Archive | October, 2012

Milky Way’s Black Hole Getting Ready for Snack- Asia News International

The findings are the work of computational physicist Peter Anninos and astrophysicist Stephen Murray, both of AX division within the Weapons and Complex Integration Directorate (WCI), along with their former postdoc Chris Fragile, now an associate professor at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, and his student, Julia Wilson.  

Dead end at West End? What’s the delay in rebuilding this jewel?- The Lens (New Orleans)

second induction ceremony out at West End, a clear signal of the area’s potential prominence on the nation’s regatta roster. Frank Hefner at the College of Charleston estimates that Charleston Race Week regatta brings in $2 million dollars of direct spending over five days. The National Sailing Hall of Fame recently held its second induction […]

Young voters feel less engaged this election year than in ‘08- Miami Herald

“There’s just so much focus on programs that deal with older citizens,” said Olivia Adams, a 20-year-old sophomore at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. “Even the stuff about the economy is really focused more on people who (have) full-time jobs, not people who are in school who’ll have jobs in the future.” […]

Full Impact of Sandy Not Yet Known- Forbes

“My flight just got cancelled again – I was originally supposed to leave Monday morning,” said Hephzibah Strmic-Pawl, a sociology professor at the College of Charleston, South Carolina who is stuck in Brooklyn at her brother’s home. “I have no idea how long I’m here for. It took my six hours to even get put […]

S.C. governor pushes college funding reforms-NPR

Haley wants schools to work harder to keep graduates in-state, and she says school administrators need to work more closely with businesses to get graduates jobs. Haley suggests that when a university president submits his budget request, lawmakers should ask themselves some basic questions: “What is the graduation rate? What are we doing to make sure […]

Welcome to the ‘hemp house’; Sottile Theatre gets heavy use while Gaillard is closed for renovation- Charleston Post and Courier

Perhaps no performance venue in Charleston is relied on more than the College of Charleston’s Sottile Theatre. It’s central location, large size, flexibility, comfortable seating, old-fashioned aesthetic and dedicated crew make it ideal for all kinds of presentations, from symphony concerts to film screenings and special lectures.  

BEHRE COLUMN: Creative solution gives historic house a lift- Charleston Post and Courier

That was the challenge the College of Charleston Foundation faced with the Blacklock House at 18 Bull St., a Neoclassical double-house construction for one of the city’s wealthiest British merchants. Its first and third floors currently are used as offices, but the grand second floor is used for public gatherings. Until just recently, only those […]

College of Charleston’s Literacy Outreach Initiative aims to inspire love of learning, college ambition- Charleston Post and Courier

About a half-dozen fifth-graders crowded around a makeshift track to see how far the toads and frogs would hop. Their assignment at the College of Charleston on Monday was to figure out the best jumper, but educators hoped students would remember much more than the academic lesson. “We want them to have a better sense […]

Presidential debate sets new bar- WCIV

Michael Lee is an assistant professor of communication at the College of Charleston. He said he studied every debate in the last 20 years, and this one stuck out. “Obama walking too close to Mitt Romney, Romney walking too close to Obama. It signified aggression. This is the most aggressive presidential debate I can remember,” Lee […]

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