charleston students are afforded the opportunity to submit recent work to the annual “Young Contemporaries” exhibition at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. To have their work selected by an independent curator and exhibited in a professional gallery setting is highly significant.

S.C. lawmakers like old light bulb- AP

During a speech at the College of Charleston last week, General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt criticized legislative efforts in Congress to preserve incandescent bulbs, which he described “a 110-year-old technology.”  

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