Archive | April, 2011

Blacks shun Civil War sesquicentennial events- AP

  Bernard Powers, a professor of history at the College of Charleston gave a lecture on slavery Wednesday at a National Park Service event. The National Park Service is trying to make anniversary events over the next four years more hospitable to black people.  

Seders to remember- Charleston Post and Courier

  The dinner is replete with storytelling and symbolism. To make the holiday more relevant to students and others in the area, the College of Charleston’s Jewish Studies Program and Jewish Student Union/Hillel are organizing three separate seders, each with a particular theme, according to Mimi Lewis, Jewish student life coordinator.   “Students come from […]

Blind executive teaches SC college students- AP

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – Fifteen College of Charleston students file into a Finance 385 class, set up their laptops, fiddle with Facebook, chit chat, then settle in for a 75-minute lecture on risk management. Everything about the class seems normal, almost. The thing that’s different is their teacher is blind. Standing before them is Peter […]

150 years later, Civil War still a delicate subject for schools- Christian Sceince Monitor

  “So many of the crucial issues that were connected to the Civil War, its origins and consequences, are still with us today,” said Bernard E. Powers, a history professor at the College of Charleston, in South Carolina. “You only have to think about the question of race.”  

Tourism booms before cannons- AP

“Even if we didn’t have Civil War events, this weekend would probably be huge,” said Kevin Smith, a researcher in the Office of Tourism Analysis in the College of Charleston’s Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management.  

Slavery in Charleston: A chronicle of human bondage in the Holy City- Charleston Post and Courier

  “This place is absolutely central to telling the story of slavery,” said Bernard Powers, a professor of history at the College of Charleston. “I’m still amazed by how many people and their families are rooted here in South Carolina.”  

College of Charleston, Charleston schools partner to give students real-world experience- Charleston Post and Courier

  Charleston County high school students will receive real-world job training through a new partnership with the College of Charleston.   The college’s Students in Free Enterprise program has launched the Cougar Apprentice Program, a new initiative to teach high school students skills such as how to apply for a job and work in a […]

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