Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine ranked the College of Charleston as one of its “Top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges for 2014.” CofC ranked No. 60 on the in-state list, up eight spots from last year, and No. 69 on the out-of-state list, according to a news release.
Archive | December, 2013
Portsmouth gambling proposal still faces long odds
“I would say they’re exaggerated,” said Doug Walker, an economics professor at the College of Charleston who has written two books about the impact of casinos. “I think the positives outweigh the cost.” Walker and casino gambling researcher Clyde W. Barrow say some studies indicate that casinos don’t increase crime rates or make areas less […]
Quietly, Hillary Clinton supporters taking stock in S.C.
College of Charleston political scientist Kendra Stewart said any effort, no matter how small, can earn dividends. “It’s never too early to start raising money or building a network,” she said. Stewart said Clinton supporters, like those for any serious presidential hopeful, will start getting the wheels going in every state “or at least the […]
Before the Battles and the Protests, the Chains
“Tourism audiences are changing,” said Mary Battle, a public historian with the Avery Research Center for African-American History and Culture at the College of Charleston. But many historians say that recognizing more recent history, like the widespread lynchings of the early 20th century, may remain a difficult task.
Back to school without worrying about tuition
At the C of C, Dorinda Q. Harmon, director for Admissions for Special Enrollments, said you can actually earn a degree under the program if you like. However, most people are interested in taking a class or two. About 200-250 people take classes each semester at the college, so you will be in good company.
Paul Crouch, controversial evangelical broadcaster, dies at 79
Katie Hladky, a professor of religious studies at the College of Charleston, who has studied the Trinity Broadcasting Network, said as TBN grew from a small California-based station into a global network of Christian broadcasters, the station, and prosperity theology, received more and more attention. “TBN is just enormously powerful,” she said. “Anytime you have something […]
CofC sophomore establishes non-profit, collects 1500 presents for kids
When she was in high school, Emily Hoisington wanted to adopt a classroom, so the senior and some of her classmates adopted two. “I just really felt it in my heart that I just wanted to show these kids some love, and I thought what a better way to do it than at Christmas time.” […]
Ragusa: An historical take on the filibuster (op/ed)
What changed, exactly, now that the U.S. Senate has “gone nuclear”? Is this really a big deal? And is this unconstitutional? As a technical matter, last month’s reform wasn’t a change in the Senate’s rules. In “going nuclear,” Harry Reid and Senate Democrats merely “reinterpreted” the rule requiring a three-fifths vote to end debate on […]